Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…. Sir Thomas Livingston MITCHELL.
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…

Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific…
Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean…

Sydney: J. Moore, George Street, 1850.

Octavo, folding frontispiece map; in original attractive patterned cloth.

Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.

Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.
The book was published in Sydney by the prominent bookseller Jeremiah Moore and was specifically designed for use in New South Wales schools. This work privileges Australia's location relative to Asia and the Pacific; indeed the ADB notes of Mitchell's textbook: 'this work must have been one of the first to place Australia in the centre of the world'.
Printed by Robert Barr of York Street, the work was published by Jeremiah Moore, a prosperous Sydney bookseller and stationer active between 1849-1896.
Mitchell's textbook features a locally printed frontispiece world map bearing the details of the engraver, John Carmichael of Kent Street, North Sydney. Moore published several maps during his lifetime and clearly did a good trade in this regard. A printed slip tipped to the half-title of this volume directs readers to Jones' map of New South Wales and Victoria, to be had from the George Street bookstore.

Ferguson, 5460.

Price (AUD): $1,875.00  other currencies     Ref: #3403155

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