Ansicht von Sidney von der Südseite, und der Mündung des Parramatta Flusses. C. A. LESUEUR, after.
Ansicht von Sidney von der Südseite, und der Mündung des Parramatta Flusses.

Ansicht von Sidney von der Südseite, und der Mündung des Parramatta Flusses.

probably Weimar: circa 1808.

Single sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good.

Rare German version of the Lesueur Sydney view

A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines.

A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines.

This is quite a rare image; there is a copy in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. The German edition of the Baudin voyage was first published as Entdeckungsreise nach Australien (Weimar, 1808-1819).

Bonnemains, Forsyth & Smith, 16063.2 (original French engraving); First Views of Australia, 65 (original French engraving).

Condition Report: Slight browning.

Price (AUD): $750.00

US$563.43   Other currencies

Ref: #2909760

Condition Report