Australia pre-Queensland 1860 Berghaus Stieler early counties scarce old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Festland von Australien und Benachbarte Inseln.
Issued 1860, Gotha Germany by Perthes for Ad. Stieler.
Cartography by F. von Stulpnagel.
Scarce mid-19th century antique map. Engraved with original outline hand color.
Nice brief transitional issue, a variant issued only for a short period. No Queensland or Northern Territory separation yet, list of dozens of counties lower left corner as noted by Tooley. Color key top right, small mountain elevation comparison profile across the bottom. Interesting map which only appeared in relatively few issues of the ever evolving Stieler atlas series.
Sheet displays small minor signs of age, some centerfold toning, light evidence of some handling, but overall still clean and well preserved. Fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 14" x 17".
Printed area measures c. 12 3/4" x 15 3/4".
Tooley, Mapping of Australia.
Espenhorst, Bibliographisches Hanbuch- Andree, Stieler, Meyer & Co ., p. 110; 18.104.22.168.
Wolter & Grim, Images of the World , pp. 208-18.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, p. 216-7.