C1841

The South Eastern Portion of Australia: Compiled from the Colonial Surveys, and from Details Furnished by Exploratory Expeditions.

An early version of this highly influential map by John Arrowsmith which provides a summary of the early inland exploration of southeast Australia. The tracks of Oxley 1817-1818, Hume 1824-1815, Cunningham 1825-1829, Sturt 1828-1830, Mitchel 1832-1836, Bourke 1837, Tyers 1839-1840 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The South Eastern Portion of Australia: Compiled from the Colonial Surveys, and from Details Furnished by Exploratory Expeditions.

Date:

C1841

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 510mm
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The South Eastern Portion of Australia: Compiled from the Colonial Surveys, and from Details Furnished by Exploratory Expeditions. - Antique Print from 1841

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dated:

1841

Description:

An early version of this highly influential map by John Arrowsmith which provides a summary of the early inland exploration of southeast Australia. The tracks of Oxley 1817-1818, Hume 1824-1815, Cunningham 1825-1829, Sturt 1828-1830, Mitchel 1832-1836, Bourke 1837, Tyers 1839-1840 and Streleski 1840 are noted in the colour key located at the bottom right of the map. The map predicts the convergence of the Murray and Darling Rivers and shows the &#8216Nineteen Counties&#8217 which defined the limits of legal settlement originally set up by Governor Ralph Darling in 1826. From 1831, there were no more free land grants and the only land that was for sale was within the &#8216Nineteen Counties&#8217. Squatters were able to graze their livestock outside of the limits for an annual fee of 10 pounds from 1836 onward s. From 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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