C1833

Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River, the proposed colony of Australind, and King George's Sound from recent Surveys's sent to the Colonial Office. / Van-Diemen Island

Mapmaker:

SDUK ( - )

Early issue dated April 1st 1833 of this finely engraved and detailed map of the colonies of Western Australia and Tasmania from current information was obtained from the Colonial Office London. Ten counties are marked in Western Australia. Very accurate … Read Full Description

$A 275

S/N: SDUK-159-AM-WA-1833–187652
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Full Title:

Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River, the proposed colony of Australind, and King George’s Sound from recent Surveys’s sent to the Colonial Office. / Van-Diemen Island

Date:

C1833

Mapmaker:

SDUK ( - )

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

400mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

411mm 
x 345mm
AUTHENTICITY
Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River, the proposed colony of Australind, and King George's Sound from recent Surveys's sent to the Colonial Office. /  Van-Diemen Island - Antique Map from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Early issue dated April 1st 1833 of this finely engraved and detailed map of the colonies of Western Australia and Tasmania from current information was obtained from the Colonial Office London. Ten counties are marked in Western Australia. Very accurate maps published for S.D.U.K. / the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge) which was established to foster learning. The maps were well researched with current information and discoveries.

SDUK ( - )

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 and was a London organisation that published inexpensive but high quality maps intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the ambition of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education.  Particularly the town plans that were produced often included beautiful and intricate vignettes of the cityscape.  Importantly, SDUK (as it is often called) recorded the latest discoveries in Australia and America at the height of the European exploration of both nations. It received quite a lot of criticism from scholars and the elite due to its progressive influence in education reform; however despite its opposition, the forward-looking ideals of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge played a meaningful part in nineteenth-century educational history.

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