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Description

Nice example of the first edition of Weigel & Schneider's rare map of Australia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific (extending to Hawail), first published in Nuremberg in 1792.

The map includes exentensive annotations on the known coastlines of Australia, including the names and dates of a number of early Dutch explorers from the 17th Century.

The map shows tracks of Abel Tasman (1644) and Captains Cook (1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1779), Furneaux (1773) Wallis (1767), Byron (1765), Marshall (1764), Bouganville (1769) Shortland (1788). Duncan, & Scarborough, along with the discoveries of a number of islands.

Korea is shown with a curious shape and the the Meerbusen von Korea (Sea of Korea) is shown. Nice detail in New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

Condition Description
Tear in top right corner, repaired on verso.
Reference
Tooley Australia 1331.