b'17210911088 so on. As well, he devotes attention to other matters relating to 1817 LOTTERY HANDBILLS - ENGLAND - THOMAS BISH the future of society in Australia. Everything from the planning of Twenty-two different printed handbills advertising an upcomingtowns to the establishment of a bunyip aristocracy has a place lottery (Jan.21) each with an engraved illustration of a nationalon his broad canvas [Wantrup, pp. 192-3].type and comical verse includes ENGLAND, CHINA,The plates are titled The Expedition crossing a river in RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, ALGIERS, CORSICA (depictingAustralia, Carrying Large Canoes with the Expedition in Napoleon), IRELAND and ITALY, etc. Australia, The Expedition in a Desert in Australia, Plan of a Thomas Bish (1779-1843) - English proprietor of lottery officesTown for Australia and a proposal for an Australian Flag. map at Charing Cross, Cornhill and several provincial cities. He wasis an imaginative depiction of the Australian continent, including noted for his elaborate lottery promotions. The final Englisha large inland sea and the supposed entrance of The Great State Lottery was held in 1826. Rag content paper. each approxRiver. While reasonably accurate as to the coastline, the map 13.5 x 7.5cm. (22 items). is rather fanciful as to the interior of the continent, the north of $400600which is titled AUSTRALINDIA and the south ANGLICANIA.$6,0008,0001089 1091[TRIBAL WARFARE VAN DIEMANS LAND]View taken in the interior of New Holland, near the torrent ofRAYMOND, James (compiler),Kirkham The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Jaques Arago engraving from his 1818 sketch made duringDirectory,1832,Louis Freycinets visit to eastern Tasmania aboard lUranie.[Sydney, Stephens & Stokes, 1832.] Octavo, original green cloth, The engraving was prepared in 1823 for inclusion in Freycinetsremnants of original paper label to spine; front pastedown with publication Voyage autour du monde sur les corvettesearly binders ticket of William Moffitt, King St., Sydney; folding lUranie et la Physicienne. frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1831; colour folding Framed and glazed, overall 27 x 30cm. plate of flags mostly missing. The first year of issue.$100150The fascinating textual content is a valuable primary source for the period, and includes a detailed list of civil servants and 1090 Colonial administrators, terms of advertisements for Colonial newspapers (The Sydney Gazette; The Australian; The Sydney MASLEN, T.J. Herald); a list of vessels which use the harbour, mail and stage THE FRIEND OF AUSTRALIA; or, A Plan for Exploring thecoach fares, a list of towns and stations, an itinerary of roads Interior, and for Carrying on a Survey of the Whole Continent ofthroughout New South Wales, land regulations, rules for Australia. By a Retired Officer of the Hon. East India Companysobtaining convict servants, arrangements for mail dispatch, the Service. Illustrated with a Map of Australia, and Five Plates. Pp.establishment of Kings School and the Australian College, flag xxiv+428+[2] (Supplemental note, verso blank), 5 double pagesignals, a description of the solar eclipse of 1832, phases of the plates (4 being hand-coloured aquatints), large folding map atmoon and an extensive post office directory. Ferguson, 1582.end, appendix; $1,0001,250[Hurst, Chance and Co, London, 1830]; rebound preserving the upper and lower boards and the paper label to the spine. Ferguson 1379. Wantrup 117a. 1092The supreme monument to the speculative geography of theHOWE, Anne: The New South Wales CALENDAR and 1820s and 1830s. His eccentric plan for the survey of the interiorGENERAL POST OFFICE Directory, 1836 [Sydney, Gazette is a monument to the fascination exerted by the vast unknownOffice, undated but 1835]. 410 pp + the General Post Office interior on contemporary Europeans. He offers detailed andDirectory of 147 pp. With the map of Sydney (incomplete), elaborate advice on the preparation and conduct of his proposedall plates and engraved advertisements as called for. expedition, suggesting the importation of elephants and camels,Ferguson 2157.the construction of special craft to navigate the inland sea and$400600'