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Description:This original steel-plate engraved antique print an view of Sydney NSW from the north across the Rocks with a view to St James Church on Kings St, across the harbour where the Harbour Bridge now sits, by Pierre Eugene Aubert was published by Dufour, Mulat and Boulanger, Paris in 1859.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - EarlyColors used: - Yellow, green, blueGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 10in x 7in (255mm x 180mm)Plate size: - 10in x 7in (255mm x 180mm)Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Crease in right marginPlate area: - NoneVerso: - None
Background: The History of Sydney begins in prehistoric times with the occupation of the district by Australian Aborigines, whose ancestors came to Sydney in the Upper Paleolithic period. The modern history of the city began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.From 1788 to 1900 Sydney was the capital of the British colony of New South Wales. An elected city council was established in 1840. In 1900, Sydney became a state capital, when New South Wales voted to join the Australian Federation. Sydney today is Australia\'s largest city and a major international capital of culture and finance.
Aubert, Pierre Eugene, 1789-1847A French artist and engraver of the early 19th century, working with the Paris publishers Dufour, Mulat and Boulanger.