C1816

Plan von Sydney

A reduced German issue of the earliest, of two plans of Sydney made by Charles Lesueur in 1808. Oriented with north to the right, it includes an extensive key with thirty eight buildings and points of interest. The plan was … Read Full Description

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S/N: NLUV-TP-001–308360
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Full Title:

Plan von Sydney

Date:

C1816

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 145mm

Frame Size: 

470mm 
x 420mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan von Sydney - Antique Map from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

A reduced German issue of the earliest, of two plans of Sydney made by Charles Lesueur in 1808. Oriented with north to the right, it includes an extensive key with thirty eight buildings and points of interest. The plan was made while the Baudin expedition visited Sydney and the recording of sensitive military information and plans of the city and harbour by the French was noted nervously by the British.

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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