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500 numbered and signed copies. Square 4to. 112pp, colour reproductions throughout. Pictorial papered boards. Fine (new). ISBN 0987589709 *** The eleven signal charts produced by the untrained Murphy in the 1840s and 1850s represent some of the most significant historical maritime art relating to Tasmania. They contain the only known drawings of the merchant ships' VDL colonial ensign and the entire collection of individual merchant ships' identification flags flown in Hobart Town. The book shows in fine detail the 250 flags and 300 telegraphic semaphore signals and their decodes.
Title: Murphy's Signals, Hobart Town : the colonial ship flags and semaphore signal charts of convict guard Pte Edward Murphy, 99th Regiment of Foot, Van Diemen's Land.
Publisher: Hobart, Forty South Publishing: 2013
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Seller ID: 31542