Library and Archives
Set of books from Captain James Cook's Voyage.
creator of digital collection
A rare folio, "Cook's Voyage" (or "A Voyage towards the South Pole and Round the World") by James Cook, 1772-1775, first edition from the personal journals of James Cook published in 1777. An earlier book went on sale on June 9, 1773 but widespread criticism in the press made the publication a personal disaster for the author, John Hawkesworth. Critics complained that the reader had no way to tell which part of the account was from Cook, which part Banks, and which part Hawkesworth. Others were offended by the books' descriptions of the voyagers' sexual encounters with the Tahitians. There are four sets of books in the Rare Book Collection in the Library at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
date of scan
USA, Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
4X5 color transparency scanned with Epson Expression 10000XL @ 800 dpi, 24 bit color.
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