‘Death of Cook’, in Gentleman’s Magazine, 1 January 1780
1 January 1780
de Beer Eb 1731 G
This is the first notification in the English press of Captain Cook’s death in Hawaii, 14 February 1779. He travelled hundreds of miles throughout the Pacific in the course of his three voyages. By the time of his death, the map of the Pacific was practically as it is now. It is no wonder that La Pérouse (1785) once said: ‘Cook had left me nothing but to admire.’
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