James Cook - The Voyages

Stunningly illustrated history tells the story of James Cook’s three voyages into the Pacific, including his visits to New Zealand.

By William Frame Laura Walker

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  • Themes include the navigation and charting of the Pacific; first encounters between Western and indigenous cultures; the representation of the voyages in art; and scientific discovery and the natural world interwoven with the personal stories of the key protagonists, including James Cook and Joseph Banks.
  • Illustrations - mostly from the British Library’s rich Captain Cook collection - include drawings by all the artists employed on the voyage, as well as the only surviving paintings by Tupaia, a Polynesian high priest who joined Cook’s ship at Tahiti and sailed to New Zealand and Australia.
  • This landmark book coincides with a major British Library exhibition of the same name marking the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first voyage.

Paperback 256 pages



William Frame Laura Walker

William Frame is Head of Modern Archives and Manuscripts at the British Library.

Laura Walker is Lead Curator of Modern Archives and Manuscripts 1850–1950 at the

British Library.