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Part of the Southern Hemisphere, with the track of HMS RESOLUTION through the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

Part of the Southern Hemisphere, with the track of HMS RESOLUTION through the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
Chart of part of the Southern Hemisphere.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: This chart was drawn up by the Master of the 'Resolution', Joseph Gilbert, who was responsible for sailing the ship. One of the aims of Cook's second voyage was to disprove the existence of a great southern continent other than Antarctica. By sailing through the area in which it was thought to be, Cook achieved this aim. The track of the 'Resolution' is marked on the chart.
Creator: Joseph Gilbert
Date: c. 1775
Credit line: UK Hydrographic Office (ref A859 - Be1)
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