A synthesis of all that is currently known of the maritime expansion of Polynesian explorers and settlers throughout the eastern Pacific ocean. Many photographs, maps and diagrams.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2018. Softback with dust jacket. 288 pages. NEW
A very impressive and scholarly account of the diffusion of humans throughout the whole of the Pacific ocean to its limits, Hawaii in the north, Easter Island in the east and New Zealand in the south.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 462 pages. SECONDHAND
In 1526 a Spanish ship disappeared in the Pacific and Langdon theorises it was wrecked near Tahiti and its crew married into the Polynesians and their descendents began exploring and colonising Polynesia including Easter Island and New Zealand.
Pacific Publications, Sydney, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 368 pages. SECONDHAND
A careful and accessible survey of modern archaeological, anthropological, genetic and linguistic findings about the origins of Maori and Pacific Islanders and the 200 year old history of Western ideas about Polynesian origins.
Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 2003. Paperback. 235 pages. SECONDHAND
Description of the Hill Collection held at the University of California, San Diego. Books on various aspects of Pacific exploration including to New Zealand. This is the updated, second revised edition, in one volume.
William Reese Co. and Horden House Ltd., Sydney, 2004. Hardback with no dust jacket. 792 pages. SECONDHAND
Adam and Charles Black, London, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 346 pages. SECONDHAND
The first ever detailed account of Cook's early naval career that helps explain why he was chosen to lead the expedition to the Pacific in 1768, having become supremely and uniquely qualified for the exacting task of exploration.
University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. NEW
Draws on twenty years of research to explore the drama of Cook's expeditions and provide a marvellously fresh, authorititive treatment written in a relaxed and informal style. Illustrations.
Penguin Allen Lane, London, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 467 pages. SECONDHAND
A masterly accountof Cook's three Pacific voyages, viewed in the context of cross-cultural encounters, and concluding with a significant reassessment of the circumstances of his death. Received with critical acclaim at the time of publication. Yale University Press New Haven, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 506 pages. SECONDHAND
A thorough and competent biography of the great man of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century natural science who, as a young man travelled with Cook and was later President of the Royal Society for 42 years. Illustrations.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND
Essays about Joseph Banks’s artists, Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg’s pantomime Omai, Cook’s views on ancient Pacific voyaging, artefacts from Cook’s voyages and art and ethnographica from the Solomon Islands
British Museum, London, 1979. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 249 pages. SECONDHAND
J.R. Forster, a German, was principal naturalist on James Cook's second voyage and travelled with his eldest son George. Together they made a significant contribution to the science of the voyage. An important account by a literate landsman at sea. Illustrations and folding maps and charts.
The Hakluyt Society, London, 1982. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Four volumes consecutively numbered, 831 pages in total. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated encyclopedia of all things related to Captain James Cook and his voyages. Good appendices and bibliography.
Random House, Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
Much is known about Cook’s exploits as a navigator and explorer but few have been able to assess his character. The author uses Cook’s journals to build up a picture of the man behind the official portraits and accounts.
Tauris & Co. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 263 pages. NEW
Like insects in amber, the records of Cook's voyages capture that rare moment when two different cultures saw each other across a frontier that was open and uncluttered by previous encounters. This is the theme here.
Continuum Books, London, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. NEW
A set of 128 specially drawn maps, with an accompanying text, that gives an overview of Cook's life, including his early years in England, his time in the North Sea coal trade, with the Royal Navy in Canada and his three great voyages of exploration and circumnavigation. Included on the maps are locations visited, named or surveyed by Cook, the routes of his voyages, and sites that have been marked in his honour.
Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
Explores one of the classic accounts of Cook's death in Hawaii by the voyage surgeon David Samwell, a Welshman who was believed by his contemporaries to be a literary man touched by genius. Also includes previously unpublished letters relating to the voyage.
University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2007. Softback. 170 pages. NEW
Fully revised and extended version of the first (1928) edition of the list of works relating to Cook and his voyages. Includes books, maps, illustrations, films, plays and novels etc., as well as works on his associates. Exhaustive work includes foreign language publications. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 894 pages. SECONDHAND
Joseph Banks accompanied Cook of the famous first Pacific voyage with a team of artists and collectors who returned with an unprecedented collection of natural history and ethnographic items. A superb selection of these wonderful things are illustrated here. A beautiful book.
Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2016. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 303 pages. NEW
Describes the European documentation of the three voyages together with the various artifacts gathered and traded at the time, that are now in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa. Many fine illustrations.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2019. Hardback with dust jacket. 279 pages. NEW
William Hodges was the artist, 'a landskip painter', who travelled with Cook on the second voyage in the Resolution and Adventure. Each chapter of this book focuses on the close reading of a significant painting of a South Pacific location and opens fresh theoretical perspectives.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 346 pages. SECONDHAND
The findings of a joint Royal Society of New Zealand and Royal Society of London scientific expedition to the Cook Islands, Tonga Islands and surrounding seas. In commemoration of the Cook voyage two hundred years earlier.
Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1971. Softback. 141 pages. SECONDHAND
Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories. Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook and the navigators, traders and missionaries who followed him.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 348 pages. NEW
Tells the story of volunteers who sailed the Endeavour replica ship on the original route from the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia, taking a fresh look at the great voyage through the experiences of a modern crew.
BBC Worldwide Ltd., London, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
The author draws on her unrivalled knowledge of early Polynesian cultures to re-tell the extaordinary story of William Bligh's voyages and the munity on the Bounty.
Penguin Viking, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 528 pages. SECONDHAND
Observations on the various islands in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand, gathered as a result of a tour made by the artist and author during in 1844. First published in 1866, this is a facsimile reprint.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 436 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
Traditional accounts of first contact between Maori and Europeans have been from the perspective of the explorers. This is a penetrating rethinking of encounter. Both Maori and European protagonists were active and fully human, following their own practical, political and mythological agendas.
Viking Penguin, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 477 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes Cook's second and third voyages. It tells of a time when white people first lived on the shores of New Zealand, often joining Maori communities-the first so-called Pakeha Maori. The story also covers the early visits of the missionaries Marsden and Kendall. This companion volume to Two Worlds redefines understanding of the earliest days of Maori Europen interaction. A New Zealand classic.
Viking Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 590 pages. SECONDHAND
Salmond investigates the clashes and exchanges between Maori and Pakeha from first contact to the present in the key areas of contemporary life – waterways, land, the sea and people.
Auckland University Press, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 511 pages. NEW
The story of the episode culture clash, part of the early colonial Australian and New Zealand history that took place in Whangaroa habour in 1809.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrative records made by the French explorers of French Polynesia. Contemporary illustrations of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Îles Marquises, Mangareva. Parallel text in French and English. With maps.
Somogy editions d'art, Paris, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. NEW
Extracts from Journals relating to the visit to New Zealand of the French ship St Jean Baptiste in December 1769 under the command of Jean F.M. de Surville with an appendix of charts and drawings. French text and English translation side by side.
Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 1982. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 225 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of all of the French explorer and naturalist voyages in New Zealand waters during the great period of enlightenment thirst for new lands, new plants and animals and new trade.
Bateman Books, Auckland, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 480 pages. NEW
A fascinating collection of essays on the impact of France on New Zealand, from the earliest sightings of a new and unknown land to the political and economic issues of more recent times.
The Heritage Press Ltd., Waikanae, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
Early Eyewitness Accounts of Maori Life:1. French text faces English translation. Includes maps and charts. Includes journals by de Surville, Guillaume Labe, J P De L'Horme and summary by Pierre Monneron. Second (corrected) edition. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust with Indosuez New Zealand Limited, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with no dust jacket. 227 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the remarkable expedition of French navigator M. de Surville's voyage of Pacific exploration that saw him off the coast of Northland in 1769 at the same moment as Cook though the two ships passed out of sight of each other.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 127 pages. SECONDHAND
Journal account of the French scientific and Pacific exploring expedition in the frigates Boussole and Astrolab. They visited Easter Island, the Hawaiian Islands, the North West coast of America and also California. After further explorations in Chineese and North Asian waters the expedition visited Botany Bay arriving only a few days after Captain Phillip and the First Fleet. After this the expedition vanished, a mystery unsolved for nearly forty years. TWO VOLUMES.
The Hakluyt Society, London, 1994. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 240 pages of prelims and 613 pages of journal. SECONDHAND
Bougainville made a journey of exploration through the central pacific from east to west visiting Tahiti, Samoa, the New Hebrides and Solomon Islands making a number of discoveries. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 9.
Hakluyt Society, London, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 322 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the massacre of Captain Marion du Fresne by the Maories in 1772 written by Alexander Dumas pere and now translated for the first time by F.W. Reed.
The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 53 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the murder of French Pacific explorer Captain Marion de Fresne at the Bay of Islands in 1772, translated by F.W. Reed who was a Dumas scholar and collector of his books, now in the Auckland public library. First published in 1949, this is a facsmile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 56 pages. NEW
Explorer, navigator, botanist, hydrographer, philologist and writer; Dumont d'Urville was gifted and his achievements were numerous. Yet like the statue of the Venus de Milo, which he helped to take to France, he was flawed. This first full biography in English reveals every facet of this complex man.
Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND
A very comprehensive biography of this great French seaman and explorer (1790-1842) that makes use of long overlooked primary documents to reveal a man facinated by botany, entomology, ethnography and language.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 671 pages. NEW
New Zealand as observed in 1826-1827 from the French of Dumont D’Urville. ‘An English translation of the Voyage de l’Asrolabe in New Zealand waters with an introductory essay by Olive Wright.'
Wingfield Publishing, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated, 251 pages. SECONDHAND
The theory behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition. Polynesia and the old World, Polynesia and Northwest America, the road through Hawaiki and the complexity of Polynesian origins. Botanical evidence of Polynesian routes, aborigional Peruvian navigation in the Pacific.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1952. Cloth boards, no dustjacket. 821 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
The full story of the United States Pacific exploring expedition led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, that spent four years in the region conducting one of the most comprehensive scientific surveys ever conducted that included some of the first discoveries of the antarctic continent.
Viking Penguin, New York, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 452 pages. SECONDHAND
The maps and mapmakers of the Southern Ocean, describing the techniques of the voyagers and the maps they made. Mainly full page reproductions of antique maps. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. THIS COPY has some wear to dust jacket.Shakespeare Head Press, NSW Australia, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND