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|Title:||General Map of the Middle Island, New Zealand|
|Category:||Rare & Collectible|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Published By:||Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co|
|Size (mm):||585 w x 830 h x d|
Immaculate as new condition.
Images are taken to minimise reflection of the glass. A close up sample of the map colour and quality is shown.
This is a wooden framed map of "Middle New Zealand" after Alexander Scally circa 1888.
Using colour printed engraving technique this is a large scale map of the South Island with excellent detail. Inset of Chatham Islands, railway lines noted and counties shown. Unsure of the type of wooden frame.
This rare map is from the Picturesque Atlas of Australasian which was the most ambitious publishing venture in Australian history up to the 1900's. It was conceived and financed by American publishers under the name of the Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co Limited, Sydney and Melbourne. It's ambitious aims of using the best artists, the best paper, the finest printing engraving techniques and for it to be the most comprehensive survey of Australia's colonial history. The legacy that it left was some of the finest engravings and maps printed in Australia in the 19th century.
Measurements are the outer frame.
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