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Inscription in North Pacific Ocean
Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe. Geographical details on the terrestrial sphere show the place of Cook's death, which is marked: 'Owhyhee / here C. Cook / was killed.' Tasmania is drawn as an island. The 'lost island', 'I.Grand' off the coast of Argentina, sighted by Antonio de la Roche in 1675 and never sighted again, is marked 'very doubtfull'. In the south polar region, the most southern point depicted is South Shetland. Enderby's Land is not yet indicated. The tracks of the voyages of five explorers are shown including, for example, those of Cook, Gore and Clerke. A total of seven oceans are named.
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- Image reference: D7155_1
- Gabb Collection, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London