1715 – 1779

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Canal aux Cygnes Noirs dans l'Isle Rottenest Swarte Swaane drift op't Eiland Rottenest [Black Swan River, Rottnest Island] 1750
Collection Title: Prevost d'Exiles, Antoine F. 'Histoire Generale des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes langues de toutes les nations connues ...' Chez Didot, Paris 1746 - 1752.
Page: after page 80
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: white laid paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: One of the earliest depictions of Western Australia by a European, after Van Keulen's well-known view "Swartte Swaane drift opo het Eyland Rottenest" published in Francois Valentyn's "Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien" in 1724-6. This copper engraving is after a drawing by Jacobus van der Schley, published somewhat later in 1747 in "Historische beschrijvingen der Reizen" 1747. [Antipodean Books].
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 18.4 h x 14.0 w cm printed image and text 20.0 h x 14.0 w cm sheet 21.5 h x 15.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Wordsworth Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.1044
Subject: Collection: The Wordsworth collection of Western Australian colonial art, acquired 2010. Australia, Art period: Colonial, Western Australia
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Marie Louise Wordsworth, Perth, October 2010.