Antique Map Tasmania titled ‘Van Diemen’s Island or Tasmania’.
Finely engraved mid 19th century map of Tasmania, Australia (formerly Van Diemen’s Land) which was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin (H. Warren & J. Rogers) and published in John Tallis & co.’s The Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: c.1851). This is an earlier version of the Tallis map (possibly proof) which is without the vignette of ‘Circular Head’ and has a different view of Hobart.
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 to 1853, was the last decorative world atlas. The ‘Van Diemen’s Island’ map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its ornamental border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of ‘Hobarton’ (Hobart) and, interestingly, one of the now extinct ‘Thylacinus Cynocephalus’ or Tasmanian Tiger.
Measures: 252mm x 349mm.
Year: 1849 – 53
Purchase Code: M2322
Description:Â Antique world map titled 'De Werelt Caart'. Double hemisphere world map showing Australia asÂ Niew HollandtÂ and according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages in 1642-44. California as an island and the north west coast of America is namedÂ Terra Esonis.Â In Asia, Korea is a elongated peninsula. The two main hemispheres are surrounded by six smaller spherical sections, two covering the polar surfaces of the earth, two showing astronomical measurements relative to the earth, one featuring a geocentric view of the solar system and the other representing the Sun and its relationship with both the Earth and the Moon showing how eclipses are produced. Originates from a Dutch bible.Â
Artists and Engravers:Â Made by or after C. Danckerts.Â
- Date: c.1720
- Overall size: 54.5 x 41 cm.
- Image size: 51.5 x 36.5 cm.
- Condition: Very good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description: Antique map Europe and Asia titledÂ 'Geographie du moyen age'. This original antique map originates from 'Atlas de la Geographie Universelle ou Description de toutes les parties du monde sur un plan nouveau d'apres les grandes divisions naturelles du globe' by Malte-Brun, revised by J.J. N. Huot, printed in 1847, Paris.
Artists and Engravers: Conrad Malte-Brun (1755 - 1826), born Malthe Conrad Bruun, was a Danish-French geographer and journalist. His second son, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun, was also a geographer.
- Date: 1847
- PartNumber: 218
- Storage Location: (BG) A12-37
Description: Antique print titled 'Chinese Punishment of the Rack'.Â Print of Chinese punishment of the rack. TheÂ rackÂ is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame.Â This print originates from 'The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the manners and customs of the Chinese,in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches' by T. Allom
Artists and Engravers:Â Thomas AllomÂ (1804â€“1872) was an English architect, artist, and illustrator, who published books on his travels from Europe to the Middle East and throughout Asia.
- Date: 1859
- Overall size: 27 x 19.5 cm.
- Image size: 23 x 16 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'Turdus, junco, minor'. This print depicts the Eurasian reed warbler with nest and eggs (Dutch: kleine karekiet).Â The Eurasian reed warbler, or just reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds across Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.
This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven', Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.
Original text page included.
Artists and engravers:Â This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.8 x 41.6 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. BeautifulÂ map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.Â It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes aÂ dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:Â Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas,Â Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.Â Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his fatherâ€™s business rather than practice. After his fatherâ€™s death, the brothers took over their fatherâ€™s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his fatherâ€™sÂ Atlas novus,Â eventually releasing his masterpiece, theÂ Atlas maior,Â between 1662 and 1672.
- Date: c.1640
- Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.