Melbourne from the Botanical Gardens.
The London Printing and Publishing Company [n.d., c.1855].
Steel engraving, sheet 190 x 275mm. 7½ x 10¾".
A prospect of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, from the Royal Botanic Gardens. The discovery of gold in 1851 led to the Victorian gold rush, and Melbourne, which served as the major port and provided most services for the region, experienced rapid growth. Within months, the city's population had increased by nearly three-quarters, from 25,000 to 40,000 inhabitants. By Henry Winkles (1800 - 1860), from 'Australia' by R. Montgomery Martin.
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