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  • Title
    [Panoramic views of Port Jackson, ca. 1821 / drawn by Major James Taylor, engraved by R. Havell & Sons]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    V1/ca. 1821/4
    V1/ca. 1821/5
    V1/ca. 1821/6
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1821, London : Colnaghi & Co., 1823.
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Prints - 3 aquatints, printed in blue and sepia or black and hand-coloured. Title and imprint cut off. - 39.5 x 58 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Plate 1. The entrance of Port Jackson, and part of the town of Sydney, New South Wales
    Plate 2. The town of Sydney in New South Wales
    Plate 3. Part of the Harbour of Port Jackson, and the country between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
  • General note

    James Taylor, of the 48th Regiment, made the original drawings for his aquatints in c. 1820, claiming he hoped the prints would be by 'of service to the Colony' (Taylor to Alexander Berry, 28 Feb 1820). From the vantage point of Observatory Hill, the plates offered 'the magnificent Harbour of Port Jackson - its rocky and picturesque Shores - its numerous Islands and inlets - the Town of Sydney - the beautiful and Romantic Scenery of the Vicinity...' (Prospectus for the prints at V1/c.1821/8). Reference: A Rage for Curiosity / Richard Neville. Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press, 1997.
    Other sets available at XV1/c.1821/8-10 (formerly V1/c.1821/1-3) ; V1/c.1821/7-8 (pl.2-3 only) ; V1/c.1821/7-21 (later photographic and colour reproductions)
    The copper plates from which these were printed are at DG R1-R3. Plates were chrome plated in 1987 by Alecto Historical Editions, London; an edition printed from these is held at PXD 604. Proofs pulled from the copper plates by Alecto Historical Editions before plates were chrome plated are at XV1/c.1821/5-7
    A map, annotated by Sir William Dixson, showing sight lines, etc. of panorama is filed in DL Cb 89/10
    Descriptive notes by P. Mander Jones at PXn 96
    Photos with key: SPF/Sydney, c.1821
    A later French edition, engraved at reduced size on 1 plate is at XV1/c.1821/1, and at DL Pg 18
    Digital order no:Album ID : 839732
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  • Exhibited in

    A Rage for Curiosity - State Library of New South Wales (1 September, 1997 - 11 January, 1998)
    The Governor: Lachlan Macquarie, 1810 to 1821 - State Library of New South Wales (July - October 2010)
    East of India – forgotten trade with Australia - Australian National Maritime Museum
    Dead Central - State Library of New South Wales (May 2019 - May 2020)
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