"Australien oder Oceanien", Kohler, Oberlieutnant, A.H.
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1849 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm
Possibly from Stieler's Hand Atlas, this nicely engraved chart extends from Bali and Borneo in the west to French Polynesia in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Includes Australia and New Zealand, the Philippines, Hawaiian Islands, the Marshall Islands, and more. Hand colored to show the colonial claims of England, Spain, Holland, France, and Portugal. Published by J.C. Hinrichs and engraved by H. Leutemann, both of Leipzig.
Stain in lower area of map and a few tears at right, a couple with old repairs on verso. Two longer tears at left entering map, with old paper repairs on verso.