The British Library will be putting on an interesting exhibition of maps, artworks and journals from the voyages of James Cook.
It was 250 years ago that Captain Cook set sail from Plymouth in his ship Endeavour, and this exhibition will include some of the original documents made by the accompanying artists, scientists and seamen on board.
Log books and pages from Cook's own journal will chart their crossing of the Antarctic Circle, and drawings by a Polynesian high priest and their navigator Tupaia will be shown alongside works by expedition artists Sydney Parkinson, John Webber and William Hodges, together with rare books and newly-commissioned videos.
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