C1845

Map Shewing the Range of the Southern Dialects of Australia.

Rare c.19th map based on the information contained in Sir George Grey’s A Vocabulary of the Dialects of South Western Australia 1840, in which he believed there were only seven Aboriginal dialects in southern Australia. On the map there are … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map Shewing the Range of the Southern Dialects of Australia.

Date:

C1845

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 195mm

Paper Size: 

245mm 
x 212mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map Shewing the Range of the Southern Dialects of Australia. - Antique Map from 1845

Genuine antique
dated:

1845

Description:

Rare c.19th map based on the information contained in Sir George Grey’s A Vocabulary of the Dialects of South Western Australia 1840, in which he believed there were only seven Aboriginal dialects in southern Australia. On the map there are five dialects coloured and numbered. In the lower section “Spain & Portugal” is included to show the relative size to the Australia continent.

From the Royal Geographical Society.

Collections:
State Library Queensland: 56515497
TROVE- Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives: Libraries Australia ID 11816289

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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