Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land
and Settled parts of Australia, Respectfully Described to Major Sir T.L. Mitchell.
A superb, highly detailed, large map of the newly colonised areas in Australia. Inset maps showing Western Australia, Van Diemen’s Land, prior to being renamed Tasmania, and plans of Sydney and Adelaide, each city in their infancy. Each political land division is separately coloured. Cartographer James Wyld was successor to William Faden, one of the luminaries of late eighteenth century publishing in England. Wyld maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century. Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, Geographer To Her Majesty. London. A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Consisting of a Complete Collection of Maps of the Four Quarters of the Globe; Delineating their Physical Features and Coloured to show the Limits of their respective states.
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Size: 945 x 630 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Original fold lines as issued. On two sheets dissected and joined with linen. The map folds are quite pronounced.