Map to Illustrate The Report of an expedition into The interior of Western Australia, in 1854 By Robert Austin Assistant Surveyor.


Title:
Map to Illustrate The Report of an expedition into The interior of Western Australia, in 1854 By Robert Austin Assistant Surveyor.
Date:
C1856
Mapmaker:
John Arrowsmith (1790-1873)
Image Size:
200mm x 160mm (7.87" x 6.3")
Condition:
In good condition with folds as issued.
Technique:
Lithgraph with original hand colouring
Price:

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$A 375
Stock Number:
WA 1856 ARRO (NFGY) (C092)
Description:

Rare map of recording Robert Austin's expedition in 1854 which explored the large lakes inland from Geraldton known as "Cow-Cow-ing", before heading north through the interior, where Mount Magnet was discovered and named. They intended to reach the coast at Shark Bay, but were driven back by heat, fatigue, lack of water, and the loss of a number of their horses at Poison Rock. They were eventually forced to return to the coast along the Murchison River. The expedition reported large areas of land that were potentially gold-bearing, but nothing suitable for pastoral settlement. 

Collections:
National Library of Australia, Libraries Australia ID 48088385


Biography:

John Arrowsmith (1790–1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion.

Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction. 

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