Auction 142, Lot 706

"Australia [on sheet with] Settled Part of New South Wales", Wilkes, Charles

Subject: Australia

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: United States Exploring Expedition

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 8.3 inches
29.2 x 21.1 cm

This map illustrates the entirety of Australia on the left side with an enlarged rendering of New South Wales to the right. The map of Australia breaks up the country into its different colonies along with their respective dates of establishment. The map extends to include islands north of Australia from Celebes (now Sulawesi) to North Britain. The map of New South Wales shows the most important cities, towns, capes, ports, rivers, mountains, and plains along the coast. Engraved by E. Tappan.

References: Tooley (Australia) #1355.

Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold with faint offsetting and a small stain below the title of New South Wales.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/28/2012

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