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THORNTON, Samuel - The Tryal Rocks.

THORNTON, Samuel - The Tryal Rocks.
The Tryal Rocks. - THORNTON, Samuel
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Title : The Tryal Rocks..
Map maker : THORNTON, Samuel.
Date : London, 1711.
Size : 18.9 x 12.4 inches. / 48.0 x 31.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured as issue

Description :Small woodblock chart of The Tryal Rocks from The English Pilot The third Book 1711. Of particular interest to the History of Australia. Australia's Oldest Ship Wreck.
Rare chart of the Tryal Islands off the west Australian coast. These were named after the 1622 shipwreck of the English ship the Traill. The Islands are now known as Monte Bello Islands.
The small chart is set in a page of text the position of the wreck is on the chart.
The historical background and archaeological analysis of the wreck of the English East India Company's ship Traill, lost off 'the coast of Western Australia in 1622.
In 1621, the English East India Company dispatched the ship Traill to the Indies; during her outward voyage in May the following year she was wrecked on a reef off the coast of Western Australia, thus becoming the earliest known ship to be lost in Australian waters.
Tryal Rocks was the first name for the Monte Bello Islands of Australia. Thus named after a report of John Brooke, master of the British ship Traill (or Tryal), and Thomas Bright, mate of that ship, which on May 25, 1621, that was wrecked on a reef near the Australian mainland, on a spot afterwards marked on the charts of those days as Tryal Rocks.
The English Pilot. The Third Book Describing the Sea-Coasts, Capes, Headlands, Streights, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks, and Dangers…. London, Printed by John How, for Samuel Thornthon, and are be Sold at his Shop at the Sign of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in the Mineroties, MDCCXI » ¤
Condition : Good condition strong impression heavy paper. The full sheet measures 480 x 315 mm. the chart in the middle of the sheet measures 245 x 95 mm.

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