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Emanuel Bowen: Terra Australis

Map: AUNZ2740
 
Cartographer: Emanuel Bowen
Title: Terra Australis
Date: 1744
Published: London
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: AUNZ2740
Description:
The first English map of Australia based on Tasman's voyage with two panels of commentary. Bowen's famous map of Australia is based on Thevenot's Dutch map which is in turn based on the information brought back by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. On one of the text panels, Bowen is in fact very insistent that this is an exact copy of Tasman's map and information. He also speculates about the Eastern and Northern coastlines of the continent, suggesting that both New Guinea and New Zealand form part of the landmass. The other text panel praises the climate and location of Australia, claiming that it will certainly be a land as fertile and as woundrous as all the other exotic islands of the region, such as Java, Sumatra and the Moluccas. [AUNZ2740]