Wyld's Map of Australia c1863 MAPCO

Wyld's Map of Australia c1863

Map Title & Indian Ocean Map Title & Dampiers Archipelago Cape Talbot, Sturts Creek, & Mount Wilson, New Holland Port Essington & Alexandra Land; Showing The Routes Of Stuart's Expeditions Of 1860, 1861, & 1862 Torres Strait, Cape York, Gulf Of Carpenteria, Burkes Land, & Queensland, New South Wales; Showing The Route Of Burke & Wills Expedition Of 1861, & Landsborough's Expeditions Of 1861 & 1862 Torres Strait, The Great Barrier Reef, & Repulse Bay, Queensland, New South Wales Bonvouloirs, & Vine's Horse-shoe Shoal, South Pacific Ocean San Christoval, Two Islands With Trees, & Minerva Shoal, South Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean, North West Cape Or Vlaming Head, Freycinet's Harbour, & Port Gladstone, New Holland Cape Preston, Hammersley Range, Port Gladstone, Swan River, Fremantle, & Perth, New Holland Sandy Country, Sandy Hills Sprinkled With Vegetation, & Port Dover, New Holland Crawford Range, Mount Strzelecki, Mount Freeling, & Chamber Pillar, Stuarts Land; & Stuart Range & Lake Gairdner, South Australia McKinlay's Range, Burkes Land, & Port Augusta, South Australia; Showing The Routes Of Mitchell's Expedition Of 1836, Burke's Expedition Of 1860, McKinlay's Expedition Of 1862, & Landsborough's Expedition Of 1862 Mount McConnell, Queensland, To Liverpool Ranges, New South Wales; Showing The Routes Of Sturt & Hume's Expedition Of 1829, Sturt's Extent In 1829, Major Mitchell's Expedition Of 1832, & Landsborough's Expedition Of 1862; With A Note 'Here Mr. Cunningham Was Killed' Keppel Bay, Hervey's Bay, Moreton Bay, & Brisbane, Queensland; & Port Macquarie, & Sugar-loaf Point, New South Wales Bellona's Shoal To Lord Howes Island, South Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean; & Cape Naturaliste, Cape Mentelle, Cape Freycinet, & Cape Leeuwin, New Holland Port Leschenault, Flinders Bay, King George's Sound, Albany, & Esperance Bay, New Holland Cape le Grand, Cape Arid, & Port Culver, New Holland; & Map Of The World Showing British Possessions Nuyt's Archipelago, Flinders Island, Coffins Bay, Neptune Island, Sleaford Bay, & Port Lincoln, South Australia; & Map Of The World Showing British Possessions Spencers Gulf, Yorke's Peninsula, Gulf Of St. Vincent, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, & Mount Gambier, South Australia; Swan Hill, Portland, Belfast, Port Fairy, & Warnambool, Australia Felix, Victoria Bathurst To Eden, New South Wales; Geelong, Port Philip, Melbourne, & Wilson's Promontory, Australia Felix, Victoria; Bass Strait, & Van Diemens Land Port Stephens, Port Hunter, Port Jackson, Sydney, Parramatta, Botany Bay, & Wollongong, New South Wales; & Hunter Islands To South West Cape, Van Diemens Land Cape Barren Island, Launceston, Port Arthur, Tasmans Peninsula, Derwent Riiver, & Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land

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The Map

Full Title:
Wyld's Map of Australia, Compiled From The Nautical Surveys, Made By Order Of The Admiralty, And Other Authentic Documents
James Wyld, Geographer To The Queen, Charing Cross East, London
82cm x 55cm (32¼" x 21¾")
Not Shown
Torres Strait - Middleton's Island -
Van Diemens Land - Dirk Hartogs Island.
Folding map of Australia. On paper, dissected and mounted on linen. Hand coloured in outline.

Title at top left. Map of Van Diemens Land inset at bottom right. Map of the World showing British Possessions inset at bottom. Latitude and Longitude shown in border. Uniform age toning over entire map, with minor offsetting. Some staining and foxing in places.

The map carries an inscription on the back of the linen which reads:

Robert Freeman
Sept : 1865
Burcombe Parsonage
nr Wilton

This map of Australia carries some of the early names given to the land. The area covered by Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria is recorded under the name of New South Wales. Western Australia and the Northern Territory are jointly referred to as New Holland, and Tasmania is still Van Diemens Land. The map also records other archaic names including Alexandra Land, Burkes Land, Stuarts Land, and Australia Felix.

Of particular interest are the routes of exploration recorded on the map, including Sturt & Hume's expedition of 1829; Sturt's extent in 1829; Major Mitchell's expedition of 1832; Mitchell's expedition of 1836; Burke's expedition of 1860; Burke & Wills expedition of 1861; Stuart's expeditions of 1860, 1861, & 1862; Landsborough's expeditions of 1861 & 1862; McKinlay's expedition of 1862; and a note in New South Wales recording "Here Mr. Cunningham Was Killed".

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