C1855

Plan Shewing the

Extremely rare map of the country near Brisbane showing the coal fields of the area from Sub-enclosure in Enclosure 4 in Sir C. A. Fitz-Roy’s Despatch of 18th December 1853. There is a colour key at lower left indicates the various … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan Shewing the

Date:

C1855

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

275mm 
x 265mm

Paper Size: 

323mm 
x 323mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan Shewing the - Antique Print from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Extremely rare map of the country near Brisbane showing the coal fields of the area from Sub-enclosure in Enclosure 4 in Sir C. A. Fitz-Roy’s Despatch of 18th December 1853. There is a colour key at lower left indicates the various mineralogy. 

Note a facsimile was published in 1900.

Collections: Not in Trove only facsimile version (Not in National Library of Australia or NSW State Library).

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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