Arrowsmith, Aaron

1804

New Holland or Australia by Aaron Arrowsmith

New Holland from Arrowsmiths large chart of the Pacific Ocean.

DESCRIPTION: 

Antique map of Australia from Arrowsmith's large chart of the Pacific Ocean, published here in smaller format. (Published by John Conrad & Co., Philadelphia. 1804).

The odd shape of the Australian continent reflects the poor knowledge of that continent in 1804. Use of dark coloration for the sea makes this plate easily distinguishable from other maps of the era. Contains interesting comments about the geography and documents dates of exploration for the Australian coast. Edel's Land. 1619; C.F. de Wits Landt Discovered in 1628 Black Inhabitants;

This unusual antique map was published in A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time. Containing sixty-three maps, drawn by Arrowsmith and Lewis. Published by John Conrad & Co. [and others]. Philadelphia . 1804. (Source: davidrumsey.com).

CREATOR: 

Arrowsmith, Aaron

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1804

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

Australia

BODY OF WATER: 

Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: 

Good.  Short margins narrow to .25" in places. Plate has 5 binding holes bottom margin. Strong, firm, wove paper. Age-appropriate wear.

COLORING: 

None.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

52

PRICE: 

$450

Next shipping date: 10/2/2018.   

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