COLLINS, H. G.
The emigrant’s map of the world
London : H. G. Collins, circa 1852. Map with original hand colouring, lithographed from an engraving by J. Archer, 315 x 715 mm, dissected and laid on linen, showing the routes of emigrant ships from Britain to the colonies and distant lands, the map format unusually extended ‘in an east and west direction to show the passage from Great Britain to the Australian colonies both in the eastern and western routes’, the gold fields of Victoria, New South Wales, New Zealand, California and Vancouver Island marked, housed within folding case of green roan, inside the front cover a small printed booklet ‘A few particulars for the guidance of intending emigrants’, pp. 12, the final leaf of which has been pasted new text ‘The gold regions of Australia’, with discussion of the new discoveries, suggesting a publication date in the early 1850s. Another copy we handled contains an advertisement for a book published in 1852 leading us to suggest a publication date of 1852.
A fine example. Scarce.