C1803

Chart of the N. and W. Parts of Bass's Straits, discovered & sailed through in a Passage from England to Port Jackson in December 1800 in H.M. Armed Surveying Vessel Lady Nelson, commanded bt Lt. Jas. Grant, of the R.N. by Direction of His Grace the D

Mapmaker:

Lieutenant James Grant (1772 - 1833)

Lieutenant James Grant was given command of the Lady Nelson with the instructions to sail her to Sydney and hand her over to Matthew Flinders. He left Portsmouth on 17 March 1800 and while at Cape Town Grant received additional … Read Full Description

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Chart of the N. and W. Parts of Bass’s Straits, discovered & sailed through in a Passage from England to Port Jackson in December 1800 in H.M. Armed Surveying Vessel Lady Nelson, commanded bt Lt. Jas. Grant, of the R.N. by Direction of His Grace the D

Date:

C1803

Mapmaker:

Lieutenant James Grant (1772 - 1833)

Condition:

In good condition. Folds as issued

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Image Size: 

535mm 
x 310mm
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Chart of the N. and W. Parts of Bass's Straits, discovered & sailed through in a Passage from England to Port Jackson in December 1800 in H.M. Armed Surveying Vessel Lady Nelson, commanded bt Lt. Jas. Grant, of the R.N. by Direction of His Grace the D - Antique Print from 1803

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dated:

1803

Description:

Lieutenant James Grant was given command of the Lady Nelson with the instructions to sail her to Sydney and hand her over to Matthew Flinders. He left Portsmouth on 17 March 1800 and while at Cape Town Grant received additional orders to search and sail through the recently discovered Bass Strait from the west. He made landfall on the Victorian coast near Mt Schank and Mt Gambier which he named and proceeded to chart the coast to Wilson&#8217s Promontory. He sailed through Bass Strait becoming the first to do so from west to east and confirming a new route for shipping to the east coast and so avoid having to sailing south around Van Diemen&#8217s Land. He also gave names to, Cape Banks, Cape Bridgewater, Cape Nelson, Cape Sir William Grant, Lawrence Islands, Lady Julia Percy Island, Portland Bay, Cape Otway, Cape Patton, Cape Danger, Governor King&#8217s Bay, Cape Liptrap, King George&#8217s Sound and Glennies Island. Rare and important chart from Grant&#8217s, The Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery, performed in His Majesty&#8217s vessel The Lady Nelson in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales.

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