Australia New Holland Philippines c.1849 Meyer scarce detailed antique map
$ 74.95

Asian Archipelago and New Holland

(Oceania, Philippines, Australia )

Published c.1850-2, Hildburghausen, Germany by Meyer

Fine antique engraved German map with original outline hand color.

Relatively early and interesting map in the cartographic development of Australia. Two detailed insets at bottom left depicting Southwest Australia with colonies and below this a larger one of New South Wales.

Produced in a manner utterly unique to this era in terms of engraving technique and color. The original outline hand coloring is entirely correct and specific to this map-maker. We have seen thousands of mid-19th century Meyer maps over the years and this is an excellent typical example. Ready for display.

A detailed and increasingly uncommon mid-19th century German map which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.

In Good antiquarian condition, age dustiness or small scattered age spotting as seen, sheet displays normal age toning & wear, overall the map remains visually attractive. Paper is ca. 170 years old, signs of age, not new or perfect, if you like genuine old paper items with minor flaws and imperfections, you will like this item. If you are seeking perfect and like new, this is not the map for you.

Please inspect scan closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These scan forms a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study it carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown.

[ note: We grade very conservatively. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].

Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W.


Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten, 3.3.2. (p.159)

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3, p. 245