C1814

Part of the great Sandy Peninsula taken July 28, 1802 at eight a.m.

Rare coastal profile of Fraser Island, from Indian Head, which is at the southern end of Seventy Five Mile Beach, by William Westall, artist on board Matthew Flinders seminal survey of the Australia on the Investigator.Flinders Wednesday, July 28, 1802: Our … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Part of the great Sandy Peninsula taken July 28, 1802 at eight a.m.

Date:

C1814

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 45mm
AUTHENTICITY
Part of the great Sandy Peninsula taken July 28, 1802 at eight a.m. - Antique Print from 1814

Genuine antique
dated:

1814

Description:

Rare coastal profile of Fraser Island, from Indian Head, which is at the southern end of Seventy Five Mile Beach, by William Westall, artist on board Matthew Flinders seminal survey of the Australia on the Investigator.

Flinders Wednesday, July 28, 1802:

Our course at night was directed by the fires on the shore, and the wind being moderate from the south-westward, it was continued until ten o’clock; after which we stood off and on till daylight Wednesday 28 July 1802, and then had Indian Head bearing S. 54° W. one mile and a half. This head was so named by captain Cook, from the great number of Indians assembled there in 1770. Mr. Westall’s sketch of it, taken as we steered close along the shore for Sandy Cape, will show that the same sterility prevailed here as in the southern part of the peninsula; and it continued to the northern extremity.  At eleven o’clock we reached Sandy Cape, and the master was sent ahead to sound in a small passage through Break-sea Spit. The ship followed under easy sail, until we got into 3 fathoms; and the master not making the signal for any deeper water, I tacked and called the boat on board. The channel appeared to go quite through the Spit, into Hervey’s Bay; but as there were, in many parts, not more than 2 fathoms, it can be passed only by small vessels..

From of Flinders hydrographic atlas, 
A voyage to Terra Australis…, sheet XVII, London : G. and W. Nicol, 1814.

Full title of the atlas;A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty’s Ship The Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner. 

From of Flinders hydrographic atlas, A voyage to Terra Australis…, sheet XVII, London : G. and W. Nicol, 1814.

Full title of the atlas;A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty’s Ship The Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner. 

William Westall (1781 - 1850)

Westall was a Royal Academy artist appointed to Mathew Flinders voyage at 19 years of age. His method of drawing topographical views was to rule up his drawing sheets in a grid pattern to obtain an accurate perspective.

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