Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wales, 1817-1819

Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wa...

Date created

1817-1819

Formats

Issue Copy

Digitised

Contents

Prints - 20 line engravings with etching

Level of description

File

Arrangement

Each plate has been separately catalogued - please navigate to the individual records from this record

Call Numbers

PXD 373

Copying conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

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Record title

Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wales, 1817-1819

Record identifier

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Full title

Item 14: Plates for James Wallis Australian Views / Historical Account of the colony of New South Wales, 1817-1819

Contents

These engravings were made in Australia under the direction of Captain James Wallis, of the 46th Regiment. They were first advertised in the Sydney Gazette of 9 January 1819 as a "Series of original Views of New South Wales". When Wallis returned to England in February 1819 he took the plates with h...

Source

Probably purchased with the Lachlan Macquarie Papers acquired from Viscountess Strathallan, January 1914 (see Sotheby's Catalogue of a valuable collection of manuscripts, papers, autographs, letters etc by or relating to Major-General Lachlan Macquarie... in "Newscuttings on Macquarie" QA923.59/M; s...

Exhibited in

A Rage for Curiosity

Signature / Inscriptions

4 of the engravings (no.'s 10, 15, 17 & 19) ) are inscribed in a contemporary hand, probably James Wallis's; most have titles printed beneath image

General note

The Newcastle plates show a completed Christ's Church, which was finished in August 1818. However one drawing, "Vaulcuse Bay, Port Jackson" PXD 373/15, is inscribed December 1817, and "View of Sydney from the North Shore", PXD 373/4, shows Bennelong Point prior to the beginning of the construction...

Date created

1817-1819

Reference code

118293

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