Rare map of Australia and New Zealand by George Bauerkeller in Darmstadt.
The map incorporates the work of a number of important explorers, including Leichardt, Westgrarth, Williamson, Stokes and details from Arrowsmith's map.
The map was published shortly before the creation of Queensland, with details confined primarily to the coastline.
Bauerkeller's maps employ a unique printing process which combines letterpress, color lithography and metal plate printing. His work is quite unique and enjoys an unusual visual appeal. Relatively little is known about Bauerkeller. He is best known for inventing a type of relief printing for city maps called "geomontographie." The city blocks with buildings are raised in white, while streets, squares, parks and rivers are printed in colors.