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Edinburgh, Scotland 1803 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1857


  • Australia from 1825

William WILSON

England 1793 /1797 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1867


  • Australia from 1827


Australia 1816 – 1853





  • active Australia c.1833-1844

The picture of Sydney and strangers' guide to New South Wales 1838 Description: small octavo, with folding map, and 43 engravings on 31 separate plates in the original embossed cloth, rebacked with orginal spine retained

Collection Title: Maclehose, James. 'The picture of Sydney: and strangers' guide in New South Wales, for 1839'. Sydney: J. Maclehose, 1839.
Page: collection record
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, ink; paper engravings, printed in black ink, each from one copper plate Support: thin wove paper
Edition State: 2nd edition
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: First edition published in 1838, second edition published in 1839.
Dimensions: book (closed) 18.7 h x 11.2 w x 2.0 d cm book (open) 18.7 h x 23.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.1108.1-44
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book Australia, Art period: Colonial, New South Wales
  • Brown Library, sold by H.A. Evans & Son, Melbourne, 1966 [Davidson].
  • Collection of Rodney Davidson, his bookplate on front pastedown.
  • The Davidson collection, second sale, Mel;bourne: Australian Book Auctions, 27 February 2006, lot 300.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2009.