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Description

Nice example of the second state 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 extensive 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 Meerbusen von Korea (Sea of Korea) is shown. Nice detail in New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

The present map has been updated to 1795 and includes a state privilege, which had not yet been granted at the time of the printing of the first state of the map.

Condition Description
Minor soiling at top left corner.
Reference
Tooley Australia 1331.