|BC612M||250 Years of the First Voyage of Captain Cook Miniature Sheet Cover, unsigned||£25.00||Buy Now|
|BC612MS2||250 Years of the First Voyage of Captain Cook Miniature Sheet Cover, signed by David Owen||£26.95||Limited Availability|
|BC612MS||250 Years of the First Voyage of Captain Cook Miniature Sheet Cover, signed by Vanessa Collingridge||£30.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 16/08/2018
Issue Name: 250 Years of the First Voyage of Captain Cook Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
2018 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook setting sail in one of the greatest voyages of discovery of all time aboard HMS Endeavour with nearly 100 men including astronomers, artists and scientists. This great cover will showcase the miniature sheet which details the maps and paintings of Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti as they were found on the first journey, along with our special Plymouth postmark (which is where the voyage set off). It is available signed by British author and broadcaster Vanessa Collingridge, or David Owen (Lord Owen of Plymouth).
Captain Cook's Three Pacific Voyages
Captain James Cook (27th November 1728-14th February 1779) was a British explorer and Post-Captain in the Royal Navy. He was also a navigator and cartographer, making detailed maps of Newfoundland as well as mapping the Pacific from the Antarctic to Arctic Circles during his three famous voyages of exploration. These voyages provided the scientists on board – and those back home - with important new information about the Pacific Ocean and the people, plants and animals they encountered on its islands and shores.
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Dr Vanessa Collingridge has produced and presented on all five British national terrestrial television channels, as well as BBC national radio. In 2000 she took leave to author two biographies, one of 18th Century explorer James Cook and one of Celtic warrior queen Boudica in 2007. She returned to television as writer and narrator of the four-part mini-series Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery.
David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH, PC, FRCP is a British politician and physician. Owen served as British Foreign Secretary from 1977 to 1979, at the age of 38 the youngest person in over forty years to hold the post.