Framed Admiralty chart of Port Phillip, 1858 edition
Framed nautical chart of Port Phillip, surveyed by Lieutenants T.M Symonds and H.R Henry of the H.M.S Rattlesnake 1836 with additions by Commander l.C Wickham and Captain Stokes in 1842 and Mr. C.J Polkinghorne, Mastr R.N. in 1856
Printed in London for Admiralty 1858
Map 69 X 51cm, frame 96.5 X 78.5cm
This interesting chart has all the necessary navigational markings needed if visiting the colony… Building on the 1836 survey, with soundings, bearings, and lights shown for navigation, it also adds the line of the freshly laid Geelong – Melbourne railway line – but while work had begun in 1854, it didn’t connect to Melbourne itself (as shown on this map) until 1859!
A rare chart which is the earliest to show the details of Port Phillip and Corio Bay.