1812 Antique Print of Sydney Australia - early engraved view of Sydney

The scans below are enlarged to show detail:

The print is a copperplate engraving printed on wove paper in 1812.

The sheet measures 10 X 7 1/2 inches and is in good condition very light age toning. The sheet has been archivally bleached to remove foxing spots & age toning. The white lines in the lower margin of the image are due to a poor scan and do not appear in the actual print.

The image is titled "View of Sydney and the Mouth of the Parramatta."

It is inscribed under the image "Engraved by George Cooke."

It is inscribed under the titled "London, Pub.d by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme &​ Browne, Paternoster Row, Dec.r. 1 1811."

The print comes from John Pinkerton's "A General Collection of the Best and Most interesting Voyages ...," published in London, in 1812.

The image shows Sydney, as viewed from the Eastern shore looking across Sydney Cove with Aborigines and tents in the foreground, with shipping in the Cove and many buildings on Western side.

The view was taken from the engraving by Victor Pillement in "Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes."

There is nothing printed on the reverse side.

The print is shown on a black background in order to show the entire sheet.

This is an antique print guaranteed to be over 200
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