Liverpool [Street Plan, NSW]
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Liverpool [Street Plan, NSW]

c1847. Ink and watercolour on paper, titled upper left and annotated in ink verso, 26.5 x 54.3cm. Missing portions including lower half, stains, old folds.

Annotation verso reads “Old plan of Liverpool showing lands claimed by Daniel Cooper Esq. through Court of Claims.” Provenance: Daniel Cooper estate.

Rare early street plan of the city of Liverpool in NSW, also showing public buildings and names of landowners. The NSW State Archives holds the only other known example of this type of map of Liverpool, dated 1847.

Daniel Cooper (1785–1853) was a pardoned convict who amassed a fortune in the 1820s through real estate and various business interests including whaling, sealing, shipping, and the export of Australian wool, mostly through the trading firm known as Cooper and Levey’s. The firm acquired John Piper’s estate when it was sold, comprising over 1100 acres at Woollahra and Rose Bay; Cooper also owned parts of Liverpool. He later became involved in the banking business, becoming a governor of the Bank of NSW in 1828. Ref: ADB.

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Item #CL198-165

Price (AUD): $9,900.00  other currencies

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