C1833

Country Near the Mouth of the River Murray Australia.

Mapmaker:

Captain Charles Sturt (1795 - 1869)

Map showing the bottom of Fleurieu Peninsula and part of Kangaroo Island in 1833. In 1829 Governor Darling approved an expedition to be led by Captain Sturt to travel down the Murrumbidgee River, whose upper reaches had been seen by … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Country Near the Mouth of the River Murray Australia.

Date:

C1833

Mapmaker:

Captain Charles Sturt (1795 - 1869)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph

Image Size: 

197mm 
x 120mm
AUTHENTICITY
Country Near the Mouth of the River Murray Australia. - Antique Map from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Map showing the bottom of Fleurieu Peninsula and part of Kangaroo Island in 1833.

In 1829 Governor Darling approved an expedition to be led by Captain Sturt to travel down the Murrumbidgee River, whose upper reaches had been seen by the Hume and Hovell expedition. In January 1830 Sturt’s party reached the confluence of the Murrumbidgee and a much larger river, which Sturt named the Murray River. Sturt then proceeded down the Murray, until he reached the river’s confluence with the Darling. In February 1830, the party reached a large lake which Sturt called Lake Alexandrina and a few days later, they reached the sea. There they made the disappointing discovery that the mouth of the Murray was a maze of lagoons and sandbars, impassable to shipping.

Mapmaker:

Captain Charles Napier Sturt (1795-1869) 

Sturt was a British explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, starting from both Sydney and later from Adelaide. His expeditions traced several of the westward-flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River. He was searching to determine if there was an “inland sea”.   

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