The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration designed to exhibit the Principles and Progress of the new colony, South Australia. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY.
The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration designed to exhibit the Principles and Progress of the new colony, South Australia.
The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration designed to exhibit the Principles and Progress of the new colony, South Australia.

The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration…
The Great South Land: Four Articles on Emigration designed to exhibit the Principles and Progress of the new colony, South Australia.

Stirling: E. Johnstone, 1838.

Octavo, 31 pp., folding engraved map; paper with some staining and some tears, the map very good, early owner's name; in contemporary rough card wrappers, stitch-sewn, "Australia" in manuscript to front, in red quarter morocco box by Sangorski.

Printed for the Scottish market.

Rare: Scottish-printed appeal, showing the South Australian Company still promoting emigration well after the settlement was established.

Rare: Scottish-printed appeal, showing the South Australian Company still promoting emigration well after the settlement was established.

The book is based on articles which had appeared in the Stirling Observer in March 1838; it includes a short "advertisement by the publisher" printing a letter from John Hutt the Superintendent of Emigration, and also openly encourages the curious to apply directly to the South Australian Company in London. A 3-page postscript prints excerpts from Macarthur's Emigration to New South Wales, on the grounds that Sydney and Adelaide are 'situated nearly in the same latitude.'

The other interesting inclusion is a later issue of the map of "Part of Southern Australia", based on that in the 1834 work South Australia. Outline of the plan of a proposed colony with the details of the Murray River. This issue of the map was printed by "J. Grieve, Zinco., 33 Nicholas Lane"; John Grieve was a lithographer and zincographer based in London, which is interesting because the Scottish publisher of the book must have been supplied with the maps from London, no doubt at the behest of the South Australian Company.

Price (AUD): $1,200.00

US$933.14   Other currencies

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