General Map of Victoria.
Colour-printed wood engraving (chromoxylograph). Printed area 380 x 610mm (15 x 24"). Centre fold as issued, small split in lower centre fold margin. Large margins.
A map of Victoria, divided into districts and with a circular inset of Port Philip Bay. On the reverse is an index and a vignette wood engraving of a ship at berth. It was published in the 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, a periodical issued between 1886-88, timed for the celebration of the centenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1888. This was the largest publication project attempted in the Australian colonies, with 50,000 subscribers, roughly 1.3 of the population.
Codell: Imperial Co-histories, p. 219-220.
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