[PACIFIC-NEW GUINEA] Louisiade Archipelago Bramble Haven to Rossel Island

Detailed large scale hydrographic chart of the Louisiade Archipelago Bramble Haven to Rossel Island from surveys by L.S. Dawson and A.M. Field.


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[PACIFIC-NEW GUINEA] Louisiade Archipelago Bramble Haven to Rossel Island




Small tear at right sheet edge, minor light soiling at lower right, otherwise in good condition.


Copper engraving.

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x 825mm

Paper Size: 

x 686mm
[PACIFIC-NEW GUINEA] Louisiade Archipelago Bramble Haven to Rossel Island - Antique Map from 1906

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Detailed large scale hydrographic chart of the Louisiade Archipelago Bramble Haven to Rossel Island from surveys by L.S. Dawson and A.M. Field.

Admiral Sir Arthur Mostyn Field (1855 - 1950)

Admiral Field enlisted in 1868 as a cadet in the Royal Navy, where he joined the training ship HMS Britannia. After two years basic training he was appointed in succession to HMS Trafalgar and HMS Narcissus as a midshipman. He was promoted lieutenant in 1875 and in the following year was posted to the newly converted survey ship, HMS Fawn, spending the next four years in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and the east coast of Africa, followed by a survey mission to the Oil Rivers of West Africa. In 1882 he went in HMS Sylvia to survey the Straits of Magellan. He was promoted commander in 1889 and served from 1890 to 1894 on HMS Egeria around Borneo. He was made captain in 1895, and given command of HMS Penguin to survey islands in the south west Pacific (1896–99). He was appointed Hydrographer of the Navy in 1904 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1905 as a "distinguished hydrographic surveyor". His application citation referred to "Marine Surveys in command of HM Ships from 1886 to 1904 in Australia, Pacific Islands, China Seas, and British Islands." and said he had done much for the scientific explorations of the deep oceans. He was appointed rear admiral in 1906, vice admiral in 1910 and placed on the retired list later that year. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1911 Coronation Honours and advanced to the rank of admiral on the Retired List on 4 June 1913. He wrote on surveying, expanding the textbook "Hydrographical Surveying" written by Admiral Sir William Wharton. He died in Christchurch, Hampshire in 1950.

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Llewellyn Styles Dawson (1859 - 1921)

Llewellyn Styles Dawson (1848-1921) Served as a midshipman on the surveying ships, HMS Medina and HMS Hydra from 1836-1865 in the Mediterranean. Then he was stationed on the HMS Sylvia and HMS Serpent on the coasts of China and Japan. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1869, he successfully surveyed the waters of Yangtze. In 1872, he led the search expedition for Livingstone, but resigned after six months. In 1873 he was assigned to Moresby to explore the coasts of New Guinea and was in 1875 placed in command of HMS Renard and later the HMS Alacrity, to survey Fiji Islands. In 1881 he was selected to be in charge of the reorganised Marine Survey of India and was specially promoted to commander. He was reassigned to the command of HMS Sylvia in 1885 to survey the coasts of Africa, Spain, Turkey and Greece in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. By 1889 he was in command of the HMS Rambler at Thursday Island, and worked in the Torres Strait. His last naval appointment was in 1895, to survey the coasts of Western Australia. He retired as a captain in 1897 and died on December 8, 1921. His memoirs were published in 1885 'Memoirs of Hydrography'. Lieutenant and later Commander, Royal Navy.

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