AUSTRALIA LAND OF THE LUCKY, colonial merits coloured lithograph, c. 1880

$240.00 AUD

Fascinating Australiana coloured lithograph, featuring a complex grouping of symbols around a central clipper ship, including representations of Mining, Agriculture, and War, the Kangaroo & Emu at the very top supporting the Arms of Australia, with banners across the scene declaring

“AUSTRALIA TERRA NOVA FORTUNATA / VULUNTAS HOMINI / ET FRUCTUS LABORIS / HINC NASCITUR ORDO” (rough translation: “Australia, the New Land of the Luck – through the Will of Man and Fruits of Labour, here begins anew….”

 

Origin unknown, circa 1880

Condition

some surface damage, small stain

Size

frame 38x45.5cm, image 20.5x23.5cm

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