Carte De La Nle. Zelande Visitee en 1769. et 1770. part le Lieutenant J. Cook Commandant De L'Endeavour...
In looking at the history of European exploration of modern New Zealand, certainly the first was Abel Tasman in 1642, but after a bloody encounter with the native Maori in Golden Bay, they never made it to land. It was over a century later that 1769, Capt Cook and his men landed at Poverty Bay, also had a bloody encounter with the Maori, but persevered made peace with the people. He did a detailed series of studies for the land, people and geography, and produced the foundational maps for the islands.
Condition is very good, with the typical close left and right margins. Bold hand color. Image size is 18.75 x 14.75 (inches)