Australia Tasmania Van Diemen's Land Bass's Strait territories c.1831 Dower mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Van Diemen's Land.
(Oceania, Australia, Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land).
Issued London, c. 1831 by Dower. Published by Orr & Co.
Lovely mid-19th century antique map, engraved with original full hand color heightened in outline. An especially pleasing manner of hand color fairly unique to this era, a very nice visual quality displayed as a result.
Minor light toning, a very nice looking example indeed of this uncommon antique map which only appeared within a very uncommon period atlas.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/2" x 9 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 10" x 8".
Tooley, Printed Maps of Tasmania , 196 (noting date as 1831 and the first in a series of at least 12 different revised issues).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, pg. 384.