"Captain Cook's World: Maps of the Live and Voyages of James Cook R.N." (used book)
Captain Cook's World: Maps of the Live and Voyages of James Cook R.N.
by John Robson
About the book
Used book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Excellent condition. Library copy.
James Cook – sailor, surveyor, cartographer and explorer – was born in 1728 in Yorkshire. In the course of his illustrious career, he sailed into every ocean and was one of the first, if not the first, British explorers to set foot on most o f the world’s major continents. He was also the first to cross both the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
Captain Cook’s World is an atlas, chronology and biography of the life and voyages of this celebrated explorer. A set of 128 specially drawn maps and accompanying text give an overview of Cook’s life, including his early years in England, his time in the North Sea coal trade and with the Royal Navy in Canada, and his three great voyages around the world in HMB Endeavour and HMS Resolution.
Included on the maps are locations visited, named or surveyed by Cook, the routes of his voyages, and sites that have been marked in his honour.
Based on meticulous scholarship but aimed at a general audience, Captain Cook’s World is a fascinating and accessible record of Cook’s life and travels.