Photographs - Topographic

  • # 35465

    DAVIES, Alan; STANBURY, Peter

    The mechanical eye in Australia: photography, 1841-1900

    Melbourne : Oxford University Pres, 1985. First Edition. Quarto, publisher’s black cloth in fine dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, 270 pp, profusely illustrated, a fine copy of the most useful reference work on Australian colonial photography yet published, now scarce.

  • # 35256


    [NEW GUINEA] Official record of the unveiling of the Mount Lamington memorial, Popondetta Cemetery, Papua.

    [Canberra : Commonwealth Government Printer, 1953?]. Oblong folio (230 x 355 mm), original green cloth over boards, rivet bound, [4] leaves with text (rectos only), followed by [9] leaves each with a mounted gelatin silver print photograph and printed caption (rectos only); as well as images documenting the unveiling ceremony itself, the photographs include two of the …

  • # 34817

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Melbourne looking southwest from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with the temporary Homœopathic Hospital and Dispensary, Spring Street, at centre. 1876-1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 133 x 182 mm, laid down on its original mount of thin card, 190 x 250 mm; no photographer’s imprint; a sharp image in very good condition (a few spots of pale foxing in the sky area of the print and in the margins of the mount). A rare view of the …

  • # 34590

    REID, Peter Laurie (1833-1911)

    Quorn Hall, the residence of T. B. Clarke. Campbell Town, Tasmania, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount); verso with photographer’s manuscript in ink ‘Mr. Reid, Photographer’; the print appears to be one of Reid’s own copy prints, rather than having been made from the original negative; in fine condition. At the time this rare photograph of Quorn Hall was taken …

  • # 34789

    MORRIS, Alfred

    Road to Mt. Wellington, near Springs.

    [Title from contemporary pencil inscription verso]. Circa 1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 75 x 75 mm (irregular), on sky blue card mount, embossed imprint at right margin “A. Morris Photo.”; the left hand albumen print has two small spots of surface loss (at left edge and in the sky area); the right …

  • # 32508

    Photographer unidentified.

    Hobart Town, looking south [and] Hobart Town, from the harbour. A pair of two-part panoramas, 1876-1881.

    Two photographic panoramas mounted on three leaves removed from a mid-19th century album. Approximate dating based on the fact that in one of the prints the lantern tower is missing from St. Mary’s Cathedral (the tower was removed in 1876 and the cathedral was closed until 1881). I. Hobart Town looking south / Tasmania. [View of …

  • # 11001

    ALLPORT, Morton (1830-1878)

    In Port Esperance, Tasmania

    [Title from caption on mount]. Between 1862 and 1866. Albumen print photograph, 190 x 240 mm, laid down on original album leaf, 270 x 370 mm, contemporary manuscript title in ink beneath the image In Port Esperance, Tasmania; the print is in fine condition with excellent tonal range; the album sheet is entirely frre from foxing. …

  • # 34801


    [TASMANIA; CONVICTS] General view Model Prison, Port Arthur. / Chapel, Model Prison.

    Circa 1880. Two albumen print photographs, each in very large format 265 x 330 mm, mounted recto and verso of an album leaf of thick card from an Anson Bros. portfolio, with the studio’s imprint ‘Anson Bros. Hobart’ and printed calligraphic captions in the lower margins; both albumen prints in fine condition with good tonal …

  • # 34795

    BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)

    [BEER] Hop pickers, Tasmania.

    Circa 1910. Gelatin silver print photograph, printed as a postcard, 87 x 138 mm, verso with imprint of ‘Beattie Studios Hobart’; the print is in fine condition, verso with some residual paper from an old album.

  • # 15811

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888); "W.S.E."

    Carte de visite with an acrostic laudatory poem to Tasmanian newspaper publisher and editor John Campbell Macdougall

    Albumen print photograph of a lithographed poem titled ‘An Acrostic’, dated and initialled in the image ‘Hobart Town, 9th August 1848 / W.S.E.’, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Artist & Photographer, by Appointment, 66 & 68 King William St., Adelaide / Prize Medal, Universal Exhibition 1867’; both the …

  • # 34787

    Photographer unknown.

    [TASMANIA] Native plant, photographed in situ.

    Circa 1870. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image 72 x 67 mm (irregular), mount 82 x 180 mm, numbered 72 in the negative at lower left of left-hand image; no photographer’s imprint; some light foxing to both prints; the mount fine. This stereoview was sourced with a large group of 1860s Tasmanian stereoviews, some of …

  • # 35018

    PITT, C.A.

    [NORTHERN TERRITORY] Magnificent views illustrating scenes along the North South Highway

    Cover title: Series of magnificent views illustrating scenes along the North South Highway, Northern Territory, Australia. Payneham, South Australia : C. A. Pitt, [c.1950]. Oblong quarto, pictorial limp wrappers, 16 pp, black and white photographic plates, a very good copy.

  • # 34592

    ROUGH, Brian G.

    Capturing Brisbane : the city’s first photographers, 1855 to 1901.

    Brisbane, Qld. : the author, 2022. Large quarto (305 x 220 mm), pictorial paper boards, pp 137; biographies of individual photographers and studios, numerous photographic illustrations, glossary of terms, index; errata page loosely inserted; an as new copy of what will surely be a useful reference for collectors of nineteenth-century Australian photographs, as well as …

  • # 28984

    BRODIE, Alexander (photographer, attributed); [CLARKE, Jacob Richard, 1822-1893, publisher?]

    Views of Sydney.

    [1879-1880]. Photograph album. Small oblong quarto, 210 x 275 mm, original half green morocco over black pebbled cloth boards (lightly rubbed) with double gilt rule, upper board lettered in gilt ‘Views of Sydney’, spine with raised bands in gilt; all edges gilt, silk pastedowns and linen endpapers; containing 29 albumen print photographs in identical 150 …

  • # 33741

    SWEET, Samuel White (1825-1886)

    Waterfall Gully (near Adelaide), circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century French traveller’s album, inscribed in ink below the image ‘Une cascade’; the print has excellent clarity and is in good condition (the small spot of discolouration at lower right is from the developing process). Held: AGSA (Accession number …

  • # 32941

    Maker unknown.

    Artist’s impression of the Harbour Bridge approaches, North Sydney. Late 1920s.

    Silver gelatin print photograph of an artist’s drawing, 165 x 390 mm; verso annotated in ink ‘Harbour Bridge Approaches, North Sydney’, and with a newspaper editor’s annotations in pencil ‘1 / 17’ and ‘6 cols’; old vertical fold with a tiny tear at top edge, pin holes at top corners; unmounted.