Chart of the Coast Between Botany Bay and Broken Bay. John HUNTER.

Chart of the Coast Between Botany Bay and Broken Bay

London: John Stockdale, 1792.

Engraved chart, 720 x 400 mm.

The first survey map of three important Harbours.

Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook extensive surveys of Broken Bay and Botany Bay and the coastline that linked them; it is a fine sounding chart of all three harbours.

Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook extensive surveys of Broken Bay and Botany Bay and the coastline that linked them; it is a fine sounding chart of all three harbours.

This map illustrates in detail the results of John Hunter's extensive surveys conducted in the first two years of European settlement, 1788-1789 and was published in 1793 with his early settlement account, An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island.

Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1792.06; Tooley 'Mapping of Australia', p.237.

Condition Report: A little toning, folded to quarto size, now preserved as a flat sheet.

Price (AUD): $2,850.00

US$2,099.72   Other currencies

Ref: #4306454

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