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New South Wales Mineral Map

Title
Sketch Map of New South Wales showing the Localities of the Principal Minerals 1876.
Author
TAYLOR, J.
Publisher
Thomas Richards,
Publication place
Sydney,
Publication date
1876.
Dimensions
370 by 440mm (14.5 by 17.25 inches).
Price
SOLD
Reference
2490

Description

Lithograph map, printed in colours, text to verso, folding into red paper covers, split at spine.

Notes

Detailed map of New South Wales and its mineral deposits.

The key lists gold, copper, diamonds, silver, iron, tin, coal, and kerosene shale. To the upper left is a list of proclaimed gold fields, and to the lower right a key to the roads, railways, telegraphs, and district boundaries. To the verso of the map is a large amount of information on New South Wales in 1874 and 1875; this includes details of population size, imports and exports, infrastructure, farming, and mineral deposits. There is also a short list of the advantages of New South Wales to the emigrant: from the easy availability of work, and cheap cost of living, to the climate, and the light traffic.