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Publisher: SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE.
Title: Australia.
Published in: London, 1840
   
Size: 12.5 x 15.6 inches.
31.7 x 39.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition. Right border tight but intact.
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An uncoloured map of the continent of Australia in 1839, but published a year later in 1840, from the S.D.U.K. publication in London. The map identifies the years and names of the explorers who discovered the land, including Cook in 1770, Flinders in 1802, Nuyt in 1627, de Witt in 1628 and Abel Tasman in 1642, among some others.
The vast interior of the continent is blank, as it was not then explored. Almost all of the topographical information is found along the coastline. A small table in the bottom left corner given the various state populations at the time of publication, in total only 141,000 people!
The country is broken up into the Colony of New South Wales., Van Diemen Land, Colony of South Australia, Colony of West Australia, Colony of North Australia and New Holland.




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