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Title:Beyond the Capes; Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger 1776-1877
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$13.20)
Item ID:SB00-0114667
Publisher:Victor Gollancz, London, 1971
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Victor Gollancz, 1971, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Illustrated

preface by the author, list of illustrations, bibliography, chronological table of Pacific voyages and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing central Pacific between the 30th parallels. Colour illustrated frontispiece, Showing a British Survey Ship Cruising in the South Seas. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations from the various voyages. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), same illustration as for frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Beyond the Cape of Good Hope to the east and Cape Horn to the west lies the vast ocean world of the Pacific. Magellan was the first Westerner to venture in these waters. Three centuries later, Captain James Cook seemingly bought the great age of Pacific exploration to a close. Yet the history of Pacific exploration did not end with Cook. During the Hundred years following his death, the Pacific was the setting for countless new voyages of exploration – expeditions that resulted in major geographical discoveries, in the charting of tens of thousands of miles of coastline, and in the collection of scientific and cultural date of utmost importance. Beyond the Capes is the story of this forgotten century, the dramatic chronicle of the intrepid men who filled the broad Pacific canvas left by Captain Cook." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the head and heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book edges. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ([8], IX - XV, [3], 3-429, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; 18th century; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0575013222. ISBN/EAN: 9780575013223. Inventory No: 0114667.
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