C1789

Ball Pyramid.

The first printed engraving of Lord Howe Island and Ball’s Pyramid which had been discovered and named by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) on 31 December 1788. Ball commanded H.M.S. Supply one of the ships in the First Fleet.  He … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ball Pyramid.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 170mm

Paper Size: 

265mm 
x 205mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ball Pyramid. - Antique View from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first printed engraving of Lord Howe Island and Ball’s Pyramid which had been discovered and named by Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) on 31 December 1788.

Ball commanded H.M.S. Supply one of the ships in the First Fleet.  He was sent by Governor Phillip to assist La Perouse to enter Botany Bay in January 1788, and the following month entrusted him with transporting the first settlers to Norfolk Island. He also assisted Lieutenant-Governor Phillip Gidley King settle there after a hazardous landing, and on the return voyage explored a small island sighted previously, which he named Lord Howe. During the next two years he took part in exploring parties around Port Jackson, was one of those who captured Arabanoo on 31 December 1788 and made a further voyage to Lord Howe Island to source turtles to supplement the dwindling food supply at Sydney.

He also named Ball’s Point in Sydney Harbour.

References:
Crittenden, V. A Bibliography Of The First Fleet. ACT 1982 180.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 47.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 1347.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 5.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2994437
British Library London: C.47.i.10.
State Library New South Wales: 1789 MRB/Q991/P
State Library Victoria: CCF 994.02 P54V

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