"Carte Generale de l'Oceanie ou Cinquieme Partie du Monde", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1827 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
20.4 x 14.4 inches
51.8 x 36.6 cm
Beautifully engraved and attractive map that shows the entire South Pacific Ocean. It extends to include the entire East Indies, southern China, part of Japan, and across the Pacific to show the Baja Peninsula and part of Mexico. Australia is labeled Nouvelle Hollande with its interior virtually blank. The detail of the harbors throughout is excellent and the contours of the coasts and island groups are very finely engraved. With Brue's embossed seal and a decorative keyboard-style border.
References: Tooley (Australia) p. 36, #250.
Very nice, bright example with fine impression, contemporary outline color and wide, untrimmed margins. There are a couple of tiny spots in margins that do not distract.