Australia, Princes Bridge, originally Prince's Bridge, c1886
Original Print from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, Sydney
Paper Size: 260 x 160mm
Technique: Wood Engraving
Description: Original Wood Engraving with later hand colouring
The Princes Bridge is in Melbourne and spans the Yarra River. It is built on the site of one of the oldest river crossings in the city and forms a gateway into the Central City of Melbourne from the South.
The present bridge was built in 1888 and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.
From The Australian Dictionary of Biography
Written by Katherine Harper