Old Map of Australian Colonies circa 1854

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This antique map of the Australian Colonies and New Zealand was first published in 1854 by Gall & Inglis of Edinburgh. This was just under 80 years since the First Fleet arrived in Australia and established the first settlement of a penal colony. By this time, very little still was known of the Australian interior.

The colonies shown are New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania), South Australia, Australia Felix (Victoria) and New Zealand. Australia Felix meant fortunate or happy Australia, so named by Thomas Mitchell.

Dimensions: 508 x 609mm

Laid on 100% cotton and presented in a marbled slip case. (Designs and colours of slip cases vary).