The Bob and Mary Anne Parks Collection of Captain James Cook & Captain William Bligh

The Bob and Mary Anne Parks Collection is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. These comprehensive and extensively illustrated catalogues will undoubtedly become one of the standard reference works on the subject.

The collection is offered for sale in two fully illustrated catalogues. The first part covers Captain James Cook. The second part covers Captain William Bligh.
The catalogues will prove an invaluable reference for collectors, booksellers, librarians and researchers.

Highlights include:

  • Joseph Banks' engraved map of Cook's first voyage, the first map of the east coast of Australia (never before offered for sale).
  • All the major recorded engravings of the death of Captain Cook.
  • Minutes of the proceedings of the court-martial held at Portsmouth, August 1792 by Burney.
  • A manuscript document regarding the arrest of the Bounty mutineers, in the hand of Captain Edward Edwards.


  • Sydney Morning Herald Articles Here & Here
  • Cook's Log Vol.31 no. 4 Here
  • The Book Collector Here

Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty

The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection. Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty is a companion volume to Captain James Cook, the Greatest Discoverer released by Hordern House in 2008. Sumptuously illustrated in colour and black & white, this catalogue contains 133 rare books, manuscripts, paintings and prints.

Price (AUD): $35.00