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Note on an early chart showing the tracks of Tasman's voyages in 1642 and 1644

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Mault, Alfred (1894) Note on an early chart showing the tracks of Tasman's voyages in 1642 and 1644. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 27-33.

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Abstract

The Government of Tasmania very liberally caused to be
photo-lithographed a facsimile copy .which I had made of a
chart showing the tracks of Tasman in his two voyages of
of discovery in the years 1642 and 1644. The chart copied is in the Sloane Collection in the British Museum, and is
marked on the back " Bibl. Sloan. 5222, 12. N.W. Closet 16."
It is evidently a manuscript of the latter half of the 17th
century, and was certainly copied by an Englishman, and
probably from the original chart of Francz Jacobsz Visser, the
chief pilot on board the Heemskirk on Tasman's first voyage,
and captain and chief pilot of the Lemmen, Tasman's flagship
in the expedition of 1644. A reduced map from the same
chart is given in Major's "Early Voyages to Terra Australis,"
published in 1859 by the Hakluyt Society.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 27-33
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

The title of this article listed on the contents page is "Note on a MS Chart in the British Museum, showing Tasman's tracks in the voyage of 1642-4 (charts)". In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 01:25
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:52
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