London: G. & W. Nicol, 1814. First edition. Print. The view of Sydney from Mathew Flinders' "A Voyage to Terra Australis". The panorama of Sydney Harbor is the backdrop for an intimate scene of an aboriginal man and woman sitting around a fire next to xanthorrea and banksia.
Published London Feb. 12, 1814, black & white copper engraved print, image size 23 x 16 cm on paper 31 x 23 cm, excellent condition. Flinders was the first to circumnavigate Australia and he is credited as giving Australia its name. His narrative has become scarce and the prints are rarely seen separately. From "A Voyage to Terra Australis; Undertaken for the Purpose of Completing the Discovery of That Vast Country, and Prosecuted in the Years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship the Investigator". Trove 7746475; Ferguson 57; Findley ill. p.30; Flower p.75; Taylor p.226-231, ill. p. 230; Wantrup 138-144. Very good condition. Item #26486