Chart of New Zealand drawn by Cook during his first voyage, around 1770.
CO 700/NEWZEALAND1: New Zealand by Lt James Cook, Commander of the Endeavour c1770, Catalogue Ref: CO 700/NEWZEALAND1
OR THE ISLANDS OF
AEHEINOMOUWE AND TOVYPOENAMMU
LYING IN THE
BY LIEUT J. COOK COMMANDER OF HIS MAJESTYS BARK THE ENDEAVOUR
BY THE SAID BARK IN THE LATTER END OF 1769 AND BEGINNING OF 1770.
Note: The prick’d line shows the track of the ship.
Across the South Island:
Across the North Island:
Place names on South Island, clockwise from top:
Queen Charlottes Sound
Five Fingers Point
In between the islands:
Place names on North Island, clockwise from top:
Bay of Islands
Hen and Chickens
Court of Alderman
Bay of Plenty
Many Fortified Towns
Low Land Point
Low Land Bay
High Land Point
Much Cultivated Land
Young Nicks Head
Isle of Portland
The Desart Coast
Cape Maria Van Diem
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Source 1a and b.
- List what you can see in both maps.
- The maps show the two islands of New Zealand. Can you spot any differences/similarities between them?
- What different attitudes/viewpoints do the creators of the maps reflect?
- Why do you think Cook focuses more on the geographic details of New Zealand, and Tuki reveals more about memories, stories, sacred places, and useful resources?
- Do the different maps make you feel or think about different things about New Zealand?