The Mapping of Australia
(Holland Press Cartographica Volume I)
by R. V. Tooley
The Holland Press, 1979, [First Edition], ISBN 0900470879, illustrated end-papers, decorated title page, illustrative maps, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, small chips and and slightly discoloured spine (see photographs)
"This volume presents a brief historical account of the Mapping of Australia; to show its evolution from a theoretical conception to a precise fact; the slow emergence of its outline throughout the centuries; the first fixing of its exact limits on the maps of the world; followed by an alphabetical list of maps relating to Australia formerly in Mr Tooley's possession, and now reposing in the National Library in Canberra. The list is not exhaustive but a considerable body of material has been assembled to illustrate one of the most varied and interesting subjects in the whole history of regional geography.
The work, which is further enhanced by the inclusion of facsimiles of 239 maps of the period, will provide a reliable reference to future carto-bibliographical research for librarian, bookdealer and private collector."