C1859

Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River and King George’s Sound from Surveys sent to the Colonial Office and by Surveyor General Rowe. Van-Diemen Island.

Mapmaker:

J. & C. Walker (1759 - 1759)

Originally issued in 1833 this is the updated edition of this map which now shows the increase in the number of counties in Western Australia from 10 to 22. Van Diemens Land now is divided into 12 counties where previously … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River and King George’s Sound from Surveys sent to the Colonial Office and by Surveyor General Rowe. Van-Diemen Island.

Date:

C1859

Mapmaker:

J. & C. Walker (1759 - 1759)

Condition:

Minor spotting left margin, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Western Australia Containing the Settlements of Swan River and King George's Sound from Surveys sent to the Colonial Office and by Surveyor General Rowe. Van-Diemen Island. - Antique Map from 1859

Genuine antique
dated:

1859

Description:

Originally issued in 1833 this is the updated edition of this map which now shows the increase in the number of counties in Western Australia from 10 to 22. Van Diemens Land now is divided into 12 counties where previously there were none shown.

Mapmaker:

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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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