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Some of my bush friends in Tasmania : native flowers, berries, and insects, drawn from life, illustrated in verse, and briefly described.

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Meredith, Louisa Ann (1860) Some of my bush friends in Tasmania : native flowers, berries, and insects, drawn from life, illustrated in verse, and briefly described. [Image]

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Abstract

Louisa Anne Meredith (20 July 1812 – 21 October 1895). For most of her life Louisa Meredith lived on properties around Swansea, Tasmania. In 1860 she published "Some of My Bush Friends in Tasmania" which contained elaborate full-colour plates printed by the new chromolithography process. The illustrations were drawn by herself, and simple descriptions of characteristic native flowers were given. Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of colour printing developed by the 19th century. Chromolithography replaced coloring prints by hand and eventually served as a replica of a real painting. Each color in the image was separately drawn onto a new stone or plate and applied to the paper one at a time. It was not unusual for twenty to twenty-five stones to be used on a single image. Each sheet of paper would therefore pass through the printing press as many times as there are colors in the final print.

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Keywords: Tasmania, Van Diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, archives, Collections, Meredith, Chromolithography , botanical art,
Publisher: London : Day & Son
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Collections: Other Special Collections
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Scanned from the original volume held by sthe University of Tasmania Special & Rare Collections - Morris Rare Folio QK 457 .M46 1860

Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 23:35
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