Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer who achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook became commander of HM Bark Endeavour in 1766 for the first of three Pacific voyages, sailing thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, producing detailed maps while surveying and naming features.
This image features Cook, the Endeavour, a map of 1784 showing the routes of Cook’s voyages, an entry from Cook’s journal and a 1940 New Zealand postal stamp featuring Cook, the Endeavour & Cook’s chart of New Zealand.
Screen print, gold leaf & vintage New Zealand stamp
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