Asian Continent Arabia to Japan Australia inset hooked Torrens 1857 DeSilver mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, Ottoman Empire, Arabian Peninsula, Persia, Iran, Russia, China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Polynesia, Australia).
Issued 1857, Philadelphia by DeSilver.
Uncommon mid-19th century lithographed map, with original hand color. Fine decorative appeal due to the scroll border.
the inset of Australia depicts a prominent cartographic myth of a hook shaped Lake Torrens.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 14" H x 18" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, pp. 443