C1816

Ansicht von Sidney von der Sudseite,und der Mundung des Parramatta Flusses

Scarce German version of the famous Charles Alexander Lesueur panorama of Sydney. This engraving was based on the exquisite pen and ink drawing by Charles Alexandre Lesueur, taken from the French encampment on the eastern side of Sydney Cove, with … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ansicht von Sidney von der Sudseite,und der Mundung des Parramatta Flusses

Date:

C1816

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

310mm 
x 125mm

Frame Size: 

600mm 
x 425mm

Paper Size: 

340mm 
x 200mm
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Ansicht von Sidney von der Sudseite,und der Mundung des Parramatta Flusses - Antique View from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Scarce German version of the famous Charles Alexander Lesueur panorama of Sydney.

This engraving was based on the exquisite pen and ink drawing by Charles Alexandre Lesueur, taken from the French encampment on the eastern side of Sydney Cove, with the panorama of Sydney and all its buildings and fortifications in the background. Lesueur’s important and impressive panorama of Sydney in 1803, was issues in the official account of the French expedition led by Nicholas Baudin. The view is taken from eastern side of Circular Quay, looking westwards to the Rocks. The Tom Thumb, George Bass’s whaleboat is the masted vessel moored against the far-shore. 

Lesueur was the assistant gunner and artist, on the 
Geographe under the command of Nicolas Baudin and drew a number of remarkably accurate topographical views of Sydney during their five month stay at Port Jackson in 1802. The French Admiralty, although sending Baudin’s expedition under the ‘flag of truce’ with the sole aim of ‘perfecting the sciences’ had a political and strategic interest in the British settlement in New South Wales.

References:
Hunt, S. & Davidson, G. Sydney Views 1788-1888: from the BEAT KNOBLAUCH collection. Sydney 2007 :: Plate 36 page 64..
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 :: 581.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID: 741336
State Library Victoria: RARELTB 919 L64F
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers 980/L

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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