George's Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1826-1829.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph by Alexis Noel with figures by Adam after de Sainson, showing buildings and pedestrians at the British colonial settlement and harbour in Sydney. A ship's mast and rigging can be seen on the right. George's Street (now George Street) was named after King George III (1738-1820). Illustration from 'Voyage de decouvertes de 'l'Astrolabe': execute par ordre du roi, pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829' by French navigator Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), published in Paris in 1833. The book, (in English, 'Voyage of discovery of the 'Astrolabe': undertaken by order of the king, during the years 1826-1829'), is an account of a scientific expedition to the Pacific. Illustration from the atlas section of the book.