1792 Weigel & Schneider Large Old, Antique Map of Oceania, Australia to Hawaii

Cartographer : Christopher Weigel

  • TitleKarte von Australien oder Polynesien: nach den Zeichnungen Reisebeschreibungen, und Tagebucher der vorzuglichsten Seefahrer bis 1789 entwirssen im Jahr 1792
  • Date : 1792
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition
  • Ref:  35006
  • Size: 26 3/4in x 20 1/2in (680mm x 520mm)

This wonderful historic hand coloured original antique large rare 1st edition map by Christopher Weigel & Johann Schneider of Australia (Neu Holland) Oceania & Southeast Asia  (extending to Hawaii) was published in Nuremberg, Germany in 1792 - dated in title cartouche.
Two later states exist updated in 1796 & 1798.

Background: The map includes extensive annotations on the known coastlines of Australia, including the recently surveyed Australian East Coast by Capt. James Cook in 1770 as well as the names and dates of a number of early Dutch explorers from the 17th Century. Tasmania is connected to the mainland, as believed until Bass and Flinders' circumnavigation of Tasmania in 1798. 
The map draws the tracks of many explorers of the era including Abel Tasman (1644)  Captain James Cook (3 voyages during 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1779), Furneaux (1773) Wallis (1767), Byron (1765), Marshall (1764), Bouganville (1769) Shortland (1788). Duncan, & Scarborough, along with the discoveries of a number of islands.
Korea is shown with a curious shape and the the Meerbusen von Korea (Sea of Korea) is shown. Nice detail in New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

 Condition Report:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Original  
Colors used: - Yellow, red, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 26 3/4in x 20 1/2in (680mm x 520mm)
Paper size: - 26in x 19 1/2in (670mm x 490mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Margins: - Right margin professionally restored from inner border
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None