C1880

Sydney

Rare detailed engraved colonial panorama of Sydney looking over Farm Cove and the Botanic Gardens towards Balmain. In the foreground can be seen the Garden Palace within the Botanica Gardens which was engulfed by fire in the early morning of … Read Full Description

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S/N: AS-NS-800223008–434563
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Full Title:

Sydney

Date:

C1880

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

538mm 
x 350mm

Paper Size: 

555mm 
x 407mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney - Antique View from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Rare detailed engraved colonial panorama of Sydney looking over Farm Cove and the Botanic Gardens towards Balmain.

In the foreground can be seen the Garden Palace within the Botanica Gardens which was engulfed by fire in the early morning of 22 September 1882.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher. 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 914558
State Library New South Wales: REF1/MAV/FM4/9236-9239
State Library Victoria: Accession no.800223008

References:
George, H. Australasian Sketcher. Melbourne. 2012 Bib ID 5779434.

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

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