The Voyages of Captain Cook

The Voyages of Captain Cook

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Historic voyages of Cook between 1768 and 1780.

The Voyages of Captain Cook

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The story of Cook's three historic voyages between 1768 and 1780 is one of the most remarkable in history. The authors tell how he discovered and charted much of the Pacific that we know today from the west coast of Canada and the Hawaiian Islands to New Caledonia; established, by sailing around it, that New Zealand was two narrowly separated islands and not part of a mythical continent; disproved the Dutch belief that New Holland was entirely barren by traversing the whole length of its fertile coast, so paving the way for British settlement eighteen years later; confirmed that a strait separated New Guinea from what is now Australia.

Excerpts from the diaries of Cook and his companions add a direct feeling of history in the making. Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white, including many of Cook's maps and charts, plans of the ships, drawings and paintings by Webber, Hodges, Dane and Parkinson, among others.

Hardcover, 157pgs, map, index. Very good, jacket slightly damaged.

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Short Description Historic voyages of Cook between 1768 and 1780.
Weight (g) 880.0000
Author Rex and Thea Rienits
Publisher Paul Hamlyn
Date Published 1968
Size 293mm x 220mm

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