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C1863

Expeditions In Search of Burke & Willis - Map of Eastern Australia: on which are Delineated, the Routes of Messrs. Burke & Wills.-McKInlay.-Landsborough, & Walker &c. ....

Artist:

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

$A 850

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Full Title:

Expeditions In Search of Burke & Willis – Map of Eastern Australia: on which are Delineated, the Routes of Messrs. Burke & Wills.-McKInlay.-Landsborough, & Walker &c. ….

Date:

C1863

Mapmaker:

Artist:

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

John Arrowsmith 
(1790 – 
1873)

Condition:

Minor creasing to right hand side, backed with Japanese paper, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 455mm

Paper Size: 

345mm 
x 480mm

Description:

Scarce inland exploration map of Eastern Part of Australia, showing the routes of Burke and Wills, from Menindie to the Gulf of Carpentaria, the routes of the search expeditions of John McKinlay, William Landsborough and Frederick Walker.

From
Journal of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Biography:

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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