A chart of part of New Zealand or the Island of Aeheinomowe lying in the South Sea by James Cook, 1770

‘It is fine to remember that not only are these charts from
the very hand of the immortal Cook, But they are the first circumnavigation of New Zealand … I know that I tremble every time I look at and touch these charts, Yes, I have slept with them under my pillow more than once. ‘Could I have brought back from London a greater prize?’

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