New Zealand Maps & Charts
Welcome to the antique maps and charts gallery at New Zealand Fine Prints - NZ's specialists in antique, reproduction and original prints. Abel Tasman mapped part of the west coast when he rediscovered the islands of New Zealand in 1642. Captain James Cook first charted NZ's coastline in 1769. Cook's New Zealand map shows Banks Peninsula as an island and Stewart Island as a peninsula, but they were the only mistakes of significance. Seventeenth and eighteenth century maps of New Zealand are highly decorative. Engravers like Zatta added pictures of Maori villages or mythical sea monsters. Other New Zealand maps at NZ Fine Prints show the tracks of European explorers in spidery coloured lines. Antique New Zealand maps and charts are an excellent choice if you are searching for the perfect New Zealand gift. We offer free giftwrapping and deliver promptly anywhere in New Zealand or around the world.