C1840

The Maritime Portion of South Australia from Surveys of Captn. Flinders & of Col. Light, Survr. Gen.

First state of the completely revised issue of this important colonial map of South Australia. This 1840/1 state of the map has been completely revised from the previous issues, with a change of title which is now located at the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Maritime Portion of South Australia from Surveys of Captn. Flinders & of Col. Light, Survr. Gen.

Date:

C1840

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 505mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Maritime Portion of South Australia from Surveys of Captn. Flinders & of Col. Light, Survr. Gen. - Antique Print from 1840

Genuine antique
dated:

1840

Description:

First state of the completely revised issue of this important colonial map of South Australia.

This 1840/1 state of the map has been completely revised from the previous issues, with a change of title which is now located at the top left of the map.

Much new information appears. 

Eyre Peninsula is shown as EYRE LAND with Eyre’s track (unnamed) from the peninsula going westward along the coast towards Streaky Bay and on to Pt. Bell (32°S /133°’05’E) then north via the Gawler Range to Mt. Arden.
North of Spencer Gulf the Flinders Range and the tip of L. Torrens appear. New topographic features to the north-east of Yorke Peninsula include Crystal Brook, Rocky R., R. Broughton and Reedy Cr. East of these streams are parallel north/south trending ranges. There is much development north and east of Adelaide with many unnamed streams and ranges. This area has been named STURT LAND.
East of the Murray River the entire area reaching to the south coast is named BONNY LAND.INSETS:

Top right: Sketch of Encounter Bay by Colonel Light and B. T. Finniss Esqr. 1838.

Lower right: Sketch of Nepean Bay and Kingscote Harbour.

Centre bottom: The city of Adelaide with the acre allotments numbered and surveyed by Col. Light.

At left: [Gulf of St. Vincent].

Reference

Prescott, Arrowsmith’s Australian Maps.

http://www.asmp.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/biogs/E000055b.htm

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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