# 12046

WEILAND, Carl Ferdinand (1782-1847)

[MAP] Australien

$850.00 AUD

/ entworfen und gezeichnet 1823 nach dem Krusenstern’schen Atlasse umgearbeitet 1825. Weimar: Im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts, 1826. Engraved map with hand colouring, 430 x 595 mm, dissected and laid down on linen, folding to 220 x 190 mm; map of Australia and Oceania with relief shown by hachures; in very good condition with a tiny amount of spotting, the linen backing with mild foxing.

Although the coastlines of Australia, New Guinea, the Indonesian archipelago, New Zealand, island Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia are all essentially complete, perhaps the most striking aspect of this map is the vast emptiness of the as yet unexplored interiors of both the Australian continent (Neu Holland) and New Guinea. The cartographer, C.F. Weiland, was trained as a military mapmaker, and as head of map and globe production at the Weimar Geographical Institute, a publishing house and research institute, he was responsible for revising many earlier maps by important cartographers. Weiland’s maps are noted for their accuracy and fine engraving, and the present example is no exception.

A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

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