Guide to the Scotty Allan Map Collection

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Series 1. Maps relating to route of the "Faith in Australia" record-breaking flight, c.1931-1933

This series includes navigational charts and maps used for or relating to the record-breaking flight attempt of the "Faith in Australia" between England and Australia in October 1933, which was completed in the record time of six days, seventeen hours and fifty-six minutes (Shearman, p.87). Many of the maps include hand written annotations relating to the journey. The series includes aeronautical navigational strip charts, sketch maps of aerodromes, and small scale topographical maps. Comprises items 1-16.

Budapest - London, 5032, 1:1,000,000, 1931 - 1932 (Item 1) - Box 2

Strip map made from topographic maps mounted on linen, for aeronautical navigation. Shows a course plotted in pen between Budapest and London. Also shows military and civil aerodromes and landing grounds. Handwritten in pencil on front cover "Allan", "Sydney". On sheet 206 x 25 cm, folded to 25 x 13 cm.

Budapest - Stamboul, 5033, 1:1,000,000, 1931 - 1932 (Item 2) - Box 2

Strip map made from topographic maps mounted on linen, for aeronautical navigation. Shows a course plotted in pen between Budapest and Istambul. Also shows military and civil aerodromes and landing grounds. Additional annotations in pencil mark an alternative course. Handwritten in pencil on front cover "Allan", "Sydney". On sheet 155 x 26 cm, folded to 26 x 14 cm.

Aleppo - Stamboul, 5034, 1:1,000,000, 1931 - 1932 (Item 3) - Box 3

Strip map made from topographic maps mounted on linen, for aeronautical navigation. Shows a course plotted in pen between Istambul and Haleb ( Aleppo). Also shows military and civil aerodromes and landing grounds. Additional annotations in pencil mark an alternative course. Handwritten in pencil on front cover "Allan", "Sydney". On sheet 129 x 26 cm, folded to 26 x 13 cm.

[Sketch map of Muntok showing aerodrome], [c.1933] (Item 4) - Folder 1

Printed sketch map of Muntok, Indonesia, including aerodrome. Coastline shaded by hand in blue pencil, and aerodrome marked in red pencil. On sheet 12 x 12 cm.

[Sketch map of Bankok showing aerodrome], [c. 1933] (Item 5) - Folder 1

Hand drawn sketch map of aerodrome, Bankok, Thailand. Drawn on note paper titled "Official Memo" in English and Thai. On sheet 16 x 11 cm.

Aerodrome at Dijon, scales differ, [c.1933] (Item 6) - Folder 1

Blueline locality chart for for aerodrome at Dijon, France, scale 1 inch:2 miles (approx.), and detail plan of aerodrome, scale 1 inch:600 yards (approx.). On sheet 20 x 13 cm.

Aerodrome at Lyons, scales differ, [c.1933] (Item 7) - Folder 1

Blueline locality chart for for aerodrome at Lyons, France, scale 1 inch:3 miles (approx.), and detail plan of aerodrome, scale 1 inch:350 yards (approx.). On sheet 21 x 13 cm.

Aerodrome at Lympne, scales differ, [c.1933] (Item 8) - Folder 1

Blueline locality chart for for aerodrome at Lympne, Great Britain, scale 1 1/2 inches:1 mile (approx.), and detail plan of aerodrome, scale 1 inch:300 yards (approx.). On sheet 21 x 13 cm.

Aerodrome at Marseille, scales differ, [c.1933] (Item 9) - Folder 1

Blueline locality chart for for aerodrome at Marseille, France, scale 1 inch:3 miles (approx.), and detail plan of aerodrome, scale 1 inch:600 yards (approx.). On sheet 20 x 13 cm.

[ Athens to Rome strip map], 1:1,000,000, [c.1933] (Item 10) - Box 4

Strip map made from topographic maps mounted on linen, for aeronautical navigation. Shows a course plotted in pen between Athenai (Athens) and Roma (Rome). Also shows military and civil aerodromes and landing grounds marked in pen. Additional annotations in pen of points of interest. On sheet 133 x 24 cm.

[ Athens to Baghdad strip map], 1:1,000,000 (Item 11) - Box 4

Strip map made from topographic maps mounted on linen, for aeronautical navigation. Shows a course plotted in pen between Athens and Baghdad. Also shows military and civil aerodromes and landing grounds marked in pen. Additional annotations in pencil of points of interest. On sheet 238 x 24 cm.

Ireland, Sheet 13, four miles to an inch, 1931 - 1932 (Item 12) - Box 3

Sheet 13 of topographical map of Ireland, mounted in pieces on linen. Shows central region from east to west coast including Dublin. Compass guides drawn in pen around Dublin. On sheet 36 x 157 cm, folded to 26 x 13 cm.

Calcutta, NF-45, 1:1,000,000, 1927 (Item 13) - Folder 1

Topographic map of Calcutta, India, showing Bay of Bengal, and Bengal, Bihar and Orissa regions. Hand annotations in pencil on front of map show flight routes and landmarks. Rear of map show handwritten calculations in pencil. On sheet 65 x 75 cm.

Baghdad, NI-38, 1:1,000,000, 1928 (Item 14) - Folder 1

Topographic maps of Baghdad showing surrounding regions. Hand annotations in pencil show flight route. On sheet 68 x 81 cm.

Lyon, NL-31, 1:1,000,000, c.1923-c.1930 (Item 15) - Folder 1

Topographic map of Lyon, France, and surrounding region. Hand written annotations in pencli show flight routes, and annotation "International Polyconic Projection". On sheet 68 x 59 cm.

Paris, NM-31, 1:1,000,000, 1923 (Item 16) - Folder 1

Topographic map of Paris, France, showing surrounding region and part of Great Britain. Hand written annotations show flight routes and calculations. On sheet 74 x 58 cm.

Series 2. Maps of Australia

The series includes topographic mapping of Australia from the 1930s-1940s. It includes maps from a Special Defence Edition of the 1:1,000,000 series produced during the Second World War, and a Special Air Board Edition of the International Map of the World series. Comprises items 17-38.

Bathurst, 1:253,440, 1942 (Item 17) - Folder 1

Topographic map of Bathurst. Annotated in pencil with landmarks, possibly to aid in air navigation: "Chattam Park", "Irish Corner", "Chattam Valley", "Mt Arnold". Other annotations in pen. A list of regional place names is written on verso in pencil. On sheet 59 x 63 cm.

Tasmania, 1 1/4 inches:10 miles, 1940 (Item 18) - Folder 1

Map of Tasmania showing major cities and towns, rivers and mountains, and major roads and rail. On sheet on sheet 81 x 76 cm.

Subseries. [ Australia 1:1,000,000 topographic series], Special Defence Edition

Townsville, SE-55, 1940 (Item 19) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Cloncurry, SF-54, 1940 (Item 20) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Clermont, SF-55, 1940 (Item 21) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Rockhampton, SF-56, 1940 (Item 22) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Murchison, SG-50, 1940 (Item 23) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Charleville, SG-55, 1940 (Item 24) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Brisbane, SG-56, 1940 (Item 25) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Perth, SH-50, 1942 (Item 26) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Albany, SI-50, 1942 (Item 27) - Folder 1

On sheet 62 x 76 cm.

Subseries. International Map of the World, 1:1,000,000, Special Air Board Edition

Broken Hill, SH-54, 1940 (Item 28) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Bourke, SH-55, 1937 (Item 29) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Armidale, SH-56, 1936 (Item 30) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Adelaide, SI-54, 1934 (Item 31) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Canberra, SI-55, 1930 (Item 32) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Sydney, SI-56, 1926 (Item 33-34) - Folder 1

2 copies. On sheet 66 x 77 cm.

Hamilton, SJ-54, c.1930 (Item 35) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Melbourne, SJ-55, c.1930 (Item 36-37) - Folder 1

2 copies. On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Bodalla, SJ-56, c.1926 (Item 38) - Folder 1

On sheet 66 x 81 cm.

Series 3. Maps relating to North America and other overseas maps

This series includes navigational and topographical mapping of parts of North America, Spain, and several world maps showing global airlines. Comprises items 39-45.

St. John N.B. - Boston Mass., 1:500,000, 1930 (Item 39) - Box 4

Aeronautical strip chart. Rear of chart shows major aerodromes between Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts. On sheet 132 x 29 cm.

[ Los Angeles], 11M, 1:1,000,000, 1939 (Item 40) - Folder 1

Aeronautical chart of Los Angeles, also showing San Francisco. On sheet 80 x 120 cm.

Air Lines of the World, as at May 1, 1936, 1936 (Item 41) - Folder 1

Map of the world showing regular, irregualr and proposed air services.

Air Lines of the World, 1937, 1937 (Item 42) - Folder 1

Map of the world showing regular, irregualr and proposed air services.

Mapa de Espana, Sheet No. 8, 1:500,000 (Item 43) - Folder 1

Topographic map of part of southern coast of Spain, approximately centered on Granada. Part of a series of 9 maps. On sheet 90 x 120 cm.

Standard map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (the maritime provinces of Canada), 1:1,153,000 (Item 44) - Folder 1

Map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Canada, showing main railroads and regional boundaries. Margin includes key to principal cities. On sheet 53 x 71 cm.

North America, Newfoundland (Southern part), No. 2440b, 1924 (Item 45) - Folder 1

Hydrographic chart of Newfoundland, Canada. On sheet 75 x 101 cm.

Series 4. Weather charts

This series comprises ocean weather charts. Comprises items 46-49.

Pilot Chart of the South Pacific Ocean, No.2601, scales differ, 1933 (Item 46) - Folder 1

Weather chart for shipmasters. (Founded upon the researches made in the early part of the nineteenth century by Matthew Fontaine Maury, while serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy.) March, April and May 1933. On sheet 66 x 96 cm.

Pilot Chart of the Upper Air – North Pacific Ocean, No.1401a, scales differ, 1931 (Item 47) - Folder 1

Weather chart of the upper air. Rear of chart shows index of aviation maps and charts. On sheet 66 x 97 cm.

Pilot Chart of the Upper Air – North Atlantic Ocean, No.1400a, scales differ, 1933 (Item 48) - Folder 1

Weather chart of the upper air. Rear of chart shows Air Traffic Rules. On sheet 66 x 97 cm.

Pilot Chart of the Upper Air – North Atlantic Ocean, No.1400a, scales differ, 1932 (Item 49) - Folder 1

Weather chart of the upper air. Hand written annotations on back include shorthand notes and cartoon drawings, signed by "Allan", "June 1932", "N.Atlantic". On sheet 66 x 97 cm.


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