C1838

Australia according to the Proposed Divisions.

From the Journal of the Geographical Society which when issued was accompanied with a paper titled, &quotConsiderations on the Political Geography and Geographical Nomenclature of Australia&quot by Captain Vetch, Royal Engineers. Vetch proposed that Australia be divided into nine states … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australia according to the Proposed Divisions.

Date:

C1838

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued

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Image Size: 

225mm 
x 195mm
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Australia according to the Proposed Divisions. - Antique Print from 1838

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dated:

1838

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From the Journal of the Geographical Society which when issued was accompanied with a paper titled, &quotConsiderations on the Political Geography and Geographical Nomenclature of Australia&quot by Captain Vetch, Royal Engineers. Vetch proposed that Australia be divided into nine states with the State of Victoria being situated where Western Australia is today and that settlement and the political divisions of Australia, should be based on &quotthe genial climate and thinly-peopled tracts of Australia&quot found in the 40th parallel south in which he records that the development of the worlds great empires had also been established in the same parallel. Not in Tooley MCS 76 23

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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