C1868
 (1869)

[AUSTRALIA-NSW] East Coast of Australia New South Wales Port Jackson to Port Stephens surveyed by Commander Fredk. Sidney

Very rare early issue of this hydrographic chart of the New South Wales coast extending from Sydney to Port Stephens, first published March 25th 1868, corrections April 1869, small corrections IX-68 with five inset coastal profiles; 1. Land south of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-NSW] East Coast of Australia New South Wales Port Jackson to Port Stephens surveyed by Commander Fredk. Sidney

Date:

C1868
 (1869)

Condition:

Two spots in title otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

645mm 
x 1005mm

Paper Size: 

690mm 
x 1008mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-NSW] East Coast of Australia New South Wales Port Jackson to Port Stephens surveyed by Commander Fredk. Sidney - Antique Map from 1868

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

Very rare early issue of this hydrographic chart of the New South Wales coast extending from Sydney to Port Stephens, first published March 25th 1868, corrections April 1869, small corrections IX-68

with five inset coastal profiles;

1. Land south of Port Stephens
2. Land south of Newcastle
3. Land from the Eastward
4. Table George eyes of Norah Hd.
5. Land north of Broken Bay.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4505549 (1873 issue)
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (1021) L (corrections to 1881)

Hydrographic charting of Australia History ( - )

Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error. It was during Rear Admiral John Washington’s period as the Admiralty’s hydrographer, 1855-1863, that a series of agreements were drawn up with the Australian colonies. These agreements provided boats and crews for use by officers lent from the Royal Navy to chart the coasts and shoal waters in the approaches to the rapidly developing towns, communication with which was seriously hampered by the the frequency of shipwrecks. It had been the discovery of gold and the consequent rush of miners and emigrants from not only England but California that added greatly the numbers of ships sailing to Australia’s east coast. This led to numerous petitions being made to Her Majesty’s Government to chart the eastern approaches to Australia to make for safer passage for shipping.

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