Monthly Archives: April 2015

A bank account for

Robert and Penny set up this website as volunteers, because we wanted to increase awareness of Tasman’s role in global and New Zealand history. Robert has done most of the posts so far, but is happy for others with a … Continue reading

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Is there stylistic evidence of more than one SAC illustration copyist

Robert Jenkin wrote: Till very recently I speculated that some of the later SAC illustrations, including ‘people of Island Moa Iamna and other surrounding islands’ and ‘Thus appears the vessel of Noua Guinea and people dwelling therein’ might have been … Continue reading

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Was Gilsemans really Tasman’s primary draughtsman?

Who was the expedition’s primary draughtsman, and was there more than one? Some commentators have attributed ‘A View of Murderers’ Bay’ to Isaac Gilsemans. On August 1st 1642 Gilsemans was described as having “fair knowledge of seafaring, and the drawing … Continue reading

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