C1793

Karte des fünften Welttheils Polynesien oder Inselwelt, zum Gebrauch des Handbuchs der Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte dieses Welttheils

Mapmaker:

Johann Traugott Plant

Johann Plant’s map of the western Pacific using Djurberg’s name Ulimaroa for Australia. Djurberg published the first Swedish map showing Cook’s first voyage discoveries in Australia and the Pacific in 1780 (Tooley 446. p.58). His use of the name, propagated … Read Full Description

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S/N: RLAR-070-AM-1793–226366
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Full Title:

Karte des fünften Welttheils Polynesien oder Inselwelt, zum Gebrauch des Handbuchs der Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte dieses Welttheils

Date:

C1793

Mapmaker:

Johann Traugott Plant

Condition:

One spot at left otherwise in good condition, with multiple folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

635mm 
x 445mm
AUTHENTICITY
Karte des fünften Welttheils Polynesien oder Inselwelt, zum Gebrauch des Handbuchs der Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte dieses Welttheils - Antique Print from 1793

Genuine antique
dated:

1793

Description:

Johann Plant’s map of the western Pacific using Djurberg’s name Ulimaroa for Australia. Djurberg published the first Swedish map showing Cook’s first voyage discoveries in Australia and the Pacific in 1780 (Tooley 446. p.58). His use of the name, propagated continued use by various mapmakers into the 19th century. He had based his application of the name on Cook’s account of his time in New Zealand.

From Plant, Handbuch einer vollständigen Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte Polynesiens.

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