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NORTHFIELD, James (1887-1973) (artist); AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION

Australia : general information

$220.00 AUD

Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia from around the world and a schedule of minimum fares from the UK, USA, New Zealand, India, Ceylon, South Africa, Netherlands Indies, China and Japan; a fine copy.

Pre-war ANTA brochure promoting Australian tourism to international travellers, containing detailed information on travel to Australia and on rail and maritime transport within Australia; sport (including surfing, yachting and skiing), leisure (including angling) and sightseeing; and general travel tips for visitors.

This cover reproduced for the front cover of Michelle Hetherington’s James Northfield. The art of selling Australia, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2006.

Trove locates four copies of the 1939 edition (NLA; SLSA; SLV; University of Melbourne Library)