British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

1875

Admiralty chart of Australia Magnetic Island to Double Point Barrier Reefs

Australia East Coast Sheet XV Magnetic Island to Double Point and the Barrier Reefs by Captain F.P. Blackwood … H.M.S. Rattlesnake … 1843 - 1848.

DESCRIPTION: Antique British Admiralty navigation chart of the East Coast of Australia, sheet 15 in a series. Coverage includes Moresby River, Mourliyan Harbor, the King Reefs, Bay Hill, Dunk Island, Kennedy Bay, Rockingham Bay, Goold Island, Port Hinchinbrook, Bishops Peak, Halifax Bay.

Map clearly features several sources of fresh water, low mangrove swamps, sugar plantations, and much of the inner Australian Barrier Reef. Includes a large poorly mapped region of the east Australian coast noted as: "Low wooded coast and apparently much occupied by lagoons".

Colophon: Published according to an Act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty March 20th, 1855. Sold by J.D. Potter.

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

PUBLICATION DATE: 1875

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Australia

BODY OF WATER: Spencer Gulf

CONDITION: Very good.  Small rust spot near right bottom. Otherwise clean with ample margins.

COLORING: None except lighthouse highlighted in yellow.

ENGRAVER: J and C Walker

SIZE: 38 " x 25 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $1300


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