C1871

Map Shewing Lines of Electric Telegraph in the Colony of Queensland, Australia. 1871

Scarce map of Queensland showing electoral districts and boundaries, electric telegraphs by Thomas Ham, first issued in Atlas of the colony of Queensland (1865). This issue has the following additions to the title; Map Shewing Lines of Electric Telegraph in … Read Full Description

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S/N: QLD-1871-HAM–379276
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Full Title:

Map Shewing Lines of Electric Telegraph in the Colony of Queensland, Australia. 1871

Date:

C1871

Condition:

Laid onto Japanese paper, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

345mm 
x 436mm

Paper Size: 

365mm 
x 500mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map Shewing Lines of Electric Telegraph in the Colony of Queensland, Australia. 1871 - Antique Map from 1871

Genuine antique
dated:

1871

Description:

Scarce map of Queensland showing electoral districts and boundaries, electric telegraphs by Thomas Ham, first issued in Atlas of the colony of Queensland (1865). This issue has the following additions to the title; Map Shewing Lines of Electric Telegraph in the.

Thomas Ham (1821 - 1870)

Thomas Ham (1821-1870) Important colonial engraver and lithographer of prints and maps. Thomas had trained as an engraver and in 1843 was commissioned to engrave the corporation seal for the Town of Melbourne. With his business in Collins Street, East Melbourne, he was sole contractor for engravings and lithography for the government and designed and engraved currency notes for various banks. He also took up land with another brother, Jabez, on the River Plenty in 1845 and in 1846-47 at Lalbert in the Wimmera district. In 1847 he published a map showing the squatting districts of ‘Australia Felix’; it ran to six editions in 1851-61.

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