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GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]
[STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841
: for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 1841. Folio, bound in modern half calf over marbled boards by Aquarius of London, spine lettered in gilt, front pastedown with ex libris of Rodney Davidson and Jonathan Wantrup's earlier book label, 32 pp, with 6 folding hand coloured maps by John Arrowsmith; occasional spotting, the Port Phillip map with off-setting in sections, 3 of the maps with old tape repairs to versos; overall, a good copy. Rare. Ferguson, 3205; Wantrup, 154a. This important paper contains the only contemporary published account of Strzelecki's explorations in the Australian Alps and the Port Phillip District. It includes the following maps by John Arrowsmith: Sketch shewing the relative positions of the lands under survey to the northward of Port Macquarie; A trigonometrical survey of the country at Moreton Bay (surveyed by Robert Dixon); Route from Yass Plains by the Australian Alps and Gipps Land to Port Philip by E. P. Streleski [sic] 1840; Map shewing the surveyed lands at Port Phillip from the government surveys made in 1840; Survey of the lower part of the River Glenelg (surveyed by C.J. Tyers); and Trigonometrical survey of part of the country between Melbourne and the River Glenelg (surveyed by C.J. Tyers). Provenance: Australian Book Auctions, Melbourne. The Davidson Collectio … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books [Melbourne, Australia]

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