Abel Janszoon Tasman’s Journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642..
44cm x 29cm. , 59, 163, 21,  pages, black and white illustrations, 5 folding maps in rear pocket. Green cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket.
..with documents relating to his exploration of Australia in 1644 being photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original manuscript in the colonial archives at The Hague with an English translation and facsimiles of original maps to which are added life and labours of Abel Janszoon Tasman by J. E. Heeres, LL. D. Professor at the Dutch Colonial Institute, Delft, and observations made with the compass on Tasman’s voyage by Dr. W. Van Bemmelen, Assistant-Director of the Royal Meteorological Institute, Utrecht. A reprint of the 1898 original in a limited edition of 225 copies.
Minor mottling to cloth of lower board, foxing to rear endpaper and maps in rear pocket. Jacket stained and tanned with chips and tears to edges. Good Condition.