The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-Maritime Journal.
London: Fisher & Son, 1840. 3 volumes covering 1840 in entirety. Articles of interest include a 5pp article about the new colony of Australind, in Western Australia. It includes a 10x15" (25.4x38 cm) folding map of Australind, "Plan shewing the situation of the New Settlement of Australind in Western Australia 80 miles distant south of Swan River". The map is lithographed by W. Smart, Holborn (London). Shows the coast and inland detail from about 34d 55' to 35d 40' and 114d 55' to 116d 20'. Cape Clairault in the south & includes depth soundings in Geographe Bay. The maps are nicely rebacked on linen. There are also interesting articles on Great Britain recognizing the Independent Republic of Texas (10pp), and a series of articles on the rebellion in Upper Canada which ultimately lead to the transportation of the Canadian exiles to Tasmania. Other articles include: J. Burton, State of Society and Crime in NSW, 20pp; colonization of the Falkland Islands by convicts; colonization of the Australasian Islands, with folding map; Whale fishery of the U.S. (10pp) New Hebrides. 8vo, each vol. approx. 500pp. Nicely rebound in quarter green morocco, gilt titles & vol. numbers and dates. Ex-lib, with small stamp on verso of all plates, and on the front of the right side of the Australind map. Item #5296