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StatusGesamtbestand
Autor(Marra, J.).
TitelJournal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the Southern Hemisphere.
Jahr1775
BeschreibungLondon, F. Newberry, 1775. (24:15,5 cm). Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) Kupferkarten u. 5 Kupfertafeln. XIII, 328 S. Neuer Halblederband im alten Stil. Sabin 16247; Hocken 14; du Rietz 809; Beddie 1270. - Erste Ausgabe. Marra war Offizier an Bord von Cooks Schiffen und veröffentlichte seine Aufzeichnungen anonym und unautorisiert 18 Monate vor dem Erscheinen des offiziellen Werkes. Enthält die früheste Abhandlung über u. mit Abbildung der Antarktis. - Unbeschnitten, etwas gebräunt, teilw. fingerfleckig, vereinzelt fleckig, S. 153-56 mit restaur. Einriß. Etwas Textabklatsch auf den Tafeln. First edition, with 2 (1 folded) engr. maps and 5 engr. plates. D2 is a cancel as usual. "This rare account of Cook's second voyage was published surreptitiously eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra was a gunner's mate on the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up in Batavia during the first voyage. Marra made an unsuccessful attempt to desert at Tahiti on May 14, 1774. Marra probably supplied material from his private journal which was put into shape by some literary person in the pay of the publisher Newbery" (Hill coll. 60). The plates include the first views of the Antarctic. - Some spotting and thumbing, slight browning, restored tear to pp. 153-56. Some offsetting to plates. A uncut copy bound in recent half-calf to old style.
ThemenReisen, Expeditionen und Reiseführer
KategorienWeltreise, James Cook, Südsee, Pazifik, pacific, Australien, Australia, Ozeanien Asien, Asia, Reise, Reisen, Expedition, Exploration, travel books, Geographie, travel, voyage, geography, Völkerkunde
PreisEUR 12.000,-