Auction 170, Lot 698

"Van-Diemans Land", Teesdale, Henry

Subject: Tasmania

Period: 1834 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 16.1 inches
33.3 x 40.9 cm

This uncommon, detailed map of Tasmania is typically seen as an inset on other maps of Australia from the period. It shows the settled areas of Cornwall and Buckingham with 37 districts keyed to the map. Locates Hobart on the southern coast and Georgetown on the northern coast. A large unsettled region is unnamed in the west, with a notation near Sarahs Island stating it is "a place of Exile for Convicts, sent from Hobart Town." Drawn and engraved by John Dower.


Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on a sheet with a "J Whatman 1834" watermark.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/14/2018