Year/Century: 18th century
Description: First edition in Dutch Language, 13 volumes (printed in 14 volumes, volume 14 is Index volume, which is missing here), Leyden, Amsterdam, The Hague, Honkoop Allart and Van Cleef, 1795–1803, REIZEN RONDOM DE WAERELD, door JAMES COOK, vertaald door J.D. PASTEUR (Translated by J.D. Pasteur). Measuring 5 1/4 by 9 " About 200 engravings, including 13 title pages, about 50 folding maps by C. van Baarsch, and around 130 plates (mainly folding) by J. S. Klauber; original half leather with gilt title, marbled boards.
A rare first Dutch edition of the collected accounts of James Cook's three great voyages, which gave the world a nearly comprehensive understanding of the Pacific Ocean and Australia for the first time, is in very good condition and has well-preserved text and plates. Excellent condition, some wear
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