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The South Eastern Portion of Australia compiled from the Colonial Surveys, and from details furnished by Exploratory Expeditions, By J. Arrowsmith. (with) inset outline map of Australia. (Map) 35. London, Pubd. 2d. June 1842, by J. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of Australia created in 1842. List is included detailing the "Routes of Travellers into the interior" from 1817 to 1840. The counties are shown in different colors and numbered. A key is provided. The historic map layers in the Google Earth Rumsey Map Collection have been selected by David Rumsey from his large collection of historical maps, as well as some from other collections with which he collaborates. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods, scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced by Rumsey, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while othersgenerally earlier period mapsreveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time. Cultural features on the maps can be compared to the modern satellite views using the slider bars to adjust transparency. The result is an exploration of time as well as space, a marriage of historic cartographic masterpieces with innovative contemporary software tools.
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Historical geography, Atlas map, Administrative and political divisions, and Imagery and Base Maps
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