C1816

Die Nordkuste von Bass’s Strasse..

Mapmaker:

Lieutenant James Grant (1772 - 1833)

Early chart of the Victorian coastline, based on Grant’s chart first printed in the published accounts of the exploration of the Lady Nelson under the command of Ltn James Grant.  Lieutenant James Grant was given command of the Lady Nelson … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Die Nordkuste von Bass’s Strasse..

Date:

C1816

Mapmaker:

Lieutenant James Grant (1772 - 1833)

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Die Nordkuste von Bass's Strasse.. - Antique Map from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Early chart of the Victorian coastline, based on Grant’s chart first printed in the published accounts of the exploration of the Lady Nelson under the command of Ltn James Grant. 

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’s 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’s 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’s Bay, Cape Liptrap, King George’s Sound and Glennies Island. 


References:
Prescott p.120, 1807.15

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