C1905
 (1935)

[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Entrance to Port Phillip Including the Banks and Channels

Very large Hydrographic chart of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. First issued 27th February 1903, this new edition dated 31st December 1935 with small corrections 1943. The original edition published in 30th April 1870 was published on two … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Entrance to Port Phillip Including the Banks and Channels

Date:

C1905
 (1935)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

1317mm 
x 655mm

Paper Size: 

1395mm 
x 707mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Entrance to Port Phillip Including the Banks and Channels - Antique Map from 1905

Genuine antique
dated:

1935

Description:

Very large Hydrographic chart of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. First issued 27th February 1903, this new edition dated 31st December 1935 with small corrections 1943. The original edition published in 30th April 1870 was published on two separate sheets rather than on the one sheet as this one and had the title within an oval, this new edition has the title without the oval and the table of tides has been moved and format changed. A conversion table from feet to metres has been added.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 7049763 (1897 with early version of title)
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (1707)(1952 issue)
National Maritime Museum Greenwich: ID: NTY262:14/1A (1870)

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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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