Southern Hemisphere New Holland unexplored Australia South Pole c.1786 Dutch mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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(Southern Hemisphere / South Pole / New Holland / Australia / South America / Africa)
Issued Amsterdam, c. 1786-88 by Nicholaes Theodorus Gravius.
Engraved by Lindeman.
Fascinating late 18th century antique engraved map with nice outline hand color.
Of particular note is the prominent depiction of Australia with the entire East coast still blank and unexplored. New Zealand is also undefined. Numerous other hints of land masses with undefined coasts across the Southern Ocean region.
Curious inset maps at left include Soloman Island group, particularly Guadalcanal and above it Bouvet Island, Cape Circumcision of the Antarctic continent, etc.
Minor light toning and small scattered age spotting as typical for maps of this vintage, perhaps some minor paper flaws, but to our eyes and for most people, an entirely acceptable and very nice looking example of this antique map.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4" x 12 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 7" x 10 1/2".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, p. 205.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici , II, Gra-2 (noting that the maps were based on those of Baalde & de Leth. Indeed, the imprint indicates a Deventer imprint of Jan de Lat with cartography by J. Keizer.)