“The Bay of Murderes,” A Collection of Authentic, Useful, and Entertaining Voyages and Discoveries: Digested in a Chronological Series, 1765, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, G160.B27 rare.

Abel Janszoon Tasman

1603 CE - 1659 CE

Dutch East India Company

Primary Goal:

To find new routes to trade for goods and to have a market to sell Dutch products.


He discovered what is now called Tasmania and New Zealand. He also mapped out areas around Australia.