C1839

Map of Australia, 1839.

Early map of Australia dated 1839. Inland exploration is limited to the south east portion of the continent. References: not in Tooley

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S/N: AM-1839-ARROW–188126
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Full Title:

Map of Australia, 1839.

Date:

C1839

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Australia, 1839. - Antique Print from 1839

Genuine antique
dated:

1839

Description:

Early map of Australia dated 1839. Inland exploration is limited to the south east portion of the continent.

References: not in Tooley

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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