Mug: Captain Cook and The Transits of Mercury and Venus in 1769. (White Mug)

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Mug: Captain Cook and The Transits of Mercury and Venus in 1769. (White Mug)

High quality ceramic mug.

Inspired by Captain Cook's first voyage through the Pacific in 1769.

We carefully studied Cook's ship's log, marine chart and diaries. These gave us a wealth of ideas for our design.

The primary aim of Cook's first voyage was to observe the transits of Venus and Mercury past the sun. Timing these at several places was the first way to accurately estimate the distance to the sun. He observed the transit of Venus at Tahiti on June 3, 1769 and of Mercury at Mercury Bay on Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand on 9 November 1769.

Discover delightful details. See Captain Cook and the arched rock of Mercury Bay. See the path of Venus on an antique map of Tahiti. Admire a planetarium and orrery from the period (an orrery is a clockwork model of the solar system).

The finer details:

  • Decorated with our antique inspired art and design
  • Created on demand in Auckland, New Zealand
  • High quality gift packaging showcases mug and minimises waste. Packaging is our design, recyclable and made in New Zealand
  • Strong ceramic construction
  • Large comfortable handle
  • 350ml / 11 fl oz
  • 95mm high, 82mm diameter
  • Meets or exceeds United States FDA requirements for food and drink safety
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

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