To mark a very wintery winter solstice today we’ve found something appropriate from our prints collection. Thomas Major, Winter, (1754) after Franz de Paula Ferg, engraving, image: 17.4 x 20.6 cm, sheet: 19.4 x 22.8cm, reg. no. 1959.3333, gift of Dr J. Orde Poynton, 1959, Baillieu Library Print Collection, University of Melbourne.
This 1890s map can be found in the Library’s rare and historical maps collection. You can download a larger version of this map from our digital collections website: http://library.unimelb.edu.au/digitalcollections/cultural_and_special_collections/map_collections/
This map was reproduced from an original engraving by Samuel Calvert held in the National Library of Australia. It was a supplement to the Illustrated Australian News, October 1880. You can download a larger version from the digital repository: http://library.unimelb.edu.au/digitalcollections/cultural_and_special_collections/map_collections/
To mark the upcoming Queens Birthday holiday, curators from the University Library’s Special Collections surfaced two books (pictured below) each signed by Queen Victoria and presented to the library in the 1800s.
This book can be found in the Grainger Museum collection at the University of Melbourne. The volume, entitled To Irene is by English-born and Australian-based musician, composer, conductor and poet G.W.L. Marshall-Hall (1862–1915).
Published by W.M. Maclardy & Company 1896, To Irene contains verse and is the first of volumes published between 1896 and 1898. The cover design (pictured) is by Arthur Streeton.
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