# 21939

WYLD, James

Map of Australia, compiled from the nautical surveys,

$800.00 AUD

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made by order of The Admiralty and other authentic documents /​ by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London : Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1844. Engraved map of Australia with hand colouring (insets: Van Diemens Land; World), linen backed, measuring 560 x 820 mm, folded to octavo (pale foxing), linen edged, paste-down single sheet advertisement for Wyld’s New Maps to verso of one panel. A very good, original copy of a pre-Gold Rush map.

The map marks Sturt’s and Mitchell’s exploration of the Darling and Murray; the northernmost named location in South Australia is Mt Hopeless (named by Eyre in 1840); neither Ballarat nor Castleton (Sandhurst / Bendigo) is marked.

This edition not in Tooley.