Story: Tupaia

Tupaia's chart

Tupaia's chart

Tupaia’s chart from 1769 is evidence of the intricacy and detail of Polynesian knowledge of the South Pacific, and a striking contrast to the emptiness of the same space in European maps of the time. 

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British Library
Reference: ADD MS 21593c

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How to cite this page:

Joan Druett. 'Tupaia', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2017. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)