Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map
Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map Oceania Australia New Zealand Polynesia Micronesia Hawaii Fiji 1856 Kohler map
$ 150.00

Australien oder Oceanien Nach den besten Quellen, besonders nach d'Urille, Rienzi, Meinecke w.s.w. von Kohler.

(Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Micronesia, Fiji, Hawaii)

Issued Leipzig, Germany, 1856 by Hinrich (for Stein). Map by Kohler.

Remarkably detailed mid-19th century antique map. Engraved with original outline hand color.

Scarce folio-sheet German map, of note for the very prominent clear and entirely erroneous hook shaped Lake Torrens which has engraved within the hook Reis 1840, clearly indicating the completely erroneous shape has been based upon or confirmed by a trip in 1840.

Color-coded key at bottom left includes designations for the region's various colonial European holdings. Four columns listing districts or provinces of 5 States or Territories. Interior almost entirely empty of features or divisions. Uncommon projection which distorts the shape of the continent. Profusion of hundreds of tiny islands named, longitude given from Ferro island.

Minor light toning and small scattered age spotting as typical for maps of this vintage, perhaps small minor paper flaws, but to our eyes and for most people, an entirely acceptable and nice looking example of this uncommon large-format map.

Sheet measures c. 20" x 16 1/4".

Printed area measures c. 19" x 15 1/4".

Tooley, Mapping of Australia, 818- Only noting an 1847 state but not this later [revised?] one.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, p. 210.

Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten, p. 363.

[R27654].