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The Maritime Portion of South Australia, from Captn. Flinders & from more recent Surveys made by the Survr. Genl. of the Colonies By John Arrowsmith. (with) inset map of the Gulf of St. Vincent. (with) The City of Adelaide, with the Acre Allotments numbered. Surveyed by Col. Light. (with) Sketch of Nepean Bay, and Kingscote Harbour, by Wm. Chesser. (with) Sketch of Encounter Bay by Col. Light & B.T. Finniss Esqr. 1838 London, Published Feby. 5th 1840, by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of South Australia created in 1840. 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.
Cartography Associates
South Australia and Australia
Historical geography, Atlas map, and Imagery and Base Maps
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