C1874

The Pilot Boarding the Mail Steamer at the Heads.

Scarce colonial engraving of  a pilot boat rowing to a mail steamer to navigate the ship through the Heads. Due to the enormous increase in shipping through Port Phillip Bay due to the discovery of gold, a number of ships … Read Full Description

$A 245

In stock

S/N: AS-SHIPS-AA-740516017–422387
(DRW 06)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

The Pilot Boarding the Mail Steamer at the Heads.

Date:

C1874

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 228mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Pilot Boarding the Mail Steamer at the Heads. - Antique View from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of  a pilot boat rowing to a mail steamer to navigate the ship through the Heads.

Due to the enormous increase in shipping through Port Phillip Bay due to the discovery of gold, a number of ships were lost at the dangerous entrance to Port Phillip , known as The Rip. The Government was petitioned to take over the service and to supply a cruising pilot cutter to put pilots aboard ships at sea. The brigantine Boomerang was the first in 1853.

From the original edition of The Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 16-05-74 P.17

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.