Archival Quality Limited Edition of original engraving by John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by John Murray, Albermarle St, London, 1845.
Illustrations engraved after sketches by George French Angas (1822-1886) accompanied Grey as the official artist. This trip was integral to gathering pictorial illustrations that was to populate his ambitious publication SOUTH AUSTRALIA ILLUSTRATED that was subsequently published in 1846-7 in London.
The habitation was discovered to have been built by two nephews of a Tasmanian Governor who had may have heard of this hitherto officially undiscovered coast from American sealers and whalers who visited the the South Australian waters". They opportunely may have brought catttle up through Port Phillip Bay droving them westward, finding fertile soils and permanent water. The Governor informed them this was now the Colony of South Australia.
Conservation Limited Edition Giclee /200
Size of chart = 33cm x 50cm