Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 29
 

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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK<br/>"Captain Clerke, of...

THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
"Captain Clerke, of his Majesty's Sloop, the Resolution, in a Letter to Mr Stephens, dated the 8th of June, 1779, in the Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, Kampschatka, which was received yesterday, gives a melancholy Account of the Celebrated Capt. Cook, late commander of that Sloop, with four of his private Mariners, having been killed on the 14th of February…."
front page notice of the death of Captain Cook -- 2 ½in. of column space (front page, column 1), with red tax stamp, dated January 18th, 1780, in a complete and original issue of THE YORK COURANT.

Sold for £422
Estimated at £300 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
"Captain Clerke, of his Majesty's Sloop, the Resolution, in a Letter to Mr Stephens, dated the 8th of June, 1779, in the Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, Kampschatka, which was received yesterday, gives a melancholy Account of the Celebrated Capt. Cook, late commander of that Sloop, with four of his private Mariners, having been killed on the 14th of February…."
front page notice of the death of Captain Cook -- 2 ½in. of column space (front page, column 1), with red tax stamp, dated January 18th, 1780, in a complete and original issue of THE YORK COURANT.