New Voyage, Round the World, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771
HAWKESWORTH, John. A New Voyage, Round the World, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771; Undertaken by Order of His Present Majesty, Performed by Captain James Cooke, in the Ship Endeavor...In Two Volumes, With Cutts and A Map of the Whole Navigation. New York: James Rivington, 1774. Two volumes. ,17,4,,260pp. plus frontispiece and folding engraved map; ,250pp. plus folding frontispiece. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spines laid down. Modern leather label, gilt, on spine of volume one, contemporary label and gilt stamp "2" on spine of volume two. Frontispiece in volume one with clean tears along folds, just touching image (no loss). Contermporary ownership inscription on titlepage of first volume, "Joseph Alston, Junior." Folding map with clean tear along fold, just touching printed image (no loss). Contemporary inscription, "Darby," on front pastedown, another contemporary inscription abraded and partially erased. Frontispiece in volume two with clean two-inch tear at bottom, just touching printed image and text (no loss). Both volumes agetoned with occasional foxing and soiling. A very good set. BEDDIE 656. STREETER SALE 2407. WHEAT & BRUN, AMERICAN MAPS BEFORE 1800 1. BRIGHAM, PAUL REVERE, pp.76-78. SABIN 30936. HOLMES 9. The first American edition of any of Cook's voyages, issued in New York on the eve of the American Revolution by the Loyalist printer, James Rivington. The work contains one of Paul Revere's more exotic copperplate engravings and the first world map printed in the Americas. Hawkesworth's account of Capt. James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific first appeared in 1773. One of the most important publications in all of the literature of exploration and voyages, it describes Cook's important explorations of Australia, discovery of New Zealand, adventures on Tahiti, and a wealth of other material. The tremendous interest in the voyage is reflected in this American edition, only the second work devoted to Pacific exploration to be published in an American edition. "The frontispiece by Paul Revere and the Romans map make this a distinguished book" - Streeter. The publisher Rivington, later famous as the New York Loyalist printer of the Revolution, made every effort to make this product of the British colonial press as elegant as possible. The frontispiece of the first volume was engraved b.