Engraving, framed, 'Engrav'd by W. Preston from a Drawing by Capt Wallis 46th Regt. Sydney from Bennelongs Point. New South Wales. London, Pub'd Septr 1, 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand', paper/cardboard/wood/perspex, original sketches attributed to James Wallis, engraving by William Preston, Newcastle, New South Wales, published by Rudolph Ackermann, London, England, 1821
A monochrome engraved bookplate, page IV, taken from Captain James Wallis's 'Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales', published in 1821. Clouds and sky dominate the top third of the image. The middle ground shows the townscape on the west side of Sydney Cove with Fort Phillip, windmills, warehouses and ships prominent. In the foreground are rocks, vegetation and two Aboriginals with spears. The engraving itself is 300 x 400 mm and sits within a white mount and gilt frame.
Engraver's name, artist's name and rank, title, publishing location, date, name and address in black centered in the margin beneath the image, engraved 'Engrav'd by W. Preston from a Drawing by Capt Wallis 46th Regt./ SYDNEY./ from Bennelongs Point./ New South Wales./ London, Pub'd Septr 1, 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand'.
Page number in the right hand corner of the margin above the image, engraved in black 'IV'.
Specifications in blue texta on verso of frame, written 'JCRC 5, 3 of 13'.
Dealer's price, specifications and imperial dimensions in black pencil on verso of frame, written '$3750/ 1113/ 28 1/4 x 23 1/2'.
Framing information in brown on a cream sticker on verso of frame, printed 'FOR CONSERVATION/ THIS PICTURE HAS BEEN/ FITTED WITH NON ACID/ MOUNTING BOARD'.
Framer's name, address and telephone number in brown on a white sticker on verso of frame, printed 'Art Heritage/ Crasftman Picture Framer/ 316 ROKEBY ROAD, SUBIACO/ WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 6008/ TELEPHONE 381 1285'.
Specifications in black pen on a white sticker on verso of frame, written '6715/22'.