Vue des Ecuries du Gouverneur a Sydney. DUMONT D'URVILLE, M. de SAINSON, after Lauvergne.

Vue des Ecuries du Gouverneur a Sydney.

Paris: Tastu, 1833.

Lithographed view on china paper, mounted, well coloured, 215 x 310 mm.

Colonial architect Francis Greenway

This view of the Governor's Stables shows the original Francis Greenway building before changes. Greenway, the colony's first architect worked under the patronage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This building still stands today in Macquarie Street, and is the home of the Conservatorium of Music.

This view of the Governor's Stables shows the original Francis Greenway building before changes. Greenway, the colony's first architect worked under the patronage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This building still stands today in Macquarie Street, and is the home of the Conservatorium of Music.
The Astrolabe sailed via the Cape of Good Hope, through Bass Straits, stopped at Port Phillip, and arrived at Sydney on December 2, 1828. The expedition found that the local authorities were disturbed by renewed French activity in Australian waters and were actively working to forestall French settlements, with the declaration "the whole of New Holland is subject to His Britannic Majesty's Government".
Governor Darling with growing anxiety watched as Dumont D"urville went about his business in Sydney wearing full uniform, accompanied by officers similarly dressed. After a stay of only 17 days the Astrolabe sailed for New Zealand. A huge amounts of scientific daata was collected described and illustrated in sumptuous folio atlases. This fine view was published soon after the expedition returned to Paris.

Price (AUD): $2,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #2901051

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