"Carte de l'Australie, (Partie Sud-Ouest de l'Oceanie)", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1834 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique et Historique…
Color: Hand Color
20.7 x 14.3 inches
52.6 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 at top left is centered on the unnamed Sydney and has a key locating the nineteen 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. This is the updated 1834 map from the 1826 edition. With Brue's embossed seal and a decorative keyboard-style border.
A strong impression and original outline color on a heavy sheet. There is a hint of offsetting, otherwise fine.