Abel Janszoon Tasman’s Journal of his discovery of Van Diemen’s Land and New Zealand in 1642..
44cm x 29cm. , 59, 163, 21,  pages, black and white illustrations, 5 folding maps in rear pocket. Blue 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.
Near Fine Condition in Very Good Jacket. Very minor handling wear. Minor tanning to slightly misfolded jacket, with 3cm closed tear to tail of front panel. Near Fine Condition.
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