C1870

Our New South Wales Defences.

Very rare lithograph of New South Wales colonial defences and its various naval and military personnel. It includes the only nineteenth century views of Kirribilly Battery and Spectacle Island that we have seen for sale. Figures from left Commissioned Officer, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Our New South Wales Defences.

Date:

C1870

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.
AUTHENTICITY
Our New South Wales Defences. - Antique Map from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Very rare lithograph of New South Wales colonial defences and its various naval and military personnel.


It includes the only nineteenth century views of Kirribilly Battery and Spectacle Island that we have seen for sale. Figures from left Commissioned Officer, Highland Brigade, Private Naval Brigade, Commissioned Officer, Naval Brigade, Staff office, Volunteer Rifles, Commissioned Officer, Sydney Battalion V. Rifles. Private, Sydney Battalion v. Rifles, Non-Commissioned Officer, Volunteer Artillery. 

Views from top left:

No.1 Fort Macquarie
No.2 Battery at Mrs. Macquarie’s Point
No.3 Dawes’ Battery
No.4 Fort Denison
No.5 Kirribilli Battery
No.6 Rifle Range, Paddington
No.7 Victoria Barracks, Paddington
No.8 Powder Magazine, Spectacle Island.

From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.

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