Errors on the Original

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     This miniature sheet was issued by New Zealand in 1990 to commemorate the Stamp World Exhibition held in May that year in London. The map on the sheet is a reproduction of Captain James Cook's chart of 1769-1770. There are two specific errors on Cook's map: Bank's Peninsula on the East coast of the South Island is drawn as an island and identified as "Banks's Island," and Stewart Island at the very South end of the South Island is shown as connected to the mainland.

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