C1914

Robinson's Aeroplane Map of Sydney, Port Jackson, N.S.W.

Rare Robinson’s map of Sydney c.1909 with a view of a bi-plane over Sydney within the title at top left and the corners with decorative scroll work. Numerous prominent buildings are pictorially included and named.  Shows Sydney from Careening Cove … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Robinson’s Aeroplane Map of Sydney, Port Jackson, N.S.W.

Date:

C1914

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

530mm 
x 763mm

Paper Size: 

780mm 
x 546mm
AUTHENTICITY
Robinson's Aeroplane Map of Sydney, Port Jackson, N.S.W. - Antique Map from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Rare Robinson’s map of Sydney c.1909 with a view of a bi-plane over Sydney within the title at top left and the corners with decorative scroll work. Numerous prominent buildings are pictorially included and named.  Shows Sydney from Careening Cove to Redfern Park and from Glebe Island to Elizabeth Bay. The wharves between Miller’s Point and Gasworks under shown under construction which occurred between 1909-10 and the wharves between Millers Point were reconstructed from 1910 onwards.

Collections:
State Library NSW: Call Numbers 981.11/R , Z/M2 811.17/1909/1 , M2 811.17/1909/1
State Library Victoria: APS 811.17 ATU 1909

Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857 - 1933)

Robinson was a founder of the (Royal) Geographical Society of Australasia in 1885, a member of the Geographical Society of New South Wales in the late 1920s and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He made many valuable contributions to geographical science and was a delegate to the 1923 Sydney Regional Plan Convention. A friend and technical collaborator of Professor Sir Edgeworth David, he helped to produce David's monumental large-scale Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1932. His draughtsmen also produced the maps for Donald Mackay's important aerial surveys of Australia from 1930. 1895 Wentworth Court-Robinson set up his own map-publishing business 1906 Phillip Street 1913 Permanent location at 221-223 George Street. 1917 H. E. C. Robinson Ltd was officially incorporated

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