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1794 Survey of Settlement in New South Wales. c1888

1794 Survey of Settlement in New South Wales. c1888

by Dawes, William

Antique print engraved after Dawes. Governor Phillip's signature and caption “Signed by Governor Phillip Sydney 2 December 1792.” “N.B. This line which is the Boundary Line is intended to run from the Hind of the Cove which is to the Westward of Sydney Cove, to the Head of Garden Cove - Garden Cove is the second Cove to the Eastward of Sydney Cove: Farm Cove being between the two. Of this the Lieutenant Governor was informed before I left the Country and the Boundary Line was traced by the Surveyor when this Map was made.”.

Showing the Signal Battery, Observatory, Hospital, Prison, Barracks, Store Houses, Marine Barracks, Prisoners' Huts, Workshops, Government House, Palmer's Farm, Officers' Quarters, Magazine, Gallows, Brick-kilns and Brickfields, as surveyed by Lieutenant William Dawes (1762-1836) for Governor Phillip’s 1789 account of the penal colony established in New South Wales, New Holland, this wood engraving by A. Dulon and L. Poates after Dawes, was published in Sydney by The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company between 1886 and 1889 to commemorate 100 years since the First Fleet arrival at Port Jackson and Sydney Cove in 1888. 

A competent astronomer (recommended by the Astronomer Royal), William Dawes volunteered for service with the First Fleet to New South Wales, and was appointed marine officer. The Board of Longitude supplied instruments and books for an observatory at Sydney Cove. From March 1788 Dawes was an engineer and surveyor in the colony and began building an observatory on what is now Dawes Point. By early July he was discharged from duties with the flagship of the First Fleet, HMS Sirius. William Dawes constructed batteries on the headlands at the entrance to Sydney Cove, laid out the government farm, and the first streets and allotments in Sydney and Parramatta.

Size is 355mm x 260mm (14 inches x 10 1/4 inches), on page size 455mm x 355mm (17 3/4 inches x 13 3/4 inches). This page has age-discolouration (which is to be expected), and faint foxing. Priced accordingly.


Stock Number: amDaw-survPrice: $150.00