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Notes on charts of the coast of Tasmania, obtained from the hydrographical department, Paris, and copied by permission of the French government

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Mault, Alfred (1889) Notes on charts of the coast of Tasmania, obtained from the hydrographical department, Paris, and copied by permission of the French government. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 107-120.

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Abstract

More than a year ago Mr. McClymont spoke to me of the
charts of which copies are attached to this paper. He
explained at the last meeting of the Royal Society the
manner in which he had become acquainted with their
existence. I am sorry that it has not fallen to his lot to
formally present them to you, for the Society is really
indebted to him for their possession. Furthermore, in
making the presentation he would have been much more able
to accompany the gift with an explanation of the character
and history of the charts. Another gentleman to whom
thanks are due is my friend Monsieur Adelphe Patricot, of
St. James's, Paris, who, after some little difficulty, overcame
the prejudice that the French authorities have to allowing
plans and maps to be copied, and then insisted on taking
upon himself the cost of having facsimile tracings made.
Acknowledgments are also due to the Hon. E. N. C. Braddon,
who, when Minister of Lands and Works, authorised the
reproduction of the charts at the Government Photolithographic
Establishment.
Includes two charts of Marion's Expedition, 1772.
chart of Captain Hayes' discoveries. and chart of Flinders' and Bass' discoveries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 107-120
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 04:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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