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Australia, Townsville, North Queensland, c1886

Australia, Townsville, North Queensland, c1886

Regular price $200.00 Sale

Original Print from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

Date: c1886

Artists: Ashton, Julian Rossi 

Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, Sydney

Paper Size: 280 x 190mm

Condition: good

Technique: Wood Engraving

Price: $200

Description: Original Wood Engraving with later hand colouring 

Provenance:

The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 

Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasiawas an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.

Its publication was one of the most significant cultural projects in 19th-century Australia. Writers, artists, academics, and politicians came together to prepare a book of unprecedented grandeur and ambition, and a publishing company was established to publish it. The 1100+ engravings on steel and wood contained in the Picturesque Atlas were among the finest engravings to be found anywhere in the world at this time, and many of the illustrations were specially commissioned works by leading Australian artists of the era, for the publication.
A unique and valuable historical record of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

 

To read about The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia click here.

To read about Ashton, Julian Rossi click here.

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