Photographs - Topographic

  • # 37236

    SCOTT, Robert Vere (1877-1940)

    River Yarra, Melbourne.

    [Circa 1904]. Panoramic gelatin silver print photograph, 230 x 570 mm, signed and titled in the negative at bottom left and right ‘R. Vere Scott, Copyright / River Yarra, Melbourne’; on the original board mount, 330 x 690 mm, with the title repeated in calligraphic lettering across the lower margin; a superb print in pristine …

  • # 43632

    Photographer unknown.

    Two panoramic photographs taken on Brighton Beach, Melbourne, summer 1905.

    Two gelatin silver print photographs, in identical 100 x 330 mm format; no photographer’s imprint; both containing a wealth of detail and in very good condition. These wonderful views of Brighton Beach on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay were taken with the same special panoramic camera by an amateur photographer, and are almost certainly unique images. …

  • # 43581

    DAVIES, Alan; STANBURY, Peter

    The mechanical eye in Australia: photography, 1841-1900.

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1986. Second printing. Quarto (290 x 220 mm), publisher’s black cloth in dust jacket, light wear to head of spine, illustrated endpapers, 270 pp, profusely illustrated; previous owner’s name neatly inscribed; a very good copy of the most useful reference work on Australian colonial photography yet published, now very scarce.

  • # 43105

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Bagot and Marsh camel train at Oodnadatta Railway Station, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 90 x 135 mm, printed on postcard stock; image blind-stamped lower left ‘Chas. P. Scott / Unley, S.A.’ and wet-stamped upper right ‘Oodnadatta’; verso without message or inscription; in excellent condition. This commercial postcard was produced by photographer Charles P. Scott between 1905 and 1908, the year he relocated his business …

  • # 42978

    [NETTLETON, Charles, 1826-1902] (attributed)

    Sandridge Railway Pier, Melbourne. November, 1866.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 90 x 58 mm; laid down on a section cut from a nineteenth-century album page, the mount inscribed ‘Sandridge Railway Pier’; in good condition. An early photographic view of the Sandridge Railway Pier (now known as Station Pier) at Port Melbourne, which was opened in 1854. Although the …

  • # 42979

    Photographer unknown.

    [SYDNEY] Camp in Middle Harbour.

    [Title from inscription]. Albumen print photograph, 105 x 190 mm; inscribed in pencil verso in a fully contemporary hand ‘Camp in Middle Harbour’; in very good condition; unmounted. A charming 1890s outdoor portrait by an unidentified photographer – possibly an amateur – of a group of Sydneysiders enjoying recreation time on the Middle Harbour foreshore. …

  • # 42867

    [DOBSON, Rosemary, KEESING, Nancy, et al.]

    Pen and ink : an anthology of prose and verse written by various members of the Frensham Pen and Ink Club. (With an original signed photograph by Harold Cazneaux)

    / chosen by E.L.T., R.D., J.P. ; the lino-cuts and the cover are designed by members of the Art Club. [Mittagong, N.S.W.] : Frensham Press, 1940. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), original mauve card covers with French flaps and linocut design to front (sunned at edges and along spine), inside front cover with limitation statement …

  • # 41965

    JONES, John H. (1817?-1872)

    Stereoscopic view of Castlemaine, Victorian goldfields, circa 1862.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 74 x 73 mm (arched-top format), on original card mount 83 x 175 mm; recto of mount imprinted ‘Jones’s Photographs of Australian Sceneries’, and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink to bottom margin: ‘Castlemaine’; verso with pencilled name of the original owner ‘McMillan’; both prints are in good condition; …

  • # 41819

    HURLEY, Frank (1885-1962)

    [WWI] Idiot Corner, Westhoek Ridge, Belgium, 5 November 1917.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 14.5 x 20 cm; verso with the wet stamp of the A.I.F Publications Section, Australia House (London); superb condition. A significant example of the controversial use of montage by Australia’s pre-eminent war photographer, Frank Hurley (1885-1962). From mid 1917 to early September 1918 the Australian photographer and adventurer Frank Hurley, who …

  • # 41909

    Photographer unknown.

    The Devil’s Hands, Nowra (New South Wales).

    Sepia-tone gelatin silver print photograph, printed on postcard stock, 137 x 86 mm; manuscript caption in image lower left ‘The Devil’s Hands, Nowra’; mailed from Nowra to Parramatta on 10 April 1909 by a Shoalhaven tourist who writes: ‘Good walk across scenery worth seeing’; in excellent condition. Rare early photograph of a painted rock shelter at …

  • # 41840

    RUDD, Charles (photographer and publisher) (1849-1901)

    The Great Melbourne Telescope.

    [Late 1880s]. Albumen print, 130 x 195 mm; preserved as issued mounted on the original green backing sheet, 190 x 230 mm, imprinted in red ink, upper centre: ‘C. RUDD. View Specialist. 257 Bourke Street’, and at lower centre: ‘VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHS.’; both the print and the secondary support are in excellent condition. Rare 1880s view …

  • # 26481

    Photographer unknown.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM; CHINA] Through the Yantze Gorges.

    [Title stamped on upper board]. Photograph album, probably dating to the late 1890s. Large oblong quarto (240 x 375 mm), original quarter black morocco over black cloth boards, upper board with gilt rule and gilt-stamped title ‘THROUGH THE YANTZE [sic] GORGES.’ (loss of backstrip, remaining leather worn), silk lining papers, containing [138] silver albumen prints …

  • # 41379

    Photographer unknown.

    View of a section of Queenstown, Tasmania, 1890s.

    Printing-out-paper print photograph, 152 x 205 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil: ‘Section of Queenstown / Hospital on the hill’; there are small spots of discolouration at the left and right edges, and in the sky area the inscription shows through the thin paper; otherwise, this is an extremely sharp image with …

  • # 42024


    [CANADA] Pair of panoramic photographs of Calgary, Alberta, ca. 1910.

    I. [Calgary : Progress Photo Co, ca. 1910]. Gelatin silver print photograph printed on postcard stock, 80 x 270 mm, captioned in the negative lower right: Calgary, Alta., looking N. East from Grain Exchange. “Empire Series” Copyright Reg. No. 5003C; not mailed; in very good condition. II. [Calgary : Progress Photo Co, ca. 1910]. Gelatin silver …

  • # 40125

    Photographer unknown.

    Larrakia children posing on the branches of a dead tree, Port Darwin, circa 1920.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 90 x 140 mm; verso inscribed in pencil ‘Port Darwin’; fine condition, unmounted. In spite of the fact that Port Darwin had officially became known as Darwin in 1911, we believe this photograph was taken by a visitor with a personal camera around 1920; they simply used the old nomenclature in …

  • # 13471


    Mount Gambier Mechanics’ Institute under construction. Southeastern South Australia, circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm; verso with the imprint of J.T. Ginnings Photographer Mt. Gambier & Portland; the albumen print with some toning, confined to the upper edges; the verso of the mount with a little foxing. ‘Mount Gambier Institute under construction. The ground floor library, reading rooms and …