C1861

Map of North Western Australia: to illustrate Journal of Exploring Expedition, Commanded by F.T.Gregory Esq 1861.

Map of north west Western Australia showing the route of Francis Thomas Gregory&#8217s expedition in 1861 in which he discovered the Hammersley Ranges, Fortescue, Ashburton, De Grey, and Oakover Rivers. The tracks of a portion of his earlier 1858 expedition … Read Full Description

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Map of North Western Australia: to illustrate Journal of Exploring Expedition, Commanded by F.T.Gregory Esq 1861.

Date:

C1861

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued

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360mm 
x 190mm
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Map of North Western Australia: to illustrate Journal of Exploring Expedition, Commanded by F.T.Gregory Esq 1861. - Antique Map from 1861

Genuine antique
dated:

1861

Description:

Map of north west Western Australia showing the route of Francis Thomas Gregory&#8217s expedition in 1861 in which he discovered the Hammersley Ranges, Fortescue, Ashburton, De Grey, and Oakover Rivers. The tracks of a portion of his earlier 1858 expedition in which he reached the Gascoyne, discovered Mount Augustus and Mount Gould, are also shown. Gregory began the inland exploration from Nickol Bay (Dampier) on 24 May. They reached the Fortescue River on 29 May which they followed until they turned south west passing near Tom Price. Their most southern point was at Gregory&#8217s Gap which they made on 25 June. They then retraced their route in a north easterly direction finally reaching Nickol Bay on 17 October 1861. Gregory reported seeing two to three million acres of suitable grazing land and noted the possibility of a commercial pearling industry. From The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, London.

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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