1950 Norman Bros. City Plan or Map of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne-normanbros-1950
$350.00
Norman Bros. New Map of Melbourne and Suburbs. - Main View
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1950 Norman Bros. City Plan or Map of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne-normanbros-1950

A highly detailed city map of Melbourne.
$350.00

Title


Norman Bros. New Map of Melbourne and Suburbs.
  1950 (undated)     39.25 x 30 in (99.695 x 76.2 cm)     1 : 33000

Description


This is a c. 1950 Norman Brothers city plan or map of Melbourne, Australia. Streets are labeled throughout, and red dashed lines and solid red lines along streets trace electric and cable tramways. Town halls are illustrated and shaded red. Melbourne University, the Royal Park, Princes Park, Studley Park, and the Metropolitan Lunatic Asylum are identified. Noticeable black dots appear sporadically throughout and, per the 'references' table in Port Philip Bay, they mark bowling clubs. The black lines trace railways and the black boxes are stations, all of which are named. Concentric circles mark distances in quarter-mile increments from downtown Melbourne. The inset maps along the lower border are continuation maps that illustrate Sunshine, Footscray, and Braybrook.
Publication History and Census
This map was compiled and printed by Sands and McDougal of Melbourne and published by Norman Brothers c. 1950. An example is cataloged in OCLC and is part of the collection at National Library of Australia.

CartographerS


Arthur Norman (1868 - June 16, 1948) founded Norman Brothers (1898 - 19xx) a stationary, printing, and publishing firm in Melbourne, Australia, in 1898, with his brother Herbert Norman (December 7, 1864 - January 25, 1940). After the death of both Herbert and Arthur, their sons, Keith and Howard, became the business's directors. Learn More...


Herbert Charles Norman (December 7, 1864 - January 25, 1940) founded Norman Brothers (1898 - 19xx) a stationary, printing, and publishing firm in Melbourne, Australia, in 1898, with his brother Arthur Norman (1868 - June 16, 1948). Herbert Norman was born in Great Yarmouth, England, and arrived in Melbourne in 1889. Herbert served as the president of the Victorian and Australian Master Printers' Association and wrote a history of printing in Australia. After Herbert and Arthur passed away, their sons Keith (1902 - 1984) and Howard, became the firm's directors. Herbert married Isabella Cornwall on March 29, 1893. Learn More...


John Sands (November 12, 1818 - August 16, 1873) was an engraver, stationer, and printer active in Australia during the mid-19th century. Born in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England, Sands undertook an apprenticeship in England as a mapcolorer and engraver. He left for Australia in 1837 and arrived in Sydney with £500 worth of stationary and established a shop on George Street. Sands took over Mary Reibey's house and store front in 1848, which is where the firm operated until 1970. Over the course of his career, Sands formed several partnerships in Sydney and Melbourne. In 1851, he entered into the first with his brother-in-law Thomas Kenny. This partnership took over James Williams's printing firm in Melbournes in 1852. Dugald McDougall (June 7, 1834 - January 18, 1885) joined the firm as early as 1856 and, around 1860, became the manager of the firm in Melbourne, which became known as Sands, Kenny, and Company. In December 1861, Kenny retired, and the firm became Sands and McDougall. The firm was one of the largest of its kind in Australia by 1870 and operated as stationers, booksellers, and account book manufacturers. He married Marjory Moffat on December 6, 1860, in Sydney, with whom he had six children, five sons and a daughter. After his death, Marjory separated the businesses. The Sands family took the business in Sydney, known as John Sands Ltd, and the McDougall family operated the business in Melbourne, known as Sands and McDougall. Sands's eldest son Robert took over the firm in after his apprenticeship. And Herbert Guy Sands was director of the firm for many years. Learn More...


Dugald McDougall (June 7, 1834 - January 18, 1885) was a stationer and businessman in Australia during the mid-19th century. Born in Londonderry, Ireland, Mcdougall joined the firm owned by John Sands (November 12, 1818 - August 16, 1873) and his brother-in-law Thomas Kenny as early as 1856 and, around 1860, became the manager of the firm in Melbourne, which became known as Sands, Kenny, and Company. In December 1861, Kenny retired, and the firm became Sands and McDougall. The firm was one of the largest of its kind in Australia by 1870 and operated as stationers, booksellers, and account book manufacturers. After Sands's death, his widow separated the businesses. The Sands family took the business in Sydney, known as John Sands Ltd, and the McDougall family operated the business in Melbourne, known as Sands and McDougall. McDougall married Mary Allott Chisholm (January 10, 1843 - August 2, 1902) with whom he had five children. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Exhibits slight wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs at fold intersections. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. Exhibits some offsetting. Blank on verso. Attached to original binder.

References


OCLC 221441479.