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The Tasman Map of 1644 – Mitchell Library – 1948 – Tom Perry’s Copy

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A staple bound booklet of 31 pages produced by the Mitchell Library in 1948 .. a historical note and description of the manuscript map held in the Mitchell.

Bound in hard boards, with personal library label to spine, over original textured cream soft wrappers, 31 pages, with 3 reproductions of or pertaining to the map one in colour. Australian cartographic expert Tom Perry's personal copy ... author of A Guide to Maps of Australia .. Landmarks in Map Making etc

Tom Perry's has crossed out the Tasman on the title page and, correctly, put in place Bonaparte ... the correct description of this map. His signature appears on the "fill in" card at the front.

Excellent notes and the striking “comparison map” drawn by Geoffrey Ingleton from details provided by J Emery. A brief description of Tasman’s ships and a good write up on the map itself with excellent further references and selected bibliography at the time.

Tasman’s Map in Summary

Price: $45.00

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