C1844

Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania.

Large scale, detailed c.19th map of Tasmania based on the surveys by Thomas Scott assistant to George William Evans, Surveyor General of Van Diemen’s Land. Scott surveyed much of the early settlements between 1822-1824, explored parts of the east coast … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Van Diemen’s Land or Tasmania.

Date:

C1844

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued and without the usual toning to the paper.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

600mm 
x 500mm

Paper Size: 

533mm 
x 650mm
AUTHENTICITY
Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania. - Antique Map from 1844

Genuine antique
dated:

1844

Description:

Large scale, detailed c.19th map of Tasmania based on the surveys by Thomas Scott assistant to George William Evans, Surveyor General of Van Diemen’s Land.

Scott surveyed much of the early settlements between 1822-1824, explored parts of the east coast and laid out the town of Bothwell. The western half of the state has been further explored than on Scott’s chart where is was noted as, This Part of the Country is Unknown.

From Johnston’s, The National atlas of historical, commercial and political geography..

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 780.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2648412
National Library New Zealand: MMSID: 9918578371102836

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

Johnston was a Scottish cartographer educated the University of Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh engraver and mapmaker, James Kirkwood. In 1826 he and his brother William began in a printing and engraving business, forming the well-known firm of W. and A. K. Johnston. Johnston was a prolific mapmaker and publisher. He was soon professionally recognised by being appointed Geographer Royal of Scotland. In October 1849 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 1862 he was a founding member of the Meteorological Society of Scotland.

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