A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World…in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Vol. I

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1777

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de Beer Ec 1777 C

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London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell

Abstract

In 1772, Captain Cook set out on the Whitby-built Resolution and Adventure (commanded by Tobias Furneaux) to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of southern continents. It was another successful expedition: he proved there was no Terra Australis; his discoveries and rediscoveries included Easter Island, the Marquesas, Niue, the islands of Tonga, the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), New Caledonia, Norfolk Island; and once again took back to England innumerable data, natural history specimens, and drawings of places and people of the Pacific. Cook produced his own account of the second voyage, of which this is the first edition. Cook stayed four days at the Marquesas. The engraved image on display is based on the drawings by William Hodges, the official draughtsman.

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James Cook, “A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World…in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 27, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6858.