A handsome copy of one of the most desirable Australian colourplate books. Angas's views offer an outstanding and romantic interpretation of the Australian landscape. Originally published in London in 1846, this is his most sophisticated and accomplished work.
“The vast Continent of Australia is rapidly growing into importance; new settlements are springing up, on various parts of its coasts, and the nucleus of a future great and mighty empire is already formed…”
(Preface: George French Angas, London, July 1, 1946.)
Facsimile edition, limited to 1,000 copies.
Large folio, bound in original half morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, 60 colour plates each with an accompanying page of text, a fine copy.