C1886

Map of Australia showing distances from Centre of Continent.

Mapmaker:

E.Spiller Govt.Printer

Rare map showing the ‘Centre of Australia’, with distances marked on radiating circles. The centre is marked at a point to the south of Central Mt. Stuart, so named in the belief that it sat at the centre. The map … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of Australia showing distances from Centre of Continent.

Date:

C1886

Mapmaker:

E.Spiller Govt.Printer

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 430mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Australia showing distances from Centre of Continent. - Antique Map from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Rare map showing the ‘Centre of Australia’, with distances marked on radiating circles. The centre is marked at a point to the south of Central Mt. Stuart, so named in the belief that it sat at the centre. The map list numerous explorers names and the points that they reached. It was Charles Sturt who set off, unsuccessfully on his third and final expedition in attempt to reach the geographic centre of the continent. Finally some sixteen years later it was one of Sturt’s original party, John McDowall Stuart that reached the centre. He wrote in his log &quotSunday, 22 April 1860, Small Gum Creek, under Mount Stuart, Centre of Australia – today I find from my observations of the sun, 111� 00′ 30&quot, that I am now camped in the centre of Australia. I have marked a tree and planted the British flag there.&quot

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