1887 Map of Melbourne (French)


A remarkable map of early Melbourne, from 1887, prepared and published by the French Ministry of Transport. This detailed map shows suburbs, streets, parks, major buildings, houses and structures of the day. Features topography, vegetation, railways, streets, bridges, canals, drainage, docks and soundings, with depths given in meters. Relief shown with hachures. Includes a bar scale and compass rose, with north oriented toward top of sheet.

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Notes tell us that this is a "Map showing the port of Melbourne, Australia, in 1887. Descriptive text throughout. Lithograph in black, white and green. With inset map: [Melbourne and vicinity]. Together, maps are 44 x 58 cm, on fold-out sheet 49 x 61 cm. Bookplate title pasted to verso: Pl. XXII. Melbourne."

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original. 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.

Collections: Melbourne 1880-1900, Melbourne Maps

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