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Sketch of Van Diemen Land Explored by Captn Furneaux in March 1773


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Object ID PAI4073
Description This chart is in John Hawkesworth's account (1773) of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. 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. Captain Tobias Furneaux accompanied Cook on his second voyage and was the first man to circumnavigate the world in both directions. Van Diemen's Land was the original name used by Europeans for what is now Tasmania, Australia. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI4072, PAI4074-PAI4076.; Page 121.; Plate No. VIII.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Russell, John
Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 335 x 247 mm; Plate: 235 x 158 mm
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