This embroidered map is attributed to Elizabeth Cook, the wife of Captain James Cook. It depicts the western hemisphere and route of Cook's three voyages to the Pacific. The four corners of the cloth are decorated with embroidered floral sprigs and the map is marked with lines of longitude and latitude. Cook's three expeditions greatly improved European knowledge of Australia and the Pacific region. Narratives, charts and illustrations representing the voyages were popular with British society at the time.