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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

FINDLAY, Alexander George. [A detailed map of the British colonies in Australia]
Australia. London: Robert Holmes Laurie, 1853. Original colour. 400 x 520mm. Trimmed to printed border and laid on larger atlas sheet with page number, as originally issued.
A detailed map of Australia marking the British colonies in New South Wales and Western Australia. It was originally published in 1841 and was engraved by Findlay's father Alexander. This map usually appears dissected and laid on linen.
[Ref: 17431]    £680.00 ($878 • €772 rates)


WYLD, James. [Detailed map of Australia in fine colour]
Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty and other Authentic Documents. London: James Wyld, c.1855. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged in green silk, publisher label pasted on verso. 600 x 870mm. Some wear to folds of linen. edging frayed.
A map of Australia detailing the burgeoning English colonies in the south of the continent. It also shows some of the ealy attempts to explore the interior, including Charles Sturt's third and final expedition, 1845. Insets feature Tasmania and the world showing the position of Australia with the British Empire in red. Far off the east coast are Bampton Shoals (now Bampton Reef, part of the Chesterfield Islands archipelago), with a note 'Two Islands with trees', on the coordinates of 'Sandy Island'. This island was famously declared non-existent in 2013 and removed from Google Maps!
[Ref: 12335]    £500.00 ($646 • €568 rates)


JOHNSTON, A.K. [Australia]
Australia. London, c.1856. Coloured. Image size 505 x 615mm. Two repaired tears in top border.
Australia, still with most of the Outback left blank.
[Ref: 7995]    £250.00 ($323 • €284 rates)


WEIMAR GEOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT. [19th Century Australia]
Das Austral-Continent oder Neu Holland nach Kreusenstern King, Flinders, Freycinet, Oxley, Sturt, Mitchell in Mercators Projection... Weimar, 1858. Original colour with additions. 490 x 580mm.
Australia, with insets of New South Wales, Sydney, Melville Island and South Australia.
[Ref: 11415]    £250.00 ($323 • €284 rates)


BLACK, J.M. [A detailed map of Sydney marking recreational beaches]
A Map of Sydney Harbour and Surrounding Districts, New South Wales. Showing Reserves on the Foreshores of the Harbour available for Recreation, with Access thereto, and other Reserves within the scope of the Map. Sydney: Department of Lands, 1923. Colour lithograph, 580 x 980mm, laid on canvas, folded into card covers with original title label, as issued. A little wear at folds, map-seller's label top right.
A plan of Sydney extending to Paramatta in the west, Warringah in the north and Waterloo in the south. Already attempts are being made to prevent development, with Bondi Beach already designated a public park.
[Ref: 16204]    £1,500.00 ($1,937 • €1,704 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A pictorial map of Australia from the Second World War]
Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources. London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1942. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued.
A propaganda map of Australia, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. The map is decorated with Australia's coat of arms and a large compass rose. A text box reads: 'In War and Peace. Australia's industrial resources have been completely reorganised to meet war-time demands. Her factories are now turning out armaments of many types and aircraft, including fighters and bombers. Her shipbuilding programme includes destroyers, minesweepers and merchant vessels. In addition, Australia is contributing to a great wheat pool which will help to feed the starving peoples of Europe when the war is over' . Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.
[Ref: 16138]    £1,500.00 ($1,937 • €1,704 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A pictorial map of Australia at the end of the Second World War]
Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources. London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1946. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued.
This map was originally published as a wartime propaganda map, showing how Australia was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. Top right is Australia's coat of arms, bottom left a large compass rose. A text box bottom right has been updated, with the title now reading 'In the Post War World'. It continues 'Australia has emerged from the World War with increased stature, as a 'Pacific' Power... She enters the era of peace strongly equipped for further advance'. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.
[Ref: 16601]    £1,300.00 ($1,678 • €1,477 rates)


 New Zealand 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with part of New Zealand]
Isles de Salomon. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with Guadalcanal conjecturally joined to New Zealand. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 14941]    £150.00 ($194 • €170 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Tasman's depiction of the coast of New Zealand]
Nouva Zelanda, ò Terra Degli Stati, detta dagl'Hollandesi Het Niew Zelandt. Venice, 1696. Plate size 120 x 165mm, set in text.
This is the earliest printed map dedicated to New Zealand, although the information dates back to Tasman in 1642. Showing from the Island of Three Kings to Cape Clippage, it was published seventy years before the arrival of Captain Cook. This plate was created to to print a globe gore (i.e. to be pasted onto a globe), which accounts for the tapering longitude lines. It seems that the plate then got damaged, as it has been trimmed and new borders engraved for an edition of Coronelli's Isolario, set within an Italian text description.
[Ref: 18117]    £1,350.00 ($1,743 • €1,534 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of a New Zealand tea plant from Cook's Second Voyage]
[Tea Plant.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the tea plant, Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17258]    £50.00 ($65 • €57 rates)


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