C1936

[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Port Phillip

Scarce Hydrographic chart of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. First issued 28th June 1915, large corrections 10th December 1937 and small corrections 1942. Added small corrections have been added in manuscript using red ink dated 1943.

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Port Phillip

Date:

C1936

Condition:

Folds otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

662mm 
x 970mm

Paper Size: 

702mm 
x 1027mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-VIC] Port Phillip - Vintage Map from 1936

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1936

Description:

Scarce Hydrographic chart of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. First issued 28th June 1915, large corrections 10th December 1937 and small corrections 1942. Added small corrections have been added in manuscript using red ink dated 1943.

Collections:
National Gallery Victoria: Bib ID 3398185 (1932 issue)
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (0624)

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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