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South Australia illustrated - ANGAS, George French - 1847. 
London Thomas McLean 1847 - First edition. Large folio (55 x 38 cm approx.), hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title, subscription list, 60 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Angas, Giles, Hawkins, and Wing, after Gill (2) and Angas (58), minimal light foxing, contemporary half brown morocco, a bit rubbed, rebacked preserving original spine. Angas, born in 1822 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, spent two years from 1843 sketching extensively in South Australia and New Zealand, producing 2 large folio volumes on the respective subjects in 1847. "South Australia illustrated is without question Angas's greatest and most accomplished work. his views of towns and scenery, of the Aborigines and of the flora and fauna offer an outstanding - if romantic- interpretation of the Australian landscape. It is a rare book . and one that has always been held in high esteem. It must be considered one of the fundamental works in any collection of Australian plate books and no collection can be considered complete without it." (Wantrup). Abbey, Travel, 577; Colas 133; Ferguson 4458; Tooley 62;Wantrup pp311-312. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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