1867 Melbourne Bird's Eye View - Panoramic Print


Note : This is a panoramic image with non-standard dimensions, and we can print it only in either of the two sizes shown above. You may need custom framing or a custom mat board to successfully frame the print.

A view of Melbourne in 1867 from the top of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in East Melbourne. This image originally appeared in the Illustrated Melbourne Post on July 27, 1867.

On the legend images, you can see from the left Port Phillip Bay, The Treasury Building, Emerald Hill, Collins Street, Princes Bridge, Sandridge, Williamstown, the Sandridge Railway Line, Little Collins Street, the Yarra River Turning Basin, Congregational Church, Spring Street, St James' Cathedral, Bourke Street, Parliament Building, GPO Building, the first Exhibition Building, the Original Princess Theatre, Batman's Swamp, Little Bourke Street, Wesley Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Gaol, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Albert Street, Gisborne Street, Rathdowne Street, Carlton Gardens, the Gaelic Church, Melbourne University.

Work attributed to Samuel Calvert (1828-1913).

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The notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "Wood engraving published in The illustrated Melbourne post."

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.

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