JOHN POWER STUDIOS
Wonder map of Melbourne
Melbourne : Wonder Maps of Australia, 1934. Printed map, 720 x 950 mm, folded as issued to 140 x 265 mm, pictorial wrappers (edges worn), light foxing. The central panel reads : ‘Centenary Year. Has a population exceeding 1,000,000 and covers an area approximately 10 miles square. The city itself is noted for its ordered planning, wide streets and beautiful gardens. It has much to show the visitor’ next to which is a space for autographs. Printed by Troedel & Cooper. Designed by O. J. Dale.
‘An animated aerial view of Melbourne City and a humorous illustrated map viewed above the Melbourne Yarra River looking toward the city’s central business district. Includes a border of gum leaves and gum nuts inset with eight boxes with caption titles: Tree climbing; Capt. lonsdales’ cottage; Warriors; Fishing; Native burial; First police station; Hunting opossum; Hunting birds.’ – Trove
A fine and rare pictorial map of Melbourne.