New South Wales Australia Sydney city plan 1883 Lett's rare re-issue of SDUK mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
New South Wales (Eastern Portion).
(Oceania / Australia / Sydney).
Issued 1883, London by Letts, Son & Co.
Attractive and fascinating 19th century color lithographed map. With a charming detailed city plan inset lower right of Sydney. Above this plan is a key whhich identifies Gold mine stations within the interior. Smaller inset top left shows the relationship of NSW to the rest of the continent. Population is given to the year 1871 as 503,981 for NSW.
A late re-issue of the SDUK plates from the 1830's & 40's, here transferred from steel to a lithographic process of printing, with amendments made to the maps during the process. Hence, Lett's firm did not merely re-issue the SDUK maps, but created entirely new maps using completely different printing technologies with unique and pleasing visual results. For instance, most SDUK maps were issued either in B&W; or with narrow outline hand color, here the thick coloring altering the end result.
Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina, fresh and almost as issued.
Includes inset map of Sydney.
Sheet Measures c. 17"H x 14"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 15 1/2"H x 13 1/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.3, pp. 125-6.