C1839

The Colony of Western Australia; From the Surveys of John Septimus Roe Esqr. Surveyor Genl. And from other Official Documents in the Colonial office and Admirality.

Detailed map of southwest Western Australia from surveys carried out by John Septimus Roe with insets of Guildford, Perth, Kelmscott, Augusta and Cockburn Sound. Roe was appointed the first surveyor-general of the Swan River colony, a position he held for … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Colony of Western Australia; From the Surveys of John Septimus Roe Esqr. Surveyor Genl. And from other Official Documents in the Colonial office and Admirality.

Date:

C1839

Condition:

Time stained and wear to folds. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Image Size: 

605mm 
x 530mm
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The Colony of Western Australia; From the Surveys of John Septimus Roe Esqr. Surveyor Genl. And from other Official Documents in the Colonial office and Admirality. - Antique Map from 1839

Genuine antique
dated:

1839

Description:

Detailed map of southwest Western Australia from surveys carried out by John Septimus Roe with insets of Guildford, Perth, Kelmscott, Augusta and Cockburn Sound. Roe was appointed the first surveyor-general of the Swan River colony, a position he held for forty-two years. He arrived in June 1829 and started his surveying work by mapping the Swan River, Cockburn Sound and the anchorage at Fremantle before completing surveys of the new towns of Perth and Fremantle. By 1830, he was surveying Cape Naturalist and later the area around Albany. He continued his exploring and surveying until 1870. From Arrowsmith&#8217s, ‘The London Atlas of Universal Geography.’

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion. Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction.

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