Captain James Cook, the Greatest Discoverer

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Category: SKU: 13853


The Captain James Cook collection of Bob and Mary Ann Parks is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. The catalogue includes highlights such as: An extraordinary original letter by Cook, entirely in his own hand, asking for the return of a press-ganged sailor; Joseph Banks’s engraved map of Cook’s first voyage, the first map of the east coast of Australia, and never before offered for sale; Magnificent engraved portraits of Cook, Banks, Omai and others; An original manuscript map from Cook’s surveying of Newfoundland; Samples of genuine tapa cloth in the contemporary books of Alexander Shaw and Anders Sparrman; All of the major recorded engravings of the death of Captain Cook. 176 pages HB.