Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 Omkring Södra Polen…. James COOK, Georg FORSTER.
Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 Omkring Södra Polen…
Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 Omkring Södra Polen…

Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775…
Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks Åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 Omkring Södra Polen…

Upsala: Johan Edman, 1783.

Small octavo, with the half-title, early owner's names to preliminaries, contemporary navy-blue papered boards, manuscript label.

A very rare edition, a Swedish-language compliation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World.

A very rare edition, a Swedish-language compliation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World.
Issued the same year as Sparrman's Swedish-language Resa, the actual editor of this volume remains unknown (the Edman edition of the third voyage in Swedish referred to the editor as an "anoynme" from Finland). The work is testament to the very real interest in Cook's voyages in Sweden, in part because of their proprietorial feelings towards the important contributions of Solander and Sparrman.
Beddie knew a copy in the Mitchell Library, and a copy has more recently been acquired by the National Library of Australia, but this is a most uncommon book.

Beddie, 1227; Du Rietz, "Captain James Cook: a bibliography of literature printed in Sweden", 9; Kroepelien, 1136.

Price (AUD): $2,750.00  other currencies     Ref: #3806716

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