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  • Giclee map of original published by John Stockdale in Piccadilly, London, 1792. Coast from Broken Bay to Botany Bay and the hinterland to the 'Carmarthen Mountains', annotated with water, topology, soil condition by WIlliam Dawes.
  •  The straightness of the explorers tracks shows their use of the compass course.  They also measured distance by counting their military paces (2200 to the mile!)
  •  It shows the tracks of explorers who were mapping the course of the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system and the intended tracks of explorations planned in winter, 1791.
  • 'Botany Bay' and Port Jackson in 1791.
  • We now know that William Dawes is describing the Great Dividing Range just three years after settlement.
  • William Dawes title dedicating the expedition to Captain Twiss.

Giclee Map New South Wales Port Jackson 1791 Dawes Tench

$215.00

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Giclee, Map, Australian East Coast, Port Jackson, NSW, 1791, William Dawes, Watkin Tench, New South Wales

"A map of all those parts of the territory of New South Wales which have been seen by any person belonging to the settlement established at Port Jackson in the said territory...respectfully inscribed to Capt. Twiss of the Royal Engineers...by his much obliged and Humble Servant William Dawes"

Archival Limited Edition of the original map published by John Stockdale in Piccadilly, London, September 22nd, 1792 after Captain William Dawes. It depicts the coast from Broken Bay to Botany Bay and the hinterland to the 'Camarthan Mountains', what we now identify as, the Blue Mountains. The annotations on the availability of water, topology, soils condition were acknowledgement to appeal to free setters to the Antipodean colony.  It shows the tracks of explorers, most notably William Dawes, who were mapping the course of the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system and the intended tracks of explorations planned in winter, 1791.   The straightness of the explorers tracks shows their use of the compass course.  They also measured distance by counting their military paces (2200 to the mile!) ~Perry /Prescott, 1996.

Only some of the intended explorations were undertaken and this map was updated in Watkin Tench's publication, "A Complete Account of the Settlement of Port Jackson" published in 1793.


Size of image = 56cm x 46cm (22 1/3 x 18 1/3 inch)


Archival Edition Limited to 300 each image. Issued with numbered certificate

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  1. Precious measurement! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2012

    THe idea of Redcoats (lobsters) marching about counting their military footsteps to the mile across such terrain is fantastic! Now I have the map there is so much more to be revealed so early in the Convict colony's history!

  2. Before Survey Equipment-Impressed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2012

    That's the thinking of a creative practical mind.

  3. Intriguing map. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2012

    I am so pleased with this map. It is humbling to imagine soldiers stumbling around this landscape in marching boots! It is amazingly accurate considering the technology of the time! I am impressed!!!

  4. eVkHFtCHPp 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    WOW! Watkin Tench's map of the Port Jackson hinterland. This is such a find!

  5. ljcJkZNIfzKiNoso 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    This was the perfect gift for one whom I love! Thanks HEAPS and HEAPS!!!!

  6. VEOrhUprltVnbI 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    Super jazzed about how they measure distance with the military marching,, and over that terrain!

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