Depot de la Marine

Detroit de Torres. Third sheet with Raine Island

Detroit de Torres. 3eme Feuille. Comprenant la Partie des Recifes de la Grande Barriere et l'Entrée de l'Isle Raine. Copie de la Carte levee de 1843 a 1849.

DESCRIPTION: Fine antique small-scale nautical chart (Sheet 3 of 3) of southern Torres Strait, the body of water separating the continent of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) from New Guinea. Last corrections in 1874. One of 4 charts of the Torres Strait area produced by the Depot de la Marine, this being the third detail sheet encompassing the south end of the strait and the tip of the Cape York Peninsula in north Australia.

Inset drawings of Raine Island and the tower on Raine Island, on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef, about 120 km east-northeast of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula. Raine Island, a small vegetated coral cay, is the site of the oldest European structure in tropical Australia, a stone beacon built in 1844. An important environmental icon, Raine island got its name from Captain Thomas Raine (1793-1860), the English mariner who discovered it.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine



BODY OF WATER: Torres Strait

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. Bottom edge ragged but stable. Minor edge tears. Central vertical fold a bit wrinkled, now flattened.


ENGRAVER: Jacobs and Chassant

SIZE: 24 " x 36 "


PRICE: $600


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