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Auction 161, Lot 748


"New Zealand", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: New Zealand, Australia

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 15.1 inches
28.4 x 38.4 cm
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This delicately engraved chart shows both major islands (here called New Ulster (North I., or Ahi na Maui) and New Munster (Middle I., or Te Wai-pounamu)) in good detail, particularly along their coastlines. A note within New Munster reads, "The mountains in this island seem to form coast-ridges, similar to those in the Northern I., with a table-land in the interior," followed by reference information. Insets detail The Settled Portion of Western Australia and Van Diemens Land, and locate the counties, towns and cities, rivers, lakes, and mountains of these areas. Drawn and engraved by W. Hughes.


Condition: A

Pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2017