CAPTAIN DICK DEMI-SOLDE ON A WILD GOOSE FLIGHT TO THE SWAN RIVER.

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Captain Dick Demi-Solde on a Wild Goose Flight to the Swan River.

Stone engraving, 1829
Image size 8 1/8 x 13" (206 x 352 mm).
Fair condition with 1/4" margins and a vertical crease on left.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 87056
Price: $800.00
Publisher : Published by S. Gans, 15, Southampton St. Strand.
J. Stoutshanks invt. et facit. This satirical illustration depicts the Swan River Colony in Western Australia. Several men ride upon the backs of swans which, while shown as being white, are actually black in Australia. The artist might have chosen to make this alteration because European were accustomed to white swans, not black ones at the time. In the image, on the left, a man calls, "Wild Goose ahoy! Lower your Studding Sails and have to! I want company for a long voyage." The can in the center says, " Ex patria volatimus." 18th-19th Century Subjects , Aviation , Lighter than Air