C1846

Australia

Rare and important c.19th map of Australia showing the extensive explorations along the coast by the H.M.S. Beagle under the command of  Stokes.

$A 1,750

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S/N: DIAU-1001-MAP-AM–188730
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Details

Full Title:

Australia

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 265mm

Paper Size: 

342mm 
x 304mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australia - Antique Map from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Rare and important c.19th map of Australia showing the extensive explorations along the coast by the H.M.S. Beagle under the command of  Stokes.

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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