Sketch Of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, In The County Of Cumberland, New South Wales. William Dawes, Brit.
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Sketch Of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, In The County Of Cumberland, New South Wales

1788/1789. Engraving, text with title, date, artist and publisher’s line in plate above and below image, 46 x 46.5cm. Replaced missing portions and stains to image centre and lower left, uneven margins, trimmed platemarks, old folds. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

Text includes “Line by W. Dawes; the soundings by Capt. Hunter. Published July 7, 1789 by J. Stockdale. T. Medland, sculp” and a key for buildings and plots of land such as the Lieutenant Governor’s House. Ref: Melville and Prescott, A Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830, NLA, 1996, p52. Held in NLA; SLV.

This is one of the earliest maps of Sydney Cove, showing seven of the First Fleet ships at anchor.

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Item #CL187-3

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