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A Deserted Indian Village In King George III Sound, New Holland [Western Australia]

1798. Engraving, text with artist, title and date in plate below image, 21.1 x 27cm (paper). Trimmed to platemark, stains, old folds, minor missing portions. Laid down on acid-free backing.

Text reads “W. Alexander del: from a sketch made on the spot by J. Sykes. J. Landseer, sculp. London, published May 1st, 1798, by R. Edwards, New Bond Street, 1 Edwards Pall Mall & G. Robinson Paternoster Row.” From George Vancouver’s A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean...,1798.

This is one of the earliest engraved images and the first published landscape of Western Australia. It was drawn by John Sykes, a midshipman on board the Discovery captained by George Vancouver during the voyage to North America.

Item #CL187-7

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  Other currencies

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