1816 Navigazioni di Cook Pel Grande Oceano e Intorno al Globo
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Fine Binding, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
The first edition with these illustrations.
Very rare and collated complete with all illustrations.
In Spanish. Captain James Cook was responsible for mapping New Zealand, to Hawaii in a detail not previously charted by Western explorers. He sailed for twelve years around the Pacific Ocean, which contributed to European's knowledge of the area.
Illustrated, with a frontispiece, three coloured plates and a folding map to volume I. four coloured plates to volume II, three coloured plates and one uncoloured plates to volume III. three coloured plates, one uncoloured to volume IV, four plates to volume V, all hand-coloured. five plates to volumes VI and VII respectively, all hand coloured. Therefore, a frontispiece, folding map, 27 coloured plates and two uncoloured plates across all volumes.
Folding map remains extremely bright. Collated, all plates are present according to binder's instructions. Volume VII binder's instructions have not been bound in. With half titles to all volumes. A very scarce complete set of this work.
In later uniform half calf bindings, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart with just some light shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Minor damp-staining to all volumes, with tidemarks to the head of all pages to volume I. This does not affect the readability of text. Volume II has the heaviest damp staining throughout, affecting some of the text to page 205. Damp staining to the head of pages 212 to end of volume VI, heavier to the final ten pages. Light tidemarks to the head of final few leaves to volume VII. Repair to the rear of folding map to volume I. Light ink spots to the bottom edges of volume III, to margins only. Small worm hole from 385-end of volume V, only affecting one letter per page. Otherwise, just the odd spots to pages.
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