C1858
 (1866)

[AUSTRALIA-WA] King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E.Archdeacon, R.N., 1877.

Rare early issue of this large hydrographic chart of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon, R.N., 1877 Commander L.S. Dawson R.N. First published 24th September 1858, this edition with large additions 1859, May … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E.Archdeacon, R.N., 1877.

Date:

C1858
 (1866)

Engraver:

Davies & Co. 

Condition:

The map has a number of nautical calculations in pencil, otherwise in good condition, with folds.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

985mm 
x 675mm

Paper Size: 

1015mm 
x 690mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E.Archdeacon, R.N., 1877. - Antique Map from 1858

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare early issue of this large hydrographic chart of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour Surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon, R.N., 1877 Commander L.S. Dawson R.N. First published 24th September 1858, this edition with large additions 1859, May 64 and Jan. 66.

 

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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