Lot No: 4004

(Captain Cook's Voyages, Age of Discovery, Pacific Ocean), William George Anderson: 'A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, undertaken and performed by Royal Authority. Containing an Authentic, Entertaining, Full, and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, Undertaken by Order of his present Majesty, for making New Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy, &c. in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres &c.', London, Alex Hogg, [1784], a/f, title page trimmed, some part losses, and laid down on card, Preface leaf (iii/iv), close trimmed and with professional repairs, but all printed text present, these housed loose at front together with large part of original front blank leaf, this with contemporary ownership signatures, folding general chart with large part loss and professional repairs, not including the defective general chart at front, 153 engraved plates, maps and charts present, including the 'Death of Cook' plate present, collations call for 156 or 157 plates/maps/charts in total, so lacking entirely only 2 or 3 plates, of the 153 plates present, plate 47 with large closed tear; plate 49 trimmed/part loss at lower margin (just affecting text of caption, not affecting image); plate 60 large part loss; plate 127 very large part loss; plates 152 & 153 marginal repairs/marginal professional restoration, lacking leaves at end from pp647-655, last leaf present (p645/646), loose, part loss at foot affecting text, some repairs/restoration, final few leaves bound in with some marginal professional repairs/restoration, folio, rebound modern cloth. Beddie 18 (cf. 17 & 19); Hill (1974) p. 5. 'An important compilation of English voyages richly illustrated with 157 engraved maps and plates. Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth ot the narratives' (Hill). The plates include new engravings from the famous portraits and views by William Hodges and other artists which illustrate Cook's three voyages. The other voyages collected are those of Byron, Anson, Carteret, Wallis, Mulgrave, and Drake.

Sale Price: £360.00

Catalogue information

This lot was listed in the Books & Ephemera catalogue.

Location: The Waveney Room
Date: 14th June 2022
Started: 10:00 am
Lots in auction: 272

Online deadline: 14th June 2022, 9:30 am
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