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ANTIQUE MAP: OCÉANIQUE.

LAPIE, Pierre, 1779-1850 : OCÉANIQUE.

[Paris : 1812]. An early, attractive and elegantly engraved map of Australasia, Indonesia and the South Pacific by Pierre Lapie, premier geographer to the French king. Australia (“Nouvelle Hollande”) is given great prominence. With a pleasant cartouche of rocks, trees and ocean. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Chamouin, with the lettering by Giraldon.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 221 x 286mm (approx. 8-3/4” x 11-3/8”). Some minor marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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STANFORD, Edward, 1827-1904 : STANFORD’S GENERAL MAP OF AUSTRALIA.

STANFORD, Edward, 1827-1904 : STANFORD’S GENERAL MAP OF AUSTRALIA.

London : Edward Stanford, 1894. The earliest edition of this handsome and popular map of Australia, versions of which remained in print until the 1960s. Late nineteenth-century Australia is shown in some detail at a scale of eighty miles to the inch, while special features include spot-heights, tracks of travellers, etc. An inset map of the British Empire marks out the telegraph lines and cables connecting Asia, Australia and Europe.
Lithograph on paper, with full original hand colour. Printed surface 645 x 870mm (approx. 25-1/2” x 34-1/4”). Dissected, mounted on linen, and folding into the original cloth case, with Stanford’s printed label. A few minor spots, but overall in very good condition. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library, and only one (State Library of New South Wales) in libraries worldwide.

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