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View of Sydney in New South Wales (Taken from Bell Mount)
London,: James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 1814.. Engraving on paper, 290 x 430 mm., in fine condition, framed. This fine engraving is by Laurie and Whittle, who were well-known London publishers of maps and charts. In 1814 they published a 'Catalogue of Perspective Views Coloured for the Shew Glass or Diagonal Mirror'. This catalogue comprised topographical views from around the world and included just three engravings of the new settlement in New South Wales - two of Sydney and one of Parramatta. All three prints were based on original watercolours prepared by John Eyre.Although an exact location cannot be pinpointed, this view was probably not as frequently presumed present-day Bellevue - Hill, but taken from the Vaucluse area, looking down the Harbour to the city.The engraving was based on a drawing Eyre originally prepared for colonial entrepreneur Absalom West, who published a series of views of the colony in 1813-14. In all West issued 24 views, of which 14 were after Eyre's original drawings.John Eyre arrrived in the colony as a convict in 1801 and, following his pardon in 1804, received various artistic commissions from Governors King, Bligh and Macquarie. However it is for the views of the east and west sides of Sydney Cove which were published as aquatints in David Mann's, 'The Present Picture of New South Wales in 1811, that Eyre is best known.First Views of Australia, p.163.
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