Tessa Duder - First Map tour - Nelson

18:00 pm
20:00 pm
Elma Library
27 Halifax St, East
Nelson

Meet Tessa Duder, and hear the story of how James Cook charted the first map of Aotearoa New Zealand 250 years ago. This talk is based on Tessa's new book, First Map, illustrated by David Elliot.

Tessa Duder has been long fascinated by James Cook’s iconic ‘New Zealand’ chart, and the challenges he overcame to create it. With some experience of sailing on a modern square-rigger, she set out to write a straightforward account of Lieutenant James Cook’s circumnavigation over the summer of 1769-70.