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1855 - Colton's Australia

Map makerSizeMap IDCondition
J.H Colton 350 x 280 mmD1 / M180 / I97Please contact us for the condition report

This map displays a Celtic style border that provides a good frame for the map. This map is from a popular American atlas that would have been in many family homes and been a key note of reference during the American Civil War. It was not until 1858 that the State of Queensland would be established so this map shows the potential state of North Australia in its place. You can see that at this time Brisbane (QLD) fell within the borders of NSW. By dropping the border to include the city of Brisbane in the new state of Queensland the state would have a major city. This represents one of the last maps to show a pre Queensland Australia.

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