C1787

A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787.

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1798)

Rare map showing the intended voyage of the First Fleet to Botany Bay and made to capitalise in the public interest in New Holland and the penal colony that was going to be established at Botany Bay. The map was … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787.

Date:

C1787

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1798)

Condition:

Repaired tears along folds, laid onto archival linen, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

402mm 
x 253mm

Paper Size: 

434mm 
x 274mm
AUTHENTICITY
A General Chart of the Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland 1787. - Antique Print from 1787

Genuine antique
dated:

1787

Description:

Rare map showing the intended voyage of the First Fleet to Botany Bay and made to capitalise in the public interest in New Holland and the penal colony that was going to be established at Botany Bay. The map was published prior to the actual departure of the First Fleet with its first transport of convicts.

The Australian continent is shown with Cook’s discoveries on the
east coast in 1769 shown, as well as those by the Dutch. The southern
coast is shown as an imaginary line from Nuyts discoveries in 1627 at
present day Ceduna to Tasman’s first voyage discoveries in 1642 of
Van Diemen’s Land,
shown joined to the mainland. 

References;  F24, Prescott 1787.11

From Eden, History of New Holland.

Biography:

John Andrews (1766-1798)

Surveyor, cartographer, map seller and engraver. Little biographical information exists for Andrews although his output of maps of America and Australia indicate that he was well known in the 18th century map trade.

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