C1897
 (1901)

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Esperance Bay and Approaches Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. Assisted by Lieutenants F.C.C. Pasco, G.E. Corbett, W.T.P. Wilson & Sub-Lieut, B.O.M. Davy.

Rare large hydrographic chart of  Esperance Bay, Western Australia, surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. on H.M. Surveying Ship “Waterwitch”, 1897, and by Lieutenants H.W.H. Helby, R.W. Glennie, C.R. Brewis, I.B. Miles, J.D. Nares & Mr R. Dailey, Boatswain R.N., H.M. Surveying … Read Full Description

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[AUSTRALIA-WA] Esperance Bay and Approaches Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. Assisted by Lieutenants F.C.C. Pasco, G.E. Corbett, W.T.P. Wilson & Sub-Lieut, B.O.M. Davy.

Date:

C1897
 (1901)

Engraver:

Davies & Co. 

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

987mm 
x 647mm

Paper Size: 

1024mm 
x 698mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] Esperance Bay and Approaches Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. Assisted by Lieutenants F.C.C. Pasco, G.E. Corbett, W.T.P. Wilson & Sub-Lieut, B.O.M. Davy. - Antique Map from 1897

Genuine antique
dated:

1901

Description:

Rare large hydrographic chart of  Esperance Bay, Western Australia, surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. on H.M. Surveying Ship “Waterwitch”, 1897, and by Lieutenants H.W.H. Helby, R.W. Glennie, C.R. Brewis, I.B. Miles, J.D. Nares & Mr R. Dailey, Boatswain R.N., H.M. Surveying Ship “Penquin”, 1900. First issued 30th October 1897, with large corrections November, 1901 and small corrections 1937. Further manuscript small corrections have been added in red ink, 1938 and 1915.

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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: Object ID G262:11/23

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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