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Monday, June 01, 2020

Captain James Coook agrégation 2020 option civilisation post 59: Tupaia and his map

One of the questions opened up by the first expedition is the role of various loclas who travelled for a time on Cook's ship. There were quite a few of these - some of them just joining the ship as far as the nex island, some intending to go to England with the ship. One of the best known is Tupaia, and surviving  drawings and maps have given historians plenty to work on. Here is an important article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00223344.2018.1512369

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