- ISBN: 9781883528379 | 1883528372
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/28/2009
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Pacific Images, in this, its second edition, presents the earliest illustrations and descriptions of Pacific peoples and cultures as they were observed and recorded on Captain James Cook's third and final voyage (1776-1780) with HMS Resolution and Discovery. Reproduced are all sixty-one engraved plates from artist John Webber's drawings, plus three maps published in the rare folio Atlas that accompanies the British governments's official journal, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1784). The engraving of Cook's death, added to the 1785 reprint of the Atlas, is also inserted. Text describing each illustration is derived from the meticulous notebooks and detailed journals kept by Cook and his officers.