James Cook 1728-1779
Captain James Cook RN, oil on canvas, by John
Captain James Cook was a British explorer who ended up at
a Hawaiian BBQ. As the roast.
Among others, Cook took with him
mapmakers, artists and a number of scientists. One of them was
Joseph Banks, a well-known botanist. Another one was Charles Green,
One of James Cook's missions was to
observe the movement of the planet Venus from the island of Tahiti.
And nobody knew for certain, but it was
suspected that a large continent was to be found in the South
Here is the map of James Cook's expeditions in
the Southern Pacific.
Cook mapped the coast of New Zealand and the east coast of
Australia, 5000 miles of coastland which he claimed for