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A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventures, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. The Second Edition. 2 vols.


London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. 4to. In two full calf bindings, expertly restored preserving the original boards and almost all of both spines. Previous owner's name in contemporary hand and two small stamps to title-page. Small gilt stamp to both front boards. Heavy waterstain affecting lower outer corner of first 30 leaves. A few marginal annotations and underlignings in contemporary hand and a few occassional brownspots throughout. XL, 378; (8), 396 pp + 64 plates (including charts, maps and fold-out plates) ¶ Second edition of Cook's second voyage desined to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally determine whether there was any great southern landmass.

"Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man p.135).

"The success of Cook's first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents. The men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, […] Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St. Helena and Ascension, and the Azores. This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid to finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy" (Hill p.123)

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