Cook's maps

As well as the intriguing legacy of his journal observations, Cook also left a visual one, drawing maps of the journey as he went. Bound into the end of the Mitchell Library’s copy of Cook’s journal are several engraved maps based on Cook's drawings. These maps, including details of Botany Bay and the Endeavour River, were produced after the expedition returned to England, and it isn’t known when they were bound in with the log.

View Cook’s Endeavour journal via the Library’s catalogue

James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770
27 May 1768-23 Oct. 1770
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 (New South Wales or East Coast of New Holland)
27 May 1768-23 Oct. 1770
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Chart of Otaheite by Lieut. J. Cook 1769
27 May 1768-23 Oct. 1770
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Map of New Zealand explored by 1769 and 1770
Cook, James, 1728-1779
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Chart of Cook's Strait in New Zealand
Cook, James, 1728-1779
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Chart of Part of Coast of New South Wales
Cook, James, 1728-1779
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Entrance of Endeavour River and Botany Bay Maps
27 May 1768-23 Oct. 1770
Cook, James, 1728-1779
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