British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer Northern Sheet 1

Saint Vincent and Spencer Gulfs Surveyed by Commander J. Hutchinson, R.N. and Staff Commr. F. Howard R.N. . . 1863 - 1873.

DESCRIPTION: A very special chart in excellent condition for the collector of Australian maps. The northern sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, covering Port Adelaide and sold by a nautical chart-seller from Port Adelaide.

This antique British Admiralty sea chart contains both the town of Port Adelaide, Australia AND also bears the blue sellers over-stamp of A.E. Sawtell a chart-seller from Port Adelaide, Australia from at least 1874 to 1901 or later. (See Sawtell's 1874 nautical almanac from our archives.) Chart is In fine condition. North sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, unjoined but with a wing-sheet, an extension to the chart as issued covering northern-most Spencer Gulf miles past Port Augusta, Australia.

Covers the northern portion of St. Vincent Gulf and Spencer Gulf.

Bottom sheet (2) publisher's attribution reads: "Published at the Admiralty 17 Aug. 1874 under the Superintendance of Captain F.J. Evans R.N., C.B, F.R.S. Hydrographer ." Number 2389a.

Bottom sheet (2) seller's information: "Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for sale of the Admiralty, 31 Poultry and 11 King Street, Tower Hill."

Alfred E. Sawtell, was a seller of nautical charts and instruments from Port Adelaide Australia. Sawtell published a Nautical Almanac in 1874 containing an ephemeris, tide tables, sailing directions for Australian ports, pilotage dues, a 7 page list of Australian vessels and their tonnage; and ships regulations for bathing, sanitation and gunpowder. In that almanac the back cover advertisement describes A.E. Sawtell as: "Chronometer, Watchmaker, Nautical Optician, Chart and Nautical Bookseller". An enclosed stock list included nautical books, charts, chronometers and "transparent dipping needle and plain compass cards all sizes".

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office



BODY OF WATER: Spencer Gulf

CONDITION: Very good.  A few small spots otherwise clean and strong with no major issues.

COLORING: None except lighthouse highlighted in yellow.

ENGRAVER: Edward Weller

SIZE: 38 " x 25 "


PRICE: $1350


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