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  • A chart of Botany Bay by James Cook

    Map Created date: 1770

    James Cook’s chart shows the main channels, notes the location of fresh water, and gives English names to locations, sev...

  • A chart of New Zealand by James Cook

    Map, Pen and Ink Created date: Oct 1769 - Apr 1770

    James Cook’s completed chart of New Zealand shows the course of the Endeavour as the ship circumnavigated the North Isla...

  • James Cook's diary

    Diary Created date: 12 Feb 1770–23 Sep 1770

    This is an extract from one of James Cook's logbooks where he recorded observations and summarised each day’s events fro...

  • The Society Islands

    Pen and Ink, Map Created date: 1769

    This is a view of the Society Islands by Captain James Cook, who completed his first exploration of the Pacific Ocean fr...