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The Emigrant's map of the world / drawn & engraved by J. Archer, Pentonville, London
Bib ID 3118507
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Author
Archer, J. (Joshua), active 1833-1866, cartographer, engraver
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale approximately 1:25,000,000 (W 180°00ʹ--E 180°00ʹ/N 90°00ʹ--S 90°00ʹ). 
Description London : Published by H.G. Collins, 22 Paternoster Row, [1851?] 
1 map : hand coloured ; 29.8 x 69.3 cm, on sheet 37.0 x 75.6 cm, folded in cover 16.0 x 10.5 cm + (1 booklet) 
Notes

Map of the World showing the routes of emmigrant ships from Britain to the colonies, the extent and population of the British Empire, with the gold fields of Victoria, New South Wales, and California marked. Relief shown by hachures.

Cover is orange paper with cloth spine. Includes a printed advertisement inside front cover for W. Hughes' booklet "A few particulars for the guidance of intending emigrants".

"The dark lines show the various routes from the British Islands to the different fields of emigration with their length in miles. The extension of the map in an east and west direction, enables it to show the passage from Great Britain to the Australian Colonies, both by the eastern and western routes. The British Dominions are distinguished by a red colour.".

Accompanied by booklet bound with map: A few particulars for the guidance of intending emigrants describing the principal fields of emigration, and showing the route, distance, and cost of passage to each place, with the class of labour to which it is best suited / by W. Hughes. London : Published by H.G. Collins, 22 Pasternoster Row. (11 pages ; 16.0 cm)

National Library of Australia's copy 1 has handwritten annotations: "1851" in top left corner of map and "World [1851] Collins" on title page of accompanying booklet. Booklet is separate from map.

National Library of Australia's copy 2 includes a final leaf at the end of the first booklet titled "The gold regions of Australia"; Contains secondary booklet to copy 1 titled "The Port of Southhampton Emigration Company's Line of packet ships to the Australian Colonies" by James Somers, Secretary. (12 pages ; 16.4 cm.); Includes additional statement at foot of map "Sold by W. Langford, 68 Leaderhall St."

National Library of Australia's copy 2 also includes a manuscript note from a family member containing family history information. An additional manuscript note references fact on page 10 relating to California and the discovery of gold three years previous. Date of map estimated from this as 1851.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231162618

Subjects Emigration and immigration -- Maps.  |  World maps.  |  World -- Emigration and immigration -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1851 
Form/genre World maps.
Other authors/contributors Collins, H. G. (Henry George)  |  Hughes, William, 1817-1876. Few particulars for guidance of intending emigrants  |  Somers, James, Port of Southhampton Emigration Company's Line of packet ships to the Australian Colonies
Also Titled

Collins' emigrant's map of the world : with full particulars of the various distances and time consumed on Voyage, with cost of passage; also accurate information on the class of labour most in requisition at each place

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MAP RM 4 (Copy 1)
Copy: Map + booklet
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MAP RM 4 (Copy 2)
Copy: Map + booklet + manuscript note
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