William WESTALLJohn PYE, View of Wreck-Reef Bank, taken at low water. Enlarge 1 /1


England 1781 – 1850

print after

  • Australian waters 1801-05

John PYE

Great Britain 1782 – 1874


View of Wreck-Reef Bank, taken at low water. 1814
Collection Title: Views of Australian scenery, by William Westall. London: G. & W. Nicol, 1814
Page: plate 3.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression of the standard edition
Edition: A seperate issue of the plates that appear in Flinders A voyage to Terra Australis. Published in two editions. The standard edition on smaller paper published at 15 shillings [Ferguson 598] and the delux edition published at 1 guinea [Ferguson 597]. Neither were coloured.

Dimensions: page 27.5 h x 37.4 w cm book (closed) 27.5 h x 37.5 w x 0.4 d
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.996.2
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Anne McCormick, Rare Books, Paintings and Prints, Sydney, February 1986.