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Kurzgefasste Nachricht von dem unglücklichen Schicksal und Tode des berühmten Englischen See Capitain Cooks
Bib ID 3584593
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description [2] p. : ill. ; 18 x 33 cm. 
Summary

Article with accompanying wood engraving depicting the death of Cook in Hawaii, possibly the earliest description and depiction of Cook's death and possibly one of the earliest depictions of Hawaii. The death of Cook is shown in a manner that corresponds approximately to the actual events as reported in the Kamchatka despatches with the ships standing off shore, a longboat between them and the beach and the sailors firing on the group of natives who have isolated Cook and are clubbing him to death. Eight key letters in the wood-engraving refer to a list on the verso that identified Cook, the Resolution and the Discovery, the groups of British and Hawaiians and the native chief. Apparently unrecorded probably published in the Messager boiteux an almanac from Berne or Basle.

Partial contents Erklärung des Kupferblattes. 
Notes

Caption title.

Library's copy previously in the Parsons' Collection.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-125585696

Cited In

The Parsons Collection : rare Pacific voyage books from the collection of David Parsons. Part I, Dampier to Cook, 119.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Assassination -- Early works to 1800.  |  Hawaiians -- Warfare -- Early works to 1800.  |  Hawaii -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Parsons, David, 1939-2014 former owner

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RBRS N 910.4 C771 K96
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Note: N (hbk)
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