The Melbourne Rose. Part II.
London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, custom mounted in a perspex display stand, with the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills (two old tape stains); a very good example.
A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush era, with engravings after those of S.T. Gill in Victoria Illustrated (1857) and Victoria Illustrated. Second Series (1862). In the examples we have handled, the groupings of engravings vary. Furthermore, the scenes themselves are adapted from the Gill originals and have some embellishments. This example includes a two part panorama of Melbourne, the Yarra Yarra River, various scenes of Geelong, and a pair of ‘natives’.