Decorative chromo-lithograph depicting 14 people representing 13 minorities of Australia such as Fidji Indians,Tasmanians, Maori, tatooed Samoa Islanders and others.
Size: 6,5 x 10 inches (c. 16 x 25 cm). Good condition.
Published as Jubilee edition by Brockhaus in Germany in 1900).
It looks great when matted and framed and makes a unique gift.
Chromolithography is a method for making multi-colour prints. This type of colour printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in colour. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of relief or intaglio printing.
Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of colour printing developed by the 19th century.
Australian Peoples Lithograph from 1900