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Description:This fine steel-plate engraved original hand coloured antique map of Australia by John Dower was published by Orr & Smith, London in 1837. (Ref Tooley M&B)
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - YellowGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm)Plate size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - NonePlate area: - Light age toning along centerfoldVerso: - None
Background: Interesting early map of Australia with only the state of South Australia delineated. The whole of the east coast is named New South Wales, the city of Melbourne was not noted, few internal details are noted. Western Australia shows significant coastal details but is still named "New Holland"