Few episodes in maritime history are as familiar—or often dramatized—as Fletcher Christian’s 1789 mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty, when Captain William Bligh and thoseÂ loyal to him were set adrift in a small boat in the South Pacific. Bloomsbury Auctions will offer a 1790 first edition of Bligh’s own account of the adventure (est. $4900-$8100) on February 24 in London.
Also in Bloomsbury’s Travel, Topographical and Antiquarian book sale, there’sÂ a volume by Bligh’s former boss, Captain James Cook, who discovered Australia. “A Voyage Toward the South Pole, and Round the World” is an account, in two volumes, of his voyage to Antarctica. With 63 plates, charts and portraits, the first edition is expected to sell for $4050-$5670.
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