New Zealand Maps


Here are the maps for sale at New Zealand Fine Prints - NZ's specialists in antique maps and vintage charts as well as prints and posters of NZ maps ready to go on your wall. 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.