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Interesting map of the Southern Part of the Pacific Ocean, published in Augsburg by Walch. 

Includes Hawaii and fascinating early configurations for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Johann Walch Biography

Johann, or Johannes, Walch (1757-1816) was a painter and engraver. He was well-known for painting miniature portraits, having trained in Geneva, Venice, and Rome. Walch published several atlases and sheet maps. As with his atlases, many of Walch’s maps were reprinted after his death.