C1890

Rough Sketch Plan of St. Joseph District British New Guinea…

Mapmaker:

Henry Verjus (1860 - 1892)

Rare map of the St. Joseph area of Yule Island, New Guinea based on information supplied by Bishop Henry Verjus, the Italian missionary who arrived on the island on June 1885..There are three inset views: 1. Mt. Yule from the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Rough Sketch Plan of St. Joseph District British New Guinea…

Date:

C1890

Mapmaker:

Henry Verjus (1860 - 1892)

Condition:

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

Technique:

Lithograph.

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 660mm

Paper Size: 

580mm 
x 910mm
AUTHENTICITY
Rough Sketch Plan of St. Joseph District British New Guinea... - Antique Map from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

Rare map of the St. Joseph area of Yule Island, New Guinea based on information supplied by Bishop Henry Verjus, the Italian missionary who arrived on the island on June 1885..

There are three inset views:

1. Mt. Yule from the river at Ngauauni
2. Mt. Yule taken from Bamboo Bend, halfway between Amoamo & Ra rai, where Government Station will be Formed.
3. Main range east of Mt. Yule, taken from the river at Ngauauni.

Collections:
National Library of Australia: Libraries Australia ID 54817273

Mapmaker:

Henri Stanislas Verjus (1860-1892)

Verjus was an Italian missionary appointed to New Guinea under Fr Navarre. Novemb He arrived at Thursday Island on 24 February 1885. He was obstructed by magistrate Henry Chester until the piratical ‘Yankee Ned’ Mosby, discharging obligations to the bishop of Cooktown, brought him and two Italian religious Brothers to Yule Island, Gulf of Papua, on 30 June. 

He named Port Leo after the reigning Pope, said the first Mass on 4 July and bought land, but was asked by Sir Peter Scratchley to leave in September to avoid possible conflict with the London Missionary Society. 

After Scratchley’s death, Verjus returned to Yule Island in February 1886. The Polynesian catechist of the LMS withdrew but Verjus and his companions suffered badly from famine, fever and overwork. With Fr Louis Couppé he explored the Roro and Mekeo hinterland in 1886-87, named the St Joseph River and explored as far as Rarai. In September 1889 he was consecrated bishop in a hut at Yule Island by Archbishop Navarre.

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