Atlas to Cook's Voyages Vol I 1773-1777. (Illustrations are from Hawkesworth's 'Voyages to the Southern Hemisphere', all volumes, and Cook [ed. Douglas] 'A Voyage towards the South Pole... ' [1773-75], page 70 onwards)
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships 'Endeavour', 1768-71, 'Resolution' and 'Adventure',1772-75, and 'Resolution' and 'Discovery', 1776-80) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean. Cook not only had the first close European encounters with Pacific cultures but also returned home with the first large-scale collections of Pacific objects and documentary visual records made by both the formal professional artists on the voyages, and a few other good amateurs accompanying him in other capacities. He was killed on Hawaii on 14 February 1779, with the final stages of the last voyage under the command of John Gore and (after Gore's death from illness) James King. Album contains one hundred and thirty nine plates, PAI3938-PAI4076.; Page 91 is loose and item has been removed from it some time in the past.
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