First map of Australia from Nicholas 1547

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Mapmaker: Nicholas Vallard In good condition. Size: 380mm x 560mm. Colour lithograph. This beautiful map of ‘Jave la Grande’, published in 1856, is based on a chart by Nicholas Vallard from his 1547 manuscript atlas produced in Dieppe, France between 1540 and 1570. This map was made to promote the dispersal of Sir Thomas Phillipps’s enormous collection which contained the Vallard atlas. The collection took many years to disperse and the atlas was ultimately acquired in the 1920s by the legendary collector Henry E. Huntington, now in the library named after him. The landmass is decorated with an elaborate scene of an Asiatic village surrounded by trees bearing tropical fruit and vegetation. In the background, several warring tribes and a rocky, mountainous landscape can be seen, while on the side panels are four mythological scenes. The sea is richly decorated with several imaginary sea monsters, a compass rose and a galleon in full sail. The map is orientated with north to the bottom and when rotate

Price: $1,850.00

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