C1839

Plan of the Pass of Victoria Mount York &c.

Very rare, early etched map of the pass at Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains which was constructed using convict labour and opened in 1832. The construction of the Pass by Surveyor-General Major Mitchell averted the steep and dangerous section of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan of the Pass of Victoria Mount York &c.

Date:

C1839

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 88mm

Paper Size: 

180mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan of the Pass of Victoria Mount York &c. - Antique Map from 1839

Genuine antique
dated:

1839

Description:

Very rare, early etched map of the pass at Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains which was constructed using convict labour and opened in 1832. The construction of the Pass by Surveyor-General Major Mitchell averted the steep and dangerous section of the Bathurst Road down Mt. York to Hartley Vale.

References:
Butler, Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901, p. 69-70
Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 2390
Kerr, Dictionary of Australian Artists p.134-135

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: Accession no 2009.1108.41

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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