General Map of Tasmania.
Colour-printed wood engraving (chromoxylograph). Printed area 610 x 370mm (24 x 14½"). Centre fold as issued. Large margins.
A map of Tasmania, divided into districts, with an inset of King Island. On the reverse is an index and a vignette wood engraving of cut logs floating down a river. 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.
[Ref: 39135] £90.00