660. [South Pole]

COOK, James; FORSTER, Johann Reinhold

Voyage dans l'hémisphère austral, et autour du monde, fait sur les vaisseaux de roi, l'Aventure, & la Résolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775. [...] Dans lequel on a inséré la relation du capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forstner. Traduit de l'anglois. - Observations faites, pendant le second voyage de M. Cook, dans l'hémisphere austral et autour du monde, sur la géographie, l'histoire naturelle, et la philosophie morale [...].

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1778

5 vol., 4to: [12]-[5-54]-460, [8]-432, [8]-374, [8]-413-[3], [11]-510-[2] pp.; 65 + 1 pl. (sm. brown spots, a few dampstains, a few pages browned).

Contemp. half calf, gilt decorated spine with 5 bands, paper covers (sl. used).

1st ed. of the French translation by J.-B.-A. Suard (1732-1817) of "A voyage towards the South Pole" (1777). Ill. in the first 4 vol.: 65 + 1 (10 bis) engr. by Bernard incl. front. with portrait of Cook, a large folding map of the South Pole (loose sheet) and many other maps, plans, topographical views, natives, instruments, etc., as well as a folding table on local languages; the 5th vol. "Observations faites, pendant le second voyage de M. Cook" by Forster contains 1 engr. map and 1 table. In his Pacific voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas from New Zealand to Hawaii which he mapped in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved by Western explorers.

€ 400 / 500

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