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Cook, the discoverer / by Georg Forster
Bib ID 3886908
Format BookBook
Author
Forster, Georg, 1754-1794
 
Uniform Title Cook, der Entdecker. English. 2007
Edition Deluxe ed. and standard ed. 
Description Potts Point, N.S.W. : Hordern House, 2007 
276 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 9781875567508
9781875567492
Series

Australian maritime series ; no. 6.

Notes

In March 1787, eight years after the death of Captain James Cook on the shore at Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii, the German naturalist, philosopher and polyglot George Forster completed his remarkable essay Cook der Endecker. Written as the introduction to Forster's German translation of the official account of Cook's third voyage, the essay constitutes an appraisal of the contribution made by Cook to the progress of the Enlightenment wherein Forster believed he had finally done justice to the memory of the great discoverer. The essay also provided an opportunity for Forster to draw from his personal experience of sailing with Cook during the arduous and challenging three year (1772-1775) Antarctic voyage of the Resolution, the voyage from which Cook returned triumphant as the most accomplished explorer of the eighteenth century.

The original series is 'Des Capitain Jacob Cooks Entdeckungs-Reise'

"The edition is limited to 1050 copies. One thousand copies are bound in quarter tan Kangaroo with speckled papered sides. A deluxe issue is limited to fifty copies, numbered and signed by Nigel Erskine, hand bound in full tan kangaroo and presented in a custom made slipcase"--Prelim. page.

Bibliography.

Text in English and German.

Deluxe edition, no. 3.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Explorers - England - Biography.
Other authors/contributors Forster, Georg, 1754-1794. Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Sud-Meer, Bd. 4-5  |  Cook, James, 1728-1779. Voyage to the Pacific Ocean
Available From Hordern House, 77 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, e-mail: books@hordern.com 

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