C1819

Australia and the Adjacent Isles.

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1754 - 1835)

Undated issue of Cary’s map showing Australia with an imaginary southern coast and with an inset of The Settlement of Port Jackson. There are a number of earlier editions with the Title, ‘New Holland…‘ and dated up to 1813, additionally … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australia and the Adjacent Isles.

Date:

C1819

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1754 - 1835)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

286mm 
x 232mm

Frame Size: 

580mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australia and the Adjacent Isles. - Antique Map from 1819

Genuine antique
dated:

1819

Description:

Undated issue of Cary’s map showing Australia with an imaginary southern coast and with an inset of The Settlement of Port Jackson.

There are a number of earlier editions with the Title, ‘New Holland…‘ and dated up to 1813, additionally there are a number of later issues of this map, all with the month and year of publication. They all appear to be identical and issued without change.

The map is significant for its’ early adoption of the name Australia, a name that Matthew Flinders’ actively promoted and included in his chart of the continent published in 1814 the same year as his death. Governor Macquarie gave the name currency in his dispatches to England and subsequently on 12 December 1817 he recommended to the Colonial Office that it be officially adopted. In 1824 the British Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially as Australia.

Place names are mainly derived from the early Dutch discoveries and those made by James Cook on his first voyage. The inset map has inland information up to and including the Nepean River to the west and the Hawkesbury in the north. A scarce map.

References;  Bayton-Williams, p.131-132, Tooley 284, p.40 (1813 edition with title New Holland…)

 

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1755-1835)

Born in Wiltshire, England, his father a malster and churchwarden. Cary was appointed Surveyor of Roads to the General Post Office 1794. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Arts 1804 for his large scale map of Cardingshire. His Strand premises burned down 17th January 1820 and which was continued by his sons at 86 St. James.

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