Summary

1860s, novelty souvenir, Roseate featuring 28 miniature engraved vignettes of Melbourne, Geelong and Williamstown streetscapes, buildings, etc. It was printed by C. Adler of Hamburg. It folds into quarters to form a small bouquet of pink roses printed in colour. The engravings derive from Victoria Illustrated and other images by Samuel Thomas Gill, which was published in 1857.

Physical Description

Engraved and chromolithographed circular roseate novelty souvenir, opened approximately 260 mm (extreme diameter); with four fold lines, as issued. Folded to form a small bouquet of pink roses printed in colour, the piece opens to form a circle with twenty-eight separate miniature engraved vignettes of (mainly) Melbourne streetscape.

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