C1841

Map Shewing the Surveyed Lands at Port Phillip from the Government Surveys made in 1840.

Large scale map by John Arrowsmith showing the extent of surveys at Port Phillip to 1840. A note on the map states, &#8220The dark Red Tints shew the Lands sold. The light Red, the lands measured but not sold&#8221 and … Read Full Description

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Map Shewing the Surveyed Lands at Port Phillip from the Government Surveys made in 1840.

Date:

C1841

Condition:

Repaired tear left hand side margin to printed edge, some folds reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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Image Size: 

490mm 
x 605mm
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Map Shewing the Surveyed Lands at Port Phillip from the Government Surveys made in 1840. - Antique Print from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Large scale map by John Arrowsmith showing the extent of surveys at Port Phillip to 1840. A note on the map states, &#8220The dark Red Tints shew the Lands sold. The light Red, the lands measured but not sold&#8221 and the initials &#8220V.R. Village Reserve&#8221. Robert Hoddle arrived at Port Phillip Bay with Governor Bourke in March 1837 and was appointed Senior Surveyor. Within three years Hoddle and his assistants had surveyed and made available for purchase a number of parishes around Melbourne as well as the town of Geelong. From Report on New South Wales ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed 9th March 1841.

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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