Colton's Australia. AUSTRALIA.
Colton's Australia.

Colton's Australia.

New York. J. H. Colton. Map copyright 1855. From atlas published in 1859.
Engraved map with original handcolor, decorative border, 14 x 17 1/2 inches, text on verso. Several tiny specks (most visible speck at lower left above list of West Australian counties); two small clear patches over West Australia that appear to be an original coloring error; diagonal crease to lower left corner, well outside image area; two tears to right margin up to 1/4 inch, also outside image area; overall very good condition. A beautiful map of Australia with states divided by color. Towns, rivers, and mountains along the coast are depicted; the interior is mostly empty. Counties are listed by state, along with the discovery dates of Arnhem land, Tasman Land, etc. Text on verso describes Van Diemen Land (Tasmania), New Zealand, Papua, and several islands. An uncommon item in the collection of the National Library of Australia. Item #56684

Price: $45.00