The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company, Limited, Sydney & Melbourne. Copyright 1888.
Colour-printed wood engraving (chromoxylograph). Printed area 370 x 610mm (14½ x 24"). Centre fold as issued. Very large margins.
A map of Australia, with the Northern Territory still marked as part of South Australia. 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: 39136] £130.00