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First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand


Tessa Duder

Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartography. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer.

Saturday, 21 September
2.30-3.30pm
Greerton Library Meeting Room

Registrations essential. Please call 577-7177 or email: library@tauranga.govt.nz to book your spot.


Published: Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019 10:00 by Tauranga City Council
 

 
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