November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Joppien, Rüdiger & Bernard Smith. “The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages. Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771; Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution & Adventure 1772-1775; Volumes III-IV: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780.” New Haven & London: Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1988. First American Edition. Illustrated. 4 vols. xv, 247; xiii, 274; xxi, 233; 235-669 pp. Folio. Brown cloth. Fine in fine dustjackets. OP. Captain James Cook's three voyages of exploration to the Pacific between 1768 and 1780 were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. “The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages” is a complete and fully illustrated catalog of all the known drawings and paintings done for these voyages, enhanced with fascinating narrative and explanatory text by experts Bernard Smith and Rudiger Joppien. A must-have set for any Cook, Pacific voyages or Northwest coast collector that has long been out-of-print. Volume III, describing Cook's final voyages, is of particular interest for its descriptions of the Pacific Northwest and directly relates to the previous lot of Webber engravings. JLK

Item Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 4"
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $330.00
Estimate: $400 - $800
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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