Vue de la Ville de Sidney, du cote du Sud et de l'Embouchure de fleuve Paramatta. Early French hand colored engraving of Sydney
by [Sydney, Australia]
1810. Very good condition. Early hand colored copper engraving of Sydney, with Aborigines tending a fire at the left foreground, tents on the shore in the middle ground, and the harbor with many sailing ships, and the city in the distance. With the text sheet, in German and in French, which describes Sydney as a place of exile for English criminals: "Elle [Sydney] sert en meme tems (sic) de lieu d'exil pour les criminelles anglais, qu'on y transporte, et que l'on applique aux ouvrages publics (sic), jusqu'a ce qu'ils aient subi leurs peines." At the top of the text sheet, "Melanges, CXCV, Vol VIII, No. 48". Text sheet with a bit of fox spotting; the upper corner with 3/4" crescent torn away, not affecting text. The engraving bright and clean. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4" image on paper 9 1/2 x 7 3/4"
(Inventory #: 21978)
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