1878 (1955) Admiralty Chart – Cape Naturaliste to King George Sound

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Australia S-W Coast – Cape Naturaliste to King George Sound and Doubtful Island Bay Surveyed by the Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon RN assisted by Navigating Lieutenant William Tooker RN 1876 -80.  With insets of Geographe Bay and Busselton Harbour.

Published at the Admiralty 2nd Sept 1878 under the Superintendence of  Captain F. J Evans RN CB FRS Hydrographer Crown Copyright Reserved. This Edition 16th Oct 1914 with corrections to 1953 and hand annotations to 1955.

Copper engraved Admiralty Chart from Cape Bouvard to the Hamersley River east of Doubtful Island Bay, taking in King George Sound. Soundings between Capes Bouvard and Leeuwin by Staff Commander J E Coghlan RN in the surveying vessel Meda  1882, and between C Naturaliste and Bald I by Commander JW  Combe RN HMS Penguin 1899. Soundings in hair line from earlier surveys 1791-1858.

Inset of Geographe Bay surveyed by Staff Commander W.E. Archdeacon RN assisted by Navigating Lieutenant W. Tooker RN 1876. Soundings in hair line are given chiefly on the authority of Captain Freycinet French Imperial Ship ‘Casuarina’ 1803.Soundings by Staff Commander J E Coghlan RN in the surveying vessel Meda 1882; and for the first time; an inset of Busselton Harbour From a Western Australian Government Plan 1912.

The Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty was founded in 1795, Alexander Dalrymple who had been Hydrographer to the East India Company was appointed its first director. Between 1797 and 1803 Captain Bligh of Bounty fame was employed as Hydrographer, and took over direction during Dalrymple’s illness. Capt. Thomas Hurd R.N. was in charge from 1808 to 1823, and during the latter part of his term made the official charts available to the Merchant Marine. He appointed George Thomas, a young man in his twenties, as Head Marine Surveyor. William Parry was Hydrographer from 1823-1829 and was succeeded by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort 1829-55.

Dimensions 99 × 66 cm
Map Maker

British Admiralty

Dimensions with Mount

117 x 83cm

Published

First Published at The Admiralty, England 1878. This Edition 1914, with soundings to 1955.

Condition

Excellent. Light hand-colouring. Fold in centre as normal.

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