"Carte de l'Australie, (Partie Sud-Ouest de l'Oceanie)", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1826 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 14.3 inches
53.3 x 36.3 cm
This is a terrific and attractive map of New Holland which includes New Zealand and New Guinea, plus many smaller islands of the East Indies. The coastal detail is exceptional with a large number of place names, but the interior is virtually blank. An inset of the southeast coast is centered on the unnamed Sydney and has a key locating the nine political divisions. The inset locates Port Macquarie, Port Jackson, Port Hunter, Port Stephens, Botany Bay, and extends into the interior well west of the Blue Mountains. With Brue's embossed seal and a decorative keyboard-style border.
Wide, original margins with one small spot above title, light offsetting in the image, and a centerfold separation confined to top blank margin that has been closed on recto with archival tape.