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Blog post from Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Oceana or Pacific Ocean. Philadelphia : Published by H.S. Tanner, [1845]

“Tanner’s universal atlas”–Head of map.

Shows: territorial possessions including Australia and the Colony of New South Wales as it looked prior to 1859. Significantly, Australia is not placed at the centre of the map. but to the south west and is overshadowed by the continents of Asia and the Americas.

Pl. 63 probably from: A new universal atlas containing maps of the various empires, kingdoms, states and republics of the world … / H.S. Tanner. [Philadelphia : Carey & Hart, 1845]