A New and Accurate Map of New South Wales with Norfolk and Lord Howe's Islands Port Jackson & c. from Actual Surveys. Tho Brown.

A New and Accurate Map of New South Wales with Norfolk and Lord Howe's Islands Port Jackson & c. from Actual Surveys.

Edinburgh: Tho. Brown, 1801. An uncommon map of the New South Wales and Queensland coast, from Cape York to Furneaux Is. Insets of Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island and Port Jackson, Botany Bay & c. Tooley p. 239, no. 21. The Wilkinson map of 1792/4 was clearly the inspiration for this chart, with similar pink, yellow and green hand coloring, although on a larger format. Although Tooley states that this was from Brown's "A General Atlas", published in Edinburgh, [1801], this map appears not to have been published in an atlas. The National Library of Australia lists it as "1794, English, Map, Single map edition", so there is some question as to it's date of creation. Libraries Australia 45030844.

The paper is quite intriguing. It is printed on laid, watermarked 'Neckinger Mill', with a crest. This mill operated in Bermondsey, London between 1795-1805 by Elias Carpenter. It is thought that William Blake may have witnessed production there, because of his interest in quality paper, and the factory being close to his home in Lambeth.

Copper engraving with most attractive original hand color. Title within a double oval cartouche. Gavin & Son sculpt. Image 11 1/2 x 13 1/2" with original margins. Some light offsetting, very good overall. Item #18867

Price: $375.00

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