C1824

Map of Van Dieman's Land.

Mapmaker:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

A scarce and attractive early map of Van Diemans Land with an inset of Hobart at lower left. Additional notes such as, “Beautiful open country” and “well watered” were obviously intended for prospective emigrants. References: Tooley 334 Plate 213

$A 550

S/N: TAS-1824-LIZA–230119
(C027)
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Full Title:

Map of Van Dieman’s Land.

Date:

C1824

Mapmaker:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

Condition:

Right hand side margin reinstated, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 300mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Van Dieman's Land. - Antique Map from 1824

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

A scarce and attractive early map of Van Diemans Land with an inset of Hobart at lower left. Additional notes such as, “Beautiful open country” and “well watered” were obviously intended for prospective emigrants.
References: Tooley 334 Plate 213

Mapmaker:

William Home Lizars (1788–1859)

Lizars was born at Edinburgh in 1788. He was an artist and engraver, the son of Daniel Lizars, and brother of the surgeon John Lizars.

His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine.His father was a publisher and an engraver and Lizars was apprenticed to his father. He furthered his studies at the Trustees’ Academy, Edinburgh. Lizars took over his fathers business on his death. Lizars met J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826  and agreed to publish Audubo Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books.

He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy.

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