World Map naming River of West 1796 charming map Tasmania attached to AustraliaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Chart of the World on Mercators Projection.
Issued 1796, London. Engraved by R. Baker.
Charming late 18th century small engraved map, with lovely hand color.
Note how van Diemen's land (Tasmania, an island) is shown attached to the mainland of Australia. A long River of the West is shown in western North America.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 8 1/2"H x 10 3/4"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 7 1/4"H x 10"W.