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Auction 125, Lot 851

"Australia", Colton, George Woolworth

Subject: Australia

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12.8 inches
39.4 x 32.5 cm

A beautifully engraved map of the continent that is noteworthy for the complete lack of interior detail except in New South Wales and Victoria. In South Australia a track of land is labeled Torrens Basin and Stony Desert. The counties of each state are named in tables with information on their discovery. The map features fine original hand coloring and Colton's distinctive scroll-style border. Dated 1855, this map was published in the first edition of Colton's monumental world atlas.


Condition: A

A beautiful, near flawless example with bright original coloring and full margins. A little marginal edge toning and a few tiny spots, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008