"Australien (Sudland) auch Polynesien oder Inselwelt, Insgemein der Funfte Welttheil...", Walch, Johannes
Subject: South Pacific Ocean, Australia
Period: 1802 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 18.8 inches
60.2 x 47.8 cm
This German map of the South Pacific Ocean features the tracks of numerous explorers, including Cook, Tasman, Marshall, Byron, Wallace, Bougainville, and more. There is excellent detail of place names along the coastline of Australia and New Zealand, and numerous tiny islands are named as far east as French Polynesia. New Zealand is labeled by its Maori names. New Guinea is still presented in a very rudimentary shape. This map was revised and republished in 1820, 1824, and 1826. This is the first edition.
References: Tooley (Australia) #1309.
A nice impression with attractive color and minor soiling. A previous owner's stamp appears on verso, with minor show-through on recto.