The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. Edited by J.C. Beaglehole. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery. (Third Voyage). James COOK.
The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. Edited by J.C. Beaglehole. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery. (Third Voyage).

The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. Edited by J.C. Beaglehole. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery. (Third Voyage).

Cambridge. Published by the Hakluyt Society, at the University Press. 1967. Hardcover. thick tall 8vo, 23cm, First Printings, in 2 volumes, Part 1. ccxxiv,718 & Part 2. Viii,[1]723-1647pp., with 93 plates and illustrations (inc. 7 folding plates & col. frontis portrait by John Webber), 3 sketch maps (inc. rear folding track chart), original dark blue book linen, gilt spine titles, and gilt bust portrait of Cook on the upper covers, a fine set in near fine complete jackets. (tgc) Cook's Third Voayge. on which Cook sailed in 1776, was directed to the Northern Hemisphere. Its objective was the discovery of a Northwest Passage by sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' - the North-west Passage, sought since the 16th century, which would have transformed the pattern of world trade. The search was to take Cook into high latitudes where, as in the Antarctic, his skill in the ice navigation was tested. Sailing north from Tahiti in 1778, Cook made the first recorded discovery of the Hawaiian island. Ont March y he sighted the Oregon coast. The remarkable voyage which he made northward along the Canadian and Alaskan coast and through Bering Strait to his farthest north in 70o nearly disproved the existence of a navigable passage toward the Atlantic and produced charts of impressive accuracy. . (jacket). / Dust Jacket Included. Item #39911

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