On the way to New Zealand, the wild ocean determines our lives: We seaman live with the winds, the weather and the ocean – the sea is our living space. We are on the high sea for days, no land in sight, blue is the sky and blue is the endless water. Blue as far as the eye can see – until the 7th of October 1769, when the youngster Nicholas Young sighted the East Coast of New Zealand.
In the next weeks, the Endeavour circumnavigates the new land, whereby our Captain, James Cook, charts the coastline. The result is an astonishingly accurate map of New Zealand.
There are many different ways to design a world map, have a look at the design of Jack's world map.