C1855

North Western Portion of Tasmania Newly Opened.

Rare c.19th map of north west Tasmania showing landholders names with colours whether the blocks have been granted, leased or not surveyed. Coloured: Yellow: Granted land Purple: Leased land Green & Pink: Not yet surveyed or let.

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S/N: TAS-1855-ARRO–437156
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Full Title:

North Western Portion of Tasmania Newly Opened.

Date:

C1855

Condition:

Minor spotting, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

284mm 
x 390mm

Paper Size: 

322mm 
x 426mm
AUTHENTICITY
North Western Portion of Tasmania Newly Opened. - Antique Map from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Rare c.19th map of north west Tasmania showing landholders names with colours whether the blocks have been granted, leased or not surveyed.

Coloured:
Yellow: Granted land
Purple: Leased land
Green & Pink: Not yet surveyed or let.

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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