C1874

[AUSTRALIA] Australia and the Adjacent Islands and Seas Between its Northern Coast and the Equator.

Very large rare Hydrographic chart of Australia and the islands to the immediate north on two sheets. First issued by the Hydrographic Office, 1st January 1861, this chart with corrections January 1869 and minor additions II-1874. Included in this edition … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA] Australia and the Adjacent Islands and Seas Between its Northern Coast and the Equator.

Date:

C1874

Condition:

Left and right margins reinstated. Repair tear at lower left corner, lower margin with small area of paper loss, reinstated. Small repaired tears to lower sheet edge. Otherwise in good condition. Linen backed onto archival paper.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

975mm 
x 1220mm

Paper Size: 

1015mm 
x 1267mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA] Australia and the Adjacent Islands and Seas Between its Northern Coast and the Equator. - Antique Map from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Very large rare Hydrographic chart of Australia and the islands to the immediate north on two sheets. First issued by the Hydrographic Office, 1st January 1861, this chart with corrections January 1869 and minor additions II-1874. Included in this edition are the tracks of: Burke & Wills 1861 and those of the Gregory expedition April to November 1861.

We have only traced one other example of both sheets in an Australian institutional collection. Most institutions only have the Northern sheet. The Northern Territory Library has both sheets but the Northern sheet is dated 1863 & and the Southern sheet 1865.

The chart contains all the information from the previous surveys and charting by the great names of Australian coastal exploration such as; Flinders, King, Stokes, F.J.O. Evans, Wickham, Blackwood, Stanley and Denham.

 

 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1761639 (northern sheet only, corrected to 1908)
State Library New South Wales: MMS ID 991005785579702626 (northern sheet only, large corrections to 1908)
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (2759a ) (Northern sheet only, 1862)
Northern Territory Library: Libraries Australia ID 55252099 (Northern 1863 & Southern 1865)
Royal Geographic Society SA: Call Number: 804 aj 1862-1913 [2759a] (Northern sheet 1875)

Sir Frederick John Owen Evans (1815 - 1885)

Evans was an officer of the Royal Navy. He became a distinguished hydrographer during his career and served as Hydrographer of the Navy. In 1841 Evans was appointed master of HMS Fly, and for the next five years he was employed in surveying the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and Torres Straits. Joseph Jukes, the geologist, was on board the Fly, and wrote an account of the expedition.

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