1972 "First Edition in the United States of America" stated; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; "Printed in Great Britain"; hardbound with pine green boards and gilt lettering on spine; quite good condition, unmarked pages except for previous owner's name inside cover; appears unread; full of wonderful illustrations black/white and color; dust jacket quite good also.
Captain Cook (1728–1779) was a British explorer, navigator and mapmaker. A lively account of this great navigator and his three circumnavigations of the globe.
"Born in obscurity but gripped by a bounless passion for new horizons, James Cook had become at the time of his death in 1779 the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the world had ever known. He still is...