Fitzroy Gardens (1863).
[Melborne, Charles Trodel, 1863-4.]
Tinted lithograph with early hand colour, gum arabic highlights. Printed area 320 x 375mm, 11½ x 13¾". Mount burn around image.
Thomas Kenny (c.1820-1866) leased Dight's Mill to set up a paper mill, importing machinary from Scotland that could create sheets 72 inches wide. However his death in 1866 ended the venture. From 'The Melbourne Album Containing a Series of Views of Melbourne & Country Districts'. Francois Cogné (1829 - 1883), a French artist, worked in Australia from 1856 to 1864.
Wantrup 262: 'The single most outstanding example of the urban topographical plate book produced in Australia'.
[Ref: 11435] £420.00