Sketch of the History of Van Dieman's Land, illustrated by a map of the Island, and an account of the Van Diemen's Land Company.
London. John Richardson. 1832. Hardcover. 8vo. 22.5cm, first edition, xii,260p., with 2 engraved plate illustrations (inc. frontis view), & large folding map coloured in outline, (by J. Arrowsmith), in the publisher's original quarter green backed boards with paper spine label (worn), armorial bookplate, some slight foxing or transfer on the plates and map, in fine condition, rare. (cgc) Ferguson II-1517. Wantrup. Australian Rare Books, 148. "Bischoff's book was intended for distribution to the Company's shareholders and to encourage potential investors." In it he "reprints several of the Company's yearly reports,including the important third report of 1828, and reprints in full the exploration journals of Alexander Goldie, Henry Hellyer and Joseph Fossey, which were included in an appendix to the third report. Apart from these contemporary printings no other accounts of the early exploration of Tasmania were published until 1861 when James Erskine Calder, the Tasmanian Surveyor General, edited many of the reports and had them printed in the Tasmanian Parliamentary Papers." Wantrup pp218-219. Fine. Item #34267