Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa, I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen…. COOK: THIRD VOYAGE, Samuel ODMANN.
Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa, I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen…
Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa, I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen…

Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa…
Sammandrag af Captain Jacob Cooks tredje Resa, I Söderhafwet och emot Norra Polen…

Uppsala: Johan Edman, 1787.

Octavo, with a folding map, woodcut vignette at top of first text page, with the advertisement leaf; in contemporary pale half calf over speckled paper boards, spine panelled in gilt, original label.

First Swedish account

The rare first Swedish version of the official account of Cook's third voyage, the first Scandinavian publication relating to Cook's final voyage including the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The folding map is of the north Pacific and shows the newly-discovered islands at the base of the image. Although published anonymously, this Swedish compilation based on the official account of the voyage has been attributed by Rolf du Rietz to Samuel Ödmann of Uppsala (see Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 1137). The same Ödmann was editor of the Swedish editions of the First Fleet journals of Hunter and White.

The rare first Swedish version of the official account of Cook's third voyage, the first Scandinavian publication relating to Cook's final voyage including the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The folding map is of the north Pacific and shows the newly-discovered islands at the base of the image. Although published anonymously, this Swedish compilation based on the official account of the voyage has been attributed by Rolf du Rietz to Samuel Ödmann of Uppsala (see Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 1137). The same Ödmann was editor of the Swedish editions of the First Fleet journals of Hunter and White.
The map is signed at the bottom right "G.B. sc."; this is perhaps the famous cartographer Gabriel Boding (1714-1790), or may be the much younger engraver Gustaf Broling (1766-1838). A final leaf of publisher's advertisements (missing from some copies but present here) includes a notice of the 1783 Swedish edition of Cook's second voyage.

Beddie, 1566; Du Rietz, "Captain James Cook: a bibliography of literature printed in Sweden", 12; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 126; Kroepelien, 1137.

Price (AUD): $4,200.00  other currencies     Ref: #3806709

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