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Part of South Australia
Title : Part of South Australia Part of South Australia
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Creator : Rapkin, J. (John)
Place Of Creation : London;NewYork
Publisher : John Tallis & Coy
Date of creation : [1851]
Additional Creator : Rogers, J Warren, H Tallis, John, 1815 or 16-1876. Martin, R. Montgomery (Robert Montgomery), 1803?-1868.
Format : Map
Dimensions : 340 x 250 mm
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Lithographed Map of part of South Australia from Lake Torrens to Kangaroo Island with placenames and named features and showing counties and mining districts. Mapping of the coast from Elliston in the west to the Coorong in the east, and from Kangaroo Island in the south to Mt. Deception in the north. The depiction of Lake Torrens indicates exploration not very advanced at this date. Originally published within 'Tallis's illustrated atlas and modern history of the world'. London : John Tallis & Company, 1851. Also published as plate 13 of Martin's 'Australia, comprising New South Wales, Victoria or Port Philip, South Australia and Western Australia : their history, topography, conditions, resources, statistics, gold discoveries, mines of copper, lead etc.. London. J. Tallis and Co., [1853?].

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Part of South Australia was drawn and engraved by J Rapkin; with illustrations by H Warren and engraved by J Rogers. It was originally a plate within John Tallis's The illustrated atlas and modern history of the world published 1851.

This topographic map of part of South Australia shows the counties and includes notes about the country and vegetation, indicating the harsh environment - for example 'stony and barren plains' and 'dense brush'.

In 1851 South Australia's population reached 63,700 - almost one quarter of the European population lived in city of Adelaide, and another quarter lived on the Adelaide Plains. The other large settlements in the colony were the copper mining centres.

In 2005, the State Library loaned an edition of this map to NASA to accompany Andy Thomas in space.

Period : 1836-1851
Further reading :

Tooley, R.V. Maps and map-maker 7th ed. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1987, p.57

Tooley, R V The mapping of Australia London: Holland Press Cartographica, 1979. vol. 1, p.152-154, Tooley no. 1231

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