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View of the Admiralty Islands.
View of the Admiralty Islands. No. II.
Piron del. Harding ex. Angus sc.
Published Apr. 20 1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Engraving. 222 x 291mm. 8¾ x 11½".
Natives fishing in tbe bay outside the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea. From the English edition of Jacques Labillardière's ''An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse... Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux'', an expedition that crossed the South Pacific, visiting Australia, New Zealand and the East Indies between 1791-3.
[Ref: 20743]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] Canoes of Oonalashka.
[Alaska] Canoes of Oonalashka.
J. Webber del. W. Angus sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. Two canoes, sailing to the left, with two men in the upper one, which has a curved tip, both rowing with single-headed paddles. One is in the lower canoe, rowing both sides with a double-headed paddle. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34283]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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View in the Island of Bouro taken from the Roadstead.
View in the Island of Bouro taken from the Roadstead. No. XLII.
Piron del. W. Angus sc.
Harding ex. [n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. 222 x 292mm. 8¾ x 11½".
A view of Cayeli, on the Island of Bouro, Indonesia; with a representation of the Sego Palm Tree. From "An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse...Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux'.
[Ref: 20733]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Don Quixote.
Don Quixote. Plate IV.
Stothard del. Angus Sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by Harrison and Co. March 30, 1782.
Engraving with large margins, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼".
Illustration from Miguel de Cervantes's 'The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote ... To which is prefixed, some account of the author’s life ... Illustrated with copper-plates', 4 vols., 1782. The gentleman, Don Quijote (representing idealism), and his companion, the peasant Sancho Panza (representing realism), embark on a series of adventures together. After Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834).
[Ref: 15431]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Generall Elliot.
Generall Elliot. European Magazine.
Miller del.t W: Angus Sculp. From a Painting in the Possession of Mrs. Fuller his Daughter.
Published Oct.r 1. 1782, by J. Fielding, Paternoster Row, I. Sewell, Cornhill, & I. Debrett, Piccadilly.
Engraving. Plate 177 x 115mm. 7 x 4½".
George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, KB (1717-1790) was a British Army officer most notable for his command of the Gibraltar garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar. Eliott was educated at University of Leiden and studied artillery and other military subjects at the école militaire of La Fère in France. He served with the Prussian Army 1735-1736, and, in 1741, joined the 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, of which his mother's brother, William Elliot of Wells, was then Lieutenant-Colonel, and of which Eliott was afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel. He served throughout the War of Austrian Succession 1742-1748, being wounded at the Battle of Dettingen and present at the Battle of Fontenoy. Eliott was made ADC from 1756-1759 to King George II. On 10 March 1759, he raised, and was appointed colonel of, the 1st Light Horse, and he distinguished himself in the German campaign, particularly the Battle of Minden. He was promoted to Major-General in 1759 and took part in the British expedition against Cuba in 1762, being 2nd-in-charge at the capture of Havana. He was promoted to Lieutenant-General in 1765. From 1774 to 1775 he was Commander-in-Chief to Ireland, Governor of Londonderry and Culmore. On March 6, 1775, he became a Privy Counsellor, and on May 25, 1777 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar, succeeding Robert Boyd, the acting Governor. He was promoted to General in 1778. The Great Siege of Gibraltar lasted from 1779 to 1783, and on January 8, 1783, the British Parliament sent official thanks to George Eliott and he was awarded the Knight of the Bath. By February 6, 1783, the siege was over. In 1787, he was created Lord Heathfield, Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar, and in May of 1788 George was formally installed as Knight of the Bath.
[Ref: 20111]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Adam's Peak, and Point de Galle.
View of Adam's Peak, and Point de Galle.
Salt del. Angus sculpt.
Published May 20 1809 by William Miller, Albermarle Street, London.
Engraving. Sheet 235 x 295mm (9¼ x 11½").
A view of the coast of Sri Lanka, an illustration from 'Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806', by George Annesley (1770-1844), Viscount Valentia and later 2nd Earl of Mountnorris. The artist was Henry Salt (1780-1827), Valentia's secretary on the trip.
[Ref: 44736]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Granada.
Granada.
H. Swinburne del. Angus sculp.t.
[London: Printed for P. Elmsly, 1779.]
Engraving. Sheet 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾). Trimmed and laid on album paper, text sheet (in English & French) pasted as overlay.
A view of Grenada, published in 'Travels through Spain in the Years 1775 and 1776 in which several monuments of Roman and Moorish Architecture are Illustrated by Accurate Drawings taken on the Spot' by Henry Swinburne (1743-1803). . This was the first antiquarian book on Spain to be published in England, based on Swinburne's travels with Sir Thomas Gascoigne, when Spain was relatively unknown land. The book described early Roman and Moorish architecture with historical background and his praise for Arabesque architecture long predates the 19th-century Romantic period
From a scrapbook compiled by Rev. Willaim Bradford (1780-1857), Chaplain and war artist during the Peninsula Wars.
[Ref: 33307]   £260.00  
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George Fred. Handel Esq.r.
George Fred. Handel Esq.r.
W. Angus sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on 18th century album paper with painted borders.
A medallion portrait of the composer.
[Ref: 30296]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mariveaux.
Mariveaux.
W. Angus sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1800].
Engraving. Platemark: 155 x 105mm. (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to platemark. Glued into backing sheet at edges.
A portrait, in oval, of Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688 – 1763), commonly referred to as Marivaux, a French novelist and dramatist. He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are 'Le Triomphe de l'amour', 'Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard' and 'Les Fausses Confidences'. He also published a number of essays and two important but unfinished novels, 'La Vie de Marianne' and 'Le Paysan parvenu'.
[Ref: 31683]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Tho.s Paine
Mr. Tho.s Paine
Peel pinx.t Angus sculp.t
Published as the Act directs 1 Sep.r 1791 by C. Forster No.41 Poultry
Engraving, sheet 160 x 100mm (6¼ x 4"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author and revolutionary. A leading figure in the age of revolutions and an effective pamphleteer, Paine's works included 'Common Sense' (1776), which inspired people in the 'Thirteen Colonies' to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain; the hugely successful 'Rights of Man' (1791-2), which did much to restore credit to the French in Britain and America; and 'The Age of Reason' (1793), a trenchant attack on Christianity and all formal religions which stirred up hostility for many years afterwards (in 1888 Teddy Roosevelt described him as 'a filthy little atheist'). Engraved after a portrait by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), American painter and museum founder who served in the Pennsylvania militia and participated in radical politics during the Revolution.
For another engraving of Paine from the same portrait by Peale see ref. 34441.
[Ref: 43584]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Priestley, L.L.D. F.R.S.
J. Priestley, L.L.D. F.R.S.
Angus sculp.t
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½".
Joseph Priestely, FRS (1733-1804) was an English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philsopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He was renowned for his discovery of Oxygen, and prepared various gases including ammonia, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide - hence the invention of soda water in 1772. Priestley also did experiments with electricity and his associates included Benjamin Franklin and even Thomas Jefferson. He even encouraged James Watt towards chemical research. He formed a very close friendship with Franklin. Priestley was an avid supporter of the American and French Revolutions, and his radical social and religious views drove him to emigrate to America in 1794 settling in Franklins town of Philadelphia.
W: 2385-4.
[Ref: 24613]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Hans Sloane.
Sir Hans Sloane.
Angus Sculp.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. 152 x 109mm. 6 x 4¼". Cut.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) studied medicine in France, followed by a short stint in Jamaica as physician to the Governor. He then returned to England with a major collection of plant and animal specimens and became physician to Queen Anne in 1712, and physician-general to the army in 1716, and was made a baronet. In 1713 he purchased the Manor of Chelsea and its estate and leased it to the Society of Apothecaries. In 1727 he became President of the Royal Society, a post he held for fourteen years. His collection and library formed the nucleus of the British Museum. Plate to 'Literary Mag. & Brit. Review, 1790'.
Wellcome: 2750-10; for an uncut impression see ref. 27114
[Ref: 24547]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Hans Sloane.
Sir Hans Sloane. Literary Magazine & British Review.
Angus Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1st. Decr. 1790, by C. Forster, 41, Poultry.
Engraving, 170 x 110mm. 6¾ x 4¼".
Profile portrait in an oval: Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) studied medicine in France, followed by a short stint in Jamaica as physician to the Governor. He then returned to England with a major collection of plant and animal specimens and became physician to Queen Anne in 1712, and physician-general to the army in 1716, and was made a baronet. In 1713 he purchased the Manor of Chelsea and its estate and leased it to the Society of Apothecaries. In 1727 he became President of the Royal Society, a post he held for fourteen years. His collection and library formed the nucleus of the British Museum. From a periodical.
Wellcome 2750-10.
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