MARTIN, Montgomery (c. 1803 - 1868)
Australia : comprising New South Wales, Victoria or Port Philip, South Australia and Western Australia :
their history, topography, condition, resources, statistics, gold discoveries, mines of copper, lead, etc., etc. : general information for emigrants, merchants, manufacturers and shipowners with the latest official intelligence published under the authority of Her Majesty’s government. London : John Tallis and Company, . Quarto, blind embossed full calf, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, repaired tear to title page, pp. xvi; 576, 11 steel engraved plates and 8 maps with outline hand colouring, occasional light foxing, a very good copy.
Montgomery Martin’s Australia is prized for it’s detailed and attractive engraved maps of the colonies, drawn and engraved by Rapkin with vignette illustrations and hand colouring. The maps are of: The World on Mercator’s Projection; Eastern Hemisphere; Australia; New South Wales; Van Diemen’s Land; Victoria or Port Phillip; South Australia and Western Australia.