Many of the volumes consist of coloured lithograph plates illustrating the natural history of the country, as well as atlases of maps from the earliest period.
Other investments in new technology were unsuccessful, including the doomed Paige Compositor, a typesetting machine quickly outpaced by the lithograph.
Basil Beattie remembering the pleasure of learning to make a lithograph in art school in the 50's.
To produce a lithograph the artist draws the work on a flat plate or surface with a greasy or waxy medium.
Published by ASH FINE ART as an artist signed limited edition lithograph of 500 copies only.