A New Plan of the Settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government.
Place Published: London:
Date Published: 1810.
Condition: Very good overall
Book Id: 17138
Very scarce lithograph map with modern hand color of New South Wales settlements, showing the area at the very end of the governor ship of the notorious William Bligh (of the mutiny on the Bounty), which had ended with the Rum Rebellion. The plan shows how the settlements appeared before Macquarie's ambitious program of public works, which included the naming of the 5 Macquarie towns (Richmond, Castlereagh, Pitt Town, Wilberforce and Windsor). In the upper left corner there is a rudimentary outline of the Blue Mountains; this was before the time of the first European crossing of the mountains which opened access to the fertile land beyond, by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth in 1813. The map is similar in nature to the map of New South Wales in Collin's 'An account of the English colony in New South Wales", but is larger and more detailed (the Collins map measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2"). Includes table: "Reference to Districts" at the right side, which lists Sydney as item "I"; "13,700 Acres Orphan Ground" is designated just north of Parramatta; many plots designated "Common Grant" or "Common Lease". Below the bottom margin: "London: Published by John Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place, July 20th 1810." 13 x 9 1/2"; paper size 15 x 11 1/2" . Two closed tears right edge of map. Tooley plate 171 #240.