Bartelemy, after Lauvergne
Sydney - Etablissement principale de la Nouvelle Galles du Sud.
22.0 x 31.5 cm
Engraved by Sigismond Himely
Inscribed l.l. below image ‘Lauvergne del.’; inscribed l.r. Himely sc.’; inscribed with title below image lower centre; also inscribed ‘de Sainson edit.’ And ‘N. Remond imp’.
in fine condition, well-mounted and framed.
Originally published in Cyrille PierreTheodore LaPlace, Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace capitaine de frigate... Albumn Historique, A Bertrand, Paris 1835
This view of Circular Quay, Sydney Cove was made during the Laplace voyage. It shows Fort Macquarie at the left, the present site of the Sydney Opera House, and the view may be drawn from Pinchgut. The French moored in Port Jackson during August and September 1831.
An exceptionally rare early Sydney view.
A copy of the print is in the NLA and another is Illustrated in Sydney Views 1788-1888 from the Beat Knoblauch collection as plate 58.. However, few copies appear to exist outside the publication in which it first appeared.