C1893

map-of-port-jackson-1893-higinbotham-and-robinson

Mapmaker:

Higinbotham and Robinson

Very rare Sydney Harbour yachting maps, folded and bound in an early Morocco covers, with gilt lettering. Comprises three maps mounted on linen as issued. Published by Higinbotham and Robinson at their 62 Elizabeth Street address which they were only … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

map-of-port-jackson-1893-higinbotham-and-robinson

Date:

C1893

Mapmaker:

Higinbotham and Robinson

Condition:

Corners rubbed, light spotting to linen backing, not affecting maps, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hard cover.

Image Size: 

118mm 
x 155mm
AUTHENTICITY
map-of-port-jackson-1893-higinbotham-and-robinson - Antique Map from 1893

Genuine antique
dated:

1893

Description:

Very rare Sydney Harbour yachting maps, folded and bound in an early Morocco covers, with gilt lettering.
Comprises three maps mounted on linen as
issued. Published by Higinbotham and Robinson at their 62 Elizabeth Street address which they were only at for five years. Provenance; Ingleton bookplate. Ingleton catalogue no. 10379.

The three map titles:

1. Port Jackson & Middle Harbour also Parramatta & Lane Cove Rivers: Panoramic View of Sydney and Port from North Shore Looking Southward. 430mm x 530mm  (on 15 sheets) Date 1893 on the map.

2. County of Cumberland N.S.W.  212mm x 130mm  (on 1 sheet)

3. Flags  430mm x 277mm  (on 9 sheets)

Mapmaker:

The complicated history of the business of Higinbotham and partners, reflects the difficulties encountered by many private map publishers in colonial Australia, attempting to fill the demand for maps for newly created  municipalities that the government were unwilling to provide.

Higinbotham, Robinson and Harrison were establish in 1882 and operated from Macquarie Place, in 1885 they were at 99 Pitt Street, and in 1887 Higginbotham had obtained permission to produce maps from government survey information but in the same year Harrison withdrew from the partnership. By April 1888 Higinbotham and Robinson was declared bankrupt, among the assets listed for sale were a stock of maps and the rights to 21 real estate maps of municipalities, which presumably represents the firm’s output to this time.

After being discharged from bankruptcy Higinbotham and Robinson continued in business together and by 1891 they were operating from 62 Elizabeth Street and nearby Wentworth Court. In 1895 Herbert Robinson set up on his own, operating as HEC Robinson, and developed a very successful business publishing maps and directories until his death in 1933.

With Higinbotham, Robinson and Harrison

1882-1885 –  Macquarie Place 

1885-1886 – 99 Pitt Street (late 1886)        

With Higinbotham and Robinson 

1886-1888 –  99 Pitt Street  (from late 1886)

1889-1894 –  62 Elizabeth Street–Wentworth Court

Reference:

Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney by Andrew Wilson, 2012

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