Full title: Sydney illustrated / by J.S. Prout ; with letter press description by J. Rae.
Author/creator: Rae, John, 1813-1900, Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876.
Date: 1843 [i.e. 1842-1844].
Call Numbers: F981.1/P, DSM/F981.1/P, A807, A806, Z/F981.1/P
Record Identifier: 74VvXkDw2gEb
Contents: 42 p.,  leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill., map ; 42 cm.
Publishers: Sydney : [J.S. Prout], 1843 [i.e. 1842-1844]
Copyright status: Out of copyright.
Please acknowledge: State Library of New South Wales.
Issued in 4 parts.
National Library copy NK1524 is in the original parts (incomplete)
National Library's bound copy at FRM F3891 is 35 cm.
PIC sets: U327-U345 NK1524; S9139-S9155,S9912; U1426-U1436 NK11146.
ML A807 Selected for Digitisation 2019
Mitchell Library copy 1 at F981.1/P. Issued in three parts; covers to Parts I & II have imprint 'J.S. Prout & Co., 1842'. Cover to Part III has imprint 'Sydney, 1843'. There are two identical title pages dated 1843. One is bound following cover to Part II and another following cover to Part III. The title page bound in following cover to Part I has 'T. Bluett, pr., 1844' printed on it.
Mitchell Library copy 2 at F981.1/P. Contains p. 1-34 of text only, no covers to parts or title pages. Lacks map and two plates which are the general views of Sydney. All plates trimmed to edges of views. Some of the plates may be proof plates, others show minor differences from those in the other sets. Has label of 'Geo. Short & Son, Bookbinders, Syd.'
Mitchell Library copy 3 at F981.1/P. Has no covers to parts, and an 1843 title page only. Some plates trimmed to edges of view, some to below title, and mounted on paper. Plates show minor differences from those in the other sets. This copy has an inscription by John Rae, dated 9 January 1890. It is from the Knox Collection.
Mitchell Library copy at A806. This is housed in the Manuscripts Collection. Its text is complete and it has covers to all parts and both title pages. This was Alfred Lee's copy. Plates as in copy I, i.e. with titles printed on same sheet and margins. Some of the plates show minor differences from those in the other sets. This volume is housed in a portfolio which also contains some plates formerly loose in the volume, the 1843 title page and a spurious Prout sketch. These plates are trimmed to the edges of views, some are on thin, others on thick paper.
Mitchell Library copy at A807. This is housed in the Manuscripts Collection. It is a grangerised copy. Contains text, cover to Part I, 1843 title page, hand-coloured, 15 plates (lacks 3 plates:- Campbell's Wharf, Willoughby Falls, City of Sydney looking South). There are two prints each of Port Jackson from Dawes Battery, New Government House, Millers Point, Heads of Port Jackson. Lacks map. For extra illustrations in this volume etc., see card for the volume in the MSS catalogue. For variations in the plates & related original pictures see entries under the subject of each plate in the Pictures Catalogue.
Mitchell Library copy at DSM/F981.1/P. Has no covers to the parts and an 1843 title page only. Some plates trimmed to edges of views and mounted on paper, others trimmed below title and mounted on paper. Some plates may be proof plates, others show minor differences from those in the other sets. This copy is signed 'D.S. Mitchell'.
Mitchell Library copy at Z/F981.1/P. Contains only, loose in a portfolio, the following: Part III with cover; p. 1-10, 27-34 of text, a plate of Woolloomooloo Bay and a plate of Sydney looking North.
Citation / references note:
Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 3891
Additional physical form availability note:
Online at the State Library of NSW.
MMS ID: 991011088749702626