World Australia Torrens Hook shape Wilke's Polar 1859 Stieler Berghaus old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Erdkarte in Mercator's Projection.
(World Australia Torrens Hook shape Polar)
Issued 1859, Gotha Germany by Perthes for Ad. Stieler.
Cartography by F. von Stulpnagel.
Shows the fictitious hook shape to Lake Torrens. Also of note for the scattering of specific places names with dates along the coast of the southern continent Antactica.
Scarce mid-19th century antique map. Engraved with original outline hand color.
Sheet displays small minor signs of age, some centerfold toning, light evidence of some handling, but overall still clean and well preserved. Fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 14" x 17".
Printed area measures c. 12 3/4" x 14 3/4".
Espenhorst, Bibliographisches Hanbuch- Andree, Stieler, Meyer & Co ., p. 110; 220.127.116.11.
Wolter & Grim, Images of the World , pp. 208-18.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, p. 216-7.