A voyage to the Pacific ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere. To determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 ... Vol. I. and II. written by Captain James Cook, F. R. S. Vol. III. by Captain James King, L. L. D. and F. R. S. Illustrated with maps and charts, from the original drawings made by Lieut. Henry Roberts ... with a great variety of portraits ... views ... and historical representations ... drawn by Mr. Webber ... Published by order of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty ...
London, Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, and T. Cadell, 1784.
3 v. plates (part fold.) maps (part fold.) charts (part fold.) 30 cm. & atlas 57 cm.
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The plates, including maps and charts, are numbered 1-87, 64 of which, marked * in the list of plates, are bound separately.
Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27)
Clerke, Charles, 1741-1779. | Gore, John, 1730?-1790. | Oliphant, Mr. -- Autograph, 1784. | Nicol, G. -- Publisher. | Cadell, T. -- Publisher. | Strahan (W. and A.) -- Printer. | Voyages around the world. | Oceania -- Discovery and exploration. | Pacific Coast (North America) | Northwest Passage. | Northeast Passage. | Engraving -- Specimens -- 1784.
King, James, 1750-1784. | Great Britain. Admiralty.