Tropical North Queensland - Australia Travel Advertising Poster

$4,700.00

Genre: Travel
Artist: Percy Trompf
Year Printed: c. 1930
Size: 23.25" x 30.5
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original Tropical North Queensland (April to Sept.) poster. Linen backed and in excellent condition. Bright and Vibrant. Travel posters to Australia are difficult to find today. An exotic tropical paradise original showing rich jungle like growth and palm trees as these 3 visitors walk through a tropical park. Located along Australia's Northeast coast, Tropical North Queensland contains a series of National Parks including the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Parts of the Wet Tropics Rainforest receive as much as 296 inches of rain per year and is home to a large percentage of the continent's reptile, marsupial and bird populations. Made for Australian National Travel Association (ANTA), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT. Lithograph, printed in color, from multiple stones/plates. In 1988 a copy of this rare poster was purchased and placed in the Australian National Gallery. Australia’s most innovative poster artist, Trompf’s posters, have become some of the most reproduced and iconic images in Australian art history (Spearritt, 1991:5)

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