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Melbourne. Sorrento, Victoria Australia Antique Print c1886

Melbourne. Sorrento, Victoria Australia Antique Print c1886

by Garran, Andrew

Antique print of Sorrento on the shores of Port Phillip's Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne. Eastern Sister, at the southern end of Sorrento, was the site of the Victoria' first official settlement, in 1803.

Original wood engraving after a sketch by Frederick B. Schell (1838-1905), from his 1884-1888 travels around Australia. At the age of 29 Schell was commissioned by the Honourable Andrew Garran, M.A., LL.D., M.L.C., to select the illustrations for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in Sydney between 1886 and 1889  to commemorate 100 years of settlement in Australia and to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s discovery and the development during that period.

The engraving has later hand colour, and is mounted in antique white acidfree archival mattboard and covered with cellophane for protection, ready for framing.

Size of engraving is 4 x 6 inches or 10 x 15cm
Actual mounted size is 10 x 12 inches or 25 x 30cm

Stock Number: apAustviewPrice: $90.00