A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas
de Beer Ec 1773 P
London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson
Even without the ability to determine longitude on his first voyage (Cook had no chronometer), this map of New Zealand is extraordinarily precise. Cook managed to capture the outline of New Zealand very well but there are some anomalies. The middle of the South Island appears a little ‘pinched’ as Cook had no idea how far the Canterbury Plains extended; Banks Peninsula appears as an island; and Stewart Island seems to be connected to the mainland. Note the Southern Alps and Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula.
Sydney Parkinson, “A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 8, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6826.