C1889

Adelaide, Looking North East. From P.O. Tower.

Superb large lithograph of Adelaide looking south east to the Town Hall and hills. Rare. This series of views were the first examples of the new printing technique of photo lithography. In this method the plate was photo sensitised and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Adelaide, Looking North East. From P.O. Tower.

Date:

C1889

Condition:

In good condition, repaired tear on bottom right edge .

Technique:

Photolithograph

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 390mm

Paper Size: 

515mm 
x 430mm
AUTHENTICITY
Adelaide, Looking North East. From P.O. Tower. - Antique View from 1889

Genuine antique
dated:

1889

Description:

Superb large lithograph of Adelaide looking south east to the Town Hall and hills. Rare.

This series of views were the first examples of the new printing technique of photo lithography. In this method the plate was photo sensitised and the image was then transferred by photography. The plate then was inked and printed in the traditional way. Rare.
From Picturesque Views of Australia.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 1411a, Vol. VI, P.1034.

Adam Stephan ( - )

Stephan was a lithographer and Samuel Phillip, photographer, began working on their process of photo lithography in 1884, and by late 1887 had formed a company in Sydney. A Melbourne company was established in June 1889 and a Brisbane branch was also contemplated in that year.

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