World

The World According to the Late Discoveries

Copper engraving, engraved by Neele & Stockley, 352 Strand; published by G.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane, London, 1825.

Size of paper: 8 1/2 " x 16 1/2"

Generally very good condition throughout. Original vertical folds as issued, some light offsetting. Very minor losses to lower margin due to scorch marks, which would be hidden by judicious framing.

An attractive early nineteenth century map showing the world as twin hemispheres, with Australia here still identified as New Holland. Matthew Flinders' suggestion that New Holland be renamed Australia in 1804 was initially rejected, but the new name was finally officially approved by the British government in 1824. Despite this, the name New Holland continued to be used in official government correspondence well into the 1830s

 

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