ARROWSMITH, JOHN. Detailed Map of Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt's Route.
London: John Arrowsmith, 1847
, 3 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline, numbers stamped in ink in corners,
slight occasional staining and tears
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (222 x 138mm.), matching original blindstamped ribbed olive green cloth, yellow endpapers (maps grey), spines lettered in gilt, that of text beginning "Overland" and that of map beginning "Map of..." (i.e. both are the primary bindings), map portfolio expertly rebacked retaining original spine, bindings lightly rubbed
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Travel 579; Ferguson 4571; Wantrup 138a and 139
Provenance: F. Hobill Cole, book label in map volume. "Cole collected Australian paintings and literature with discernment. He was said to have the best local collection of books on the discovery and exploration of Australasia" (Australian Dictionary of Biography); Franklin Brooke-Hitching, sale in these rooms, 15 March 2015, lot 676
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