C1846

Passing between Bald Head & Vancouver Reefs.

Rare engraving Bald Head and Vancouver Reef, Albany, Western Australia made on the 3rd expedition of the Beagle, 1837-1843. The entrance to Albany is flanked by Bald Head on the southwest and Cape Vancouver on the northeast. Passing along the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Passing between Bald Head & Vancouver Reefs.

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 87mm

Paper Size: 

219mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
Passing between Bald Head & Vancouver Reefs. - Antique View from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Rare engraving Bald Head and Vancouver Reef, Albany, Western Australia made on the 3rd expedition of the Beagle, 1837-1843. The entrance to Albany is flanked by Bald Head on the southwest and Cape Vancouver on the northeast.

Passing along the south coast we found the white-topped rocks near Cape Chatham to be in long. 0° 29′ 30″ E. of Swan River. They are not only remarkable in themselves, but like the Eclipse Islands, are admirably situated for showing a ship’s position when in with the coast. We entered King George’s Sound on November 2nd. I should here observe that Bald Head is connected with the main by a low piece of land, in the centre of which stands a small peak; this gives the head, from the offing to the southward, the appearance of an island. In the view annexed the reader will perceive a representation of the conspicuous headland called Peaked Hill, with its peculiar profile outline, lying about five miles south-west of Bald Head.

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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