South Australia Illustrated

Sydney, Reed, 1967 [facsimile edition]/ 1847.

Imperial folio, 10 pages plus an extra colour pictorial title page, 60 colour plates each with (at least) one leaf of descriptive text, facsimile covers of the original ten parts and the certificate of limitation.

Half morocco and marbled papered boards; a few tiny light marks to the leading edge; an excellent copy.

One of 1000 copies of this fine facsimile. The Aboriginal content is considerable and significant: 22 of the 60 plates (and the accompanying leaves of text) are devoted exclusively to the state's Aborigines. There are numerous portraits (usually four or more to a page), plus groups of artefacts and scenes of daily life from different areas of South Australia. Aborigines are depicted in a further five plates and on the pictorial title page.

Item #83236

Price (AUD): $750.00