Carroll, F. S. THE NEW COUNTIES, HUNDREDS, & DISTRICT ATLAS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND NORTHERN TERRITORY, 1876. Together with Map of South Australia, indicating Roads, Distances, relative position of Counties, &c., &c. Showing -- All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height of Mountains; Length, Rise, and Fall of Rivers, the quantity of Cereals and Green Crops, Hay, Wine, &c., produced in the different localities, and all the Geographical, Geological, and Physiological matter obtained from the most authentic sources. Compiled by F. S. Carroll. The Maps are compiled from the very latest plans in the Lands Department, by the kind permission of G. W. Goyder, Esq., Surveyor General. The Statistical Matter is furnished by the Government Statist, J. Boothby, Esq. This Atlas is the first of the kind ever produced in the colony, and will be thoroughly authentic to date of publication; it will be found eminently useful to the Merchant and Squatter as a Work of Reference, and with the Schoolmaster or Man of Family as the best means extant of furnishing the rising generation of the Colony with a thorough geographical knowledge of South Australia and the Northern Territory. To His Excellency Sir Anthony Musgrave, K.C.M.G., &c., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of South Australia, This Atlas is, with His Excellency's permission, Respectfully Dedicated, by His Excellency's Most Obedient Servant, the Proprietors, F. E. Hiscocks & Co. Demy folio, First Edition; pp. [ii](title, verso index), 24(misnumbered 20); large folding coloured map of South Australia, 25 double-page coloured maps of the city of Adelaide, counties and districts; original half calf with patterned cloth sides, gilt title-panel on front board; (boards a little warped; the large general map with short splits and tears, but sound; some minor marginal staining); a very good, sound copy; rare. Adelaide; Published E. S. Wigg & Son; 1876.
***Ferguson 7981 and 7982 (collation in error). The text is closely set and contains a vast quantity of useful and detailed information on the state of the colony. The plates were printed in colours by F. W. Niven, Ballarat, the letterpress probably done in Adelaide. This atlas is of considerably greater rarity then Hiscocks' similar atlas of Victoria published two years earlier. #53872

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