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The Discovery of New Zealand


page xi


James Cook Frontispiece
From an engraving by J. Basire of the portrait painted by William Hodges, the artist on Cook's second voyage, probably about 1776, and published as frontispiece to the official account of that voyage in 1777. The original painting has disappeared.
Tasman's Chart facing page 20
This has been reproduced from the facsimile given in the most recent edition (the Linschoten Society's) of the journal of Tasman's voyage, De Reizen van Abel Janszoon Tasman en Franchoys Jacobszoon Visscher ... uitgegeven door R. Posthumus Meyjes (The Hague, 1919). It has here been so placed as to render clear the line of the coast from south to north, though the drawing in the journal, as the lettering indicates, showed the country 'on its side'.
The Endeavour 21
A reproduction of a very careful dimensional drawing made by the late Captain F. J. Bayldon, of Sydney, N.S.W., on the basis of all the available information, which is full enough to warrant a great measure of accuracy.
Ship Cove 36
From a drawing entitled View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand, by John Webber, the artist on Cook's third voyage, and published by him at London in October, 1790. The rather elongated figures are characteristically Webberian.
Cook Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound 37
From the chart published in Hawkesworth's Voyages, vol. ii. page xii
Chart of Dusky Bay 68
From the engraving by W. Whitchurch, 1776, of the chart made in the Resolution in 1773, and published in Cook's Voyage towards the South Pole and round the World (1777), vol. i.
J. S. C. Dumont D'Urville 69
From the engraving of the portrait by A. Maurin which forms the frontispiece of the Atlas to the Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe (Paris, 1833).
Cook's Chart of New Zealand at end
From a photostat of a chart now in the British Museum, B.M. Add. MS 7085.17. It is impossible to reproduce here what seems to be the earliest chart, a very large one, and probably the work of Cook's own hand—B.M. Add. MS 7085.16. This smaller chart is possibly a reduction of the large one, from which the engraving in Hawkesworth, and that published by the Admiralty, were made. On stylistic grounds it looks like Cook's work.

All these illustrations are reproduced from photographs in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.