# 19522

Dutch manuscript map of northern Australia and New Guinea, circa 1700-1750

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Manuscript in sepia ink on laid paper, 204 x 262 mm (image), titled ‘Kaart van Papos en Carpetters Land’, showing the northern portion of Australia (Arnhem Land and the Gulf of Carpentaria) and the islands of New Guinea and New Britain, the Australian continent captioned ‘Nieu Hollant ondeckt Ao. 1644’, the route of Dampier traced through the islands north of New Guinea; central crease, fine condition; unframed.

An early manuscript map showing the region prior to the voyage of James Cook.