British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer Southern Sheet 2

British Admiralty chart of the Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer. Southern Sheet.

DESCRIPTION: A special chart in excellent condition for the collector of Australian maps. This antique British Admiralty sea chart contains both the town of 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.).

The southern sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, unjoined. Last correction in 1875. Covers the southern portion of St. Vincent Gulf and Spencer Gulf with Investigator Strait, the MacDonnell Peninsula, Kangaroo island, Wedge Island, Thistle Island, Encounter Bay, Aldinga Bay, and Holdfast Bay . Shows the nascent town of Adelaide, Australia with several neighboring villages including: Plympton, Kensington, Beaumont, Norwood, and Glenelg.

Three inset coastal profile views taken from various directions including one view that is labeled: "Outline of the Land on the East side of St. Vincent Gulf as seen from a vessel's deck when running up Troubridge Lighthouse bearing N.W. by W 1/2 W. 9 1/2 miles."

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 2389b.

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".

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: $1300


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