C1848

Sydney Cove. With Government House and Fort Macquarie.

Rare view of Sydney Harbour looking from the Observatory over present day Circular Quay, Fort Macquaire on Bennelong Point and to Shark Island. Government House is shown at right and numerous ships are at shown at anchor in the natural … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sydney Cove. With Government House and Fort Macquarie.

Date:

C1848

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph with one tint

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 150mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney Cove. With Government House and Fort Macquarie. - Antique View from 1848

Genuine antique
dated:

1848

Description:

Rare view of Sydney Harbour looking from the Observatory over present day Circular Quay, Fort Macquaire on Bennelong Point and to Shark Island. Government House is shown at right and numerous ships are at shown at anchor in the natural harbour. As shipping increased a plan was made to build a sea wall to accommodate the increased traffic. Work commenced in 1841, first on the eastern side and later on the western and southern sides (1854) after reclamation of the mudflats had been completed. The wall was cut from rock quarried on Cockatoo Island and brought to the site by boat.

From the first issue of Capt. Robert Westmacott’s, ‘Views of Australia’.

Capt. Robert Westmacott (1801 - 1870)

Sketcher, army officer and pioneer. He is best known for his sketches in Australia, a series of views of Sydney and rural New South Wales. Settling north Bulli he bred horses and was said to have discovered and surveyed the road now called Bulli Pass.

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