C1914

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Buccaneer Archipelago

Rare hydrographic chart of the Kimberley region of north Western Australia by John Dodd Nares (1877-1957) in H.M. Surveying ship Fantone, 1911-12. This issue of this chart is the first edition of this totally new extensive survey of the area. … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: HYDRO-1043-WA-14XXXX–378443
(MD-16)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Buccaneer Archipelago

Date:

C1914

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

980mm 
x 650mm

Paper Size: 

1027mm 
x 690mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] Buccaneer Archipelago - Antique Map from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Rare hydrographic chart of the Kimberley region of north Western Australia by John Dodd Nares (1877-1957) in H.M. Surveying ship Fantone, 1911-12. This issue of this chart is the first edition of this totally new extensive survey of the area.

The area was first surveyed by Phillip Parker King 1818-1822 and King’s chart was published as chart 6 in , Charts of the coast of Australia, 1825. See Tooley 806.

 

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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

View other items by Hydrographic charting of Australia History

John Dodd Nares (1877 - 1957)

Nares was a midshipman in the Crescent, Rapid and Orlando, Australian Station, between 1894 and 1897. He became a lieutenant in 1900, commander in 1913 and captain in 1919, serving in numerous survey ships including the Iroquois, which he commanded in 1928 on the China Station. From 1924 to 1928, 1930 to 1931 and 1940 to 1945, he was Assistant Hydrographer and Naval Assistant to the Hydrographer. In 1952 he was made Director of the International Hydrographic Bureau at Monaco.

View other items by John Dodd Nares

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.