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[Manuscript sea chart of Australia]
Bib ID 7084642
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Online Versions
Scale Scale approximately 1:6,750,000 (E 70°00ʹ--E 160°00ʹ/S 11°00ʹ--S 65°00ʹ). 
Description [1855] 
1 manuscript map : mounted on linen with silk edges ; 94.9 x 104.2 cm 

The sea chart of Australia made in Hong Kong for the Brigantine Nancy, bound for Melbourne via Hong Kong and Fremantle. The Nancy, under Captain C.E. Nordqvist took 40 steerage passengers to Melbourne in 1854. She was bought by Captain William Kenney, and converted into the St. Kilda baths before the end of 1855. She remained in her scuttled position at St Kilda until 1912.

Partial contents
  • Insets: Bays of South Australia. Scale approximately 1:2,750,000. Inset. [Port of Adelaide]. Scale approximately 1:1,040,000
  • Port Jackson. Scale approximately 1:72,900
  • Entrances to the Derwent. Scale approximately 1:729,000
  • Cockburn Sound and entrance of Swan River. Scale approximately 1:729,000.
  • King George Sound. Scale approximately 1:291,840
  • Bass Strait / surveyed by Comr. Stokes, 1843. Scale approximately 1:1,500,000. Inset. Entrance of Port Phillip. Scale approximately 1:437,760.

Manuscript sea chart of Australia featuring the track, with the daily progress, of the final trip of the Swedish brigantine Nancy from Hong Kong to Fremantle, Western Australia in December 1853. It continued its journey and ended in Melbourne, Victoria, Frebruary 1854. There are two other tracks of other vessels annotated in purple and red. Both also began from Fremantle and travelled to Melbourne, with one of the track annotated in red, continued its journey possibly to New Zealand, with the last date recorded on the chart as 14 February 1855. Relief shown by spot heights. Depths shown by soundings.

Title devised by cataloguer.

"Briggen Nancy förd af Löjtnant C E Nordqvist på Resa från China till Melbourne. Anlöpt Swan River den 9 December 1853 för Watten och förfriskningar. Och har som det första Svenska fartyg som anlöpt denna plats. Antäcknat af 1st Styrman i nämnda Brigg. C Hagström”.

English translation from dealer: “The Brig Nancy under Lieutenant C E Nordqvist, traveling from China to Melbourne. Arrived Swan River the 9th of December 1853 for water and refreshments. And has arrived as the first Swedish ship at this place. Written by 1st quartermaster in mentioned Brigg. C. Hagström”.

"Detta Kort är Kopierat af en Chines 1853 uti Hong Kong från ett Engelskt Kort som man fick låna från ett skepp. Emedan det fanns ej att få kjöpas på platsen. Carl Hagström”.

English translation from dealer: "This chart is copied by a Chinese 1853 in Hong Kong from an English Chart that we could borrow from a ship.This since it could not be pur- chased at this place. Carl Hagström".

The outline map of Australia also shows the track of the "Brightman" ship, captained by C. W. Nockells, 1840 on its way to Australia.

The manuscript sea chart appears to have been derived from a series of charts issued by the Hydrographic Department of the British Admiralty, and engraved by J. & C. Walker. The chart includes the track of the "Ship Brightman", which travelled from London to Adelaide in 1840. The inset maps were copied from printed British Admiralty charts by John Septimus Roe, John Lort Stokes and colleagues in the 1830s-1840s.

Includes list of lights, and text.

Also available online

In English with annotated text in Swedish.

Subjects Nordqvist, C. E. -- Travel -- Australia -- Maps.  |  Nockells, C. W. -- Travel -- Australia -- Maps.  |  Nancy (Brigantine) -- Maps.  |  Brightman (Ship) -- Maps.  |  Nautical charts -- Australia.  |  Nautical charts -- Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.)  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- Maps.  |  Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.) -- Description and travel -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1840-1855 
Form/genre Nautical charts.  |  Manuscript maps.  |  Thematic maps.
Other authors/contributors Kenney, William, 1820-1907  |  Hagström, Carl, writer of added text  |  Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. Bass Strait

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