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[A Man and a Woman of Oonalashka]
[A Man and a Woman of Oonalashka]
[after William Alexander, c.1820]
Etching and stipple with hand-colouring, platemark 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed close to platemark.
Natives of Unalaska, one of the Fox Islands group of the Aleutian Islands, part of the US state of Alaska. The island was visited by Cook in 1788 (who spelled it Oonalashka), although this etching was probably copied from an engraving after William Alexander which appeared in Martin Sauer's account of the travels in Russia by the explorer Joseph Billings (1758-1806).
[Ref: 37967]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago.
Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago.
Drawn by W. Alexander. Engraved by T. Medland.
Published June 4th 1806, by Mess.rs Cadell & Davies Strand, London.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate.
A view from the sea of Porto Praya, capital of St Jago in the Cape Verde Islands, published in John Barrow's 'Voyage to Cochinchina in the years 1792 and 1793'
Abbey Travel 515: 'The aquatinting is of excellent quality'.
[Ref: 39222]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Russia - Plate 1. [A Laplander.]
Russia - Plate 1. [A Laplander.]
[London: John Murray, c.1814.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 230 x 155mm (9 x 6"), on Whatman paper. Trimmed within plate, edges soiled.
Portrait of a Laplander, carrying fish and nets, the frontispiece of William Alexander's 'Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Russians'.
[Ref: 37909]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Russia - Plate 4. [A Female Peasant of Finland.]
Russia - Plate 4. [A Female Peasant of Finland.]
[London: John Murray, c.1814.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 230 x 155mm (9 x 6"), on Whatman paper. Trimmed within plate, edges soiled.
Portrait of a Finnish woman, with an embroidered apron, from William Alexander's 'Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Russians'.
[Ref: 37910]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Russia - Plate 5. [A Woman of Finland, in her Summer holiday dress.]
Russia - Plate 5. [A Woman of Finland, in her Summer holiday dress.]
[London: John Murray, c.1814.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 230 x 155mm (9 x 6"), on Whatman paper. Trimmed within plate, edges soiled.
Portrait of a Finnish woman, from William Alexander's 'Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Russians'.
[Ref: 37912]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Russia - Plate 6. [ A Woman of Esthonia.]
Russia - Plate 6. [ A Woman of Esthonia.]
[London: John Murray, c.1814.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 230 x 155mm (9 x 6"), on Whatman paper. Trimmed within plate, edges soiled.
Portrait of an Estonian woman, with an embroidered apron, from William Alexander's 'Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Russians'.
[Ref: 37911]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the City of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the anchorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing South-west.
View of the City of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the anchorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing South-west.
Ellis sculp.t.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G.Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 545 x 745mm (21½ x 29¼"). Central vertical fold as published.
Three views of the Shantung Peninsula. A panoramic view of the harbour and city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo is shown at the bottom. Cape Macartney, Staunton's Island and Cape Gower are illustrated above. Plate 7 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
[Ref: 38153]   £250.00  
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View in Turon Bay.
View in Turon Bay.
W. Alexander del. J. Landseer sculp.t.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermerked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 250 x 210mm. (9¾ x 8¼").
A view in Vietnam of a beach with a thatched dwelling and figures watching a boat approaching land with dignitaries under parasols at the bow. Two sailing ships can be seen behind at left with mountains in the distance. Plate 15 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
[Ref: 38148]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vietnam] Natives of Cochin-China, Playing at Shittlecock with their Feet.
[Vietnam] Natives of Cochin-China, Playing at Shittlecock with their Feet.
W. Alexander del. J. Landseer & J. Shirt sculp.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman 1794.' Platemark: 210 x 255mm. (8¼ x 10").
A game played with a shuttlecock by the inhabitants of a village in the Cochinchina region, now encompassing the southern part of Vietnam. Plate 14 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
[Ref: 38151]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vietnam] Natives of Cochin-China, Playing at Shittlecock [sic] with their Feet.
[Vietnam] Natives of Cochin-China, Playing at Shittlecock [sic] with their Feet.
W. Alexander del. J. Landseer & J. Shirt sculp.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving, very large margins. Platemark: 210 x 255mm. (8¼ x 10").
A game played with a shuttlecock by the inhabitants of a village in the Cochinchina region, now encompassing the southern part of Vietnam. Plate 14 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. See item ref: 37515, 'Narrative of the British Embassy to China In the Years 1792, 1793 and 1794' for a detailed account of Æneas Anderson's voyage to China in the service of Lord Macartney, including a list of the retinue of Lord Macartney and a Glossary of Chinese words.
[Ref: 40026]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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