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Paul Foster Books

Bindings, Art, 19th and 20th century first editions, Children's and Illustrated, General Antiquarian, Winston Churchill.

THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK.----- ATLAS VOLUME ONLY. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty,for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.


ATLAS VOLUME ONLY, FOR THIRD VOYAGE. (22.5 x 16.5 inches). Total of 62 engraved plates and charts in folio volume. --- Lacking the two fold out plates but includes the scarce 'The death of Captain Cook' plate, published separately in 1785, the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A, the landscape by W. Byrne, after the painting by J. Webber. Copper engraving Published by Byrne and Webber in London on 1st July 1785. Generally clean and bright pages with strong dark impressions of the plates. Modern half blue calf. Spine with raised bands, the compartment ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards.