C1876

Map of the Counties of Frome & Dalhousie, South Australia.

Large scale map extending from Port Augusta to Port Pirie, from the coast of Spencer’s Gulf in the west to Yalper in the east. Map features the names and boundaries of municipal council districts. It also shows mountains, small townships, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the Counties of Frome & Dalhousie, South Australia.

Date:

C1876

Engraver:

Francis Wilson Niven 
(1831 – 
1905)

Condition:

Repaired in tear lower margin, some light spotting on lower right corner, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

530mm 
x 400mm

Paper Size: 

560mm 
x 423mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of the Counties of Frome & Dalhousie, South Australia. - Antique Map from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Large scale map extending from Port Augusta to Port Pirie, from the coast of Spencer’s Gulf in the west to Yalper in the east. Map features the names and boundaries of municipal council districts. It also shows mountains, small townships, stations, postal towns, gold deposits, copper, main roads, tracks, telegraph lines and railways.

From Carroll, Frank Skeffington; The New Counties, Hundreds, & District Atlas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

References:
Ferguson: 7981

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 4311445
State Library SA: 912.9423 N532 D (Atlas)
State Library Victoria: MAPF 912.942 C23N (Atlas)

Frank Skeffington Carroll (1837 - 1887)

Carroll was a mapmaker, journalist, editor, and politician in the colony of South Australia.  Carroll was born in Ireland, the second son of Bernard Carroll of Dublin. He emigrated to Australia, around 1870.

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Francis Wilson Niven (1831 - 1905)

Niven was a lithographic printer and mariner. At the age of 13 he went to sea and was apprenticed to John Sargent, captain of the Stebonheath. Following voyages to Victoria in 1851 and 1853, having gained the rank of first mate (1852), he was discharged in London on 15 June 1854. After prospecting with limited success, Niven decided upon the occupation of printing, specifically lithography, because it suited the artistic disposition he had inherited from his father. He purchased presses for £40 from Alfred Ronalds, a nurseryman at Ballarat who had formerly been a lithographer at Geelong. Niven taught himself to use this equipment with the aid of Ure's Dictionary of Arts. His first known commercial work was assisting with illustrations on Ballarat Punch in 1857. In the 1860s he trained with the lithographic artist Hermann Deutsch in his Bridge Road office. They produced many prints of Ballarat scenes. Between 1863 and 1865 Deutsch sold him the business. Innovation in lithography was a significant part of the firm's success and in 1873 Niven imported one of the earliest known commercial steam lithographic presses in Australia. F. W. Niven & Co. became a large printing business and at its peak employing seventy hands and having some £7000 worth of machinery.

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