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LAPIE, Pierre, 1779-1850 : 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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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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