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