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Untitled chart of Port Jackson

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1789 and 1793]
Dimensions: 42 x 59 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. LS1


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Chart of the coast between Broken Bay and Botany Bay in New South Wales, including place names, soundings and bearings marked in black ink. The coastline is drawn in black ink with a band of grey wash on the land side. It runs from left to right, with the sea below occupying approximately the lower third of the drawing and divided into squares, with an orientation arrow at lower centre indicating north to the right. The scale is drawn along the bottom in black ink and wash (1 sea league = 1.8 cm.). "Botany Bay" is labelled to the left of the composition, with "Pt. Solander", "Cape Banks" and "flatts" marked and two anchors in the bay. "Port Jackson" is labelled slightly to the left of centre, with the outline of a flag and a small construction depicted on "South Head", "North Head" opposite and "Sydney Cove" further up the harbour marked with two anchors. There is a thick black "S"-shaped line to the right of the North head labelled "open". "Broken Bay" is labelled to the right, with "South Head", "Pitt Water", Good anchorage all through" and "North Head" indicated. The chart is framed by a single-banded ink border.


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