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New website on Arrowsmith’s maps of Australia 1834-58

Dorothy Prescott, OAM, former map curator of both the University of Melbourne Library, and of the National Library of Australia, has created a website to publish the results of her long-standing research into the evolution of the Australian maps from John Arrowsmith’s “London Atlas of Universal Geography” of 1834 to 1858.
The site documents each individual state of the maps, and details changes made from previous states, and includes information on worldwide institutional holdings of the various states.

The maps document the British exploration of Australia, showing explorer’s routes and findings, and slowly filling in the continent, and removing speculative features.