1833 Western Australia and Van Diemen Island


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Early steel engraved map of Western Australia showing the Settlement of the Swan River and King George Sound on the left and Van Diemen Island (Tasmania) on the right.  A wonderful early West Australian map, four years after European settlement on the Swan River.

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The SDUK (Society for the diffusion of Useful Knowledge) produced two landmark volumes in cartography in the first half of the 19th century. The first volume concentrated on areas of the Old World, Europe, Africa, Great Britain etc. The second volume contained maps of the New World, America, South Asia, including US state maps, colonies of Australia, South Africa, South America etc. Also included were some of the finest engraved town and city plans published at that time.

The SDUK was published in its entirety or in part by many publishers including Baldwin and Cradock 1829-32, Chapman & Hall in 1844, Charles Knight & co. 1846 – 1852. G. Cox published the SDUK between 1852-3, Stanford 1857-70 and later revised edition were also published after Stanford. (Ref: Tooley, M&B)

Dimensions 33 × 40 cm
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Western Australia containing the Settlements of Swan River and King George’s Sound from recent Surveys sent to the Colonial Office and Van Diemen Island


Baldwyn and Craddock under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge


London 1833


Excellent condition

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