Ref: Geo077, 1930, George Phillip & Son
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An original wall map. Generally good condition. Small tear in fabric, bottom right fold, not affecting map image.
Old wall map of Australia and New Zealand circa 1930, illustrating the density of the population and pioneer explorers routes, including Cook, Hume, and Cunningham. Inset map featuring the British Isles.
George Phillip (1800 - 1882) was a cartographer and map publisher during the nineteenth century. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he founded his business in Liverpool, producing maps and educational books. His son, George II, joined the business in 1848 and moved to London in 1856, trading under the name George Phillip & Son.
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We make our own frames from moulding hand finished in our workshops. The standard finish is a distressed black with a gold slip inserted for the larger maps.
We finish the moulding in two other colours, Antique Red and Antique Green. These colours can be used on any of our prints or maps, both reproductions and originals, but have been chosen specifically to suit some of the antique prints and illustrations.
Some of the maps are very big so for weight, shipping and safety reasons we use 3mm acrylic as the glazing material.