(Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836. James ROSS.
(Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836.
(Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836.

(Ross's) Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual for 1836.

Hobart Town: James Ross, 1836.

Small octavo, xii, 12 (almanac), 13-270, 4pp., folding map; some scattered foxing, occasional minor marginalia, offsetting affects the map but a very good copy in original green cloth with gilt spine lettering.

A lovely copy of this important almanac with its famous "Chart of d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Shewing the situation of the Late Unfortunate Shipwrecks", printed by Ross. The named wrecks are: Wallace, Actaeon (1822), George III, and the Enchantress. The series of coloured buoys near Isthmus Bay are also marked.

A lovely copy of this important almanac with its famous "Chart of d'Entrecasteaux Channel, Shewing the situation of the Late Unfortunate Shipwrecks", printed by Ross. The named wrecks are: Wallace, Actaeon (1822), George III, and the Enchantress. The series of coloured buoys near Isthmus Bay are also marked.

The two lengthiest inclusions are "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land, Fourteen Years Ago" (pp. 64-168) and, immediately following, "The Settler in Van Diemen's Land in 1836"; an early owner has noted, probably correctly, that both are the work of Ross himself.

Ferguson, 2174.

Price (AUD): $2,150.00

US$1,615.18   Other currencies

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