Friday, 24 August 2012

Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876

The exhibition 'Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876' is on now at the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin.

It features rare books and maps from the Hocken Collections, the Science Library, Special Collections, University of Otago, and the Heritage Collection, Dunedin Public Library.

An online version of this exhibition has also been released and includes additional material, which could not be displayed due to space limitations.  Gradually these will be added to, forming a greater resource for all those interested in Pacific exploration.

One of the sections is entitled Cook's First Voyage and includes sample of Polynesian cloth / tapa once owned by Captain Cook. Housed in the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Central City Library is one of the thirty surviving, individually distinct copies of ‘A catalogue of the different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook’.  London: Printed for Alexander Shaw, 1787.

Ref: 7-C1922, Sir George Grey Special Collections


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