"Nouvelle Carte Illustree de l'Oceanie", Vuillemin, Alexander A.
Subject: South Pacific
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: Geographie Commerciale et Industrielle
Color: Hand Color
33 x 23.5 inches
83.8 x 59.7 cm
Very attractive and scarce map of the islands in the South Pacific. This map provides very good detail of the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia and Polynesia with a colored key to colonial and native holdings. Great detail and notations throughout, especially in Australia. Two insets; one being of the Marquises, the other of the findings from an expedition led by James Ross who explored the South Pole under England's flag, and on January 12, 1841 planted a flag on what they claimed as Victoria Land. The volcanic Mt. Erebus was named after one of Ross' ships. Map is flanked with panels of fourteen finely engraved vignettes featuring the diverse people, exotic animals and various industries of the region.
Original color. Professional paper restoration in bottom margin, not affecting map. Light damp stain in top margin affecting title.