May 24 2017

Recent Auctions: Joan Blaeu and Australia, Sam Greer and Vancouver

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryRecent Auctions: Joan Blaeu and Australia, Sam Greer and Vancouver

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Joan Blaeu’s Archipelagus Orientalis is to Australia what Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map is to America: a case where a first appearance on a map is referred to as a country’s birth certificate. The 17th-century map included data from Tasman’s voyages and named New Holland (Australia) and New Zealand for the first time. The National Library of Australia is working on … Continue reading "Recent Auctions: Joan Blaeu and Australia, Sam Greer and Vancouver"