C1789

Norfolk Island / S.End of Norfolk Island.

Mapmaker:

William Bradley (1757 - 1833)

The first map of the penal settlement of Norfolk. Norfolk Island was first discovered in 1774 by Captain Cook. The island was considered a fine place to settle and to take advantage of the ‘Norfolk Island pines’, which were believed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Norfolk Island / S.End of Norfolk Island.

Date:

C1789

Mapmaker:

William Bradley (1757 - 1833)

Engraver:

John Stockdale 
(1750 – 
1814)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

425mm 
x 460mm
AUTHENTICITY
Norfolk Island / S.End of Norfolk Island. - Antique Map from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first map of the penal settlement of Norfolk. Norfolk Island was first discovered in 1774 by Captain Cook. The island was considered a fine place to settle and to take advantage of the ‘Norfolk Island pines’, which were believed to be ideal for ship masts. The Island was settled six weeks after the First Fleet’s settlement in Sydney. Unusually the settlement on Norfolk was also named Sydney, which obviously may have created some confusion back in England. From the Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay the first published first fleet account. This map was produced soon after the islands were occupied, it shows the site of the settlement at Sydney Bay and the reefs and rocks in the bay that made landing so perilous. Despite the inscription ‘W.Bradley delin’, the map is now attributed to William Neate Chapman.

PP 1789.05 & 1789.06

Mapmaker:

William Bradley (1758–13 March 1833)

Bradley was a British naval officer and cartographer and officers in the First Fleet to Australia.

William Neate Chapman (1773?-1838)

Chapman  public servant, was the son of Henry Chapman, a prosperous merchant, and his wife Christina, daughter of another well-to-do merchant, William Neate. Henry Chapman was an old friend of Governor Arthur Phillip, who offered to take the boy with him to New South Wales in the First Fleet.

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