Undoubtedly the best colonial period geological map of Australia. The map has a colour index to the lower left quadrant.
This rare map is from the 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia', which was the most ambitious publishing venture in Australian history. The publishers used the best artists, the best paper, the finest printing and engraving techniques. Their aim was to be the best and most comprehensive survey of Australia's colonial history. Published in Melbourne 1888 in vibrant original colours.