Franz Visscher’s chart of the discoveries made by Abel Tasman during his 1642–43 and 1644 voyages through the south-west Pacific records the first place names given in New Zealand by Europeans. The name New Zealand – Nova Zeelandia in Latin – displaced ‘Staten Landt’ once it was realised that Staten Landt at the bottom of South America was an island.
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National Library of New Zealand, General Lending Collection
Reference: B-K 741-96
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