The original map was published by John Stockdale in Piccadilly, London, September 22nd, 1792 and shows the coast from Broken Bay to Botany Bay and the hinterland to the Blue Mountains with annotations on the availability of water, topology, soils condition. 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. 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.
Size of image = 56cm x 46cm
Archival Edition Limited to 300 each image. Issued with numbered certificate
Posted by Abderrahim 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!
Posted by Keydrick on 11th Oct 2012
That's the thinking of a creative practical mind.
Posted by Edward 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!!!