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  • Photograph by B Sheppard – Spiky Bridge [Built by Convicts], Near Swansea, East Coast Road Tasmania

    Photograph by B Sheppard – Spiky Bridge [Built by Convicts], Near Swansea, East Coast Road Tasmania

    An original photograph by B (Benjamin) Sheppard (1902-1987). Size 21 x 16cm. Overall in good condition. Sheppard was most active in the 1950’s and the photograph likely cones from that period. The rear of the photograph carries B Sheppard’s stamp, that of the Agent General for Tasmania and a manuscript note identifying the location … a rather obvious one to those that love and live in the Apple Isle.

    You can still see the solid Spiky Bridge built by Convict labour in 1843. The road has been moved onto a more modern and rather boring structure. The spikiness is thought to be an invention to stop cattle falling into the water … maybe. If you go there the remain of the Governor’s cottage can be seen on the hill nearby.

    A Tasmanian landmark … Spiky Bridge a strange structure built by convicts

    $60.00

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  • S Petri Basilica – Giovanni Faldo – c1670

    S Petri Basilica – Giovanni Faldo – c1670

    An original copper engraving by distinguished Italian 17th century architect, draftsman, engraver Giovanni Battista Faldo (1648-1678) published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rosis (1627-1691) a leading publisher in Rome a firm established by his father many years earlier.

    A superb example on folio sized hand laid paper. The strong image taking central position measuring 30cms x 17cms.

    A lovely early example of St Peter’s Basilica

    $140.00

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