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The first map of Australia [cartographic material] : from Nicholas Vallard's atlas, 1547, in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. at Middle Hill, 1856.

[Worcestershire] : [Middle Hill Press], [1856]
Physical Description:
1 map : col. ; 37.6 x 55.4 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 48
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale indeterminable.
Facsimile map from Nicholas Vallard's manuscript sea atlas (1547), now held in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. The original chart was produced in Dieppe, France in the 16th century, and was thought to represent Portuguese charting of the northeastern coast of Australia.
The border illustrations are stylized representations of supposed Australian aborigines.
Title from printed label pasted on lower margin.
The atlas from which this facsimile map was made is Phillipps MS 13199. Cf. Munby, A.N.L. Phillipps Studies IV, p. 163.
British Museum. Catalogue of printed maps, charts and plans, 145.e.26
BAC: British Art Center copy includes the printed title label in lower margin.
Subject Terms:
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Portuguese -- Maps.
Australia -- Maps.
Maps -- Australia -- 1856.
Chromolithographs -- 1856.
Phillips, Thomas, Sir, -1635?
Vallard, Nicholas.
McGahey, John, 1816-1886.
Middle Hill Press, publisher.

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