album: colour lithographs, letterpress, 53 pages, blue cloth and leather cover with gold embossing, hand-stitched binding
49.6 × 66.7 × 3.0 cm (album, closed)
Place/s of Execution
embossed in gold on cover c.: PRESENTED / TO / JOHN DENOVAN GOWAN ESQ. / OF / LYELL & GOWAN. / MELBOURNE / BY / THE EMPLOYÉS OF THE FIRM / AS A MARK OF THEIR RESPECT AND ESTEEM / ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE FOR EUROPE / 25TH (. under TH) MARCH 1872. inscribed on stone on title-page c.: EUGÉNE VON GUÉRARD'S / AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES / A series of 24 Tinted Lithographs illustrative of the most striking and picturesque features of the / Landscape Scenery of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia & Tasmania, / Drawn from Nature and Lithographed by the Artist, with Letter Press Descriptions of each View. / PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY / HAMEL & FERGUSON / MELBOURNE VICTORIA / INDEX : / 1 Source of the Wannon, 8 Murray River, Moorundi. 18 Cataracts, near Launceston Tasmania. / 2 The Valley of the Ovens River. 9 Junction of the Buchan and Snowy River, Gippsland. 19 Moroka River Falls, foot of Mount Kent. / 3 Fall of the first Creek, near Glen Osmond S.A. 10 Ben Lomond Epping Forest, Tasmania. 20 Mount Koscuisko from the North West N.S.W. / 4 North East View, from the top of Mount Kosciusko N.S.W. 11 Crater of Mount Gambier, S.A. 21 Reedy Creek Falls, near Beechworth. / 5 Castle Rock Cape Schank, 12 Lake Illawarra, N.S.W. 22 Sydney Heads, N.S.W. / 6 Hobart Town 13 Ferntree Gully, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. 23 Forest, Cape Otway Ranges. / 7 Weatherboard Fall. N.S.V. 14 South End of Tasman's Island. 24 Goulbourn River, near Shepparton. / 15 Cabbage tree forest, American Creek. / 16 Crater of Mount Eccles, Victoria. / 17 Top of Mount Lofty, near Adelaide.
List of plates:
Plate 1. Source of the Wannon
Plate 2. The valley of the Ovens River
Plate 3. Fall of the first creek near Glen Osmond, S.A. 1855
Plate 4. North east view from the top of Mt Kosciusko, N.S.W.
Plate 5. Castle Rock, Cape Schanck
Plate 6. Hobart Town
Plate 7. Weatherboard Falls, N.S.W.
Plate 8. Murray River - Moorundi
Plate 9. Junction of the Buchan and Snowy Rivers (Gippsland)
Plate 10. Ben Lomond, Epping Forest (Tasmania)
Plate 11. Crater of Mount Gambier, S.A.
Plate 12. Lake Illawarra (N.S.W.)
Plate 13. Ferntree Gully, Dandenong Ranges. (Victoria)
Plate 14. South end of Tasman's Island
Plate 15. Cabbage Tree Forest, American Creek (N.S.W.)
Plate 16. Crater of Mount Eccles (Victoria)
Plate 17. Top of Mount Lofty near Adelaide
Plate 18. Cataracts near Launceston (Tasmania)
Plate 19. Moroka River Falls (Foot of Mount Kent) (Gippsland)
Plate 20. Mount Kosciusko from the north west, N.S.W.
Plate 21. Reedy Creek Falls near Beechworth
Plate 22. Sydney Heads - New South Wales
Plate 23. Forest, Cape Otway Ranges
Plate 24. Goulbourn River, near Shepparton