New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Otago Harbour, Dunedin, c1886
Original from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Artist: Schell Frederick B
Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co
Paper Size: 205 x 180mm
Technique: Wood Engraving
Description: Wood Engraving with later hand colouring
Port Chalmers is a town serving as the main port for the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. port Chalmers lies 10 klms inside Otago Harbour and 15 klms north East of Dunedin's City Centre
The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.
Frederic B. Schell was born in Philadelphia in 1838 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1862 Fred B. Schell became a Special Artist for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated News, a New York newspaper. In 1863, Frank Leslie assigned him to General Ulysses S. Grant’s army at Vicksburg. Grant was a U.S. general and commander of the Union armies during the late years of the American Civil War. Schell's work is well known in the States.
Fred was brought out to New Zealand to produce views for Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. This three-volume set was made to mark 100 years of Australia’s settlement.