Exploration of New Holland (Australia). 1814.

Maps can be georeferenced 1) to the grid lines if available or 2) to the ground with control points. Usually, when use first method and if map don't match to the ground, I try second. This time decided to use grid lines (with small modification) to show how the 19th century cartographer thought Australia looks like. In fact not Australia, because the first Europeans who began to explore the coasts were Dutch and they named continent New Holland. This name was used to the mid-19th century (and to the end 19th century in Netherlands). Colors on map indicates the coasts discovered by England (beige), France (green) and Netherlands (orange). Wikipedia.

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Title: Karte Von Neu Holland nach den neuesten Entdeckungen Author: Friedrich Ludwig Lindner. Publisher: im Verlage des Geograph. Instituts. Place of publisching: Weimar Date: 1814 Language: german Description: scale 1:11 000 000, the lack of scale, 1 map: copperplate, color. manually, 34×43 cm; Relief by mounds; Prime Meridian Ferro.

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