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Melbourne 1880 – Samuel Calvert Etching

This beautiful engraving by Samuel Calvert, from the original illustration by Albert C. Cooke was completed for publication in the Illustrated Australian News in October 1880, to celebrate the opening of The Royal Exhibition Building. 

The State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia both hold copies of the newspaper print however, these are aged and damaged.

This copy of Melbourne 1880 is unique as we’ve spent many hours on this map we love, digitally repairing any folds and tears in the paper, restoring the image to its original glory. We feel this is how the artists intended it to be presented.

Giclee printed on archival 300gsm textured rag.

Paper Size:  1100mm wide x 715mm high.

Please allow 5-10 days for us to print and post as the image is printed on demand.

Shipping cost is $7.50 or free click and collect from a Frames Now store.

Print, Package and Deliver

Home Delivery

We’ll pack and send your order between 1 to 3 business days*.  Products are securely packaged (including framed prints) and safe arrival is assured.  Once the parcel is lodged with our freight supplier you’ll receive tracking information with an indication of delivery dates. 

*Limited Edition prints may take a little longer and we’ll contact you to advise.

Click & Collect

If you’d prefer to collect your order and save on postage, this can be done at any of the seven Frames Now stores.  Location options here.

Your order will be packaged and forwarded to the Frames Now store of your choice.

Once it arrives,  a staff member will call you and if you can’t answer the call, they’ll leave a message.

More Information

We're a small team with a love of illustration and bringing our maps to life. Our About,  History and Blog pages are full of information and videos about how we create our maps.

Everything we produce is sourced and manufactured locally and ethically.

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