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Antique Map of Australia, New Zealand by Weigel (35006)
Cartographer : Weigel & Schneider
Title : Karte von Australien oder Polynesien: nach den Zeichnungen Reisebeschreibungen, und Tagebucher der v
Date : 1792
Size : 26 3/4in x 20 1/2in (680mm x 520mm)
Description :

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 islands.
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 & Schneider.
(Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
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 520mm)
Paper size: - 26in x 19 1/2in (670mm x 490mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Margins: - Right margin professionally restored from inner border
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

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