Captain James Cook Greatest Discoverers
Robert & Mary Parks Collection
Hordern House | ISBN 9781875567539
Hardback – 176 pages
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"The Captain James Cook" collection of Bob and Mary Ann Parks is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. The catalogue includes highlights such as: an extraordinary original letter by Cook, entirely in his own hand, asking for the return of a press-ganged sailor; Joseph Bankss engraved map of Cook's first voyage, the first map of the east coast of Australia, and never before offered for sale; magnificent engraved portraits of Cook, Banks, Omai and others; an original manuscript map from Cook's surveying of Newfoundland; samples of genuine tapa cloth in the contemporary books of Alexander Shaw and Anders Sparrman; and, all of the major recorded engravings of the death of Captain Cook.