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First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand

First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
  

"The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. 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 cartograp... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775540946
Barcode 9781775540946
Release Date 19 August 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Duder, Tessa
Illustrated by Elliot, David
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ISBN-13 9781775540946
ISBN-10 1775540944
Stock Release date is 19 August 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Release Date 19 August 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Duder, Tessa
Illustrated by Elliot, David
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Historical Geography
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Maps, Charts & Atlases
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 330mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 950g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.01
Catalogue Code 987811

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The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated 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. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand.

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