Ophir Gold Mines.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1852.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area: 110 x 180mm (4¼ x 7"). Tear into the title area.
Ophir, New South Wales, was the first place payable gold was discovered in Australia in 1851. This sparked Australia's first gold rush, which proved to be short lived and did not lead to the establishment of a town. Plate to Volume III of 'Our Antipodes', published in three vols. in 1852.
Abbey Travel: 562, 13.
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