C1837

Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And Other Authentic Documents.

Rare colonial map of Australia showing the extent of inland exploration up to 1837. It notes the confluence of the Darling into the Murray and the following the results of the explorations of: Oxley 1817-1818 Hume 1824-1815 Cunningham 1825-1829 Sturt … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And Other Authentic Documents.

Date:

C1837

Engraver:

J. Basire 

Condition:

Small section of left margin reinstated as usual, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

635mm 
x 435mm

Paper Size: 

705mm 
x 485mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And Other Authentic Documents. - Antique Map from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Rare colonial map of Australia showing the extent of inland exploration up to 1837. It notes the confluence of the Darling into the Murray and the following the results of the explorations of:
Oxley 1817-1818
Hume 1824-1815
Cunningham 1825-1829
Sturt 1828-1830
Mitchel 1832-1836

Also included are numerous notes on the quality of the country for farming. The map shows the convergence of the Murray and Darling Rivers and the ‘Nineteen Counties’ which defined the limits of legal settlement originally set up by Governor Ralph Darling in 1826. From 1831, there were no more free land grants and the only land that was for sale was within these ‘Nineteen Counties’. Squatters were able to graze their livestock outside of the limits for an annual fee of 10 pounds from 1836 onwards. 

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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