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Chart of the island of Otaheite [cartographic material] / by Lieut. J. Cook, 1769
Bib ID 3533319
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale not given. 
Description [London : Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773] 
1 map ; 22.2 x 38.4 cm. 
Notes

James Cook's classic chart of Otaheite [i.e. Tahiti] and its neighboring island Eimeo [i.e. Moorea Island]. The map was based on his surveys of the island as the main aim of his first Pacific voyage. He left England on Aug. 12, 1768 arriving at Otaheite [i.e. Tahiti] on April 13, 1769 in plenty of time to build an observatory to carefully measure the transit of Venus across the Sun's sphere on June 3, an event which occurs only twice within 8 years once every 120 years. On his return trip he sailed up the east coast of Australia, mapping the coastline and naming it New South Wales. Relief is shown by hachures and pictorially for ground cover.

Prime meridian: Greenwich.

Plate opposite p. 341 from: An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. / by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. Vol. 1. London : Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, MDCCLXXIII.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231271593

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel -- French Polynesia -- Society Islands -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Tahiti -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Moorea (Society Islands) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1769 
Other authors/contributors Strahan, William  |  Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802  |  Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773. Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere

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