European Exploration in the Pacific
A selection of 75 Lots from an important private collection of voyages & travels, assembled over several decades. The collection includes some of the most important travel books ever printed, with works ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, and featuring several important illustrated books and works relating to Captain Cook and his voyages of discovery.
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Live auction taking place behind closed doors on the 16th of July 2020, at 2pm BST.
The auction will be conducted behind closed doors with physical pre-sale viewing available by appointment only. Our staff will be happy to assist with additional images and condition reports.
The Death of Captain Cook;
A Grand Serious-Pantomimic-Ballet, in three parts. As now Exhibiting in Paris with uncommon Applause with the original French Music, New Scenery, Machinery, and other Decorations. As Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden.
London, T. Cadell, 1789
Captain Cook's Florilegium.
A selection of engravings from the drawings of plants collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook's first voyage to the islands of the Pacific, with accounts of the voyage by Wilfred Blunt and of the botanical explorations and prints by W. T. Stearn.
London, Lion & Unicorn Press, at the School of Graphic Design, Royal College of Art, 1973
Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait:
to co-operate with the polar expeditions: performed in His Majesty's ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey ... in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28.
London, Colburn and Bentley, 1831