[London, Printed for T. Woodward (and others), 1744].
A hand-coloured engraved map (visible image size 372 × 483 mm), recently mounted and matted just outside the printed border using archival materials (visible image size 372 × 483 mm, external mat size 545 × 643 mm), ready for framing (or long-term storage in its custom-made Mylar sleeve).
A long sealed clean tear to the blank area in the bottom right-hand corner (mainly along the crease of the original fold); light central vertical crease; a few small insignificant light marks; in very good condition.
The first dedicated English map of Australia, originally issued as part of the second edition of John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels' (London, 1744-1748); 'Vol. 1, page 325' is printed in the top right-hand corner. Clancy ('So They Came South'), pages 136-37; Clancy ('Mapping of Terra Australis'), page 91; Tooley 241: 'A reissue of Thevenot's map of 1663 but with title as above within cartouche bottom right. Bowen inserts the Tropic of Capricorn and two long legends. The first one is very exactly copied from the original ... The second legend is a long laudatory account of the presumed riches of Terra Australis'.