C1872
 (1873)

[AUSTRALIA-SA] Cape Jervis to Guichen Bay Surveyed by Navg. Lieut. F. Howard, R.N. Assisted by Navg. Sub Lieut.t. W.N. Goalen, R.N. 1870-1.

Scarce early issue of this hydrographic chart extending from Cape Jervis to Guichen  Bay, South Australia, surveyed by Navg. Lieut. F. Howard, R.N. Assisted by Navg. Sub Lieut.t. W.N.Goalen, R.N. 1870-1. First issued in 1872 with corrections made Feb. 1873 … Read Full Description

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[AUSTRALIA-SA] Cape Jervis to Guichen Bay Surveyed by Navg. Lieut. F. Howard, R.N. Assisted by Navg. Sub Lieut.t. W.N. Goalen, R.N. 1870-1.

Date:

C1872
 (1873)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

618mm 
x 638mm

Paper Size: 

688mm 
x 672mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-SA] Cape Jervis to Guichen Bay Surveyed by Navg. Lieut. F. Howard, R.N. Assisted by Navg. Sub Lieut.t. W.N. Goalen, R.N. 1870-1. - Antique Map from 1872

Genuine antique
dated:

1873

Description:

Scarce early issue of this hydrographic chart extending from Cape Jervis to Guichen  Bay, South Australia, surveyed by Navg. Lieut. F. Howard, R.N. Assisted by Navg. Sub Lieut.t. W.N.Goalen, R.N. 1870-1.

First issued in 1872 with corrections made Feb. 1873 and smaller corrections II.74. Printed on two sheets as issued.

Note: The chart was revised from the new surveys made in 1901 which extended the chart further south, from 37° 10′  to 38° to include Guichen Bay.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (1014) A (Corrections to 1948)
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4193431 (Corrected to VIII-1912)

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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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Commander Frederick Howard ( - )

Commander Howard took charge of the Admiralty Survey of the South Australian coast following the death of Captain John Hutchison RN in 1869. Howard continued the survey aboard HM Surveying schooner 'Beatrice' and received promotional commission as Staff Commander in 1871.

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