Esquisse de la Ville de Sydney, Capitale des Colonies anglaises, à la Nouvelle-Hollande. FREYCINET.

Esquisse de la Ville de Sydney, Capitale des Colonies anglaises, à la Nouvelle-Hollande.

Paris: Pillet Aine, 1825.

Engraved map measuring 320 x 237 mm. (plate size), a very good copy, mounted and framed.

Sydney in 1819

Detailed and finely engraved map of the budding settlement at Sydney Cove, from the official published account of the Uranie voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The French took considerable interest in the penal colony at Port Jackson, and Freycinet was astounded by the growth of the settlement and the quality of the architecture he encountered, having previously visited Sydney Cove as an officer on the Baudin voyage of 1800-1804. The detail of this map reflects the curiosity of the French visitors who enjoyed warm hospitality now that Britain and France were at peace and could inspect the settlement unhindered.

Detailed and finely engraved map of the budding settlement at Sydney Cove, from the official published account of the Uranie voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The French took considerable interest in the penal colony at Port Jackson, and Freycinet was astounded by the growth of the settlement and the quality of the architecture he encountered, having previously visited Sydney Cove as an officer on the Baudin voyage of 1800-1804. The detail of this map reflects the curiosity of the French visitors who enjoyed warm hospitality now that Britain and France were at peace and could inspect the settlement unhindered.

The map details a number of landmarks that remain familiar to this day, including Hyde Park, Woolloomooloo and the Botanical Gardens. Indeed, the street plan engraved here remains largely unchanged as the central business district of Sydney today.

The map is a remarkable visual record of Sydney.

Condition Report: In fine original condition

Price (AUD): $2,850.00

US$2,095.91   Other currencies

Ref: #4504981

Condition Report