Australia 1853 Lowry antique map Tooley #878 w/ the Mythical Lake TorrensBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Issued 1853, NY by Harper & Bros for J. Lowry
Printed by Chapman & Hall of London using glyphography, a 19th century method of wax printing.
We note the appearance of the mythical "Lake Torrens" in South Australia.
Fine original antique wax engraved map, made approximately 160 years ago. Printed in the mid 19th century in London & NY, on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In near VG or better condition [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws]. The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting and quite uncommon map.
Any defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" W x 12 " H.
Engraved area measures c. 8 5/8" W x 11 1/8" H.
Tooley, Mapping of Australia , 878
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p. 162 (Lowry 1803-1879)