Auction 142, Lot 711

"Plan von Sydney der Hauptstadt der Englischen Colonien in Australien...",

Subject: Sydney, Australia

Period: 1815 (circa)

Publication: Der Funfte Welttheil Oder Australien

Color: Black & White

8.1 x 6.7 inches
20.6 x 17 cm

This German plan of Sydney is based upon Charles Alexandre Lesueur's map of 1811. Lesueur was a French naturalist, artist and explorer who traveled to Australia as the artist on board the expedition of Nicolas Baudin in 1801. At the bottom of the plan is an index locating 38 different buildings. In this edition, the title cartouche credits Lesueur, however the name is misspelled. Published in Friedrich Ludwig Lindner's Der funfte Welttheil oder Australien.

References: Perry & Prescott #1815.03.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with some light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/28/2012