C1833

Discoveries in Western Australia from documents furnished to the Colonial Office by J. S. Roe, Esqre. Surv. Genl. / by permission dedicated to R. W. Hay Esqre, one of H.M. Under Secretaries of State for the Colonies, by his obliged servant J. Arrowsmith.

Early issue (2nd) of the first state of this map before the title change. Shows the south-western tip of Western Australia from 31°S to 35°S and from the west coast inland to 120°E. Coastal explorations shown include Lt. W. Preston … Read Full Description

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Discoveries in Western Australia from documents furnished to the Colonial Office by J. S. Roe, Esqre. Surv. Genl. / by permission dedicated to R. W. Hay Esqre, one of H.M. Under Secretaries of State for the Colonies, by his obliged servant J. Arrowsmith.

Date:

C1833

Condition:

Minor splitting to lower centrefold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

635mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Discoveries in Western Australia from documents furnished to the Colonial Office by J. S. Roe, Esqre. Surv. Genl. / by permission dedicated to R. W. Hay Esqre, one of H.M. Under Secretaries of State for the Colonies, by his obliged servant J. Arrowsmith. - Antique Print from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Early issue (2nd) of the first state of this map before the title change.

Shows the south-western tip of Western Australia from 31°S to 35°S and from the west coast inland to 120°E. Coastal explorations shown include Lt. W. Preston in the Colonist north from Fremantle in Nov. 1830, and with Dr. A. Collie south to the Bay du Geographe in 1829.

East and north of Perth are explorations by Ens. R. Dale in Oct. 1830 and 1831 of the Swan, Helena and Avon valleys. Lt. A. Erskine’s route in 1830 is parallel and north of Ensign Dale’s 1830 track from the Swan to the Avon valleys.

Capt. M. J. Currie’s [1829 track going south from Cockburn Sound to Peel Inlet and returning appears.

Govr. Stirling and J. S. Roe’s [1830] tracks examining the Preston and Collie rivers flowing into Leschenault Inlet are marked.

A supposed track of convicts from King Georges Sound going north-west to the Vasse Inlet in 1830 appears.
In the south-west region the tracks of J.G. Bussell, from Vasse Inlet south to Augusta and back, in 1831 are shown.
An overland route established by Capt. Thomas Bannister’s explorations from Fremantle to the south coast at Albany in Feb. 1831 appears.

Also in the vicinity of Albany the tracks of Dr. T. B. Wilson a naval surgeon, from Albany west as far as Wilson Inlet and north to the vicinity of present day Kendenup and back to Albany in 1829, are shown. In the same area Dr. A. Collie’s track in April 1831 is shown as a circular route north and west of Wyndham.

Govr. James Stirling and J. S. Roe’s route northwest of Albany in 1831 is marked and their track in the H.M.S. Sulphur travelling east from Albany along the south coast to C. Knob (119°15’E).

Ensign Dale’s route from Albany north to the ranges and back in 1832 is also marked.

Lt. W. Preston’s route is shown travelling west in 1831 along the south coast to Green Pt. by boat after disembarking from H.M.S. Sulphur just east of Rame Pt (Irwin Inlet) where his boat was wrecked. From this point the journey was overland via Augusta, Vasse Inlet and up the west coast to the Murray River (32°25’S) and the north to Cockburn Sound.

Reference

Prescott Arrowsmith’s Australian Maps;

http://www.asmp.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/biogs/E000015b.htm

 

 

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion. Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction.

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