Viaje alrededor del mundo hecho en los años 1768, 69, 70 y 71 por el célebre Santiago Cook, Comandante del navío del Rey El Endeavour… Traducido del francés por D. Santiago de Alvarado y de la Peña. COOK: FIRST VOYAGE, Santiago de ALVARADO Y. PENA.
Viaje alrededor del mundo hecho en los años 1768, 69, 70 y 71 por el célebre Santiago Cook, Comandante del navío del Rey El Endeavour… Traducido del francés por D. Santiago de Alvarado y de la Peña.

Viaje alrededor del mundo hecho en los años 1768, 69, 70 y 71…
Viaje alrededor del mundo hecho en los años 1768, 69, 70 y 71 por el célebre Santiago Cook, Comandante del navío del Rey El Endeavour… Traducido del francés por D. Santiago de Alvarado y de la Peña.

Madrid: Imprenta de Don Tomás Jordan, 1832.

Six volumes, duodecimo, with six engraved plates (one in each volume), original blue printed wrappers preserved, early owner's name on the title-pages, old stamps from Barcelona library, bookplates of José Gallart Folch; a charming set in contemporary Spanish quarter calf, gilt.

"Useful and interesting for Spanish youth"

Very uncommon first Spanish edition of Cook's first voyage, published in 1832 as part of a series described as the 'New Library of Modern Voyages useful and interesting for Spanish youth.' The work has a charming series of six plates which include a scene in Tahiti featuring the Chief Mourner and two New Zealand scenes (a warrior in profile, the war canoe), and conclude with a dramatic scene on board the Endeavour. The presence of the original printed wrappers bound-in is of more than passing interest as the back wrappers give an interesting overview of how the set was marketed, being sold for 6 reales per volume as they were issued whether in Madrid or in the provinces, and stressing the value of the work for the instruction of youth. Each volume would subsequently be priced 8 reales per volume.

Very uncommon first Spanish edition of Cook's first voyage, published in 1832 as part of a series described as the 'New Library of Modern Voyages useful and interesting for Spanish youth.' The work has a charming series of six plates which include a scene in Tahiti featuring the Chief Mourner and two New Zealand scenes (a warrior in profile, the war canoe), and conclude with a dramatic scene on board the Endeavour. The presence of the original printed wrappers bound-in is of more than passing interest as the back wrappers give an interesting overview of how the set was marketed, being sold for 6 reales per volume as they were issued whether in Madrid or in the provinces, and stressing the value of the work for the instruction of youth. Each volume would subsequently be priced 8 reales per volume.

The translator, Alvarado y de la Pena, based his work on the French edition. He also prepared at least one other work of Australian interest, an edition of George Barrington published in Madrid circa 1815. Beddie listed copies in the Mitchell and National Libraries.

Beddie, 680.

Price (AUD): $4,200.00

US$2,982.95   Other currencies

Ref: #4106630