Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook's Third Voyage
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228pp. January 2009
Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook's Third Voyage, Second Edition
Author: Nordyke, Eleanor C.; Mattison Jr., James A.;
Featuring Stamps Related to Cook's Voyages

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 61 engraved plates from artist John Webber’s drawings, plus three maps published in the rare folio Atlas that accompanies the British government’s official journal, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1784). Text describing each illustration is derived from the meticulous notebooks and detailed journals kept by Cook and his officers.The second edition of Pacific Images includes selected colorful stamps from the Ron V. Meads Captain Cook stamp collection as a fitting complement to the beauty of the engraved plates. Scenes, people, and objects associated with Cook’s eighteenth-century scientific voyages have been featured on 96 stamps from 40 countries.

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"This second edition is most welcome. The addition of the stamps has been done in such a way that anyone not interested in them won’t find their presence intrusive, and might marvel at the beauty of some of the stamps that look like miniature paintings. . . . The quality of the engraving reproduced in the book is superb. It is rare to find a modern book with so many. It is well worth purchasing for that reason alone." —Cook’s Log (32:2, 2009)
Author: Nordyke, Eleanor C.; Mattison Jr., James A.;
Eleanor C. Nordyke was a research fellow at the East-West Center, where she studied Hawai‘i’s population.



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