C1840

The district of Adelaide, South Australia: as divided into country sections from the trigonometrical surveys of Colonel Light, late Survr. Genl. / John Arrowsmith 35 Essex Street 1839. London, Published Feby 18th 1839, by John Arrowsmith, 35 Essex Street,

Map of Adelaide by John Arrowsmith showing allotments available and sold (with buyers names). The map appears first as a normal Arrowsmith publication with the imprint shown as from his premises in 35 Essex Street.. The map is a cadastral … Read Full Description

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The district of Adelaide, South Australia: as divided into country sections from the trigonometrical surveys of Colonel Light, late Survr. Genl. / John Arrowsmith 35 Essex Street 1839. London, Published Feby 18th 1839, by John Arrowsmith, 35 Essex Street,

Date:

C1840

Condition:

Left hand side margin expertly extended, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 590mm
AUTHENTICITY
The district of Adelaide, South Australia: as divided into country sections from the trigonometrical surveys of Colonel Light, late Survr. Genl. / John Arrowsmith 35 Essex Street 1839. London, Published Feby 18th 1839, by John Arrowsmith, 35 Essex Street, - Antique Print from 1840

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dated:

1840

Description:

Map of Adelaide by John Arrowsmith showing allotments available and sold (with buyers names).

The map appears first as a normal Arrowsmith publication with the imprint shown as from his premises in 35 Essex Street.. The map is a cadastral plan of the area immediately surrounding Adelaide and covers an area from Port Adelaide in the north down to present day Brighton in the south (5 km beyond Glenelg which is shown on this map).

In Adelaide the map shows the roads, canals, schools, store, barracks, cemetery and hospital. Also shows surveyed sections numbered and available for sale in two sizes, small lots of 80 acres and large lots of 134 acres. Those sold are coloured and carry the landholders’ names. The numbering system of surveyed lots is by two parallel sequences of numbers not immediately apparent unless the accompanying list of purchasers is available. Trigonometrical survey stations are marked.

There is an indication to prospective buyers of areas where the streams dry up in summer. The relief is shown by hachures and hill shading and vegetation is indicated.
Tributaries of the River Torrens are shown.

Reference:

Prescott, Arrowsmith’s Australian Maps. The District of Adelaide, South Australia, 1839/5

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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