Map of New Zealand, 1835.
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Engraving by Tardieu. Abel Tasman (1603-c 1659) was the first European to visit New Zealand in 1642. Illustration from 'Voyage pittoresque autour du monde' ('Picturesque voyage round the world') by Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), published in Paris, 1834-1835. This work is based on his travels between 1826 and 1829, and includes extracts of the voyages of other navigators such as James Cook, Magellan, Tasman and Duperrey.