Robinson's Distance Diagram Directory of N.S.W. Towns.
Sydney: H. E. C. Robinson Ltd, George Street, Ca. 1920. Second edition. Large rolling wall diagram of New South Wales showing the distances between railway stations for all towns with rail stations in New South Wales, as well as steamer routes and motor car and coach routes, and oddly, not recorded on Trove. The notes at the lower left include: "this is not a Map but merely a Diagram"; and "the diagram does not show every railway stations but only those which are the starting places for reaching localities not connected directly by Railway". There is an Index at the right side of the diagram showing towns and localities not directly connected by railway. Color lithograph diagram with New South Wales divided into 55 zones, each numbered in red. Printed on linen with stitched cloth binding at edges. Measures 30 x 49". Lacking the top roller, original wood roller at the bottom. Small scratch in surface of diagram at Zone 13, slight damp staining at upper corners.
Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857?-1933) established a map publishing business in Sydney in 1895, moving to different locations before settling permanently at 221 George Street in 1913. Robinson's did a brisk business especially during the great War, and in the 1920s the firm published its well known series of maps on pastoral stations. The firm eventually became the name in Australasian maps, producing wall & sheet maps, street directories and atlases, and selling imported maps. Robinson also helped make Edgeworth David's large scale map, "Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia" Very good condition. Item #18951