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Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean and in quest of a North-West Passage between Asia & America, performed in the years 1776,1777,1778 and 1779 / faithfully narrated from the original ms. of John Ledyard
Bib ID 1892430
Format BookBook
Author
Ledyard, John, 1751-1789
 
Description Hartford : Printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, 1783 
208 p. : map ; 24 cm. (4to) 
Summary

An unauthorised account of Cook's third voyage and the only one by an American. Includes a first description of Hawaii by an American and the first description ofo the Northwest coast by an American.

Notes

Signatures: A⁴Bb⁴

Library's SR copy has five ms handwritten pages tipped into front and end prelims discussing the edition's rarity and authorship. It includes the map not issued in most copies.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed), 1603.

Forbes, D.W. Hawaiian national bibliography, 52.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Voyages - 3rd, 1776-1780.  |  Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Travel - North Pacific Region.  |  Discovery (Ship : Captain = James Cook)  |  Voyages around the world - Early works to 1800.  |  Northwest Passage - Discovery and exploration - Early works to 1800.  |  North Pacific Region - Discovery and exploration - Early works to 1800.

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