C1854

Port Fairy Belfast / Surveyed by John Barrow Assistant Surveyor 1854

Mapmaker:

John Barrow

Rare detailed early map of Port Fairy, Victoria, surveyed by John Barrow  in 1854. The town was named by Captain James Wishart in 1828. In 1843, James Atkinson, a Sydney solicitor, purchased land in the town by special survey. He … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Port Fairy Belfast / Surveyed by John Barrow Assistant Surveyor 1854

Date:

C1854

Mapmaker:

John Barrow

Engraver:

Tulloch & Brown Melbourne 

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

508mm 
x 355mm

Paper Size: 

570mm 
x 453mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Fairy Belfast / Surveyed by John Barrow Assistant Surveyor 1854 - Antique Map from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

Rare detailed early map of Port Fairy, Victoria, surveyed by John Barrow  in 1854.

The town was named by Captain James Wishart in 1828. In 1843, James Atkinson, a Sydney solicitor, purchased land in the town by special survey. He drained the swamps, subdivided and leased the land, and built a harbour on the Moyne River. He named the town “Belfast” after his hometown in Ireland.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 825.59 PORT FAIRY 1854

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