Item #26882 Map of Australia. Map, Advertising, Edinburgh Geographical Institute, John Bartholomew and Co.

Map of Australia.

Edinburgh: John Bartholomew and Co, c. 1901. Maps. A rolling wall map advertising a British steel firm with connections to Australia. Printed "With Compliments John Lysaght Ltd." of Bristol, England and features three insets advertising their products. In the 1880s, Lysaght's produce 40,000 tons of rolled iron sheet each year, much of which was exported to Australia. John Lysaght himself traveled to Australia in 1879, and formed a subsidiary company there, Lysaght (Australia), the Victoria Galvanised Iron and Wire Co.

Published around 1901 after the discovery of Kalgoorlie; while the Northern Territory was still a South Australian protectorate (it was made a state in 1911). The map was most likely published to commemorate Federation.

18x24", originally published as a rolling map on small metal rollers, which are not present. The map has its original lamination and has been deacidified and flattened with the borders restored by Green Dragon Bindery. Very good condition. Item #26882

Price: $650.00