Auction 97, Lot 491

"General Map of Tasmania",

Subject: Tasmania

Period: 1888 (dated)

Publication: Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Vol. III

Color: Printed Color

14.5 x 24 inches
36.8 x 61 cm

The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia was one of the first best-sellers of Australian publishing. Despite its title, it contained relatively few maps. Instead, it attempted, in words and pictures, to describe Australia and is a revealing marker of an emerging nation. This map of Tasmania, drawn by Alex. J. Scally, is filled with details and includes an inset of King Island.


Condition: A

Repair of fold and minor damp stain in margin and along centerfold.

Estimate: $130 - $160


Closed on 12/5/2001