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A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775


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Object ID PAI4121
Description This chart comes from the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', published by Strahan and Cadell in 1777. Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure, and Discovery) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean. Cook not only encountered Pacific cultures for the first time, but also assembled the first large-scale collections of Pacific objects to be brought back to Europe. He was killed in Hawaii in 1779. Mounted in album with PAI4078-PAI4120, PAI4122-PAI4214.; Page 165.; Plate No. II.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 492 x 594 mm; Plate: 454 x 525 mm
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