Port Jackson and Sydney, New Holland, 1801-1803.

Pillement

Port Jackson and Sydney, New Holland, 1801-1803.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Aquatint by Pillement and Nee after Lesueur, of the British settlement at Sydney, New South Wales, New Holland, (now Australia). Sydney is described as capital of the English colonies in the 'Southern Lands'. Also shown is the entrance to Port Jackson 'in which the town is situated'. Illustration from part of 'Voyage de decouvertes aux terres Australes, execute par ordre de S M l'empereur et roi', compiled by naturalist Francois Peron (1775-1810) and published in Paris in 1815. The book, in English 'Voyage of discovery to the Southern lands undertaken by order of his majesty the emperor and king', is an account of the French cartographic survey expedition to Australia, 1800-1804, led by Thomas Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803), on which Peron served as one of the scientific team.

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