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Unrecorded 1803 edition of Reinecke's map of Oceana. Includes a marvelous early depiction of Neu Holland vormals Ulimaroa. The coastline of Australia is incomplete. New Zealand is two islands. Hawaii is shown. His General Charte von Australien was republished five times between 1801 and 1820, (although Tooley notes only four) and with each edition the latest information was added with new place names appearing and unknown sections of the coast filled in. This is the second state of the map with additional names in New South Wales appearing including Mount Warning north of Sydney and Entrecasteaux Island and Legrands Bay added on the South Coast. North of Bass Strait, Shanks and Portland Bays are named. In all editions Australia is named New Holland formerly Ulimaroa and, rather peculiarly, on the right of the continent is the wording New South Wales or Sydney Cove (Neu Süd Wallis oder Sydney-Cove). Tooley 999 (variant, predating the 1804 edition, although apparently the same. Some splitting and discoloration at the centerfold and a crude repair in the margin, else a good example. Normally a $1500 map.

Iohann Matthias Christoph Reinecke Biography

Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke (1768-1818) was a German scientist. He worked in a variety of fields, most notably cartography and paleontology. A true polymath, he spoke eight languages and also wrote poems and songs. He produced a variety of maps in his career, including a series for the Geographical Institute in Weimar.