Item #CL169-10 View Of The Country And The Temporary Erections Near Adelaide. After Colonel William Light, Brit.
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View Of The Country And The Temporary Erections Near Adelaide

c1839. Hand-coloured lithograph, text including artist and title in plate below image, 10.1 x 16.7cm. Creases to left portion of image, slight discolouration overall.

Text includes “Drawn by Colonel W’m Light. Printed by C. Chabot, 7, Thavies Inn. On zinc by G.F. Bragg.”

Colonel William Light, the first Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia, chose the site of the capital, Adelaide, and designed the layout of the city. In 1836, just before finalising the selection of Adelaide, Light wrote to a friend that “Nature has done so much that very little human labour and cost is requisite to make this one of the finest settlements in the whole world.” Light sent his drawings to London in 1837 for publishing and this view of Adelaide was first printed as an aquatint at Light’s expense by Smith, Elder & Co. Subsequently this image was published as a lithograph in a smaller format by G.F. Bragg. Ref: AGSA, 1981.

Item #CL169-10

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