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Charting The Tracks of Cook's Final Voyage

Decorative double hemisphere map of the World, published by C.F. Delamarche in Paris.

Unlike most of the maps of the period illustrating the Cook's Voyages, this map focuses solely on his third and final voyage, where Cook met his end at the hands of Hawaiian natives on February 14, 1779.

The map tracks Cook's Third Voyages from England to the Coast of Brazil, then through the Indian Ocean, past Terre de Diemen (Tasmania). Sailing through New Zealand's two main islands, sailed through the Friend (Cook) Islands and French Polynesia, to the Pacific Northwest.  Proceeding north along the coast of British Columbia and Alaska, he reached the Behring Straits, before turning south for Hawaii.  The tracks end with Cook's death, an interesting tribute to arguably the greatest naval explorer of the 18th Century.