Cook, James, 1728-1779

Travel Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

This collection comprises travel literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. It comprises some of the greatest guide books and accounts of exploratory journeys such as James Cook's "A Voyage Towards the South Pole", Sir Hans Sloane's History of Jamaica and Alexander Fisher's "Voyage to Artic Regions", published in 1821. Travel literature at this time was widely read and respected, further evidence ...