C1879
 (1897)

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Cape Cuvier to Champion Bay including Shark Bay

Rare large scale Hydrographic map extending from Red Bluff to Dongara and centred on Shark Bay, Western Australia. Two insets at right are of: Turtle Bay and Port Gregory. From surveys made by Admiralty between 1858-1884. First issued 2nd January … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Cape Cuvier to Champion Bay including Shark Bay

Date:

C1879
 (1897)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

647mm 
x 985mm

Paper Size: 

690mm 
x 1030mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] Cape Cuvier to Champion Bay including Shark Bay - Antique Map from 1879

Genuine antique
dated:

1897

Description:

Rare large scale Hydrographic map extending from Red Bluff to Dongara and centred on Shark Bay, Western Australia. Two insets at right are of: Turtle Bay and Port Gregory. From surveys made by Admiralty between 1858-1884. First issued 2nd January 1879, large corrections to August 1897 and small corrections to I-1913.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Not in collection
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (1056)

 

 

 

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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