Captain Cook

Shop our selection of original newspapers that include content on the famous Captain Cook. Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. (source: Wikipedia). Newspapers with mention of Captain Cook are quite desirable. Reading the reports within the context of other news of the day provides a depth of understanding not found through other authentic source material of the period. The available newspapers with Captain Cook content are shown below. Please enjoy.

Captain Cook

Shop our selection of original newspapers that include content on the famous Captain Cook. Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. (source: Wikipedia). Newspapers with mention of Captain Cook are quite desirable. Reading the reports within the context of other news of the day provides a depth of understanding not found through other authentic source material of the period. The available newspapers with Captain Cook content are shown below. Please enjoy.
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675104

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675104

July 30, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771 



* HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* 1st voyage of South Pacific




An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate... See More  

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$115.00
679777

On Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas...

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July 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 14, 1772  



* Second voyage of James Cook



A one paragraph report on the second page mentions: "We are assured that Capt. Cooke...with some other learned Gentlemen, have actually set sail in order to make new discoveries in the South Seas..." with a bit more.

This was his second trip, the purpose of the mission was to determine if a continent extended... See More  

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$44.00
663336

Great map of the western hemisphere...

Item #663336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 



* Captain James Cook

* North America map




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France &am... See More  

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$325.00
670463

Descriptive article on Massachusetts Bay...

Item #670463

December 02, 1775

TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE; SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1775, London.  Included is more than a page on the: "Conclusion of Captain Cook's Voyage". There is also a full page headed: "An Account of Massachusetts's Bay, the Principal of the Four Divisions of New England, and Boston its Capital...". This is a very nice, descriptive article on the colony, lacking the relat... See More  

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$37.00
682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Revolutionary War era

* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map

* Great year to have (1776)




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries... See More  

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$360.00
660005

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

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THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

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$67.00
670242

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #670242
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

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Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

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$67.00
671801

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 



* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)

* Fort Stanwix report

* Captain Cook's ships observed?




Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fo
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$65.00
653341

Battle of Savannah... Captain Cook...

Item #653341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 



* Siege of Savannah - Georgia

* Benjamin Lincoln letter

* Captain James Cook - South Seas




Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This... See More  

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$165.00
688925

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More  

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$62.00
682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

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THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784.



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska




Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

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 ... See More  

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$120.00
615429

Not the guy who traveled with Captain Cook...

Item #615429

May 17, 1786

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786 



* Captain James Cook mention



Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."

Four pages, very n... See More  

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$28.00
651044

A letter from Ben Franklin...

Item #651044
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London.  This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More  

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$16.00
683353

On Washington military ranking... Ben Franklin on Captain Cook...

Item #683353
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795 

The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands...".

Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British military, and inc
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Item from Catalog 322 (released for September, 2022)...

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$59.00
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