Captain James Cook, The Greatest Discoverer: The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection. Hordern House.

Captain James Cook, The Greatest Discoverer: The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection

The Captain James Cook collection of Bob and Mary Anne Parks is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. This comprehensive and extensively illustrated catalogue will undoubtedly become one of the standard reference works on the subject. The catalogue includes highlights such as: An extraordinary original letter by Cook, entirely in his own hand, asking for the return of a press-ganged sailor: Joseph Banks' engraved map of Cook's first voyage: Magnificent engraved portraits of Cook, Banks, Omai and others: Original manuscript map from Cook's surveying of Newfoundland: Samples of genuine tapa cloth in the contemporary books of Alexander Shaw and Anders Sparrman: All of the major recorded engravings of the death of Captain Cook.

The Parks Collection: Captain James Cook, The Greatest Discoverer

Quarto, 174 pages, bound in cloth with colour dustjacket. 133 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout, with bibliography of principal references and an index.

Quarto, 174 pages, bound in cloth with colour dustjacket. 133 items fully described and illustrated in colour throughout, with bibliography of principal references and an index.

Price (AUD): $35.00  other currencies Ref: #404059