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Christmas Cataract on the River Bernice.
Christmas Cataract on the River Bernice.
Drawn from the original Sketch by Charles Bentley. On Stone by P.Gauci.
[London: Published by Ackermann & Co., 3rd. Augt. 1840
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 410mm, 12½ x 16¼". A few small knicks and tears in outer edges; good colour.
A view of a waterfall from Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk's 'Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana'. Natives in loincloths are unloading a canoe with a European camp behind. Schomburgk's expedition into British Guiana was under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society, studying the terrain and flora. Besides noting a number of new orchid species he introduced the giant water lilies known as Victoria regia and Elizabetha regia into England. He later proposed a border line between British Guiana and Venezuela, known as the 'Schomburgk Line'.
Abbey Travel 720.
[Ref: 26951]   £330.00  
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Pure-Piapa.
Pure-Piapa.
Drawn from the Original Sketch by Charles Bentley. On Stone by P. Gauci.
[London: Ackermann and Co., 1841.]
Coloured lithograph, very fine colour as usual. Sheet 345 x 450mm (13½ x 17¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing publication line, top edge creased, margins soiled.
A pair of bowmen stalking savanna deer under Puré-Piapa, a fifty-foot natural basalt pillar, from 'Twelve views in the interior of Guiana: from drawings executed by Mr. Charles Bentley, after sketches during the expedition carried on in the years 1835 to 1839'. The original sketch was by James Morrison, draughtsman on a British Government expedition to survey Guiana and fix its eastern and western boundaries. The expedition has headed by Robert Hermann Schomburgk, who gave his name to the 'Schomburgk Line', the border between British Guiana and Venezuela.
Borba de Moraes: ''This album is quite rare''.
[Ref: 43265]   £380.00  
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