b'114735MAPS 737AUSTRALIA: hand-drawn map, c1850s,ink and watercolour,735 marked Drawn by W.L. Corry at lower left, 21 x 25cm BELLIN, JACQUES NICOLAS (17031772). (framed & glazed); together with a large-format Larousse International Atlas of 1950. (2)Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre LAsie et$100150 LAmerique Apeles par les Navigateurs Mer Du Sud ouMer Pacifique. 738[Paris: Dpt de la Marine, 1776.], Tasmania in 1859 by Sprent/Hogan; 2 examples attractively hand-coloured, of this large wall map, both in poor condition. (2).55 x 82cm (image), 83 x 112cm (frame).Important chart showing the opening up of the Pacific Ocean$100200 and the discoveries of Australasia immediately prior to the739great voyages of Bougainville and Cook. Originally issuedAUSTRALIA by Keith Johnston F.S.S.E. [circa 1880], with in 1742, the map depicts a Pacific with California correctlyinset map of Tasmania, all the latest routes of the explorers shown as a peninsula, a fairly accurate Far East Asia, and a(Giles 1875, Forrest 1869, Stuart 1860, Forrest 1870, view of Australasia showing the discoveries of various Dutchetc.); contemporary colour to coasts and colonial borders. explorers, including Janszoon and Tasman. However, theOverall 37 x 48cm.discoveries of the explorers Wallis, Bougainville and James Cook (whose voyages had been completed by this publication$100150 date) have yet to be added, so the depiction of the Australian continent is distorted, with imagined dotted coastlines joining740Tasmania and New Guinea with the mainland. The west coastCELESTIAL MAP:of New Zealand emerges unformed from a vast Pacific whichPlanisphere Of The Southern Sky Constructed at the is dotted with mostly imaginary islands. Melbourne Observatory; printed by John Ferres, Government $1,0001,500 Printer, Melbourne for the Government of Tasmania. Special edition for the Board of Education Tasmania, engraved by William Slight, circa 1881. 47cm x 47cm736 The Melbourne Observatory was one of the most significant THOMAS BOWEN (17331790) scientific enterprises undertaken in colonial Victoria. A New & Accurate Map of Asia, drawn from the mostThe Observatory was originally established in 1853 at approved Modern Maps & Charts. Williamstown, later moving to its site at the Royal Botanic London, 1799, some contemporary hand-colouring, Gardens. From 1869 it housed the Great Melbourne Telescope 32 x 41cm (plate), 57 x 66cm overall with frame. an internationally significant instrument and the last major Shows a largely speculative Southern Australian coastline.speculum reflecting telescope ever produced. Although Among the most notable features is the referencethe Observatory was not principally a research institution to the Sea of Korea. it contributed to practical matters in the colony such as $400600 timekeeping, navigation and surveying.$300500 '