London: The Hakluyt Society in association with The Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1988; 1992; 1997. Folios. 3 volumes, set. Original navy buckram, gilt. Volume 1 in green cloth-covered slipcase. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Ink presentation inscription by Andrew David (dated 15th Nov 1988) on the title page of volume 1. Fine in fine jackets. Item #5040
The first systematic and comprehensive catalogue of these manuscripts. 'Many of the charts and the majority of the coastal views have never even been published in any form.' These three volumes are 'the most monumental project ever undertaken by the Hakluyt Society' and complement The Journals of Captain James Cook (1955-74) and The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages (1985-7).
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