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"Australia's birth certificate" : Joan Blaeu's Archipelagi Orientalis Sive Asiaticus (1663), the earliest known map of Australia and New Zealand. Follows Tasman's voyages of 1642-43 and 1644, on which Australia's mapping of was based until James Cook mapped the eastern coast

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