A very attractive, finely engraved and rare early 19th century map of New South Wales — with an inset plan of Australia — which was published in Sydney Hall’s A New General Atlas (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green; 1828-1830 [first edition]).
This highly collectable and historically important map was produced forty years after the first British (penal) colony was established in Sydney Cove, Port Jackson by Captain Arthur Philip. By 1828, the time of the maps production, the colony, now comprising of nine counties, had spread into the hinterland though most of New South Wales still remains ‘UNEXPLORED COUNTRY’. The map was produced by Sydney Hall (1788-1831) who was one of the most recognised and prolific British map engravers at the time when Britain excelled in map making.
- This is an original copper engraving with fine original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 41.3cms by 51.7cms (folio).
- The map is in very good condition with excellent margins. There is some minor offset. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 180 years old.