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James Cook's Newfoundland Map

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Famous map of Newfoundland created by James Cook. More info from site: "Cook's surveying skills were put to good use in the 1760s, mapping the jagged coast of Newfoundland. Cook surveyed the northwest stretch in 1763 and 1764, the south coast between the Burin Peninsula and Cape Ray in 1765 and 1766, and the west coast in 1767. Cook’s five seasons in Newfoundland produced the first large-scale and accurate maps of the island’s coasts; they also gave Cook his mastery of practical surveying, achieved under often adverse conditions, and brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas discovery. Following on from his exertions in Newfoundland, it was at this time that Cook wrote, he intended to go not only: "... farther than any man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for a man to go.""

Created 5/1775 by James Cook
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