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GELLATLY, John, 1802-1859 : EAST INDIA ISLANDS & AUSTRALASIA.
Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers, . A neatly worked mid 19th century map – taking in Australia, New Zealand and the whole of Indonesia – by the Scottish mapmaker and engraver John Gellatly. Originally produced for W. & R. Chambers’ "Atlas of Modern and Ancient Geography" (Edinburgh : 1845).
LAPIE, Pierre, 1779-1850 : [MAP OF AUSTRALASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC] OCÉANIQUE.
[Paris : 1812]. An early, attractive and elegantly engraved map of Australasia, Indonesia and the South Pacific by Pierre Lapie, premier geographer to the French king. Australia ("Nouvelle Hollande") is given great prominence. With a pleasant cartouche of rocks, trees and ocean. Engraved by Jean Baptiste Chamouin, with the lettering by Giraldon.
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LEVASSEUR, Victor : [MAP OF AUSTRALASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC] OCÉANIE.
Paris : A. Combette, . A highly dramatic antique map, depicting Australasia and the South Pacific and forming a complete geography lesson: the map is set in the middle of a composite picture illustrating various aspects of life in the South Seas. A panel of text explains the history of the area. The geography is provided by Victor Levasseur and the artwork by Raimond Bonheur, father of the celebrated Rosa Bonheur – and the whole engraved by Laguillermie. Originally produced for the "Atlas universel illustré".
NEELE, James, 1791-1868 & STOCKLEY, Samuel, 1782?-1861 : POLYNESIA AND AUSTRALASIA.
London : 1825. An attractive antique map, with full original hand colour, of Australasia and the South Pacific, with Australia ("Terra Australis") forming the dominant feature. Engraved by James Neele and Samuel Stockley and originally produced for the “Encyclopaedia Londinensis”.
RAPKIN, John, 1813-1899 : AUSTRALIA.
London & New York : Tallis & Co., [ca.1851]. A most attractive mid-nineteenth century map – and one of the few highly decorative old maps of Australia. The still empty landmass is surrounded by vignettes – a view of Sydney, local fauna, etc., and the whole is enclosed within a decorative border. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with the additional decorative work engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from designs by J. Marchant.
STANFORD, Edward, 1827-1904 : STANFORD’S GENERAL MAP OF AUSTRALIA.
London : Edward Stanford, 1894. The earliest edition of this handsome and popular map of Australia, versions of which remained in print until the 1960s. Late nineteenth-century Australia is shown in some detail at a scale of eighty miles to the inch, while special features include spot-heights, tracks of travellers, etc. An inset map of the British Empire marks out the telegraph lines and cables connecting Asia, Australia and Europe.
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