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Description:This fine hand coloured original antique map of the Pacific Ocean from Australia to New Zealand to North America was published in the 1846 Charls Knight edition of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) Atlas.
Important early map of Australia and New Zealand. South Australia is the only state defined, Melbourne is still identified only as Port Phillip. In north America Texas and the western states are names as part of Mexico.
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: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 16 1/4in x 14in (415mm x 355m) Margins: - min. 1/4in (8mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None