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A draught of the coast of New Holland, and parts adjacent [cartographic material] / by John Thornton
Bib ID 3588540
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Thornton, John, -1708
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:8,901,307]. 
Description London : [Printed by John How, for the Author ; and are to be sold in his shop at the sign of England, Scotland and Ireland in the Minories, 1703] 
1 map ; 39.8 x 20.2 cm. on sheet 43 x 24 cm. + 1 sheet of text. 
Full contents Inset: A draught of Sharks Bay on the coast of New Holland in the lattd. of 25 05 So. / by Capt. Dampier, anno 1701. Scale [1:2,764,800] 
Notes

Map of the western coast of New Holland [i.e. Western Australia] showing Dutch discoveries such as Hartog (1616), Houtman (1619), Van Leeuwin (1620) and De Witt (1628) along the coast of Western Australia. Also included is mapping of the southern part of the East Indies [i.e. Indonesia] in particular Java, Sumatra and some adjacent islands. The map features the survey by English explorer William Dampier in 1699 commanding the HMS Roebuck. He landed at Dirk Hartog Island at the mouth of Shark Bay in July 1699. In search of fresh water he followed the Australian coastline northeast, reaching the Dampier Archipelago and then Roebuck Bay, the map showing the soundings he took of the western Australian coastline.

Finding no water, he was forced up to Timor. Then he sailed east and on 1 January 1700 he sighted and explored New Guinea and its adjacent islands such as New Britain. On their return voyage to England, the Roebuck foundered near Ascension Island (in the Atlantic) on 21 February 1701 marooning the crew there for five weeks before being picked up on 3 April by a passing ship and returned home in August 1701. The map also shows Australia's first European shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia on a coral reef (Tryal Rocks) in 1622 by the Tryall, an East India Company ship skippered by Englishman John Brookes. Decorative features include a compass rose and rhumb lines with a cartouche title. Relief is shown by bathymetric soundings.

Cartouche title.

Decorative compass rose.

Imprint on map: London : [J. Thornton] at the England, Scotland, Ireld. in ye Minories.

Plate 34 from: The English pilot. The third book : describing the sea-coasts, capes, headlands, straits, soundings, sands, shoals, rocks and dangers : the islands, bays, roads, harbours and ports in the oriental navigation ... / John Thornton. London : Printed by John How, for the Author, and are to be sold in his shop at the sign of England, Scotland and Ireland in the Minories, MDCCIII.

Accompanied by text: June Anno 1681. A description of dangerous rocks and shoalds on the coast of New-Holland from Cape Falso towards Bantam in the ship the London, Captain Daniel Commander.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232395536

Cited In

Shirley, R. Maps in the atlases of the British Library, M.THOR-3a

Subjects Nautical charts -- Western Australia -- Early works to 1800.  |  Coasts -- Western Australia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Coasts -- East Indies -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration, Dutch -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration, English -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1699 
Other authors/contributors Thornton, John, -1708. English pilot. The third book
Also Titled

A draught of Sharks Bay on the coast of New Holland in the lattd. of 25 05 So. by Capt. Dampier, anno 1701

Exhibited Exhibited: "Mapping our World : Terra incognita to Australia", National Library of Australia, Canberra, 7 November 2013 to 10 March 2014. 

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