Tasman Map, entrance to Mitchell Library, 2012 / photographed by State Library Library of New South Wales
Because the Melocco Brothers marble re-creation of the 1644 Tasman Map of Australasia faces the entrance doors of the Library and a bird's-eye view can only be taken from the gallery on the opposite side of the foyer, this photograph is upside down and is the reason for this "looking at the ceiling effect". The map shows only the parts of Australasia and New Guinea known and mapped by the Dutch, and the map is decorated with Dutch ships..Format : Digital photograph..For information on the original map of 1644, held in the Mitchell Library, see: library.sl.nsw.gov.au/search~S2?/Xtasman%20map&search... ( http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/search~S2?/Xtasman map&searchscope=2&SORT=D/Xtasman map&searchscope=2&SORT=D&SUBKEY=tasman+map/1,136,136,E/frameset&FF=Xtasman map&searchscope=2&SORT=D&7,7, ) ..... and also: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/voy... ( http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/voyages/rich_lands/voya_tasman.html ) ..Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx. .From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au ( http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au )
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