JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.
Emigration map of Queensland constructed from the most recent surveys and explorations by W. & A. K. Johnston, geographers & engravers to the Queen
[Title printed on the linen : Johnstons’ emigration map of the British colony of Queensland Australia, constructed from the most recent surveys and explorations]. Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston; London : Edward Stanford, Groombridge & Sons & William Allan & Co; Dublin : McGlashan & Gill, 1865. Lithographed map in colour, dissected and laid on linen, 695 x 510 mm (sheet), some wear and splits along the folds, inset maps of the Australian continent and the world (showing the sea route from Liverpool to Brisbane, taking on average 94 days), informative note about the history of the fledgling colony (founded only a few years prior in 1859), immigration statistics, exports, and detail about the capital Brisbane (with a population of 12,000 in 1864), housed in a gilt-lettered and decorated green cloth folder (edges rubbed), with advertisement printed on salmon paper for Johnston’s series of Emigration maps to the Australasian colonies pasted inside.
Not in Tooley.
A rare separately issued map of the fledgling colony of Queensland.
Three examples recorded in Australian collections (Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia; State Library of Queensland; University of Sydney); another example held in the National Library of Scotland.