Australia, King George Sound, Western Australia, c1886

Australia, King George Sound, Western Australia, c1886

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Original from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

Date: c1886

Artist: Fullwood, Albert Henry

Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, Sydney

Paper Size: 250 x 140mm

Condition: good

Technique: Wood Engraving

Price: $150

Description: Wood Engraving with later hand colouring, Matted

Provenance:

King George Sound is on the South Coast of Western Australia. Originally named King George the Third's Sound, it was referred to as  King George's Sound from 1805

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia 

Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.

Its publication was one of the most significant cultural projects in 19th-century Australia. Writers, artists, academics, and politicians came together to prepare a book of unprecedented grandeur and ambition, and a publishing company was established to publish it. The 1100+ engravings on steel and wood contained in the Picturesque Atlas were among the finest engravings to be found anywhere in the world at this time, and many of the illustrations were specially commissioned works by leading Australian artists of the era, for the publication.
A unique and valuable historical record of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

To read about The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia click here.

To read about Fullwood, Albert Henry click here.