Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 66
 

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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK <br/>Our famous...

THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
Our famous geographer, M. De Busching, hath just received a letter from Mr Pallas, professor of the Imperial Academy of Petersburgh, dated the 21st of December, containing a recital of the unhappy end of the famous English traveller, Captain Cook, as follows…. a long and descriptive account of the voyage and details leading to the death of the famous explorer (front page, column 3, 29 cm. of column space), in a contemporay complete issue of THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, dated February 2nd, 1780

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(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
Our famous geographer, M. De Busching, hath just received a letter from Mr Pallas, professor of the Imperial Academy of Petersburgh, dated the 21st of December, containing a recital of the unhappy end of the famous English traveller, Captain Cook, as follows…. a long and descriptive account of the voyage and details leading to the death of the famous explorer (front page, column 3, 29 cm. of column space), in a contemporay complete issue of THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, dated February 2nd, 1780