I may be a bit of a piratess but I am a truthful one so for those inquiring minds--- the map below of Captain Cook's world voyages was REAL! Yep, sure enough, my pal Louise was completely correct. It was likely drawn up in approximately 1785 as I've had it professionally assessed. Some of you realise I have been an avid fan of TV shows like Antique Roadshow and this is something I have dreamed about for years. Finding a treasure... and yes, I did draw a ship on my best ever antique find.
The story wraps up with a bit of a twist. Once I discovered the map was an original (and possibly worth a few thousand dollars) I decided to find out who donated it to the Deuba School Yard Sale as most of the donations came from fellow yogis. Turns out, it was donated by a friend of mine! Long story short, I've had the map restored and my friend and rightful owner of the map is looking to sell it. She will reimburse my costs of restoration and I'll definitely ask for my investment of $1 back as well. (Just kidding)
Anyone interested? Cheers!