Captain Arthur Phillip, First Governor Of The Colony [NSW]
Captain Arthur Phillip, First Governor Of The Colony [NSW]
Captain Arthur Phillip, First Governor Of The Colony [NSW]
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Captain Arthur Phillip, First Governor Of The Colony [NSW]

1792. Paper slip signed, dated “2nd Dec., 1792” and annotated “Sydney” by Captain Arthur Phillip in ink, with accompanying gouache portrait on vellum, and detached old backing with title in ink verso, 3.8 x 7.3cm (slip); 11.3 x 8.5cm (portrait). The slip has minor foxing and soiling; the portrait has minor paint loss and rubbing to surface. Mounted together.

The date on the slip is eight days prior to Governor Arthur Phillip’s departure from Sydney. The portrait, with the initials of “W. McL”, appears to be after the engraving by William Macleod (Aust., 1850-1929), which was illustrated in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 1886. Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738-1814) was the first Governor of NSW. He arrived in 1788 with the First Fleet and led the colonisation of Australia. Ref: Wiki.

Documents with Governor Arthur Phillip's signature are quite rare in the marketplace.

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Item #CL187-4

Price (AUD): $16,500.00  Other currencies

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