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Mahogany fall-front bureau believed to have been used by Captain Cook on his Pacific voyages [realia]
Bib ID 643495
Format ObjectObject [realia]
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Description [ca. 1765] 
1 desk : mahogany, Brazilian rosewood ; 60.9 x 56.4 x 54.8 cm. 
Notes

File P21/5/963; presented by the directors of Angus & Robertson, February 1970.

Also known as: Captain Cook's desk.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an6227532

A4000063X.

Exhibited: Changing coastlines, NLA 1993-1994, ANMM Sydney, 1994, W.A. Museum, 1994.

Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 : official catalogue held: YY 359.00941 R888.

Cited In

Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 : official catalogue Item 2954

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Relics.  |  Writing desks - Great Britain.  |  Object - Furniture.  |  Object - NLA exhibition 1993-1994.  |  Object - travelling exhibition 1994.
Form/genre Writing desks.
Also Titled

Captain Cook's desk

Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012.  Exhibited: Treasures, National Library of Australia, 7 Dec - 24 Feb 2002  Exhibited: Treasures Gallery 2010: A Preview, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 22 April - 19 July 2009. 

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