Antique Map, Tasmania, Van Diemens land, 1841 – KittyPrint

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Van Diemens Land 1841 Maps

Antique Map, Tasmania, Van Diemens land, 1841

Regular price £58.00 Sale

Coloured steel engraving of Van Diemens Land, officially renamed Tasmania in 1855. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman had innocently bestowed this name to honour, a powerful figure in his world, Anthony van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. However, the name became synonymous with a convict hell. 
Drawn and engraved by Alex. Findlay, Published by Thomas Kelly, 1841.

Size 21 x 27 cm. Condition Quite Good.


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