C1856

Wilson's Promontory. Surveyed by Comr. M.G.H.W. Ross R.N.

Mapmaker:

Melville George Hope Warrender Ross

Rare large scale map of Wilson’s Promontory, dated August 1856, extending north to Rabbit Island and with an inset of Bass Strait. After the enormous increase in population and commercial activity caused by the discovery of gold in Victoria in … Read Full Description

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S/N: VIC-1856-JONE-002–189849
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Full Title:

Wilson’s Promontory. Surveyed by Comr. M.G.H.W. Ross R.N.

Date:

C1856

Mapmaker:

Melville George Hope Warrender Ross

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

610mm 
x 570mm

Paper Size: 

660mm 
x 645mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wilson's Promontory. Surveyed by Comr. M.G.H.W. Ross R.N. - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Rare large scale map of Wilson’s Promontory, dated August 1856, extending north to Rabbit Island and with an inset of Bass Strait.

After the enormous increase in population and commercial activity caused by the discovery of gold in Victoria in the early 1850’s, made it necessary for accurate charts of the Victorian coastline to safeguard the increase shipping. With this aim both the Victorian Surveyor General’s Office and the British Hydrographic Office actively created accurate charts able to be used for commercial navigation of the coast.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: MAPS 822.18 AJ 1856 Ross
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3563389

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