Discoveries in the southern hemisphere : voyages in the Pacific in the years 1765 to 1775.
An album of plates and proofs before lettering from different editions of the voyages of James Cook. Includes whole leaves of plates bound in and plates in various sizes mounted on leaves with guard sheets. Includes illustrations by W. Hodges, engraved by W. Watts, J. Basire, W. Byrne, J.K. Sherwin, J. Caldwall, J. Hall, W. Woollett and others. Double copies exist of some plates.
93 plates of illustrations, 16 plates of maps (some folded), 23 charts, 2 plans, 11 plates of portraits.
Portrait plates include: portrait of Captain Cook from the painting by W. Hodges, engraved by J. Basire, and printed by Wm. Strahan, 1777; Sir Joseph Banks from a painting by Tho. Phillips, engraved by N. Schiavonetti, 1812; Sir Joseph Banks from a painting by Tho. Phillips, engraved by C. E. Wagstaff; Sir Joseph Banks from a picture by T. Lawrence, drawn by W. Evans and engraved by A. Cardon; William Hodges engraved by Wm. Daniell, 1810; Reinhold Forster engraved by I.F. Bause, 1781, and also by C. Goeffert; Daniel Charles Solander engraved by J. Graf from a painting in the rooms of the Linnean Society; 'Omai : a native of the Island of Utietea' from a painting by Joshua Reynolds, engraved by John Jacobi, 1780.
Plates of illustrations dated 1776 and 1777 with publisher statement "Wm. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane & Thos. Cadell in the Strand London."
Illustrations are from Captain Cook's voyages in the Endeavour, 1768-1771, and the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775. Editions plates taken from include: An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere / by John Hawkesworth. London : W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773 and 1785; A voyage towards the South Pole, and around the world / written by James Cook. London : Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777 and 1784.
Images of New Zealand found on leaves 56-69, 132, 133, 139.
Joppien, R. Art of Captain Cook's voyages, v. 1 & 2
Illustration Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.
The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Binding: 19th century half green imitation morocco (roan), blind tooled and gold tooled with single decorated fillet, marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands, gold tooled, red morocco spine labels; marbled end papers, yellow text edges. Binder's label on front pastedown: Bookbinder, Caldwell, 9 Frederick Street Sth. Dublin. Provenance: Earl's coronet and letter 'C' gold stamped on spine; bookplate of Alex H. Turnbull. Acc. 366284.
Digital image available: p. 8: "Daniel Charles Solander M.D. From a painting in the rooms of the Linnean Society", Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.
Other Versions: Online version: Discoveries in the southern hemisphere
Digital Collection 81268192800002836 Alma Collection
Cook, James, 1728-1779. Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world 1777.
Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773. Account of the voyages undertaken by order of His Present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.
Format:  leaves :ill., ports, maps ;58 cm.See original record
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