The Australian Handbook and Almanac, 1876.

Melbourne: Gordon & Gotch, 1876. Hardcover. Handbook with folding color maps in very good condition, including: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, and New Zealand.

Folding city plans include London, Sydney, and Brisbane. Other folding charts include folding map showing telegraph service from Europe to Australia & New Zealand; and Pacific Mail Steamship Co. chart showing the route of the Australasian mail service.

Much wonderful pictorial advertising for Australian firms at the color end papers, including David Munro & Co., Melbourne machine merchants, with image of thresher; Jefferies & Malings, makers of the indestructible cricket ball; Drysdale & Roberts, Sydney machinery merchants; Ransomes, Sims & Head steam thrashing machines (4pp with illustrations).

8vo, 400pp, 13 folding map, 216pp ads as well as maps and some great printed advertisements. Loose in covers, spine darkened, cloth split along front hinge. Short split bottom edge Tasmania map not affecting printed area; the folding color frontispiece map of Australia in very good condition, short tear repaired with archival tape on verso, o/w G+. Ferguson 6360. Trove 3737183 records a copy at the NLA. Good - condition. Item #2034

Price: $400.00

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