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First chart of the Brisbane River with two inset charts, one of Morton Bay and one of the entrance to the Brisbane River. The chart was prepared by John Oxley, the Surveyor General of New South Wales according to his findings during an exploration expedition as far as Port Curtis. (present Gladstone) in 1823. His report stimulated the establishment of the penal settlement at the Brisbane River which became the city of Brisbane. Morton Bay was found and named by James Cook in 1770.

The map was included in Geographical Memoirs of New South Wales by Barron Fields, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and published when he returned to England.

Copperplate engraving with te original folds.

180mm x 170mm. (between ruled lines).

A little time stained but generally good condition.

PLAN OF THE River Brisbane &c ... JOHN OXLEY ... 1825

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