C1901
 (1915)

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Mangrove Islands to North West Cape Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe, R.N.

Rare large hydrographic chart of of the Onslow coast of north west Western Australia, surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. on H.M. Penquin, 1899-1900.  First issued  27th December, this edition 5th February 1915. S small manuscript red ink corrections have been … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[AUSTRALIA-WA] Mangrove Islands to North West Cape Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe, R.N.

Date:

C1901
 (1915)

Engraver:

Davies & Co. 

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued. On original linen backing.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

990mm 
x 665mm

Paper Size: 

1018mm 
x 707mm
AUTHENTICITY
[AUSTRALIA-WA] Mangrove Islands to North West Cape Surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe, R.N. - Antique Map from 1901

Genuine antique
dated:

1915

Description:

Rare large hydrographic chart of of the Onslow coast of north west Western Australia, surveyed by Commander J.W. Combe. on H.M. Penquin, 1899-1900.  First issued  27th December, this edition 5th February 1915. S small manuscript red ink corrections have been added in 1922. The chart extends from Mangrove Islands to North West Cape.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 100 AJ 1795- (3187)

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Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error.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