Maps and Charts


The Foundation’s map collection tells the cartographic story of geographers’ representations of Australia as the mythological Great Southern Land, through early contacts by the Dutch and other nations, to the beginnings of British settlement and the country we know today.  The collection comprises both printed and manuscript maps of the era.

c1541
1571
1581
1589
1594
1595
1617
c1646
1650
18th century
1719
c1753
1767
c1812
1814
1815
1825
1827
1836

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c1541
1571
1589
1594
1595