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Old antique chart of Australia, by Melchisedech Thevenot.

Item number:26341
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***   French milestone map of Australia - Very rare first edition   ***

 

Hollandia Nova detecta 1644. - Terre Australe decouuerte l'an 1644. - Melchisedech Thevenot, 1663.


Old map of Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea, by Melchisedech Thevenot.

Date of the first edition: 1663
Date of this map: 1663

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 52.5cm (14.8 x 20.5 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: New upper left corner (in white area).
Condition Rating: A
References: Clancy, p.82 Map 6.12; Schilder (Australia), Map 85; Tooley (Australia), #12148; Suarez (SE Asia), p.208.

From: Relations de Divers Voyages Curieux. 1663.

Thevenot's Tasman map is a cornerstone map of the mapping of Australia. It is one of the first to show parts of the Australian coastline in detail, based on Tasman's 1644 voyage. It shows part of the coast of New Guinea, Tasmania, and much of the east coast of Australia, and is a basic work of Australian cartography. This first state has no rhumblines and does not show the route of Tasman.

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