Map of the Colony of New Zealand from Official Documents
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This was the best map of New Zealand at that time. First issued in the 1830s, this state shows the progress in the exploration and development of New Zealand, but still pre-dates the addition of New Zealand's counties.
The three islands of New Zealand are labelled as New Ulster, New Munster and New Leinster, a nomenclature, soon abandoned, that coincided with the period of Irish immigration following the Potato Famine. Settlements are shown in red and include those of the Canterbury Association.