"[Lot of 3] Oceanie [and] The Pacific Ocean [and] Islands of Importance Not Delineated at Large in the Other Maps of the Atlas",
Subject: Pacific Ocean
Period: 1844-60 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. Oceanie, by Charles V. Monin, from Bibliotheque Universelle des Voyages, circa 1844 (25.8 x 18.1"). This handsome map spans the South Pacific Ocean. It depicts Indochina, the Malay Archiepelago, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and other Polynesian islands, and, at top right, a portion of Baja California. There is little to no inland detail, but place names line the coasts. There are two insets in the bottom corners, showing Australia's southeastern portion (left) and southern tip (right) with considerable inland detail. A table in Indochina identifies the different island groups and explains the abbreviations. Another large table at right lists the alternative names for the locations covered. Condition: There are numerous centerfold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape, scattered foxing in the image, and light toning along sheet edges. (B)
B. The Pacific Ocean, by Edward Weller, from Weekly Dispatch Atlas, circa 1860 (25.4 x 18.3"). A handsome map of the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North America and south to Australia and New Zealand. While there is little inland detail, place names line the coasts. Features very good detail of the islands in the South Pacific. Issued in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, which was published in monthly segments for subscribers of the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Condition: Minor foxing. (B+)
C. Islands of Importance Not Delineated at Large in the Other Maps of the Atlas, by Edward Weller, from Weekly Dispatch Atlas, circa 1860 (11.8 x 16.8"). Single sheet showing 9 islands or island chains including the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji Islands, Tahiti and Bermuda to name a few. Condition: Light toning with an extraneous vertical crease. (B+)
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