C1850

South Eastern Australia

Mapmaker:

John Betts (1803 - 1889)

Rare map of south eastern Australia, extending from Ceduna SA to Brisbane QLD, with inset of Colonel William Light’s plan of Adelaide. There are numerous notes inland on the quality of the country. Rare. From: Betts’ Family Atlas 

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S/N: BFAT-AM-SA-043–189176
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Full Title:

South Eastern Australia

Date:

C1850

Mapmaker:

John Betts (1803 - 1889)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

400mm 
x 320mm
AUTHENTICITY
South Eastern Australia - Antique Print from 1850

Genuine antique
dated:

1850

Description:

Rare map of south eastern Australia, extending from Ceduna SA to Brisbane QLD, with inset of Colonel William Light’s plan of Adelaide. There are numerous notes inland on the quality of the country.

Rare. From: Betts’ Family Atlas 

Biography:

John Betts (1803-1889)

Betts was a London bookseller, publisher of maps, atlases, globes, games and stationary. Born in Islington, London about 1803 and apprenticed to William Darton. His apprenticeship premium of fifteen pounds was given by the Quakers of Devonshire House and thirty pounds paid by instalments by the Committee of Friends School, Islington Road. He was elected Fellow Royal Geographical Society in 1839. In 1856 he was granted a patent for improvements in the preparation or manufacture of artificial spheres and again in 1858 for improvements in obtaining surfaces on which to print maps and other designes. He published A Family Atlas and the series Sixpenny Maps. He was retired by 1881.

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