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R.V. Tooley map collection
Bib ID 8535306
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [cartographic image, sheet]
Author
Tooley, R. V. (Ronald Vere), 1898-1986
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Scale Scales differ. 
Description 1572-1893 
1,221 maps : some colour. 
Series

R.V. Tooley map collection.

Biography/History

Ronald Vere Tooley (1898–1986) was born and educated in London. He served in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles in World War I and was one of a minority in his regiment to survive the Battle of Cambrai. In 1919 he joined the London booksellers Francis Edwards Ltd and throughout the 1920s he produced catalogues of rare books and old maps. He eventually established his own business—the Atlas Bookshop—but it closed in 1936. After World War II he rejoined Francis Edwards and in time became one of its directors, retiring in 1976. Tooley devoted a great deal of his time to the history of mapping, carrying out research in the Map Room of the British Museum. His germinal work Maps and Map-makers was published by Batsford in 1949; five further editions appeared in his lifetime. In 1963 Tooley and Robert Stockwell founded the Map Collectors’ Circle and began the Map Collectors’ Series. Tooley was the author of over 30 works in this series, covering maps in Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia. They included Printed Maps of Australia, which appeared in seven parts in 1970–73. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers and The Mapping of Australia were both published in 1979.

Notes

Tooley sold his collection of Australian maps to Nico Israel Antiquarian Bookseller of Amsterdam. The Library purchased the collection from Nico Israel in 1973.

The collection comprises 1221 published charts and maps, nearly all of which had been described in Tooley’s Printed Maps of Australia. Dating from the sixteenth century to the late nineteenth century, they include maps of the Pacific and New Zealand, as well as Australia. The strength of the collection is in maritime maps and general maps, including maps of explorers’ routes. Many of the maps had been extracted from atlases.

Individual map-makers represented in the Tooley Collection include Aaron Arrowsmith (1798–1823), John Arrowsmith (1832–62), Allard family (1660–79), Adam and Charles Black (1839–73), Blaeu family (1642–50), James Cook (1772–84), Vicenza Coronnelli (1696), Alexander Dalrymple (1767–94), William Dawes (1792), Hendrick Doncker (1650–90), John Dower (1831–47), Adolphe Dufour (1840–70), Dumont D’Urville (1826–47), J. Bruny d’Entrecasteaux (1807), G.W. Evans (1822–23), William Faden (1773–1822), Matthew Flinders (1814), Louis Freycinet (1801–08), Pieter Goos (1666–72), Thomas Ham (1864–66), Henricus Hondius (1638–1700), John Hunter (1789–92), Jan Jansson (1650–1700), William Johnston (1844–90), Johannes van Keuelen (1680), Phillip Parker King (1824–33), Adam von Krusenstern (1824–35), John Norie (1816–58), George Philip (1852–77), John Sands (1886), Edward Stanford (1856–93), Tallis & Co. (1851–54) and the Wyld family (1837–72).

The collection also contains a large number of charts issued by the British Admiralty and the French Admiralty and maps produced by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Title supplied by cataloguer.

Collection published in various places by various publishers.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2857479095

Related Material Related material: Maps and map-makers; Located at; National Library of Australia, 912 TOO.  Related material: The mapping of Australia; Located at; National Library of Australia, NL 016.91294 T671.  Related material: Tooley's dictionary of mapmakers; Located at; National Library of Australia, SCRF MAPS 2. 
Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys -- Maps.  |  Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814 -- Travel -- Maps.  |  Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855 -- Travel -- Australia, Southeastern -- Maps.  |  Real property -- South Australia -- Maps.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Maps.  |  Nautical charts -- New South Wales.  |  Nautical charts -- New Zealand.  |  Nautical charts -- Tasmania.  |  Nautical charts -- Western Australia.  |  Nautical charts -- Northern Territory.  |  Australia, Southeastern -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  New South Wales -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Victoria -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Australia, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Australia, Southeastern -- Administrative and political divisions -- Maps.  |  Australia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  New Zealand -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Tasmania -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Western Australia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Queensland -- Maps.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Maps.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Maps.  |  Torres Strait -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Micronesia -- Maps.  |  Polynesia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Maps.  |  Indonesia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  New Guinea -- Maps.  |  East Asia -- Maps.  |  Southeast Asia -- Maps.  |  Australasia -- Maps.  |  Southern Hemisphere -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.  |  Eastern Hemisphere -- Maps.  |  Western Hemisphere -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Atlantic Ocean -- Maps.  |  United States -- Maps.  |  South Pacific Ocean -- Maps.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Maps.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Indian Ocean -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Antarctica -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Asia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  India -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  East Indies -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  North America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  South America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Sudan -- Maps.  |  Australian
Time Coverage 1572-1893 
Form/genre World maps.  |  Early maps.  |  Cadastral maps.  |  Nautical charts.  |  Mine maps.
Other authors/contributors Great Britain. Admiralty  |  France. Service hydrographique  |  Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

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