James Cook. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere. To determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe... Vol. 3. 3rd edition. Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, . . . Herey and Mckenzie, 1784.
Robert McNab, in his speech presenting his collection to Dunedin Public Libraries said: “Engaged in the work of writing the history of New Zealand prior to its becoming a British Colony, a commencement was made with the books descriptive of the first voyages to this part of the world.”
This formed the basis of what is now the Voyages Collection, housed within the Heritage Collections, and currently comprising some 400 volumes, of which 2 are displayed in this case.
Showing: “Plan of the Bay of Awatska on the east coast of Kamtschatka (Russia) (with) Plan of the harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, surveyed by William Bligh, master of the Resolution.”