Topographic Maps of South Australia [cover title]. William Herbert EDMUNDS.
Topographic Maps of South Australia [cover title]
Topographic Maps of South Australia [cover title]
Topographic Maps of South Australia [cover title]

Topographic Maps of South Australia [cover title]

[Adelaide, The Compiler], 1926.

Colour pictorial wrappers (external dimensions 305 × 385 mm), and 6 colour maps (295 × 375 mm), printed rectos only.

Wrappers slightly marked and creased, but with expert restoration to some tears and small missing pieces, and with the string binding renewed; short tears to the leading margin of four maps neatly closed; overall an excellent copy.

The copy in the State Library of South Australia has a presentation inscription on the front cover 'by the author'. It also contains an introductory leaf of text which is worth quoting: 'These maps are to be issued in sets of six at short intervals. They will comprise all parts of the State, and the remotest Districts will be included. The further the District is from the Capital the more minute will be the detail supplied. The maps are all made to join up with those adjacent so that a complete wall-map may be built up as the various sets are made available. The first set comprising the Adelaide Hills has a limited issue, and those who wish to have complete wall-maps as well as the sets in Book-form are advised to secure special mounting copies without delay'. The maps (identical in both copies inspected, albeit in different order) are Semaphore (#1), Henley (#4), Brighton (#7), Millbrook (#2), Uraidla (#5) and Aldgate (#8). No further maps were published.

Item #79796

Price: $400.00

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