Published Dec.24.1802, by M.Jones Paternoster Row.
Hand-coloured stipple, sheet 125 x 210mm (4¾ x 8¼"). Small margins. Staining.
Early view of Sydney. A rough reworking of a 1796 engraving (itself based on a watercolour by Edward Dayes) which represents a team of Cape bullocks toiling up Brickfield Hill, George Street near present-day Central Railway Station. Here the cattle have been retained but the landscape is flatter and less detailed. From 'The History of New South Wales [...]' supposedly by the famous pickpocket George Barrington (first published 1802), although there is no evidence of his involvement with the book, and London publishers used his name without scruples.
Tim McCormick, 'First Views of Australia 1788-1825', p.276; for another impression see ref. 15718.
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