C1896

[AUSTRALIA-WA] C. Mentelle to White Pt. shewing approaches to Cape Leeuwin and Flinders Bay Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon,R.N.

Detailed hydrographic chart of Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia, extending from Cape Mentelle to White Point Surveyed by Captain J.J. Airey & W.H. Young under the direction of Captain C.J. Irvine, chief Harbour Master, Western Australian. First issued 28th July, 1896, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] C. Mentelle to White Pt. shewing approaches to Cape Leeuwin and Flinders Bay Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon,R.N.

Date:

C1896

Condition:

Unused, in near mint condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

980mm 
x 655mm

Paper Size: 

1030mm 
x 700mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] C. Mentelle to White Pt. shewing approaches to Cape Leeuwin and Flinders Bay Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon,R.N. - Antique Map from 1896

Genuine antique
dated:

1896

Description:

Detailed hydrographic chart of Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia, extending from Cape Mentelle to White Point Surveyed by Captain J.J. Airey & W.H. Young under the direction of Captain C.J. Irvine,
chief Harbour Master, Western Australian. First issued 28th July, 1896, this edition 26th April, 1911 and small corrections 1925. Magnetic Variations 1919.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (0413)

 

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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