C1839

Map of the Town of Sydney 1837.

Rare, finely engraved map of Sydney in 1837 by John Carmichael (1811-1857) orientated with north to the right, showing the extent of development of Sydney in it’s first fifty years. There are number of interesting notes such as the two … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the Town of Sydney 1837.

Date:

C1839

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 192mm

Frame Size: 

685mm 
x 490mm

Paper Size: 

405mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of the Town of Sydney 1837. - Antique Map from 1839

Genuine antique
dated:

1839

Description:

Rare, finely engraved map of Sydney in 1837 by John Carmichael (1811-1857) orientated with north to the right, showing the extent of development of Sydney in it’s first fifty years. There are number of interesting notes such as the two places for bathing, one in the Domain at Farm Cove, Bathing House and the other at the end of Erskine Street, on Soldiers Point, Military Bathing House. One of the few pre 1850 colonial plans of Sydney.

 

References:
Kerr, J. The Dictionary of Australian Artists Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870 Melbourne 1992: p.134-135.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 2390.
Butler, Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901: p. 69-70.


Collections:
Historic Houses Trust, Sydney: Record number: 38296
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1117293
State Library New South Wales: M2 811.16/1837/1

John Black Carmichael (1811 - 1857)

Carmichael was a painter, etcher, art teacher and engraver. Despite being 'deaf and dumb', a distinguishing handicap often mentioned in relation to his work, Carmichael was nevertheless regarded as one of the most competent engravers in Sydney. He is also notable for having been one of the earliest free emigrant artists to pursue a lifelong professional career in New South Wales.

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