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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A true and impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South-Seas,
and round the Globe, in His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, under the Command of Commodore Anson ...
London, Birt, 1745
Narrative of a Voyage round the World,
in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes commanded by Captain Freycinet, during the Years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820.
London, Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823
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
L'Asia [– Dell'Asia, la seconda deca]
[...] de' fatti de' Portoghese nello scoprimento & conquista de' mari & terre di Oriente.
Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisio, 1562
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
Histoire de l'expedition de trois vasseaux,
envoyés par la Compagnie des Indes Occidentales des Provinces-Unies aux Terres Australes en MDCCXXI. Par monsieur de B***.
The Hague, 'aux depens de la Compagnie,' 1739
Voyage a la Mer du Sud,
entrepris par ordre de S.M. Britainnique pour introduire, aux Indes Occidentales, l'arbre a pain, et d'autres plantes utiles ...
Paris, Garnery, Buisson, Desenne, Blanchon, 1792