The Land Of Promise [Ltd Edition facsimile]


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Excellent facsimile of the 1839 book “By One Who Is Going” [John Stephens], published by Gillingham Printers (Adelaide, 1988) in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, this being #97.

The early immigrant’s guide to South Australia contains excellent reproductions of the four plates for which this work is greatly sought (including Port Lincoln after William Westall’s famous study of Aboriginal nomads, based closely on the original engraving in Flinders’ Voyage to Terra Australis, and depicting an Aboriginal group tending their fire in the foreground with detail of a bark shelter).¬†Of additional interest to collectors of both Flinders and South Australian material generally is the View of Encounter Bay with the Fisheries.

This is a beautiful copy.