Cook (Capt. James) and Captain King: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

Cook (Capt. James) and Captain King: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

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Cook (Capt. James) and Captain James King: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for making Discoveries in the North Hemisphere to determine the Position and Extend of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practability of a Northern Passage to Europe, 1776-80, FIRST EDITION, 24 charts and engraved plates, 3 vols, 4to, and folio atlas containing 2 charts and 61 engraved plates, together 4 vols, contemporary tree calf, rebacked, full gilt spines, red and green letter-pieces, atlas uniformly bound in half tree calf, red and green letter-pieces, London, 1784

Beddie's Bibliography of Captain James Cook No.1543. Holmes Bibliography 47.


H.M.S.”Resolution” And “Discovery” 1776-1780: Cook’s third Pacific voyage was as important for the exploration of the North Pacific as the first two had been for the South Pacific. It was also the best equipped both navigationally and scientifically, and resulted in the discovery of Hawaii which Cook himself regarded as his greatest Pacific discovery, and in the disproval of the existence of a navigable northern passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.The “Resolution” sailed from Plymouth on 12th July 1776, with Cook, John Gore, Lieutenants James King and William Bligh. The “Discovery” which sailed on 1st August under the command of Charles Clerke, also aboard were James Burney, George Vancouver, William Ellis, George Dixon, Nathaniel Portlock, Edward Riou and the artist John Webber.