1837 Dower Map of Van Dieman's Land or Tasmania
Description: A very rare and unusual example of John Dower’s 1837 map of Tasmania or Van Dieman’s Land. Depicts the island in considerable detail with good notes on geographical features, especially along the coast. Maps of Tasmania are exceptionally rare and this one is no exception. Prepared by John Dower and published by Orr and Smith in 1837.
Date: 1837 (undated)
References: National Library of Australia, Map Room, MAP RM 2042.
Cartographer: John Dower and William S. Orr were highly respected mapmakers, print sellers, and publishers of early 19th century London. Their work is known for is stunning accuracy and indeed, their work includes some of the most information rich maps of the period. In addition to his cartographic work, Dower is well known as an engraver of military scenes. Their primary work is the 1837 British Cyclopaedia. Click here for a list of rare maps from John Dower & William S. Orr.
Size: Printed area measures 8.5 x 10.5 inches (21.59 x 26.67 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Original centerfold, as issued. Minor age toning. Else clean. Blank on verso.
Code: Tazmania-dower-1837 (Necessary for phone inquiries: 646-320-8650)