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Townsville engraving after Julian Rossi Ashton. c1886

Townsville engraving after Julian Rossi Ashton. c1886

by Ashton, Julian Rossi

Antique print of Townsville and Castle Hill, NQ c1886.

Original wood engraving by Andrew after a Townsville landscape by influential Australian artist and art teacher Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942) for Picturesque Atlas of Australasia published in Sydney between 1886 and 1888 to commemorate 100 years since First Fleet settlement in Australia, and to provide a graphic summary of the discovery, settlement and development in Australia and the adjacent countries up to that time.

This is the finest early view of Townsville. The engraving is in good condition, and is black and white, as published. (Any distortions are from the sacnner.) There are good wide margins all round and the engraving measures 180 x 280mm (7 x 11 inches).

Stock Number: apJRA.TsvlPrice: $95.00