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Tasmania – Van Diemen’s Land

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  • Map of Tasmania – One of a Kind

    Map of Tasmania – One of a Kind

    An epicurean delight, a crepe or pancake in the form of Tasmania by Vibe using the Delia Smith recipe … even a few of the southern offshore islands appear. Mountain ranges and river basins provide good topographical relief.

    Contemporary with fresh eggs and fine flour … awaiting lemon and sugar.

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  • In Old Days and These and Other Stories – Tasmania – By The Captain

    In Old Days and These and Other Stories – Tasmania – By The Captain

    Extremely scarce and only edition published in 1930 printed at the Monotone Art Printers, Hobart, effectively self published by the anonymous “Captain”.

    Octavo, soft covers 159 pages, illustrated throughout, the highlight being an unusual large folding map at the front of the Derwent Estuary. A number of “old style” advertisements for various Hobart businesses scattered throughout.

    The “Captain” starts by suggestion the book contains numerous ancient and modern historical facts of Tasmania in general and Hobart in particular.

    The detail in this book is quite astonishing. It wanders through the City streets referring to building after building .. the history of who owned it from its first existence, what use it was put to and the successes and failures that ensued. Amusing and fateful anecdotes along the way. Pubs feature strongly and, we are entertained with the new ways of making good beer that have been adopted in Hobart. Key individuals feature and we hear of the great family difficulties suffered by Voyager hero James Kelly, whaling entrepreneur and Derwent Pilot.

    Few copies exits in libraries and none we can see for sale.

    Special book on Hobart for anyone interested in the fine details.

    $120.00

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  • The Early Water Supply of Hobart – 1804-1904 – Crawford and Ryan

    The Early Water Supply of Hobart – 1804-1904 – Crawford and Ryan

    A special production by Crawford and Ryan assisted by the Institute of Engineers in Australia.

    Published in 1988, perfect bound, large octavo in size, 66 pages, nicely illustrated throughout.

    If you have walked to the “Springs” above Hobart in Mount wellington you will love this informative book. If you haven’t walked the track then you should its beautiful … and one of the easiest walks on the hill.

    The illustrations are something special, maps, charts, engineering diagrams often from first hand sketches.

    The early water of Hobart – its still in demand – save it if you can.

    $35.00

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  • Abel Tasman Medal – 350th Anniversary of the Discovering of the West Coast of Tasmania 1642-1992

    Abel Tasman Medal – 350th Anniversary of the Discovering of the West Coast of Tasmania 1642-1992

    An interesting medallion for historians and the cartographically inspired. Produced for the Trust Bank of Tasmania.

    48 mm diameter, 42 gm, intricately engraved on one side with gum leaf design on reverse.

    The intricate design has a map of the central west coast of Tasmania noting Zeehan, Queenstown and Strahan; a nice image of Tasman’s vessel and a compass rose. Narrative details of the sighting 24th November 1642 and the landing at Tasman Bay on the East side on the 3rd of December 1642.

    Tasman – first European sighting commemorated

    $70.00

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  • Van Diemen’s Land Revealed Editor [Bass and Flinders] – Dan Sprod

    Van Diemen’s Land Revealed Editor [Bass and Flinders] – Dan Sprod

    All about – Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the colonial sloop Norfolk in 1798-1799.

    Superior work from Dan Sprod and a limited edition of 750. Published by Blubber Press in 2009. Here in fine condition.

    Large octavo, 256 pages, nicely illustrated. Three charts in pocket at end as required.

    Although modern this strangely is the first work dedicated to this important circumnavigation which in a sense defines Tasmanians. Other Flinders and Bass events provide support including Bass in the Tom Thumb from Sydney Cove to Western Point; Flinders to the wreck of the Sydney Cove and a facsimile of the rare Flinders pamphlet “Observations on the Coast of Van Diemen’s Land” to which the folding charts relate. Nice work.

    Essential Tasmanian reference

    $50.00

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  • Bass and Flinders – Circumnavigation of Tasmania – 200th Anniversary Medal

    Bass and Flinders – Circumnavigation of Tasmania – 200th Anniversary Medal

    Together Matthew Flinders and George Bass were the first to circumnavigate Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), in HM Sloop Norfolk, in 1788/89.

    This large fine limited run medal was produced in Tasmania to celebrate the 200th anniversary i.e. 1998/99.

    Only 120 were produced in this form, this being number 53, marked to the rim. Cast in white metal, 800 mm diameter, 115gms weight. Strong deep profile, fine condition.

    Carries the bust of both Flinders an Bass either side of the sloop’s mast, with descriptive text. On the reverse a map of Van Diemen’s Land with the route taken marked and a fine and substantial depiction of the vessel fully rigged.

    Limited numbered run of important maritime celebration.

    $130.00

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