C1888

Sydney in 1888.

One of the largest C19th panoramas of Sydney ever made, published in January 1888 to celebrate one hundred years of British settlement of colony. In almost mint condition – a rarity. This spectacular engraved view is taken from above Pyrrmont looking … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sydney in 1888.

Date:

C1888

Engraver:

Frederik W. Mason 

Condition:

In good condition, minor repaired tears to margins, otherwise in near mint condition. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Engraving with one colour tint.

Image Size: 

910mm 
x 610mm

Frame Size: 

1300mm 
x 1000mm

Paper Size: 

1025mm 
x 755mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney in 1888. - Antique Print from 1888

Genuine antique
dated:

1888

Description:

One of the largest C19th panoramas of Sydney ever made, published in January 1888 to celebrate one hundred years of British settlement of colony. In almost mint condition – a rarity.

This spectacular engraved view is taken from above Pyrrmont looking east to the heads and the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Darling Harbour is in the immediate foreground, then Walsh Bay and west to central railway station. There are two insets one at top left of, ‘The General Post Office‘ and the other at top right, ‘The Town Hall’.

Collections: 

National Gallery of Australia 78.1339
National Library of Australia Bib ID 2713220
State Library of NSW 2616183

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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.

View other items by Albert Charles Cooke

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