Decorative antique map of Australia, The Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, Micronesia Malesia, Indonesia Japan, New Zealand, and Tasmania.
The whole is surrounded by elaborate decorative engravings designed to illustrate the trade riches of the region. There is a short textual history of the region depicted in the lower-left quadrant.
Published by V. Levasseur in the 1852 edition of his Atlas National de la France Illustree. Victor Levasseur (1795–1862) was a French cartographer widely known for his distinctive decorative style. He produced numerous maps more admired for the artistic content of the scenes and data surrounding the map than for the detail of the map.