Photographs - Topographic

  • # 27803

    TUTTLE & CO. [William Nutting TUTTLE, 1845-1895]

    Tuttle & Co. Views of New South Wales

    [Sydney : W. N. Tuttle & Co.], [1883?]. Large octavo portfolio (250 x 168 mm), original red cloth over boards decorated in gilt and black (worn and marked), original patterned paper pastedown and flaps (starting to split), containing 25 photomechanical process plates with printed captions (loose as issued), image sizes 100 x 150 mm on sheets …

  • # 31172

    [PAINE, John; BAYLISS, Charles, attributed]

    Photographs. New South Wales.

    Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1889. Album of mounted [120] albumen silver print photographs. Oblong quarto, full red morocco blind stamped in gilt with coat of arms of New South Wales and lettering, silk lining papers, all edges gilt, title page with colophon, [120] albumen silver prints, each approximately 140 x 190 mm, mounted recto …

  • # 31092

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]; [MINTON-SENHOUSE, Charles Arthur]

    A very early photograph of Moore College, Liverpool (Sydney), 1870-72, with an informative inscription by a resident student who would later become a notable alumnus.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); verso with the pictorial imprint in violet of the ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’, and a lengthy inscription ink written by Charles Arthur Senhouse Minton, then a student at the College: ‘Moore College, Liverpool, Nr. Sydney N.S.W. …

  • # 31356

    WILMOT & KEY

    Headstone in the Geelong Eastern Cemetery of local hotelier, James Bedford. Circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Wilmot & Key, Photographers, Geelong Portrait Gallery, 31 Malop Street, Geelong’; the print and mount are in good condition; [together with] another Wilmot & Key carte de visite probably dating to around 1864-65 (the back mark has a different and possibly …

  • # 31438

    UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

    Stereoview photograph of part of Canton’s red-light district, circa 1900.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 80 mm, mount 87 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption ‘A Street of “Flower Boats”, places of Amusement and debauchery, Canton, China’, imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, etc., and ‘Copyright 1900’; verso blank; in fine condition.

  • # 30868

    WALTER, Charles (Carl) (1831-1907)

    A group of twenty-four stereoscopic views of rock formations and other topographical features along the coastline of southwest Victoria, circa 1865.

    [Melbourne : Age Office, circa 1865]. Twenty-four stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm (arched format), on original yellow card mounts, 90 x 170 mm, versos with original paper labels printed with the series title ‘AUSTRALIAN SCENERY’ and the photographer’s information ‘Chas. Walter. Photographic Artist to The Illustrated Australian News, The …

  • # 30764

    BURNELL, George (b.1830) & COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    Police Station, Goolwa. – Murray River. No. 59.

    [Title from contemporary inscription in ink verso]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 70 mm, on original flat mount of buff-coloured card, 83 x 177 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink verso; each albumen print has a few tiny marks, and the mount is a little dusty but otherwise clean and stable. …

  • # 30387

    Photographer unknown.

    [TASMANIA] The administrative board of the Fern Tree Bower, near Huon Road at the foot of Mt. Wellington, Hobart. Late 1880s.

    Albumen print photograph, 180 x 210 mm, mounted on its original 19th-century album page, with inscription in ink beneath the image ‘Fern tree board’ (apparently in reference to the three gentlemen posing at left, who presumably were the public servants responsible for the Fern Tree Bower); a strong print in good condition. Note: the print …

  • # 30310

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon, Victoria, circa 1876.

    Albumen print photograph, 183 x 131 mm, mounted on a leaf of thick card removed from a 19th-century album, inscribed in ink on the mount ‘”Hanging Rock”, Mount Macedon, Vic.’; some insignificant spotting confined to the edges of the image, otherwise a strong print with excellent tonal range, in very good condition. A very early …

  • # 30364

    Photographer unknown.

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Beaumont House, residence of Sir Samuel Davenport. Beaumont, Adelaide, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, 157 x 210 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original 19th-century album leaf of thick card, with a fully contemporary inscription in ink beneath the image on the mount: ‘Beaumont – Sir Samuel Davenport’s residence’; a strong print with lovely tones, in very good condition. For a biography of Sir …

  • # 30340

    SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)

    [TAHITI] The Diadem taken from the top of Mount Aorai, circa 1885

    Albumen print, 107 x 166 mm, verso wet stamped ‘G. Spitz, Papeete, Tahiti, Photographie Instantanée’, and with a fully contemporary pencilled caption: ‘The Diadem taken from the top of Aorai’; unmounted, in good condition with some very light creasing. Provenance: Found loose at the rear of an album of photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas and …

  • # 30341

    SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)

    [TAHITI] Papeete from the Signal House, circa 1885

    Albumen print, 128 x 216 mm, verso wet stamped ‘G. Spitz, Papeete, Tahiti, Photographie Instantanée’, and with a fully contemporary pencilled caption: ‘Papeete from Signal House, right side’; unmounted; a strong print with rich tonal range, in good condition with some very light creasing. Provenance: Found loose at the rear of an album of photographs …

  • # 30281

    Photographer unknown.

    Three photographs of Wesley College, Melbourne, taken in 1904: the school’s champion Australian Rules Football team; view of the main building; view looking across the school oval.

    Three sepia tone gelatin silver photographs, each 70 x 90 mm, printed on Kodak postcard stock (89 x 138 mm), all mailed from Melbourne and addressed to Master Norman Hart in Launceston, Tasmania (postmarks dated 28 June 1904; 19 September 1904; 14 November 1904), the fronts with handwritten messages signed W. H. (William Hart?) which …

  • # 30070

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Sydney Harbour from the Botanic Gardens, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 152 x 207 mm, laid down on its original 19th-century album page of thin card, 315 x 245 mm; both the print and mount are in fine condition. This view was most likely taken by Charles Bayliss (or possibly John Paine). It looks northeast across the harbour from close to the foreshore …

  • # 30166

    JENKINS, Geo. H. (George Henry) (1843-1911)

    A short history and description of the Parliament House, Melbourne.

    Prepared at the request of the Royal Commission on the Parliament Buildings, by Geo. H. Jenkins. At head of title: Victoria. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1886. Large quarto (305 x 250 mm), original red crushed morocoo with gilt lettering to upper board, both boards with ornate gilt borders (boards scuffed and darkened and …

  • # 30280

    LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

    [GOLD RUSH] Case of Australian gold and gold-washing apparatus at the London International Exhibition of 1862.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 75 x 75 mm (arched format), original yellow mount 834 x 174 mm, recto of mount with printed caption ‘The International Exhibition of 1862 ; No. 144.- Case of Australian gold, and gold washing apparatus’, and photographer’s imprint ‘London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company’; verso blank; both albumen prints are …