C1749

The World, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries.

Scarce early issue of this c.18th double hemisphere world map showing Australia according to the discoveries of Abel Tasman. Superbly decorated with an elaborate title cartouche at top centre and a bucolic scene at bottom. In each corner of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The World, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries.

Date:

C1749

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 192mm

Paper Size: 

410mm 
x 212mm
AUTHENTICITY
The World, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries. - Antique Map from 1749

Genuine antique
dated:

1749

Description:

Scarce early issue of this c.18th double hemisphere world map showing Australia according to the discoveries of Abel Tasman.

Superbly decorated with an elaborate title cartouche at top centre and a bucolic scene at bottom. In each corner of the map are the four elements, Air, Water, Earth and Fire. Later issues of the map have an imaginary east coast added to Australia which was propagated by the French School of Theoretical Geography of which Nicholas Bellin the French Royal cartographer, who was one of their leading figures of the group. Bellin’s influential map of Australia first published in 1753 included this imaginary east coast, joined from Van Diemen’s Land to the Solomons for the first time and became the default erroneous depiction of the continent until James Cook’s chart of the east coast was issued in 1773.

From Salmon, A new geographical and historical grammar [electronic resource] : wherein the geographical part is truly modern; and the present state of the several kingdoms of the world is so interspersed, as to render the study of geography both entertaining and instructive. London: printed for William Johnston, 1749.

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References:
Worms, L. & Baynton-Williams, A. British Map Engravers. A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their principal employers to 1850. London 2011: p. 347-351.

Thomas Jefferys (1719 - 1771)

Thomas Jefferys (1719 - 1771) Well known English eighteenth century mapmaker, print seller and publisher. He was apprenticed to Emanuel Bowen on 3rd December 1735. He was appointed Geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and to the King George III on 15 December 1760.

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