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Maps of Australia

New South Wales

No.
1
Publisher
Clarke, Rev. WB
Description
Map of the Gold Localities in the Basins of the Snowy River and Upper Murrumbidgee, 1851-52 (date on map). Folded print 48 x 38cm (19 x 15 in) at 1”=8 miles. In Researches in the Southern Gold Fields of New South Wales, 1860.Sydney. (See fuller description in Books/Australia). Includes Gold locations shown my red hand-coloured spots; copper, lead and iron locations shown by printed symbols. Very worn thin paper neatly repaired with archival tapes. In fair condition, with book.
£350
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No.
2
Publisher
David, TW Edgeworth
Description
Geological Map of the Vegetable Creek Tin Mining Field, Gough County, New England District, New South Wales 1885, (dom) in Geology of the Vegetable Creek Tin-Mining Field, New England District, NSW,1887. Dept. of Mines, Sydney. Scale 1:63,360 (1 inch to 1 mile), fold-out uncoloured 96.5 x 115cm (38 x 45.25 in) photo lithograph in two parts glued together. Clean and in very good to fine condition. Considerable topographical detail and showing numbered claims. Nine accompanying colour printed fold-out sections – vertical and horizontal – in very good to fine condition. The first geological map and memoir of Geological Survey of NSW (for more information on report see Books/Australia). Paper covered boards with limp cloth binding. Despite the poor condition of the original cover, considering the remarkable preservation of the contents, overall this report is in very good condition.
£350
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No.
4
Publisher
NSW Dept of Mines
Description
Sketch Map of New South Wales shewing the Localities of the Principal Minerals, colour printed, 40 x 46.5cm (15.75 x 18.5 in) in Mines and Mineral Statistics of New South Wales, 1875. Sydney. (See fuller description in Books/Australia). Clean, folded, slight mis-registration of red colour. In very good condition.
£125
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No.
6
Publisher
de Strzelecki, P.E.
Description
Map of New South Wales & Van Diemen Land, From the Original Geological Map by P.E. de Strzelecki; reduced by J. Arrowsmith, in Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, 1845. London, Longman et al, 462pp. (See entry in Books/Australia, for more information on the book). Folded, hand-coloured, 21.5 x 63cm (8.4 x 24.75 in). Scale 1:3,041,280 (1in = 48 miles). Only two institutional copies recorded in UK. This is the first published geological map of part of Australia. In good to very good condition.
The map coverage is along the coast or just inland, before the state of Victoria was constituted or inland state boundaries defined. The legend is purely temporal – First to Fourth Epochs. Strzelecki (1797-1873) had travelled widely in Europe and Latin America before arriving in 1839 in SE Australia which he explored until 1843. He discovered gold in 1839 but was persuaded to keep the information secret by the then governor who feared the effects on the young colony. He named the highest peak of Australia, Mt. Kosciusko. He donated his original draft map, 1.5 by 7.5 metres, to the Museum of Economic Geology in London in 1849.
£650
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No.
15
Description
Hartley, Bowenfells, Wallerawang & Rydal (NSW), Geological Map of the districts of, 1875, scale 1:31,680. Colour print 36”x25” on folded thin paper. East half of joining pair. Contains title block and key; apart from absence of west edge-line looks complete. Covers Hartley, Lett & Marangaroo. Minor marginal tears on folds not affecting map area. In good condition.
£10
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No.
21
Description
New South Wales, Geological Map of , 1914, scale 1"=16mi. 1:1,013,760. Colour print on two sheets, each 45.5”x29” with single fold. Minor marginal tears do not affect map area. Tear into top edge of east sheet neatly repaired. In fair to good condition. East half shown in photo: west half can be emailed on request. Another copy in fair condition, £20
£24
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No.
10
Description
New South Wales, Geological Map of, 1962, scale 1:1,000,000. Colour print on two sheets, each 45"x29", on light paper with single fold. In good condition. (two copies)
£1
No.
11
Description
Bathurst, sheet SI 55-8, 1966, scale 1:250,000 Colour print 27"x40", folded, wear on folds, in Fair to Good condition.
£3
No.
12
Description
Dubbo, sheet SI 55-4, 1968, scale 1:250,000 Colour print 27"x40", folded, wear on folds, in Fair to Good condition.
£3

Queensland

No.
3
Publisher
Jack, Robert L Logan & Etheridge Jr, Robert
Description
Geological Map of Queensland, 1892. Colour printed map at 1:1,013,760 scale (1 inch to 16 miles). Issued as six sheets, each 67.5 x101cm (26.5 x 39.75 in) folding to 24 x 19cm (9.5 x 7.5 in) with original embossed brown cloth covered sleeve. Map set issued with The geology and palaeontology of Queensland and New Guinea : with sixty-eight plates and a geological map of Queensland by R.L. Jack and R. Etheridge, Junior. Brisbane, Surveyor-General's Office, 1892.
Excellent example of early colour printing. Light weight paper has torn at intersection of folds and along two fold segments of sheet 2; otherwise the map set is in very good condition, clean and bright. The slipcase is intact, with title pasted on the side to be read on shelf, but very worn and faded, in fair condition. Although the full legend is printed on sheet 6 within the map frame to read when the map is assembled, each sheet has the relevant legend printed in the margin that would be trimmed were to be assembled. A simple idea but generally missing in most multi-sheet regional maps. Due to the thin paper and large sheet size few 1892 maps sets survive in good condition outside of institutions.
£300
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No.
3a
Publisher
Jack, Robert L Logan & Etheridge Jr, Robert
Description
Geological Map of Queensland, 1892. Another copy, as above, but more tears along folds and in green sleeve. Map clean and bright. Slipcase is more worn.
£250
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South Australia

No.
23
Description
Beltana , SA. Sheet 696, zone 5, 1966, scale 1:63,360. Colour print, 26”x38”, folded. In good condition.
£4
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No.
14
Description
Oodnadatta, Sheet SG 53-15, zone 5, 1967, scale 1:250,000. Colour print, 27"x36", folded. In good condition.
£4
No.
15
Description
Woodroffe, Sheet SG 52-12, zone 5, 1967, scale 1:250,000. Colour print, 27"x36", folded. In good condition. £4

Tasmania

See Strzelecki (No. 6), under New South Wales. Strzelecki explored and wrote before before 1856 when Van Diemen Land was renamed Tasmania.
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Victoria

No.
24
Victoria, Geological Map  of, 1902, scale 1"=8mi. (1:501,880). Colour print on flat cartridge paper. Six of set of 8 sheets; NE and NW corners missing, including legend. Each segment 27”x20”. In good condition
£10
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See Strzelecki (No. 6), under New South Wales. Strzelecki explored and wrote before before 1856 when Van Diemen Land was renamed Tasmania.
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No.
25
Description
Victoria 1909
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No.
5
Publisher
Murray, Reginald AF
Description
Geological Sketch Map of Victoria, 1895. In Victoria: Geology and Physical Geography, Dept of Mines. Colour print, 1:2,534,400 (1in = 40 miles) 27.5 x 35.5cm (10.75 x 14 in), folded, clean, bright. In very good condition. (See entry in Books/Australia, for more information on the book). With book.
£50
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No.
26
Description
Victoria 1909
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