C1868

Map Illustrating the Climate & Physical Geography of North Eastern Australia

Mapmaker:

Edward Weller (1819 - 1884)

Rare map which accompanied Dr. A. Rattray extensive paper on the climate of north eastern Australia specifically in the context of ascertaining the suitability of Somerset and Cape Yorke as future centres for engagement with Asia. The Society proposed to … Read Full Description

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S/N: RGS-1868-AM-1205–227373
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Full Title:

Map Illustrating the Climate & Physical Geography of North Eastern Australia

Date:

C1868

Mapmaker:

Edward Weller (1819 - 1884)

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map Illustrating the Climate & Physical Geography of North Eastern Australia - Antique Map from 1868

Genuine antique
dated:

1868

Description:

Rare map which accompanied Dr. A. Rattray extensive paper on the climate of north eastern Australia specifically in the context of ascertaining the suitability of Somerset and Cape Yorke as future centres for engagement with Asia. The Society proposed to the government an expedition to further research the climate of northern Australia and illustrates its role in influencing Australian colonial expansion.

The conclusion of the paper suggests that the climate and soils of the two areas focused on were probably not as suitable as the “more extensive and better watered tract which lies to the west of the Gulf of Carpentaria ….and be in some respects the India of the south”.

From Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London Vol. 12, No. 5 (1867 – 1868), pp. 313-322

Mapmaker:

Edward Weller (1819-1884)

Very active English cartographer of which little is known of his personal  life although he produced a number of important maps and was elected a member of the Royal Geographical Society.

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