Book ID: CBB128420938

Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, Exploration and Empire (2017)


McAleer, John (Author)
Rigby, Nigel (Author)

Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 256
Language: English

British Royal Navy Captain James Cook’s voyages of exploration across and around the Pacific Ocean were a marvel of maritime achievement, and provided the first accurate map of the Pacific. The expeditions answered key scientific, economic, and geographic questions, and inspired some of the most influential images of the Pacific made by Europeans.  Now readers can immerse themselves in the adventure through the collections of London’s National Maritime Museum, which illuminate every aspect of the voyages: oil paintings of lush landscapes, scientific and navigational instruments, ship plans, globes, charts and maps, rare books and manuscripts, coins and medals, ethnographic material, and personal effects. Each artifact holds a story that sheds light on Captain Cook, the crews he commanded, and the effort’s impact on world history. Showcasing one of the richest resources of Cook-related material in the world, this publication invites readers to engage with the extraordinary voyages—manifested in material culture—and their continuing significance today.

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Authors & Contributors
Williams, Glyndwr
Laura Walker
Valerio Massimo Donati
William Frame
Studholme, Joseph
Burnet, Ian
Terrae Incognitae
Journal for Maritime Research: Britian, the Sea and Global History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society
British Journal for the History of Science
Yale University Press
Thames & Hudson
Rosenberg Pub.
Oxford University Press
McGill-Queen's University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Travel; exploration
Sea travel
Scientific expeditions
Maps; atlases
Science and culture
Cook, James
Banks, Joseph
Webber, John
Hodges, William
Buchan, Alexander
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
20th century, early
16th century
Pacific Ocean
Great Britain
Great Britain. Royal Navy
National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

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