Like Buy Share View in Room Title Australia Map 1880 Artist Keith Johnston Ref GM509 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm) Paper Size 44" x 34" (112 x 86 cm) Price $300.00 £180.00 $300.00 €315.00 Add to basket Description This exquisite map, which dates to around 1880, is a fascinating depiction of Australia at a crucial stage of the country’s history. The gold rushes of the 1850s had seen immigration to Australia on an unprecedented scale, coming as they did on the heels of a global economic recession: around two per cent of the population of Britain and Ireland is estimated to have left for Australia during this period. This revolutionised the nature of the country – within a generation, the majority of its population was native-born – and innovations such as the installation of railways and, in 1872, the establishment of a telegraph system, meant that Australia was well on the way to becoming a prosperous nation of international significance. This map first appeared in Keith Johnston’s General Atlas. Johnston was one of the foremost cartographers of his day, continuing the proud tradition established by his father, who had been Geographer Royal for Scotland. This map was worthy of that tradition: a beautiful lithograph in original outline colour, it shows Australia in wonderful detail, with a fine representation of its rail network as well as inset plans of cities including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.