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New Zealand, Mt Sefton and The Hooker River, c1886

New Zealand, Mt Sefton and The Hooker River, c1886

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Print from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

Mt Sefton is in the Aroarokaehe Range in the Southern Alps in New Zealand

Date: c1886

Artist: Schell, Frederick B

Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co

Paper Size: 175  x 160mm

Condition: good

Technique: Wood Engraving, 

Price: $60

Description: 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 Australasia' was 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.

To read about The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia click here.

To read about Schell, Frederic B click here.

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