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Australia: Comprising New South Wales; Victoria or Port Philip; South Australia; and Western Australia: their History, Topography, Condition, Resources, Statistics, Gold Discoveries, Mines of Copper, Lead etc., etc.; General information for emigrants, merchants, manufacturers, and shipowners; with the latest official intelligence, published under the authority of Her Majesty's Government.
London: John Tallis and Company. 1853.

8vo. (27 x 18 cm). pp. [17-]576. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt ruling, tooling and titles to the spine, red edges. Ownership inscriptions of 'W. O. Hubbard, Guernsey 1916' and 'Mary Collings Lainé 1858' in neat manuscript ink to front free endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria and a further 10 full page steel engraved plates. 8 double page maps with original hand colouring and vignette views by John Tallis.* Binding rubbed at extremities with a few small losses. Water stains to first few leaves and intermittently to the inside corners of some plates throughout. Some very light spotting and toning to first and last few leaves, contents otherwise clean and fresh.

The maps comprise:

1) The World on Mercator's Projection
2) Eastern Hemisphere
3) Australia
4) New South Wales
5) Van Diemen's Land
6) Victoria or Port Phillip
7) South Australia
8) Western Australia

Price £ 950.00
Stock Code 45770
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