1832 Herisson, Eustache/ Stirling, Captain James

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Carte de L’Oceanie comprenam l’Australie, la Polynesie et du grand archipel d’Asie dressee Par Herisson, Geographe a Paris. Chez Jean, Rue St Jean-de-Beauvais No10. 1832 with inset map titled Plan de la Riviere Des Cignes,Nouvelle Colonie Anglaise, Situee sur la Occidentalede la Nouvelle Hollande reconue par le Capne James Stirling 1827

Scarce copperplate engraved chart of the Pacific with original hand-colouring engraved by Tardieu and published by Jean, showing all new discoveries to date. The map takes in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific from India to the Eastern seaboard of North and South America. The routes of the explorers are marked across the South Seas, as are the significant mountain ranges, including the Rockies and Andes. Prime meridian Paris.

Dimensions 77 × 55 cm
Map Maker

Eustache Herisson

Published

Paris 1832

Technique

Copper plate engraving

Condition

Fine condition. Trimmed close to margins. Re-enforced folds on verso.

Information

Of special interest is the inclusion of the small chart of the Swan River, titled Plan de la Riviere Des Cignes Nouvelle Colonie Anglaise, Situee sur la Occidentale de la Nouvelle Hollande reconue par le Capne James Stirling 1827 by Captain James Stirling, taken from his Government Report of 1827. After this initial survey by Stirling and his recommendations of the area, being an ideal location for a new settlement, he led the first fleet of settlers to the Swan River Colony two years later, in 1829. The Swan River Colony, being the newest colony at the time, would have been seen as a significant addition to British territories, hence its inclusion on this map.

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