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

Call numbers

PXD 373

Record identifier

Yr8EABXn

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

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

Date

1817-1819

Call Numbers

PXD 373

Record Identifier

Yr8EABXn

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Physical Description

Contents

Prints - 20 line engravings with etching

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File

Arrangement

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

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Artist died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

Subjects

Subjects and topics

engravings prints towns

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

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 him, where the set was published in London in Septe...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

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

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

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 Fort Macquarie, which was commenced in December 18...

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

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

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; see also "Guide to the Papers of Lachlan Macquarie....

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A Rage for Curiosity

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

PXD 373

Record Identifier

Yr8EABXn

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yr8EABXn

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Reference code

118293

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