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Interesting map of Asia and Australasia, that gives a vivid picture of geographical knowledge at the beginning of the eighteenth-century. Many of the islands in the Pacific, New Guinea, and the coasts of Australia are very sketchily depicted, although the map does show Tasmania as an island. Title at top right. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. Cary’s New Universal Atlas, Containing Distinct Maps of All the Principal States and Kingdoms Throughout the World.
Good condition. Some minor repairs to the lower central fold.