1833 SDUK Antique Map of Western Australia & Van Diemen's Island, Tasmania

Cartographer : Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

  • Title :  Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River and King George Sound; Van Diemens Island
  • Ref :  31974
  • Size:  16in x 14in (410mm x 355m)
  • Date : 1833
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This fine hand coloured original antique map of Western Australia & Tasmania (only 4 years after the first settlement of WA in 1829) was engraved in 1833 by J&C Walker - the date is engraved at the foot of the map - and was published in the 1835 Baldwin & Craddock edition of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) Atlas.

The SDUK produced two landmark volumes in cartography in the first half of the 19th century. The first volume concentrated on areas of the old world, Europe, Africa, Great Britain etc. The second volume contained maps of the new world, America, South Asia, including US state maps, colonies of Australia, South Africa, South America etc. Also included were some of the finest engraved town and city plans  published at that time.
The SDUK was published in its entirety or in part by many publishers including Baldwin and Cradock 1829-32, Chapman & Hall in 1844, Charles Knight & co. 1846 – 1852. G. Cox published the SDUK between 1852-3, Stanford 1857-70 and later revised edition were also published after Stanford.
This is a finely engraved map with beautiful original colour t on strong, clean paper. (Ref: Tooley, M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Original 
Colors used: - Red, yellow, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 16in x 14in (410mm x 355m)
Margins: - min. 1/2in (3mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$225.00