Important and extensively illustrated monograph by Salvator about Hobart
[SALVATOR, Ludwig]: Hobarttown oder Sommerfrische in den Antipoden [Hobart Town or A Summer Resort on the Antipodes Islands]. With 23 wood-engraved plates and one attached chromolithographic map. Prague: 1886.
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[SALVATOR, Ludwig (Archduke of Austria and Tuscany)]: Hobarttown oder Sommerfrische in den Antipoden [Hobart Town or A Summer Resort on the Antipodes Islands]. With 23 wood-engraved plates, where of 3 folded panoramas, 6 wood-engraved text illustrations, all after the autor's drawings and one attached chromolithographic map by F.J. Evans („Surroundings of Hobarttown“). Prag: Mercy (Chromolithography: Hölzl, Wien) 1886. 4to. , 284 p. Original publisher's half cloht. Red cloth spine with gilt title printing, boards with ornamentally framed title printing in black on light brown stock.
First edition of this important, comprehensive monograph about the capital of Tasmania and on of the seldomly offered works by Ludwig Salvator, the versatile and meticulously describing travel writer and unofficial »King of the Baleares«. On the occasion of a trip around the wold the Austrian Archduke visited the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition and also took his chance to travel to Tasmania. On the occasion of this extended journey the talented Salvator also made drawings of e.g. Tasman Peninsula, Storm Bay, the harbour of Hobart Town, Derwent Valley, Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson, Brown River Beach, Clarendon Farm, Seven Miles Beach, Mount Romny, Glenorchy, New Norfolk, Cap Pilar, Cap Raoul, as well as indigenous people, that are reproduced with high quality wood-engravings in this volume.
Cover stained and worn, edges and corners bumped, lower left corner of the front board broken; on of the folded plates with small tear. Apart from minor browning inside very fine.