# 41004

ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN PHOTO. CO. [CAIRE, Nicholas John, 1837-1918]

Views of New South Wales and Sydney Harbour.

$4,000.00 AUD

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Melbourne and Sydney : Anglo-Australasian Photo. Co., N. J. Caire, Photo., Principal, Melbourne, [1878]. Original pebbled-cloth portfolio with contrasting title label to front, lettered in gilt (ribbon ties replaced, otherwise very good); containing 50 albumen print photographs in uniform 140 x 190 mm format, laid down on their original mounts of thin card, each with the original printed caption label verso; complete, as issued; the prints all in excellent condition, the mounts also clean throughout with only very occasional light marks or spotting at margins.

A rare complete set of this view portfolio by the entrepreneurial Melbourne-based landscape photographer Nicholas Caire.

Davies & Stanbury (The Mechanical eye in Australia : photography 1841-1900, Melbourne : OUP, 1985) date the portfolio to 1878.

The 50 subjects are titled as follows:

1. Scene near St Leonards, Sydney Harbour
2. Scene in the valley of the Loddon River
3. The great Lithgow Valley, Zig Zag
4. Free selection in the Bulli Mountains
5. The Gap, South Head, Sydney Harbour
6. Waterfall scene at Govett’s Leap
7. View of Parramatta River from Sydney Observatory
8. View of Coogee Bay from Randwick Hill
9. The Orphan Tower near Katoomba
10. Watson’s Bay township
11. Scene from the Sydney Town Hall Tower
12. The Crushers’ Waterfall, Blue Mountains
13. View of Double Bay, Sydney Harbour
14. Mossman’s Bay, Sydney Harbour
15. Millsom’s Point, Sydney Harbour
16. The cliffs at South Head, with Lighthouse
17. Scene near the head of Lithgow Valley
18. Captain’s Cook monument
19. Scene from Sydney Town Hall Tower, looking towards the Heads
20. Fountain at the entrance to the Sydney Botanical Gardens
21. The Weatherboad Waterfall, Blue Mountains
22. View of Sydney, taken from the Observatory
23. Lavender Bay, Sydney Harbour, North Shore
24. View of Rushcutter’s Bay, Sydney Harbour
25. Lady Macquarie’s Chair
26. View of Blue’s Point, Sydney Harbour
27. View of Darling Harbour, Port Jackson
28. View from the Sydney Town Hall Tower looking S.W.
29. Scene on the Lachlan River
30. Scene near the Weatherboard, Blue Mountains
31. View of Sydney Harbour from St. Leonard’s Hill
32. View of Wooloomooloo Harbour
33. Scene on the Edwards River
34. View of the Knapsack Gully Viaduct
35. Coast scene from Illawarra Range
36. Crossing place on the Loddon River, N.S.W.
37. The Willoughby Waterfall
38. Scene at the Head of the Grose Valley
39. Mount Bulli
40. View of the Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour
41. The Bluff at Govatt’s Leap
42. Punt on the Lachlan River
43. Township of Woolhara
44. Head of the Lane Cove River
45. Scene of the Rushcutter’s Hill
46. Scene from the North Shore, Sydney Harbour
47. Sheep washing on the Edwards River
48. Coast scene near Randwick
49. Adelina Fall, Blue Mountains
50. Scene from Town Hall Tower, looking towards Wooloomooloo