C1849

Strzelecki's Creek.

Rare engraving of Strzelecki Creek from Charles Sturt’s account of his expedition. Charles Sturt, 1844-46, sought to solve the mystery of the character of inland Australia and on his expedition penetrated further into the interior than any previous explorer. His … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Strzelecki’s Creek.

Date:

C1849

Engraver:

H.Melville 

Condition:

Small mark at top in the sky, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 105mm

Paper Size: 

220mm 
x 138mm
AUTHENTICITY
Strzelecki's Creek. - Antique View from 1849

Genuine antique
dated:

1849

Description:

Rare engraving of Strzelecki Creek from Charles Sturt’s account of his expedition. Charles Sturt, 1844-46, sought to solve the mystery of the character of inland Australia and on his expedition penetrated further into the interior than any previous explorer. His party of sixteen avoided the ‘horseshoe lake’ by travelling first to Menindee on the River Darling in New South Wales. Then striking northwest, they discovered the Barrier Ranges and re-entered South Australia on a side trip which brought them in sight of Mount Hopeless in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Returning to New South Wales and discovering the Grey Range, Sturt again struck northwest across the stony desert that bears his name, and crossed the channels of Strzelecki Creek, Cooper Creek, Diamantina River and Eyre Creek before turning back from what is now known as the Simpson Desert.

From, Charles Sturt, Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty’s government, during the years 1844, 5, and 6 : together with a notice of the province of South Australia in 1847

 

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 5202.

Harden Sidney Melville (1826 - 1894)

Melville was a painter who also conducted the first official hydrographic survey of the north-east coast of Australia in 1842-46. He regretted this time given up from the regular practice of painting profession. Son of of the London engraver, lithographer and watercolour painter Henry Melville (1826-41). Splendid visions of the South Pacific acquired from reading Captain Cook’s Voyages as a boy, induced him to accept the position of draughtsman on board HMS Fly in 1841. Under the command of Captain Francis Price Blackwood, Fly and her tender Bramble conducted the first official hydrographic survey of the north-east coast of Australia in 1842 46.

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