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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Hunter, John
AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, WITH THE DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. LONDON: JOHN STOCKDALE, 1793
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,125 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Hunter, John
AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, WITH THE DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. LONDON: JOHN STOCKDALE, 1793
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Hunter, John
AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, WITH THE DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. LONDON: JOHN STOCKDALE, 1793
FIRST EDITION, 4to (315 x 250mm.), engraved frontispiece and title, list of subscribers, list of plates, 5 engraved maps, 2 folding, 10 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, some spotting, spine cracking and repaired
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Provenance

Lord Sandys, armorial bookplate, probably Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys (1726–1797)

Literature

Hill (2004) 857; Ferguson 152; Wantrup 13

Catalogue Note

Hunter served as second in command to Governor Phillip on the Sirius, in the first convict fleet, and later succeeded Phillip as Governor of New South Wales. Included here is one of the earliest views of Sydney, after a sketch by Hunter dated 1788, showing the very modest settlement that had been founded in the previous year. The plate of a New South Wales family was engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King.

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