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Auction 156, Lot 786

"[Lot of 6] Australia [and] Victoria (Australia) [and] New South Wales [and] Colony of Queensland (Australia) [and] Western Australia [on sheet with] South Australia [and] Tasmania or Van Diemen's Land", Weller, Edward

Subject: Australia

Period: 1858-63 (circa)

Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas

Color: Hand Color

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This set of six maps of Australia appeared in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, which was published in monthly segments for subscribers of the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. The monthly editions eventually grew to include maps covering most of the known world. Each map has the Dispatch Atlas seal above the title or in the margin.

A. Australia, (16.9 x 12.2").
B. Victoria (Australia), (16.9 x 12.1").
C. New South Wales, (11.8 x 17.0").
D. Colony of Queensland (Australia), (12.4 x 16.9").
E. Western Australia [on sheet with] South Australia, (16.9 x 11.9").
F. Tasmania or Van Diemen's Land, (11.8 x 16.8").

References: cf. Tooley (Australia) #1316, 1318, 1323, 1325, 1327, 1329.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with light soiling. The map of Australia has a short tear in left blank margin and some minor creasing.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016