Cook tiny character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1997 limited edition of 2,500 for Lawleys By Post. James Cook (1728-1779), England's most famous eighteenth century navigator, is considered one of the world's greatest explorers. He commanded three voyages of discovery for Great Britain and sailed around the world twice. His voyages led to the establishment of colonies throughout the Pacific by several European countries. In the Endeavor he commanded a scientific expedition to Tahiti to observe a solar eclipse by Venus (1768-71). The first European to visit New Zealand, Cook circumnavigated the islands, then charted part of Australia, claiming all of Eastern Australia for Britain. In his second around-the-world voyage he sailed around parts of Antarctica (1772-75), and discovered several Pacific Island groups. On his third voyage (1776-78) he became the first known European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. A globe and navigation chart of Australia form the handle of this jug.
Great Explorers Tiny Set