Piccolo Atlante per gli elementi di Geografia Moderna ad uso delle scuole. Giacinto MARIETTI, Publisher.
Piccolo Atlante per gli elementi di Geografia Moderna ad uso delle scuole.

Piccolo Atlante per gli elementi di Geografia Moderna ad uso delle scuole.

Turin: G. Marietti Tipografo-Librajo, 1845.

Small oblong atlas, 150 x 215 mm., comprising 15 engraved maps; stitched in original printed wrappers,

Scarce Italian teaching atlas, with a world map and 14 other maps including a good chart of Oceania as the final plate. Interestingly, the Australian continent is identified as 'Nuova Olanda' (New Holland) on the double hemisphere world map, an unusual practice by the mid-nineteenth century. The map of Oceania identifies the continent as both Australia and 'Nuova Olanda', with the inclusion of archaic names for the coast of Western Australia derived from the Dutch discoveries of the seventeenth-century, namely 'Terra di Witt' and 'Terra di Nuyts'.

Scarce Italian teaching atlas, with a world map and 14 other maps including a good chart of Oceania as the final plate. Interestingly, the Australian continent is identified as 'Nuova Olanda' (New Holland) on the double hemisphere world map, an unusual practice by the mid-nineteenth century. The map of Oceania identifies the continent as both Australia and 'Nuova Olanda', with the inclusion of archaic names for the coast of Western Australia derived from the Dutch discoveries of the seventeenth-century, namely 'Terra di Witt' and 'Terra di Nuyts'.

Price (AUD): $550.00  other currencies     Ref: #4005783

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