1 First General
Map Of The World, Showing Unknown "Terra Australis" c1588
Wood engraving, 32.3 x 35.9cm. Minor foxing, old folds and creases,
chips and repaired tears to edges.
loosely translated from German includes "The first general
chart showing the sphere of the Earth." The map shows "Terra
Australis non dum cognita [not yet known]", which includes
parts of the coastlines of Antarctica and Australia. This map
was completely redrawn and re-engraved for the 1588 edition of
Sebastian Münster 's Cosmographia, and all subsequent editions
up to 1628, published in Basle, Switzerland by Sebastian Petri
[?]. Münster was not directly connected with this map, which
is based on the world maps by A. Ortelius of 1570. Ref: Shirley
2 After Sydney Parkinson Scottish c1745 -1771
Vue De La Riviere D'Endeavour Sur La Côte De La Nou velle
Hollande Ou Le Vaisseau Fut Mis À La Bande (A View Of
The Endeavour River, On The Coast Of New Holland, Where The Ship
Was Laid On Shore), c1774. Engraving, text and caption in plate
above and below image, 20.1 x 33.9cm. Old vertical folds as issued,
foxing, soiling, ink off set to lower plate mark below image,
trimmed upper edge of plate mark.
text reads "Tome IV, plate 1, Duret sculp." From the
French edition of John Hawkesworth's An account of the voyages
undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries
in the Southern Hemisphere, vol. 4, Paris, 1774. Depicts the
Endeavour beached for repairs in North Queensland. Ref: NLA.
Believed to be the first known landscape engraving of the east
coast of Australia.
3 After John Webber British 1752-1793
The Death Of Captain Cook, 1784. Engraving, title and date in
plate below image, 48.1 x 60.7cm. Repaired tears to lower portion
including plate mark, slight soiling to edges, minor foxing.
includes "Drawn by J. Webber. The figures engraved by E.
Bartolozzi RA, engraver to His Majesty. The landscape by W. Byrne.
To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing
the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain. This plate
representing the death of Captain Cook is humbly inscribed by
their lordship's most obedient and humble servant John Webber.
Published as the Act directs, 1 Jan'y 1784, by J. Webber, No.
312, Oxford St and W. Byrne, No. 79, Tichfield St, Lond."
4 Peter Mazell British fl. 1764-1797
The Kangaroo, 1790. Etching, signed "P. Mazell sculp.",
date and title in plate lower right, above and below image, 17.5
x 11.7cm. Minor discolouration, trimmed left plate mark, ragged
edge from publication.
includes "Literary Magazine and British Review. Drawn from
the animal in the possession of Mr Stockdale, Piccadilly. Published
as the Act directs, 1st August, 1790, by C. Forster, 41, Poultry."
Held in SLNSW, with the comment "This etching is similar,
though not identical, to Mazell's etching of a kangaroo published
in John Stockdale's The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany
5 R.P. Nodder British 1774-1820
Australian Sea Shells, c1790s. Three hand-coloured etchings with
stipple, each with plate number and artist's name or initials
in plate above and below image, accompanied with page of letterpress
in Latin, sizes range from 18.6 x 5.7cm to 14.6 x 9.3cm. Missing
portion to margin of one image, some minor foxing, all with ragged
edges from publication.
numbers read "702, 912, 924." Text in one image reads
"Drawn, engraved and published by R.P. Nodder."
The group $990
6 The Black Swan 1792
Hand-coloured etching, date in plate above and below image, 15.9
x 10.7cm. Minor discolouration, ragged edge from publication.
reads "108. London. Published July 1st, 1792, by F.P. Nodder
& Co., No. 15 Brewer Street." Accompanying letterpress
in English and Latin includes "[The Black Swan] is a native
of New Holland [Australia], and the neighbouring islands."
This engraving was based on a watercolour by an artist only known
as "The Port Jackson Painter." Ref: Wiki.
7 James Gillray British 1756-1815
The Great South Sea Caterpillar, Transform'd Into A Bath Butterfly
[Sir Joseph Banks], 1795/c1851. Etching with later hand-colouring,
number "410" in plate upper right, initialled, titled
and captioned in plate below image, 35.4 x 24.9cm. Minor stains
reads "Pub. July 4th 1795 by H. Humphrey, No. 37, New Bond
Street." Caption provides a satirical description of the
"butterfly" Sir Joseph Banks, emerging from a chrysalis
shortly after receiving the red ribbon of the Order of the Bath
in 1795. Two other etchings appear verso, titled "A Slice
of Glo'ster Cheese" and "For Improving the Breed."
Ref: Library of Congress, USA.
8 After Charles Alexander Lesueur French 1778-1846
Nouvelle Hollande: Nouvelle Galles Du Sud [Sydney Cove], 1802/1807.
Hand-coloured engraving, artist and title in plate below image,
14.8 x 21cm (image). Repaired tear to image centre and lower
portion, slight rubbing and soiling to margins. Framed.
includes "C.A. Lesueur del. J. Milbert direx. Gravé
à l'eau-forte par Pillement et terminé par Née.
Vue d'une Partie de la Ville de Sydney capitale des Colonies
Anglaises aux Terres Australes, et de l'entrée du Port
Jackson dans lequel cette ville est située. De l'Imprimerie
de Langlois." Lesueur made 1,500 drawings while on the Peron
and de Freycinet Voyage. Illustrated in McCormick, First Views
of Australia: 1788-1825, pl. 69.
9 After William Westall British 1781-1850
View Of Wreck-Reef Bank, Taken At Low Water, 1814. Engraving,
artist, title and date in plate below image, 15.7 x 22.9cm. Slight
stains, tears, repaired missing portion to lower right edge.
reads "Engraved by I. Pye. Published by G. & W. Nicol,
Pall Mall, Feb'y 12, 1814." One of the engravings from Matthew
Flinders' voyage. Flinders and William Westall were passengers
on board the HMS Porpoise which was wrecked along with the HMS
Cato in 1803 on a reef (now called Wreck Reef) located in the
southern part of the Coral Sea Islands approximately 450km east
of Gladstone, Queensland. Held in NGA; SLV.
10 After William Westall British 1781-1850
View Of Murray's Islands With The Natives Offering To Barter,
1814. Engraving, artist, title and date in plate below image,
15.7 x 22.4cm. Slight stains, tears, repaired missing portion
to lower right edge.
reads "Engraved by I. Pye. & W. Finden. Pub'd by G.
& W. Nicol, Pall Mall, Feb'y 12, 1814." This is one
of the engravings from Matthew Flinders' voyage. Held in NGA.
Captain Edwards of the HMS Pandora named 'Murray Island' (originally
known as Mer) and its neighbouring islands of Waier and Dauar
the 'Murray Islands' in 1791. They are located in the Torres
Strait near the Great Barrier Reef.
11 After John Oxley Brit./Aust. 1784-1828
Chart Of Part Of The Interior New South Wales, 1820. Engraving,
title, date and captions in plate, 19.5 x 61.5cm. Slight foxing,
soiling, repaired tears, missing portions, old folds. Laid down
on acid-free tissue.
includes "By John Oxley, Surveyor General, 1818. Second
Expedition. Reduced sketch of the two expeditions. J. Walker
sculp. Published as the Act directs, 15th March 1820 by John
Murray, Albermarle St, London." Captions include descriptions
of the two routes used for the expeditions, and the terrain,
such as "low hills thinly covered with stoney [sic] and
brushy ridges; fine open country; Acacia pendula the principal
shrub or tree."
12 After Captain James Wallis Irish 1785-1858
View Of Hunter's River, Newcastle, New South Wales, 1820. Hand-coloured
engraving, artist, title and date in plate above and below image,
23.4 x 34cm.
includes "IX. Engrav'd by W. Preston from a drawing by Capt'n
Wallis, 46th Reg't. London. Pub'd Sept'r 1, 1820, at R. Ackermann's,
101 Strand." Held in NGA.
13 Isaac Nathan Brit./Aust. 1790-1864
Why Are You Wand'ring Here, I Pray, c1820s. Sheet music in letterpress,
signed by a "Henrietta Ringer" in ink upper left and
Nathan's facsimile signature lower right on front page, 32.9
x 24.5cm. Slight tears and old tape to edges, soiling.
includes "Sung by Madame Vestris at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket,
in the highly popular operatic comedy of Sweethearts and Wives.
Written by James Kenney, esq. Music by I. Nathan. Entertained
at St Hall, price 2s. Lond. Published for the proprietor by Goulding,
Dalmaine & Co., Soho-Sq. G. Edwards. Musical Repository,
No. 31, Upper Arcade, Bristol." This work was composed in
England, prior to Isaac Nathan's arrival in Australia. Nathan
composed Australia's first opera, Don John of Austria, which
premiered in 1847 in Sydney.
14 After J. Alphonse Pellion French fl. c1817-c1820
Nouvelle Hollande; Port Jackson: Passage De Cox, Dans Les Montagnes
Bleues [Cox's Pass, Blue Mountains, Australia], c1822. Engraving,
title in plate below image, 23.9 x 32.2cm. Slight crinkles,
minor foxing, discolouration, pin holes and creases, repaired
tears to margins.
reads "Dessiné par Marchais d'après A. Pellion.
Gravé par Schroeder. 97." Plate 97 is from Voyage
autour du monde: atlas historique by Louis de Freycinet, published
in 1822. Held in NLA.
Pellion was a topographical painter, naval draughtsman and midshipman
aboard l'Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet during
the voyages of 1817-1820. Pellion made many sketches in
NSW, including views of Cox's Pass and Cox's River and portraits
of the local aborigines. Ref: DAAO.
15 Joseph Lycett Australian c1775-c1828
Parramatta, NSW, 1824. Hand-coloured aquatint and etching, title,
artist and date in plate below image, 23.1 x 32.9cm. Minor crinkles,
letterpress states "the town of Parramatta ranks next to
Sydney Town, in size and importance, among the settlements of
...About Claim For Land At Bylong, NSW, 1826. Handwritten copy
of original letter in ink, including date "Sydney, 19th
Jan'y, 1826" and transcription of signature "J. Oxley,
Esqre, Surveyor General", 22.9 x 18.5cm (paper). Minor stains,
old folds and creases. Framed.
copy of a letter from Surveyor Robert Hodder to Surveyor General
Oxley, about land being claimed by R. Fitzgerald, in conflict
with apparent prior claims by John Tyndall and William Lee "in
company with G. Rankin, Esq're and Lieut. Lowe of the 40th Reg't."
17 Pair of Convict
(1) After Samuel Prout British
Prison Ship At Deptford, 1826. Engraving on chine collé,
artist, date and title in plate below image, 19 x 27.9cm.
reads "Drawn by Sam'l Prout. Engraved by George Cooke, 1826."
Held in British Library. One of the long boats has Prout's name
on the stern, another has his initials. Transportation to various
colonies, including Australia, became favoured in Britain in
the 17th and 18th centuries to ease the overcrowding of jails
and the prison ships which had been used as an interim solution.
Transportation to NSW continued until 1840, and most of the arriving
convicts would have been housed in prison ships, otherwise known
as convict hulks, prior to their journey. Ref: Wiki.
(2) E.W. Cooke British 1811-1880
"The Discovery." Convict Ship (Lying At Deptford).
The Vessel Which Accompanied Capt. Cook On His
Last Voyage, 1829. Etching, artist, date and title in plate below
image, 16.5 x 20.4cm. Trimmed to plate mark, foxing, discolouration,
slight crinkles and wear to edges.
reads "Drawn and etched by Edw. W. Cooke, 1828. London,
published Feb. 1829." From the series Sixty-five Plates
of Shipping and Craft. Held in NLA.
The pair $990
18 After Louis Auguste de Sainson French 1801-1887
Vue Des Écuries Du Gouverneur À Sydney. Nouvelle
Galles Du Sud (View Of The Governor's Stables, Sydney), c1829/1833.
Hand-coloured lithograph, artist and title below image, 26.1
x 32.2cm. Framed.
includes "de Sainson pinx. Tastu editeur. Lith. de Langlumé.
N. Vander Burch lith. Fig. par V. Adam." From D'Urville,
Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe, Paris, 1833. Held in NGA;
NLA. Image shows the old Government Stables designed by Francis
Greenway, now the Conservatorium of Music in Macquarie St, Sydney.
19 Robert Seymour British 1798-1836
"The Looking Glass" [Transportation], 1830. Hand-coloured
lithograph with 12 vignettes, artist, date and captions throughout,
35.3 x 24.7cm. Repaired tears to margins, slight stains, foxing.
includes "August 1st 1830. Designed and drawn on stone by
R. Seymour. None see themselves but by reflection, in this glass
you may." One vignette depicts a winged demon in a boat,
transporting a corpulent gentleman impaled on a staff and is
captioned "For Van Demon's Land direct."
20 Transfer Of Land
In George And Church Streets Windsor,
Hand-written manuscript with folded paper cover, dated in text
and signed by vendor and two witnesses, annotated "miscellaneous"
in another hand in pencil to cover, 37.4 x 24.2cm (manuscript),
24.3 x 19cm (cover). Water stains, foxing, tears to edges of
document, paper loss and soiling to cover.
Text on cover
includes "Dated 8th September... Mr Thomas Dargin to Mrs
Maria Cope. Transfer of three...parcels of land in George Street,
Windsor." The document indicates that Maria Cope purchased
the land for £30 from Thomas Dargin, a licensed publican,
and states the provenance of the land (via a George Freeman,
and the widow of George Smith to whom the land was granted by
Governor Ralph Darling).