Ref: Industry002, 1900, George Phillip & Son
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Old map of Australia Industries and Communications circa 1900. Steam ship routes, including distance between ports in nautical miles and time taken to travel, are clearly labelled. For example Brisbane to Honolulu is 4033 nautical miles, and Sydney to Wellington took 5 days by steamship in 1900.
Produce includes silver, wool, and cattle in New South Wales, cattle and gold in Queensland, gold and wool in Western Australia, and sponges in the Indian Ocean.
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 they moved to London in 1856, trading under the name George Phillip & Son.
Originally producing maps from copper plates which were hand coloured (usually by women), they progressed to producing machine coloured maps on a power-driven lithographic press by the latter half of the nineteenth century. They published maps from various cartographers including J.Bartholomew.
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|Rolled in a plain tube
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