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Maps of the Pacific - an exhibition in Sydney until 24 April 2022

 

An exhibition of maps, charts, atlases and globes featuring the Pacific, held in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Location: 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Open from Saturday 13 November 2021 to Sunday 24 April 2022

 

Among the Cook-related items on display will be the following:

Four profiles of the coast of Terra del Fuego, a plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire and a chart of the SE part of Terra del Fuego, 1769 attributed to James Cook manuscript (hand-drawn) chart

Observations of the transit of Venus … 1769 attributed to James Cook

A chart of part of New Zeland or the island of Aeheinomowe lying in the South Seas … 1770 attributed to James Cook

A chart of part of New Zeland or the island of Tovypoenammu lying in the South Sea … 1770 attributed to James Cook

hemi-sphere shewing the discoveries made in the Southern Ocean up to 1770, by James Cook

Chart of the NW of America and the NE coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 and 1779, by Henry Roberts

A chart representing the Isles of the South Sea … chiefly collected from the accounts of Tupaya

A letter from Mr Dalrymple to Dr Hawkesworth, occasioned by some groundless and illiberal imputations in his account of the late voyages to the south, 1773 by Alexander Dalrymple

A plan of King Georges Island or Otaheite lying in the South Sea, c 1769 by Lieutenant J Cook

For more information visit https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/maps-pacific

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