Great example of Weigel &
Schneider's rare first edition map of Australia (Neu
Holland) Southeast Asia and the South Pacific -
(extending to Hawaii) published in Nuremberg in 1792.
Two later states exist updated in 1796 & 1798.
The map includes extensive annotations on the known
coastlines of Australia, including the recently surveyed
Australian East Coast by Capt. James Cook as well as the
names and dates of a number of early Dutch explorers
from the 17th Century. Tasmania is connected to the
mainland, as believed until Bass and Flinders'
circumnavigation of Tasmania in 1798.
The map draws the tracks of many explorers of the era
including Abel Tasman (1644) Captain James Cook (3
voyages during 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1779),
Furneaux (1773) Wallis (1767), Byron (1765), Marshall
(1764), Bouganville (1769) Shortland (1788). Duncan, &
Scarborough, along with the discoveries of a number of
Korea is shown with a curious shape and the the
Meerbusen von Korea (Sea of Korea) is shown. Nice detail
in New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
Christopher Weigel 1654 – 1725 Johann Weigel
1670 - 1746:
Engravers and publishers in Nuremberg; their business
was carried on in later years under the name Weigel &
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, red, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 26 3/4in x 20 1/2in (680mm x
Paper size: - 26in x 19 1/2in (670mm x
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Margins: - Right margin professionally restored from
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None
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