"The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages" by Rüdiger Joppien

The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages Volume 3, The Voyage of the Resolution and the Discovery, 1776-1780 Rüdiger Joppien, Bernard Smith

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
24 Feb 1988
ISBN:
9780300041057
Imprint:
Paul Mellon Centre
Dimensions:
669 pages: 279 x 220mm
Illustrations:
660 b-w + 150 color illus.
Sales territories:
World excluding Australia and New Zealand

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Captain James Cook’s three voyages of exploration to the Pacific between 1768 and 1780 were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages contains all the known drawings and paintings done for these voyages as well as a fascinating narrative and explanatory text by Bernard Smith and Rudiger Joppien. Volume III, describing Cook’s final voyages, is of particular interest for its descriptions of the Pacific Northwest of America as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.