Australia, from Port MacQuarie to Moreton Bay;
Book Id: 1962
Hodgkinson, Clement. Australia, from Port MacQuarie to Moreton Bay; with Descriptions of the Natives, Their Manners and Customs; the Geology, Natural Productions, Fertility, and Resources of that Region. First Explored and Surveyed, by order of the Colonial Government. T. and W. Boone, London 1845. 8vo, (xi), 244pp, (vi)(8)pp (last pp colophon), frontis & 6 sepia aquatint plates, 1 engraved map, (iv) & 8 pp adverts. Bound in the original tight grained smove green cloth; extra blind borders and decorations on the boards, gilt decoration and titles on the spine, matching the other exploration titles published by Boone. Cloth very slightly marked & corners bumped o/w a very nice copy. James Edge Partington bookplate, Absolon copy. F4067, Wantrup 158a. Contracted by the government to survey the area first discovered by Oxley some twenty years previously, Hodgkinson carried out a thorough and extensive exploration & surveying of the northern river lands from Port Macquarie to Moreton Bay carried out between 1840 and 1842. This was one of the few explorations to relate to this specific area of Queensland. Wantrup 158a sites a variant 1st issue. Much anthropological information on Queensland aborigines, including numerous plates.