Abel Janszoon Tasman: His Life and Voyages, and the Discovery of Van Diemen's Land in 1642

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"No life of the first circumnavigator of Australia has hitherto appeared in English. Nothing has been accessible to the English reader but an abstract of one voyage and a few lines in biographical dictionaries. This is scarcely surprising, when we consider how careless Tasman's own countrymen have been of his fame. Fifty years ago all that had been printed in his own country consisted of short abstracts of a few voyages, and these were hidden away in bulky collections. Even the date and place of his birth were matter for ...

Abel Janszoon Tasman: His Life and Voyages, and the Discovery of Van Diemen's Land in 1642 2008, Dodo Press, Gloucester

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