This is an attractive map of the voyage of Captain Cook in the Pacific Ocean near the
islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Captain Cook discovered the islands on his
second voyage, and they included New Caledonia and several islands in the Vanuatu
archipelago. Cook called Vanuatu the New Hebrides, the name that was used for the
islands until the Republic of Vanuatu was established in 1980. Cook’s route through
Vanuatu and around New Caledonia is traced here and there are even references to
specific dates where he and his crew landed. Both island groups had been completely
unknown to Europeans before Cook’s arrival in 1774. The map was created by James
Cook and engraved by Robert Menard for the French edition of Cook’s voyages and
published in 1778. The Library of Congress only has five records of the map in
collections around the world.
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.
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