C1937

Canberra

Mapmaker:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876 - 1937)

Early version of Griffin’s Plan of Canberra. Large early plan of Canberra. Griffin’s published his final draft plan of Canberra on September 1918, showing proposed roads, railways, industrial areas, military areas, parks and forest reserves, with relief shown by contours … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Canberra

Date:

C1937

Mapmaker:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876 - 1937)

Engraver:

Property & Survey Branch, Dept of the Interior 

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

495mm 
x 430mm

Paper Size: 

530mm 
x 455mm
AUTHENTICITY
Canberra - Vintage Print from 1937

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1937

Description:

Early version of Griffin’s Plan of Canberra.

Large early plan of Canberra.

Griffin’s published his final draft plan of Canberra on September 1918, showing proposed roads, railways, industrial areas, military areas, parks and forest reserves, with relief shown by contours at 25 ft. intervals. This map is updated to 1937.

In 1911, the Australian Government had held an international competition for the design of Australia’s new capital city. The following year Griffin’s design was selected as the winner from among 137 international and national entries. He said at the time ‘I have planned a city that is not like any other in the world. I have planned it not in a way that I expected any government authorities in the world would accept’

In 1913, he was invited to Australia to inspect the site and was appointed the Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction. 

Property & Survey Branch was established in 1932 from the Lands and Surveys Branch of the Dept. of Works and Railways. 

Biography:

Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937)

American architect, landscape designer, and city planner whose most ambitious was the Australian Federal Capital, Canberra. After studying at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Griffin worked in Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural studio at Oak Park. There he met the architect-renderer Marion Mahony, whom he married in 1911. 

Early in 1912 Griffin won an international competition to plan the new Federal Capital of Australia, Canberra. 

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