View Of Wreck-Reef Bank, Taken At Low Water. After William Westall, Brit.
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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.

Text 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.

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Item #CL181-9

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  Other currencies

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