C 1857

[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Port Jackson Surveyed by Lieut. J. Hutchinson Messrs. J.W. Smith & E. Wilds Mastrs. E. Howard & F. Hixon 2nd. Mastrs. Under the Direction of Capt. H.M. Denham R.N. F.R.S. 1857.

Very detailed rare hydrographic chart of Port Jackson by T.F. Pullen and G.W. Gubbins of HMS Lark, extending from Drumoyne to Sydney Heads. Shown are soundings, details of streets and large residences of the harbour side suburbs. At top is … Read Full Description

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[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Port Jackson Surveyed by Lieut. J. Hutchinson Messrs. J.W. Smith & E. Wilds Mastrs. E. Howard & F. Hixon 2nd. Mastrs. Under the Direction of Capt. H.M. Denham R.N. F.R.S. 1857.

Date:

C 1857

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving

Image Size: 

957mm 
x 620mm

Frame Size: 

1460mm 
x 840mm

Paper Size: 

1000mm 
x 675mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-NSW] Port Jackson Surveyed by Lieut. J. Hutchinson Messrs. J.W. Smith & E. Wilds Mastrs. E. Howard & F. Hixon 2nd. Mastrs. Under the Direction of Capt. H.M. Denham R.N. F.R.S. 1857. - Antique Map from  1857

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dated:

1857

Description:

Very detailed rare hydrographic chart of Port Jackson by T.F. Pullen and G.W. Gubbins of HMS Lark, extending from Drumoyne to Sydney Heads. Shown are soundings, details of streets and large residences of the harbour side suburbs. At top is an inset of North and Middle Harbour.

The regular updating of Hydrographic charts by the Hydrographic Office was to ensure that Commanders of ships, pilots and other mariners were able to have the most to date information available to safely navigate foreign waters and ports as new information of changes to sea depths, sand bars, wrecks or other any other pertinent nautical information that could hinder passage became available. As updated charts were offered for sale, the earlier outdated charts in the hands of mariners, pilots, ships owners and sailors were invariably discarded, subsequently making all British Admiralty issued hydrographic charts of the period rare.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3791286
University Library Melbourne: Call No. 810.979 aj 1857

Henry Mangles Denham (1800 - 1887)

Denham carried out major survey work around Australia and in the SW Pacific in the period 1852 to 1861 and reached rank of Admiral in the Royal Navy; Entered the navy at the age of 12; became dedicated to hydrographic work. Opened the port of Liverpool. Knighted and became F.R.S. in 1839. In 1854 (July 2): Capt Denham in HMS Herald came to complete a (chart) survey of the island of Raoul Sunday in NZ. The town of Denham in Australia is named after him.

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John Hutchinson ( - )

Hutchinson was a  surveyor who began surveying under Captain F. Bullock in 1842, examining the river Thames. From 1843-1844 he was engaged on surveying the west coast of Ireland with James Wolfe. He then was promoted to Assistant-Surveyor and joined the HMS Herald with Captain H. Kellett, employed in surveying the North-West coast of America and Behring strait until he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1850. As Lieutenant and Assistant Surveyor, he was employed from 1852-1861 working with Capt. Denam in the South sea Islands, Shark Bay, West Australia, Fiji Islands, Coral Sea and the east coast of Australia. Hutchinson as made marine surveyor of the South Australian Survey Station between 1852 and 1865, and mapped much of the Northern Territory coastline. He gained the rank of commander in 1861. In 1868, he was promoted to rank of Post-Captain, but died in July 1869 of inflammation of the lungs.

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