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Manly, from Sydney Suburban Borough Maps, 1890s

Sydney Suburban Borough Maps

Level 1, Macquarie Street building

On display 2 June – 1 September 2015

Higinbotham & Robinson, well-known mapmakers and lithographers, published a collection of Sydney Suburban Borough Maps in the early 1890s. A selection of 18 maps has been reproduced for this display.

The maps are compiled from official plans in the Surveyor-General and Registrar-General's offices. They are produced at different scales, however they all contain common features including a compass point with the monogram HR for Higinbotham & Robinson, details of roads, railways, tramlines and the local population.

The State Library’s collections contain over 180,000 maps and charts. In this International Map Year 2015–2016, we are celebrating maps and their unique role in our world.

View all the maps from this series at www.sl.nsw.gov.au/sydneysuburbanboroughmaps. Archival prints are available for purchase from the Library Shop at www.sl.nsw.gov.au/shop

Manly, from Sydney Suburban Borough Maps, 1890s
Higinbotham & Robinson, Sydney
ML F981.1/H

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