An Accurate Map of the Islands & Channels between China and New Holland. Robert WILKINSON.

An Accurate Map of the Islands & Channels between China and New Holland.
An Accurate Map of the Islands & Channels between China and New Holland.

London: R. Wilkinson, 1 January, 1794.

Engraved map, 265 x 338mm., contemporary handcolouring, a fine copy with the early manuscript numeral "42" in ink to lower right margin.

From Port Jackson to Canton

Marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between the Torres Strait in the bottom right and Canton at top right, giving an overview of the waters which were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an introduction to this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered.

Marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between the Torres Strait in the bottom right and Canton at top right, giving an overview of the waters which were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an introduction to this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered.

The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson's A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies Ref: #4209124