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Sketch of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson
London,: J. Stockdale, 1789.. Engraved map, 530 x 470 mm. (sheet size), folded to original quarto format (now mounted), a little rubbed and toned, small expert paper repair with minute loss of printed detail, yet a good copy. The first printed map of the settlement at Sydney Cove with fascinating details of the colony in its earliest days. It was engraved for the 1789 London publication of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay.This highly significant map details the topography of the first settlement, as well as recording soundings of the Cove taken by Captain John Hunter; the coastal survey was completed by William Dawes, surveyor and officer of the Marines. The map records numerous fascinating details, including the location of Government House and its grounds, the barracks, and the small observatory. 'Shows Sydney Cove with soundings and seven of the First Fleet ships at anchor; Sirius as guard ship at the mouth of the cove. It shows the positions of temporary buildings and those of permanent buildings under construction with the areas allotted for farms. The farm with nine acres of corn is shown at the head of Farm Cove. A table of references identifies buildings and plots of land' (Perry & Prescott, p. 52).Ferguson, 47 (full account of Phillip); Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1789.07.
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