South Australia Illustrated
Artist George French Angas painted some of the earliest views of South Australia. He describes how he visits all parts of the Colony, making himself conversant with the manners and habits of native tribes, whose existence is unknown to the world. Arriving in Adelaide in January 1844, he rapidly set about an extensive series of journeys to the Murray Lakes, Barossa Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula and the South East, capturing his impressions of the young colony-its landscapes, its inhabitants and the flora and fauna.
After a trip to New Zealand he returned to South Australia in 1845 and travelled to Port Lincoln. With his impressive portfolio of water colors he then sailed for London and in 1847 published the magnificent folio South Australia illustrated, which has served ever since as a glowing snapshot of South Australia in 1844. The book contains 60 plates with accompanying text.
60 hand coloured tinted lithographic plates
Abbey Travel II 577; Tooley 62-63; Colas 133, Bobins 315.
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Publisher: London: for the proprietor by Thos. McLean, Haymarket, 1846.
Date Added: 2019-05-08
Angas, George French. South Australia Illustrated. London: for the proprietor by Thos. McLean, Haymarket, 1846.. 1847.
Angas, George French (1847) South Australia Illustrated. London: for the proprietor by Thos. McLean, Haymarket, 1846..
Angas, George French, South Australia Illustrated. London: for the proprietor by Thos. McLean, Haymarket, 1846.. 1847.