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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...
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...
Manuscript, Printed Book
This image is from the unique copy of Barrow's history of Arctic exploration presented to the British Museum Library on...
Illustration, Printed Book
This illustration is of Athapuscow (now Athabasca) Lake, which Hearne discovered in 1771. Its name is of Cree origin and...
Illustration, Printed Book
This illustration is by Walter May from the copy of his book that he presented to John Barrow, Jr., who in turn presente...
This copy of the first account of Frobisher's three voyages is by George Best, who sailed with him, is extremely rare in...
Aquatint, Etching, Hand-Colouring, View Created date: 1819
Following a distinguished career in the British navy, Sir John Ross turned his attention to Arctic exploration. Though m...
This illustration forms part of the “short natural history of the country” that is announced on the title-page. The sea ...
This chart is from the account of the 1746-47 William Moor / Frances Smith expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The...
Watercolour Created date: 1778
Captain Cook's ships arrived at the Hawai‘ian islands in January 1778, and are believed to have been the first from Euro...
This illustration shows Captain James Cook's portrait with his ships. It is taken from a 19th-centry book about Arctic e...
Map Created date: 1775
This chart shows the route of James Cook’s second voyage, with the track of the ships drawn in red. Although the Adventu...
Drawing Created date: 1769
This collection includes drawings by Alexander Buchan and Sydney Parkinson, the official artists employed by Joseph Bank...
Gouache on paper, View Created date: 1769
According to Captain Cook’s Journal, Alexander Buchan was ‘Landscip Draftsman’ to Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) on Cook’s...
Sketch Created date: 1770
Sydney Parkinson was the first European to draw the kangaroo. Soon after the landing at Endeavour River a party explorin...