Item #4107598 Report on the Post Office, Telegraph, and Observatory Departments. Charles TODD.
Report on the Post Office, Telegraph, and Observatory Departments.

Report on the Post Office, Telegraph, and Observatory Departments.

Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government printer, 1885.

Foolscap folio, v, 284pp., two maps; title-page a little chipped at fore-edge, otherwise a splendid copy in recent half crushed navy morocco with gilt lettering, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

The overland telegraph - a major achievement

Splendid primary source for South Australian postal history, with much information on stamp printing, logistics, and mail organization. Of special interest are the chapters devoted to the overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin (completed 1872), a crowning achievement of the South Australian Government. Accompanied by two maps, titled as follows:

Splendid primary source for South Australian postal history, with much information on stamp printing, logistics, and mail organization. Of special interest are the chapters devoted to the overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin (completed 1872), a crowning achievement of the South Australian Government. Accompanied by two maps, titled as follows:

Circuit map of South Australian telegraph lines, folding lithograph.

Map of South Australia showing the Telegraph Lines, 1884. Very large folding chromolithographic map with inset chart of telegraph trunk lines across the continent.

From the collection of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO, beautifully preserved in an unusually fine binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

Price (AUD): $950.00

US$612.43   Other currencies

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