C1821

A View of Dawes Battery at the Entrance of Sydney Cove. New South Wales.

Rare engraved view of Sydney Cove (Circular Quay) from one of the most important series recording the progress of the colony. From Wallis,  An Historical Account of The Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements; in Illustration of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View of Dawes Battery at the Entrance of Sydney Cove. New South Wales.

Date:

C1821

Engraver:

Walter Preston -?, 
(1777 – 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 140mm

Paper Size: 

470mm 
x 323mm

Platemark Size: 

340mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of Dawes Battery at the Entrance of Sydney Cove. New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

Rare engraved view of Sydney Cove (Circular Quay) from one of the most important series recording the progress of the colony.

From Wallis,  An Historical Account of The Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements; in Illustration of Twelve Views, Engraved By W. Preston, a Convict, from Drawings Taken on the Spot.

References:
Bulter, Printed….1801-1901, p.50-59, ill.p.58
Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 842
Knoblauch, Sydney Views, 1788-188, 69, p.100, ill.p.100
McCormick; First views of Australia, pl.no.151
Wantrup, Australian Rare Books p.285-289.

Collections: 
National Gallery Australia:  86.2144
National Library Australia:  Bib ID1474827
State Library NSW: PXD 960, item 22

James Wallis (1784 - 1825)

Wallis was an engraver, bookseller, printer, stationer and publisher. Wallis was born at Southampton and apprenticed 7 May 1799 to John Roper. Little else is known.

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