Captain Cook's Final Voyage: The Untold Story from the Journals of James Burney and Henry Roberts (Paperback)

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Maritime historian James K. Barnett discovered extraordinary journals and paintings of Captain James Cook's demanding final voyage languishing in Australian archives. Expedition artist John Webber and two young officers"Discovery" first lieutenant James Burney, and "Resolution" Master's Mate Henry Roberts--offer remarkable eyewitness accounts of initial European contact, the first reasonably accurate maps of North America's west coast, the earliest comprehensive report from the Bering Sea ice pack, and portrayals of the celebrated mariner's dramatic death at Kealakekua Bay. Particularly astonishing for depictions of landings along Hawaii, Vancouver Island, and Alaska, Barnett adds context and commentary to complete the story.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780874223576
ISBN-10: 0874223571
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2018
Pages: 344
Language: English