C1856

Chart of the North end of King Island Bass Strait, Australasia.

Mapmaker:

J. Jones

Rare lithographed chart of King Island dated 1855. Official calls for the lighting of Bass Strait, to improve the safe passage of east-west shipping, were first made in 1841 and resulted in the approval for the construction for lights on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of the North end of King Island Bass Strait, Australasia.

Date:

C1856

Mapmaker:

J. Jones

Engraver:

Chart of the north end of King Island 

Condition:

Left hand side margin reinstated, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

356mm 
x 455mm

Paper Size: 

402mm 
x 502mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of the North end of King Island Bass Strait, Australasia. - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Rare lithographed chart of King Island dated 1855.

Official calls for the lighting of Bass Strait, to improve the safe passage of east-west shipping, were first made in 1841 and resulted in the approval for the construction for lights on Swan (1845), Goose (1846) Islands in Banks Strait, the subsidiary passage between the Furneaux Group and the north eastern shores of Tasmania. In the same year, the Select Committee on Light Houses appointed by the New South Wales Legislative Council recommended the establishment of lights at the northern end of King Island and on Deal Island at the southern end of the Kent Group.

Collections:

National Library Australia: Bib ID3122648
State Library of Victoria: MCS 61, [Microform].

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