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    Title:
    3.Hombre y Mujer del Pueblo 4. Desposada y Desposado
    Date:
    C1843
    Artist:
    Artist unknown
    Image Size:
    210mm x 125mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original engraving
    Stock Number:
    SAM 1843 ANON ()
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    Title:
    A Chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are Inserted the Observations and Discoveries, of Captn. Byron, Captn. Wallis and Captain Carteret.
    Date:
    C1773
    Mapmaker:
    John Russell
    Image Size:
    570mm x 790mm
    Condition:
    Wear to folds as usual, otherwise in good condition, laid onto archival linen.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    HAWK01E 1002 SAM CHILE (RW01-B-LF)
    Description:

    Rare and important chart of the Straights of Magellan which is only found in the second edition of Hawkesworth's account of the voyages of Wallis, Carteret, Byron and Cook. This chart is often mistakenly attributed to James Cook when in fact it is based, as the title states on Byron, Wallis and Carteret's discoveries and information.

    John Byron had set out from Plymouth 21st June 1764 with two frigates, the Dolphin (the first vessel to have a copper-sheathed keel) and the Tamar (under Captain Mouat) and accompanied by Philip Carteret as midshipman. 

    After arriving in Brazil on 13/9/64 Byron sailed south in severe storms and icy temperatures, passed Cape Blanco and coasted Patagonia as far as Port Desire on 14/11/64. The expedition then set out to look for the mysterious 'Peys Island', and when he failed to find it, he decided to try for Sebald's Land but was forced back to the Strait of Magellan 19/12/64. At Cape Virgines he was beckoned ashore by some Patagonian Indians, later reporting that the Indians were eight feet tall, some reaching nine. This was the source of the myth of the 'Patagonian Giants' which endured for years.

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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    Title:
    A Man of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2301 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    'Their hair is black or dark brown, straight, strong and long, in general they wear it flowing, but some tie it up in a bunch on the crown and others twist it into large locks and add to it false hair, so that thier heads looks like a swab.'

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-38, p.341, Joppien 3.21A, ill. p.456

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

     

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    Title:
    A Man of Oonalashka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    225mm x 175mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2421 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Portrait of an Aleut man from Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Unalaska, made on Cook's second visit 3 to 26 October, 1778.

    Description of the caps, 'are generally painted blue and green' and decorated 'with the beards of whales, upon which they place beads and some of them fix two or three small carved pieces of bone (in the form of an image) upon the upper part, and on one side' Ellis (1782) II, 47.

    References: Beddie 1743-48, p.341, Joppien 3.287A, ill.p.519

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A Man of Prince William's Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    310mm x 245mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2367 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Having found Controller Bay, Alaska which he had given the name Comptrollers Bay, Prince William Sound, Cook proceeded north and anchored at Snug Corner Cove repairing a leak 16-17 May 1778.

    'a fine bay or rather harbour...a very snug place. The land near the shoar is low, part clear and part wooded; the clear ground was covered two or three feet thich with Snow, but very little lay in the woods. ....The Men had Mittins made of the skins of bear paws, and high crowned conical straw caps… But I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead. The men had beards though not large… and the women in some measure endeavoured to imitate them by tattowing or staining the chin.' Cook Journals III, 1, 346

    References: Beddie 1743-46, p.341, Joppien 3.237A, ill.p.474

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A Native of King Georges Sound
    Date:
    C1795
    Artist:
    William Ellis
    Image Size:
    180mm x 105mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CAN 1783 ELLI (CT)
    Description:
    A native from Nootka Sound, from William Ellis, surgeons Mate on Cook's last voyage.

    From, “Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships Resolution and Discovery, during years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780”, by William Ellis published in London.
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    Title:
    A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land
    Date:
    C1773
    Mapmaker:
    James Cook (1728-1779)
    Engraver:
    Thomas Bowen (1733?-1790)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    Expertly remargined on right hand side, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK01E 2039 SAM ARG (F49)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook went ashore at Tierra del Fuego on 14th January 1769 and noted in his log, 'perhaps as miserable a set of People as are this day upon Earth.' Leaving Tierra del Fuego the Endeavour rounded Cape Horn and sailed into the Pacific Ocean.

    Reference: Hakluyt Society 1.41A ill. p.49

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,...

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    Title:
    A Timber Wharf at San Francisco
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Artist Unknown
    Image Size:
    120mm x 165mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original engraving
    Stock Number:
    USA 1888 UNKN 01 (DRW15)
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    Title:
    A view of Snug Corner Cove, in Prince William's Sound. Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    220mm x 375mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2361 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook's ships explored Cooks River, Prince William Sound (Sandwich Sound), Alaska, during 12 May to 9 June 1778. The Resolution and Discovery are shown anchored in Prince William Sound, Alaska, surrounded by natives in canoes and  kayaks on 16 May 1778.

    References: Beddie 1743-341, p.341, Joppien 3.241A, ill.p.477

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A View of the Habitations in Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2313 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay.

    It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778. 

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.

    Beddie 1743-41, p.341, Joppien 3.199A, ill.p.442

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.

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    Title:
    A View of the N.W. Side of Mas-A-Fuera
    Date:
    C1772
    Mapmaker:
    Philip Carteret (1733-1796)
    Image Size:
    200mm x 310mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    HAWK01E 1553 SAM CHIL (F05)
    Description:

    Map of Alejandro Selkirk Island previously known as Mas Afuera and the most westerly of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. Carteret visited the island May 1767.

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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    Title:
    A White Bear.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Engraver:
    Mazell
    Image Size:
    215mm x 270mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3252 ANI OS (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Polar Bears encountered by the ships 18 July 1779 off the coast of Alaska, between present day Wainwright and Point Lay.  (N70.11°, E197.4°)

    'About nine in the evening, a white bear was seen swimming close by the Discovery; it afterward made to the ice, on which were also two others.' King/Cook III, 3, p.251.

    Beddie 1743-73, p.343, Joppien 3.440A, ill.p.640

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A Woman of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    300mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2303 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    Portrait of a woman of Nootka Sound, wearing a cedar bark rain cape with a sea otter fur collar and a basketry rain hat with a bulbous top decorated with scenes of whale-hunting. Cook, Journals III, 2, 1325-6.

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black, read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-39, p.341, Joppien 3.24A, ill. p.462

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A Woman of Oonalashka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    285mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2422 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Portrait of an Aleut woman from Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Alaska made on Cook's first visit, 28 June to 2 July, 1778.

    'They [the women of Unalaska] have two holes in their under-lip in which they wear a kind of ornament made of white stone, which in turn up & appear something like whiskers, they have likewise a string of beads which is made fast to the gristle of the nose & hangs down to their Chins, by these & the Tattawing of their Faces they are distinguished from the men as well as by their dress, the Seal Skin Frock being worn by them only & the Bird skin Frock & Fish Gut by the Men.' Cook Journals III, 2, 1143.

    Beddie 1743-49, p.342, Joppien 3.267A, ill.p.500

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    Title:
    A Woman of Prince William's Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    310mm x 245mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2369 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Having found Controller Bay, Alaska which he given the name Comptrollers Bay, Prince William Sound, Cook proceeded North and anchored at Snug Corner Cove repairing a leak 16-17 May, 1778.

    'a fine bay or rather harbour...a very snug place'.

    'But I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead. ..though the lips of all were not slit, yet all were bored, especially the women and even the young girls; to these holes and slits they fix pieces of bone of this size and shape, placed side by side in the inside of the lip; a thread is run through them to keep them together, and some goes quite through the lip and fastens, or fore-locks on the out side to which they hang other pieces of bones or threads.' Cook Journals III, 1, 350

    References: Beddie 1743-47, p.341, Joppien 3.457A, ill.p.481

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

    'I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead & though the lips of all were not slit, yet all were bored, especially the women and even the young girls to these holes and slits they fix pieces of bone of this size and shape, placed side by side in the inside of the lip a thread is run through them to keep them together. This Ornament is a very great impediment to the Speech.'

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    Title:
    American Races
    Date:
    C1895
    Artist:
    G.Mutzel
    Image Size:
    280mm x 230mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original colour lithograph.
    Stock Number:
    USA 1895 MUTZ 02 ()
    Description:
    1. Eskimo woman (from Labrador). 2. Mexican (of the coast). 3. Mexican (of the Highlands). 4. Mexican Woman of Yucatan. 5. Ecuador Indian. 6. Peruvian Indian. 7. Ipurina (of Brazil). 8. Sioux. 9.10. Apaches (of U.S). 11. Bellacoola or Bilchula. 12.13. Pueblos (of U.S). 14.15. Zapotecas (of Mexico). 16. Bororo. 17. Caraya. 18. Botocudo woman. 19. Umaua or Omagus (of Brazil). 20. Araucanian woman (of Chili). 21.22. Woman of Tierra del Fuego, with child. 23. Patagonian woman.
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    Title:
    An Angling Excursion in Nova Scotia.
    Date:
    C1877
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    303mm x 227mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TG SP FISH 771103 (DRW06)
    Description:

    This superb fishing engraving from the original edition of The Graphic.

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    Title:
    Aspinwall City, Isthmus of Panama
    Date:
    C1872
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    125mm x 515mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN PAN 72999 (DRW15)
    Description:

    This scarce engraving is from the original edition of the Illustrated London News which was established by printer and newsagent, Herbert Ingram (1811-1860). The first issue came out in 1842. Its success was due to the fact that the stories were usually accompanied by very well engraved illustrations by well known artists.

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    Title:
    Barhydt's Lake.
    Date:
    C1845
    Artist:
    W.H.Bartlett (1826-1854)
    Image Size:
    125mm x 200mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original Engraving
    Stock Number:
    USA 1845 BART 07 (DRW15)
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    Title:
    Bay Von Newyork von Hoboken Gesehen
    Date:
    C1845
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    115mm x 165mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    USA 1845 (DRW 15)
    Description:

    Bay of New York seen from Hoboken.

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    Title:
    Bewohner von Nordwest - Amerika
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793) after
    Image Size:
    230mm x 110mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ERDFCA 004 CAN (DRW015)
    Description:

    Lithographs of a men from Alaska and Canada based on images made on Captain Cooks third and final voyage.

    Top: 

    A Man of Prince William's Sound.

    Having found Controller Bay, Alaska which he had given the name Comptrollers BayPrince William Sound, Cook proceeded north and anchored at Snug Corner Cove repairing a leak 16-17 May 1778.

    'a fine bay or rather harbour...a very snug place. The land near the shoar is low, part clear and part wooded; the clear ground was covered two or three feet thich with Snow, but very little lay in the woods. ....The Men had Mittins made of the skins of bear paws, and high crowned conical straw caps… But I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead. The men had beards though not large… and the women in some measure endeavoured to imitate them by tattowing or staining the chin.' Cook Journals III, 1, 346

    Bottom:

    A Man of Nootka Sound.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    'Their hair is black or dark brown, straight, strong and long, in general they wear it flowing, but some tie it up in a bunch on the crown and others twist it into large locks and add to it false hair, so that thier heads looks like a swab.' 

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

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    Title:
    Botocuden [Botocudo]
    Date:
    C1836
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Engraver:
    Karl Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862)
    Image Size:
    230mm x 170mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ERDFCA 009 SAM BRA (DRW15)
    Description:

    Lithograph of the Botocudo, the South American Indian people who lived in what is now the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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    Title:
    Cachoeira, Province of Bahia, in the Empire of Brazil
    Date:
    C1867
    Artist:
    Artist unknown
    Image Size:
    235mm x 340mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original engraving
    Stock Number:
    SAM 1867 ANON ()
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    Title:
    Canoes of Oonalashka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    210mm x 265mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2423 USA ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook explored the Alaska Peninsula 16 to 22 June 1778 and recorded the canoes of the native peoples. 

    The two figures in the top canoe were from Prince William Sound while the single canoeist was a native of Unalaska.

    'Several of the larger Canoes saluted us, by making a Circuit round the ships and giving 3 Halloos at their departure. they paddle in most excellent time, the foremost man every 3d or 4th Stroke making flourishes with his paddle. the halloo is a single note in which they all join, swelling it out in the middle and letting the Sound die away.

    '...his Canoe was longer & narrower than those we saw in the river.' Cook Journals III, 1, 349.

    References: Beddie 1743-50, p.342, Joppien 3.249A, ill.p.487

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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