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  • 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.
The Gallery is issuing this Quality Limited Edition / 300

Map of New South Wales 1791

$158.89

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Central Coast, County of Cumberland, N.S.W., 1791 :A Map of these parts of the Territory of New South Wales ...

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

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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!!!

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