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Old antique chart of the Pacific Ocean (Southwest) - Australia, by Fr. Valentyn.

Item number:26603
Category:Antique maps > Australia
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Kaart der Reyse van Abel Tasman Volgens syn eygen Opstel. - Fr. Valentyn, 1724-26.

Old chart of the Pacific Ocean (Southwest) - Australia, by Fr. Valentyn.

Date of the first edition: 1726
Date of this map: 1724-26

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 30.5 x 46.5cm (11.9 x 18.1 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Landwehr (VOC), 467.3b(22); Tooley (Australia), p. 212 #69; Schilder (Australia), p.152 - Pl.XXXII.

From: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, vervattende Een Naaukeurige en Uitvoerige Verhandelinge van Nederlands Mogendheyd In die Geweesten. Amsterdam, J. van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1724-26.

Shows the route of Abel Tasman's voyage in 1642, on which he discovered Tasmania and New Zealand and proved that Australia was not part of the Great Southern Continent. The map also shows the discoveries in northern Australia made on Tasman's second voyage in 1644.

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