New Zealand Company :A proposed plan of the city of Wellington in the first settlement in New Zealand, founded 1839-40 [copy of ms map]. Drawn by Samuel Cobham, Newgate Street, [London]. [n.d.]

New Zealand Company :A proposed plan of the city of Wellington in the first settlement in New Zealand, founded 1839-40 [copy of ms map]. Drawn by Samuel Cobham, Newgate Street, [London]. [n.d.]
Date
1839 - 1840
By
New Zealand Company; Cobham, Samuel, 1799-1881
Ref
MapColl-832.4796a/1839/Acc.15648
Description

Plan of the proposed city of Wellington that was to be located near the mouth of the Hutt River and Petone, Lower Hutt City. The area covers 1361 acres, exclusive of streets and terraces, with 261 acres for government purposes, squares, public buildings, hospitals, schools, markets, wharves, and 1100 acres for settlers for building purposes. The town is laid out in a grid pattern, with the Hutt River running through the centre, and a terrace around the periphery.

Several blocks on the plan are allocated for specific purposes, such as government offices, prison, public baths, museum, barracks, president's palace, college of surgeons. Four cemeteries are proposed on the corners of the plan, each of eight acres.

Note on mount reads: This proposal was for the establishment of Wellington on the banks of the Hutt River.

See also associated lettered at AT 3/1/6, regarding Cobham and the map.

This edition is a photocopy from a specially drawn copy, held formally in Government House, Wellington.

Catalogue card states a copy is held in strongroom, Parliamentary library.

Note on map says the town is to be surrounded by 1100 farms of 100 acres each.

Note on map before copying states each blank square is 8 acres.

Note on map before copying: Designed by Samuel Cobham, Newgate Street, where plans may be had.

Note on map before copying: W Lake, lith, 50, Old Bailey, London.

See also second and third photographic copies of lithograph of this map, filed at MapColl-832.4796a/1839/Acc.15647 and Acc.1269.

Quantity: 1 map(s).

Physical Description: Photocopy, coloured, mounted, 39.3 x 50 cm.

Additional description

Alternative form available: Neg 137698 1/2

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1 map(s), Manuscript maps, Photocopies, Photocopy, coloured, mounted, 39.3 x 50 cm.
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