C1894

Sketch Map of New Guinea Showing the Portion Taken Possession of on Behalf of Her Majesty by the Queensland Government on the 4th April 1883. And the Islands Adjacent Thereto.

Scarce map of eastern New Guinea made soon after the annexation in 1883 by the Colony of Queensland.  Queensland had attempted to annex the southern half of eastern New Guinea in 1883, but the British government did not approve. However, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketch Map of New Guinea Showing the Portion Taken Possession of on Behalf of Her Majesty by the Queensland Government on the 4th April 1883. And the Islands Adjacent Thereto.

Date:

C1894

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

Left and bottom margin reinstated, otherwise in good condition. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

570mm 
x 355mm

Paper Size: 

608mm 
x 403mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketch Map of New Guinea Showing the Portion Taken Possession of on Behalf of Her Majesty by the Queensland Government on the 4th April 1883. And the Islands Adjacent Thereto. - Antique Map from 1894

Genuine antique
dated:

1894

Description:

Scarce map of eastern New Guinea made soon after the annexation in 1883 by the Colony of Queensland.

 Queensland had attempted to annex the southern half of eastern New Guinea in 1883, but the British government did not approve. However, when Germany began settling in the north, a British protectorate was proclaimed in 1884 over the southern coast of New Guinea and its adjacent islands. The protectorate, called British New Guinea, was annexed outright on 4 September 1888. The possession was placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1902. Following the passage of the Papua Act in 1905, British New Guinea became the Territory of Papua, and formal Australian administration began in 1906.

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