Town & Cove of Sydney.
Published by M. Jones Paternoster Row March 18. 1803
Hand-coloured stipple, sheet 125 x 210mm (4¾ x 8¼"). Slight staining to edges. Cut to plate at bottom.
Early view of Sydney, 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. As Tim McCormick shows, the views and text in the book were plagiarised from various sources. This engraving does not relate to any other known views. McCormick states of this view that it appears to show the Clock Tower (completed 1797) and a view across Bennelong Point and the Cove.
Tim McCormick, 'First Views of Australia 1788-1825', p.276; for another view of Sydney from the series see ref. 15718.
[Ref: 37077] £180.00