The First Map of Australia


Symposium: The Freycinet Map of 1811

Freycinet's 1811 general chart of Australia

The 200th Anniversary of the Publication of the First Map of Australia

Presented by the Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society, in association with the Embassy of France

This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first map of Australia, compiled by French navigator and cartographer Louis de Freycinet. The map, published in Paris in 1811, showed the full outline of Australia three years before the publication of Matthew Flinders? “A Voyage to Terra Australia”.
This symposium is one of the highlights of the anniversary commemorations.

Notable speakers include Emeritus Professor Margaret Sankey, Rupert Gerritsen, Professor Jean Fornasiero, Associate Professor John West-Sooby and Henry de Freycinet.

Collection viewing included.

Sunday 19 June, 11 am-4 pm

National Library of Australia, Canberra


Bookings: or 02 6262 1271

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *