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Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Prince William Sound...
Item # 640292 THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), November, 1784
* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy
* Captain James Cook
* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska
This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest Passage. As noted in "The Content" at the top of the first page, topics include: "Progress Along the Coast of North America--Arrival at Prince William's Sound--Visited by the Natives--Their Attempt to Plunder the Discovery--Departure from the Sound..." and a bit more (see), with the very detailed text taking 6 pages.
Of significance is that the rare full page plate is still present, showing: ""Man of Prince William's Sound" and a: "Woman of Prince William's Sound" (see). Prince William's Sound is in the Gulf of Alaska. This plate is in very nice condition.
There is another full page plate present (see).
Contains 56 pages. As was typical with the Universal Magazine, it had no full title/contents page but rather an outer wrapper which served that purpose, but the wrappers were typically removed when the issues were bound. The title & date are printed at the top of page 1 (see). Measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's