Map State Map and Chart of the West Coast of Australia 1841/1

Map and chart of the west coast of Australia; from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King and from other official documents / compiled by John Arrowsmith. Scale [ca. 1:1 600 000] 1in. = 25 miles. London, Pubd. 21st Novr. 1841, by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square. 2 maps on 1 sheet : 64.0 x 49.5cm.
Insets: Peel Sound. -- Warnbro' Sound. -- Port Grey.

With:

The country from Gantheaume Bay to the River Arrowsmith on the scale of original survey of Captn. Grey. Scale [ca.1:950 000 calculated on 1 degree of latitude].
S 27° 40'-S 29° 40'/ E 114° - E 115° 30'.

SHEET EXTENT:

S 24°05--S 32°10'/E 112°35'--E 120°

Description

Shows

TITLE:

This chart is a later version of one published the previous year, i.e. 1840 with the title Australia from Swan River to Shark Bay embracing Australind with Port Grey from the surveys of Captn. Grey and other official documents / drawn by John Arrowsmith which see

PLATE NUMBER:

The map has been found as an unnumbered plate [61] in a British Library copy of Arrowsmith's London Atlas (Preface 1847). In this atlas this plate precedes The maritime portion of South Australia

INSETS:

Peel Harbour surveyed by Lt. J.S. Roe, 1839. Scale [ca. 1:10,560] 1mile = 6 inches -- [Warnbro Sound]. Scale [ca. 1:46 000] 1 mile = 1.25 inches-- Plan of Port Grey or Champion Bay surveyed by Captn. Wickham R.N. 1840. Scale [ca. 1: 26,822] 1mile = 2.25 inches.

COUNTIES:

MELBOURNE, GLENELG, GREY, CARNARVON, TWISS, VICTORIA, DURHAM, LANSDOWNE, PERTH, YORK, HOWICK and BEAUFORT

DISTRICTS:

VICTORIA

EXPLORERS' ROUTES:

George Grey

HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS:

Phillip Parker King, John Wickham and John Septimus Roe

REFERENCE:

T [131a]
F 3228 Grey, George Journals of two expeditions in northwest and Western Australia during the years 1837, 38 & 39 …. London: T & W. Boone, 1841. Map in pocket of v.2. In some copies it is found at the end of v.1.

NOTES

For this second state of Australia from Swan River to Shark Bay Arrowsmith has added, preceding the original title, a short comprehensive title embracing both map and chart.

The states of the map are basically the same with the removal in the second state of the word 'Australind' from the phrase 'Australind & Port Grey'. This was an error on Arrowsmith's part as the location of Australind is just north of the present day Bunbury.' This means that it does not appear on this map as it lies south of the present limits of this map. However in this second state much more nautical information is provided by the three insets.

Key Dates

1837 - 1840
Situation date
21 November 1841
Map Publication Date

Related entries

Timeline

Australia, From Swan River to Shark Bay 1840/1
Map and Chart of the West Coast of Australia 1841/1

Institutional and Other Holdings

British Library Map Library

  • The London Atlas of Universal Geography exhibiting the physical & political divisions of the various countries of the world, constructed from original materials., 1847, Maps 224.c.75.; British Library Map Library. Details
  • Map and Chart of the West Coast of Australia; from Swan River to Shark Bay ... Compiled by J. Arrowsmith., 1841, Cartographic Items 792.i.23; British Library Map Library. Details

Mitchell Map Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Map and chart of the west coast of Australia [cartographic material] : from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other official documents / compiled by John Arrowsmith., Z/M2 851/1841/1; Mitchell Map Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Monash University Library

  • Map and chart of the west coast of Australia [cartographic material] : from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other official documents / compiled by John Arrowsmith., 1841, 919.4 M682T v. 2; Monash University Library. Details

National Library of Australia Map Collection

  • Map and chart of the west coast of Australia [cartographic material] : from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other official documents / compiled by John Arrowsmith, 1841, MAP RM 2683; National Library of Australia Map Collection. Details
  • Map and chart of the west coast of Australia [cartographic material] : from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other official documents / compiled by John Arrowsmith, 1841, MAP NK 2456/165; National Library of Australia Map Collection. Details

Royal Geographical Society

  • Map and chart of the West Coast of Australia; from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the Surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other Official Documents, 1841, mr Australia D.205; Royal Geographical Society. Details

State Library of Western Australia

  • Map and chart of the west coast of Australia [cartographic material] : from Swan River to Shark Bay including Houtman's Abrolhos and Port Grey from the surveys of Capts. Grey, Wickham, King, and from other official documents, RARE; State Library of Western Australia. Details

The University of Melbourne Library, Special Collections

  • Journals of two expeditions of discovery in North-West and Western Australia, 1841, UniM Bail SpC/AX 919.41 G843; The University of Melbourne Library, Special Collections. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Ferguson, John Alexander, Bibliography of Australia, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1941-1969. Details
  • Tooley, Ronald Vere, The mapping of Australia and Antarctica, Holland Press, London, 1985, 649 pp. Details

Images

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Map and Chart of the West Coast of Australia 1841/1
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Title
Map and Chart of the West Coast of Australia from Swan River to Shark Bay
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Map
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The University of Melbourne Library, Special Collections

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