The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement. David Dickinson MANN.
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement
The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement

The Present Picture of New South Wales; illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, from Drawings taken on the Spot, of Sydney, the Seat of Government, with a Plan of the Colony, taken from actual Survey by Public Authority .. with Hints for the Further Improvement of the Settlement

London, 'Sold by John Booth', 1811.

Large quarto, vi, 99, [1] (publisher's advertisement) pages plus a double-page hand-coloured engraved map as frontispiece ('A New Plan of the Settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government').

Original papered boards, with the original printed paper title-label on the spine; all edges uncut; minor restoration to the spine and front joint, and minor wear to the corner tips; covers a little rubbed and marked, with a few small waterstains (confined mainly to the front cover near the head and foot of the spine); endpapers, title leaf and edges moderately foxed, with minimal light scattered foxing elsewhere; three tiny tears to the blank leading margins of the frontispiece expertly sealed; a few trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy.

This work was originally published with two large engraved views of Sydney (in four sheets, forming an impressive panorama), as detailed in the lengthy title. The artwork was by the convict-artist John Eyre; original issues of these plates are extremely rare. This copy comes with a set of the chromolithographic facsimile plates published by William Dymock in 1884, housed in a very large and handsome antique-style book-form case (quarter calf, spine gilt in compartments, with contrasting leather title-label), and complete with the companion booklet of explanatory text, 'A Letterpress Description of the Views of Sydney in 1810' (Sydney, William Dymock, 1884; quarto, 6 pages including the wrappers, now heavily tanned and foxed, with a few tears). The plates themselves are in excellent condition.

'Mann's book has a special place in the early literature of Australia. It is the last work written in the tradition of the First Fleet journalists, although it differs markedly from them. Unlike his predecessors, Mann does not give us a chronological journal but rather a sweeping picture of the development of the colony under Governors Hunter, King and Bligh. As well, Mann was a convict and his book is the first substantial historical work published by a convict' (Wantrup).

Ferguson 518; Wantrup 37.

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