C1846

North West part of Magnetical Island. sic

Rare c.19th aquatint of the first view of Magnetic Island made by Graham Gore, the artist on board the H.M.S. Beagle under the command of Lort Stokes which visited the island in 1841, mooring off Five Beach Bay situated on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

North West part of Magnetical Island. sic

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 90mm

Paper Size: 

219mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
North West part of Magnetical Island. sic - Antique View from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Rare c.19th aquatint of the first view of Magnetic Island made by Graham Gore, the artist on board the H.M.S. Beagle under the command of Lort Stokes which visited the island in 1841, mooring off Five Beach Bay situated on the northern side of the island. Cook had previously named the island in 1770 as he believed his compass problems were caused by the magnetic interference from the massive rocky outcrops of the island.

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
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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