C1823

Southern Hemisphere.

Mapmaker:

JohnThomson (fl 1804 - 1837)

$A 750

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S/N: TANGA-NGAT-002-POL–186845
(RW06)

Full Title:

Southern Hemisphere.

Date:

C1823

Mapmaker:

JohnThomson (fl 1804 - 1837)

Condition:

Repaired split at left centrefold and small repaired tear at right hand side sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 500mm

Paper Size: 

535mm 
x 660mm

Description:

Thomson’s map of the southern hemisphere with Australia charted according to the voyages of Baudin and Flinders. Numerous historical discoveries are noted along the Australian coastline. On watermarked paper dated 1823. 

Collections:
National Library of Australia: Bib ID1542383

References: Tooley 1253

Biography:

John Thomson (fl.1804-1837) 

Thomson was a Scottish cartographer, publisher and bookbinder active in Edinburgh during the early part of the 19th century. Thomson is generally one of the leading masters of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from roughly 1800 to 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning typical 18th century decorative elements such as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favor of detail and accuracy. Thomson’s principle works include the Thomson’s New General Atlas, published from 1817 to 1821.

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