SLNSW-[Oswald W.B. Brierly : New Guinea coast and Cape ...-94RxJdB1
[Oswald W.B. Brierly : New Guinea coast and Cape York area during the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, ca. 1849-1850]
Full title: [Oswald W.B. Brierly : New Guinea coast and Cape York area during the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, ca. 1849-1850]
Author/creator: Brierly, Oswald W. B. (Oswald Walters B.), 1817-1894.
Call Numbers: PX*D 82
Record Identifier: 94RxJdB1
Formats: Pictures, Drawings
Contents: Drawings - 40 cm. x 74 cm. or smaller - 126 drawings (pencil - watercolour)
Bruinie Island [i.e. Brunai Island], later known as Mbrunai Island or Mbuke Island, Papua New Guinea, is part of the Admiralty Island Group.
Hydrographic Charts at ML Ref. M Charts G 922.7/2 (1922) and M Charts G 922.7/4 (1934)
United States Board on Geographic Names. Gazetteer ; no. 29 Southwest Pacific : official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names / prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1956 (ML Q 980/9 A1)
The sketches have detailed remarks about nautical direction, weather conditions, events, and colours. Some text appears in an indigenous language recorded with the English equivalent.
Some sheets are folded in half.
In cases where sketches have an additional drawing on the reverse, the letters a & b (plus c & d where sheets are four-sided) have been allocated.
Many drawings have a paper label with an auction number on the reverse.
The sheet with drawing Nos. 2a-2c is folded in half and has 3 sketches.
The paper used for sketches Nos. 4, 5, 10, 11, 52, 78 bear watermark, "Moinier's Patent 1848".
No.23 is drawn on cardboard.
No.30 has a piece missing from the lower left-hand corner.
Sketch No. 38b appears to be an earlier version of No.40.
Nos. 38 & 47 are torn.
Digital order no:Album ID : 824026