C1846

First View of the Plains of Promise, Albert River.

Rare engraving of the area which was originally named for the Plains of Promise or ‘Province of Albert’ after Prince Albert, the Queen’s Consort in 1841. In 1841, Captain J. Lort Stokes discovered the mouth of a river which he … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

First View of the Plains of Promise, Albert River.

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Paper Size: 

219mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
First View of the Plains of Promise, Albert River. - Antique View from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Rare engraving of the area which was originally named for the Plains of Promise or ‘Province of Albert’ after Prince Albert, the Queen’s Consort in 1841.
In 1841, Captain J. Lort Stokes discovered the mouth of a river which he named the Albert, after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort. Stokes’ party travelled in a longboat along this newly discovered river for some eighty kilometres, seeking fresh water. The surrounding country, having recently experienced favourable seasons, was in very good condition with expansive grasslands, influencing Stokes to name the area the Plains of Promise.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 4406.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 89a.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2842583
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS MD 2 U 14
State Library Victoria: RARELT 919.4 ST6
Royal Geographic Society SA: RGS Special Coll. 919.4042 S874
Royal Museum Greenwich: ID: PAG8139 (original ink drawing)
State Library of Western Australia: 919.4 STO

Graham Gore (1809 - 1847)

Gore was an officer of the Royal Navy and polar explorer who participated in two expeditions to the Arctic and a survey of the coastline of Australia aboard HMS Beagle. In 1845 he served under Sir John Franklin as First Lieutenant on the Erebus during the Franklin expedition to discover the Northwest Passage, which ended with the loss of all 129 officers and crewmen in mysterious circumstances.

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