Tasman



Abel Janszoon
[ah-buh l yahn-sohn] /ˈɑ bəl ˈyɑn soʊn/ (Show IPA), 1602?–59, Dutch navigator and explorer.
Historical Examples

Port Arthur—one of the penal settlements on Tasman’s Peninsula.
The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) John West

Hamilton mentions that the tradition of Tasman’s visit in 1642 was still preserved.
Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora Edward Edwards

The Hochstetter Fall is a curtain of broken, uneven, fantastic ice coming down 4,000 feet on to the Tasman glacier.
The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves

“This is the second country discovered by us,” says ‘Tasman.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

Thus in 1770 the New Zealanders had no recollection of Tasman’s visit.
Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore Charles Hardwick

He stopped this time at Nomouka, called Rotterdam by Tasman.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

Tasman now sailed east, and after about a week at sea he discovered a high mountainous country, which he named “Staaten Land.”
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

Tasman, who sighted Vanua-mbalavu in 1643, did not communicate with the natives.
The Fijians Basil Thomson

From the hill above one of these lakes, we saw the snowy peaks of Tasman and Cook, fifty miles away.
By Forest Ways in New Zealand F. A. Roberts

It was so named by Tasman, who discovered it in November 1642.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18) Robert Kerr

noun
Abel Janszoon (ˈabəl ˈjansuːn). 1603–59, Dutch navigator, who discovered Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Tonga and Fiji Islands (1642–43)

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