Map A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston.

About this Item

Title

  • A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston.

Summary

  • This map is one of four manuscript charts from the first great voyage of exploration by Captain James Cook, which in April 1770 made the first clear delineation of the east coast of Australia. Sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Navy, the expedition had several objectives. Cook was to observe and describe the transit of Venus, chart the coastlines of places he visited in the South Pacific, and record details of the peoples, flora, and fauna he saw. The expedition sponsors also hoped Cook would find and claim for Britain the land then known as terra incognita australis. Cook did not sail close to shore, except in a few places, so the amount of detail shown in the map varied with his ship's distance from the coast.

Names

  • Cook, James, 1728-1779 Cartographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1771.

Headings

  • -  Australia--New South Wales
  • -  Australia--Queensland--Cape Moreton
  • -  Australia--Queensland--Cape Palmerston
  • -  1771
  • -  Exploration and encounters

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Relief shown by landform drawings. Depths shown by soundings. North oriented to the right. Longitude given as "Longitude west from the meridian of Greenwich." Scale 1:890,000."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : manuscript ; 47 x 73 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668443

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Cook, James, Cartographer. A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1771] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668443/.

APA citation style:

Cook, J. (1771) A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668443/.

MLA citation style:

Cook, James, Cartographer. A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1771] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668443/>.