Twenty-eight engraved vignettes of Melbourne from The Melbourne Rose.
[London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862] (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Twenty-eight steel engraved vignettes cut from the original ephemeron, which was an illustrated diecut folding card in the shape of a rose, pasted on to an old album sheet.
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 various scenes of Geelong, and a pair of ‘natives’.