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CROSS, Joseph
Chart of Part of New South Wales, with Plans of the Harbours.
London,: Engraved and published by Cross, 18 Holborn (opposite Furnivals Inn),, 1834. Respectfully dedicated to Major Mitchell, Surveyor General of New South Wales by his most Obedt. Servant J. Cross. 1834. Engraved map with fine original hand colour, dissected and mounted on linen with green cloth covers, two tears to folds, original green cloth slipcase with publisher’s label. A map of the colony of New South Wales. The various inset maps show ports and harbours around the territory: Port Philip and Western Port, Botany Bay, Jervis Bay, Port Hunter, Broken Bay, Port Macquarie, Twofold Bay, Port Stephens, Morton Bay and Brisbane River, Port Jackson, and one larger map of the whole continent. New South Wales was the site of the first British settlement in Australia. It started life in 1788 as a convict colony, but immigration rocketed in the early nineteenth century after early settlers found that the land was perfect for cultivating meat and wool, and after the British government’s decision in 1831 to sell crown land in the colonies instead of granting it to convicts. By the 1830s the main exports were wool, fish oil, and whale products. Text at the right hand side records that “The Coast of N.S. Wales is the resort of Black Whales, at all periods of the Year, and in the winter season the Spermiceti Whales repair to the N.E. Coast.” The annotations on the map reflect the gradual progress of the exploration of the Australian interior. The note near Botany Bay records that it is “celebrated for the first landing of Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks” in 1770. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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