C1789

A View of Lord Howe's Island. A Chart of Lord Howe Id. Discovered by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball,

The first engraved map and view of Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid were discovered and named by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) on 31 December 1788. Ball commanded H.M.S. Supply one of the ships in the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View of Lord Howe’s Island. A Chart of Lord Howe Id. Discovered by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball,

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 260mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 277mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of Lord Howe's Island. A Chart of Lord Howe Id. Discovered by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball, - Antique Map from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first engraved map and view of Lord Howe Island.

Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid were discovered and named by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) on 31 December 1788. Ball commanded H.M.S. Supply one of the ships in the First Fleet. He was sent by Governor Phillip to assist La Perouse to enter Botany Bay in January 1788, and the following month entrusted him with transporting the first settlers to Norfolk Island. He also assisted Lieutenant-Governor Phillip Gidley King settle there after a hazardous landing, and on the return voyage explored a small island sighted previously, which he named Lord Howe. During the next two years he took part in exploring parties around Port Jackson, was one of those who captured Arabanoo on 31 December 1788 and made a further voyage to Lord Howe Island to source turtles to supplement the dwindling food supply at Sydney.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 1583.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1717153
Royal Museum Greenwich: G262:16/2
Australian National Maritime Museum: Object No: 00045253

John Stockdale (1749 - 1814)

John Stockdale (1749-1814) Stockdale started life in modest circumstances as a porter to the publisher John Almon. On the retirement of his employer he started up in business in his own premises in Piccadilly. Among his most famous maps are those that relate to to establishment of the convict settlement of 'Sydney Cove'.

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