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Buenos-Ayres  Vue prise de la place de la Douane. Buenos Ayres-Vista tomada de la plaza de la Aduana
Buenos-Ayres Vue prise de la place de la Douane. Buenos Ayres-Vista tomada de la plaza de la Aduana
Dessiné et lithographié par Deroy.
Paris, L. Turgis Jne. Impr. Editeur, r des Ecoles, 80, et a New-York, Duane St. 78. Publie le 1er Juillet 1861.
Hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic. 405 x 550mm. (16 x 21¾"). Some time staining.
Large and attractive view in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Isidore Laurent Deroy (1797 - 1886). For the 'Ports de Mer d'Amerique' series. Ships and figures in foreground with the Customs House in background. Deroy captured this bustling view of the harbor and city of Buenos Aires, Argentina in one of a series of views of the major American ports published by L. Turgis.
[Ref: 23160]   £1,250.00  
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Hobart-Town.
Hobart-Town. Vue prise d'un ravin au Nord. ( Van Diemen.)
de Sainson pinxt. Hostein Lith.
J. Tastu, Editeur. Lith. de Bichebois ainé. rue clery, 23. [Paris, 1833.]
Lithograph. Printed area 275 x 335mm, 11 x 13¼".
View looking down on the Derwent River Hobart Town and Harbour, Tasmania. From 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829.
[Ref: 13493]   £480.00  
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Vue de Hobart-Town.
Vue de Hobart-Town. Prise de la rade (Ile Van Diemen].
de Sainson pinxt. St Aulaire Lith.
J. Tastu, Editeur. Lith. de Bichebois ainé. rue clery, 23. [Paris, 1833.]
Lithograph. Printed area 275 x 335mm, 11 x 13¼".
View of Hobart Showing the Harbour and Mt. Wellington. From 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829.
[Ref: 13495]   £550.00  
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East View of Bangalore.
East View of Bangalore.
Drawn on the spot by R.H.Colebrooke. Engrav'd by J.W.Edy.
London: Pub.d April 1. 1793, for the Proprietor, by Mr. Thomson, No.22, Great Mary le bone.
Fine hand coloured aquatint J Whatman watermark; Platemark: 445 x 580mm (17½ x 22¾"). Small margins; small tears to upper edge of sheet.
An east view of Bangalore, with a small shrine and a dismounted horseman in the foreground to the left, and cattle grazing beyond. Engraved by John William Edy as plate 1 of Robert Hyde Colebrooke's (1762-1808) 'Twelve Views of Places in the Kingdom of Mysore', published by Thomson, London, 1793-94.
[Ref: 38728]   £650.00  
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Bombay [No. IV. Indes: Rue à Bombay.]
Bombay [No. IV. Indes: Rue à Bombay.]
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromo-fac-simile par R. Steinbock, d'aprés l'aquarelle de Ed. Hildebrandt, de la collection de M. Richard Goehde..]
[Publié par R.Wagner, à Berlin, Paris et Londres, Goupil & Cie, Editeurs] [n.d., 1871-4.]
Chromolithograph. Image 2405 x 340mm (9½ x 13½"), trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued, title label on reverse. Board spotted.
A wide street in Bombay, India, after a watercolour by Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt travelled constantly, including visits to the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolours, and his paintings were exhibited in London in 1866 and at the Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. A folio of chromolithographs, mounted in imitation of watercolour presentation, was published as 'Reise um die Erde', (Journey around the World).
[Ref: 31586]   £450.00  
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Rio-Janeiro.
Rio-Janeiro.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Aquatint on india paper, rare, with very large margins; 290 x 380mm. 11½ x 15".
A view looking towards Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the Guanabara Bay. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols).
See BNF FRBNF33995730. See BM Anthropology Library KU4 [LAP-] V.1-5.
[Ref: 27819]   £650.00  
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The Gold Temple of the principle Idol Guadma, taken from its front being the Eastern face of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon.
The Gold Temple of the principle Idol Guadma, taken from its front being the Eastern face of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon. No.7.
Drawn by J. Moore. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Published Octr 1, 1825, by Kingsbury & Co. Leadenhall Strt._& T. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Hand coloured aquatint with small margins, proof, printed on J. Whatman Turkish Mill watermarked paper. Platemark: 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Repaired tears.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 320 feet high gilded stupa, or Buddhist shrine, in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill, thus dominating the skyline of the city. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese, with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined inside the structure. From Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, published in two series 1825-26. It illustrated the British campaign during the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826).
Abbey Travel: 404, 7. Hickman: 234.
[Ref: 29695]   £320.00  
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[View of part of Chowringhee].
[View of part of Chowringhee].
Sir C. Doyly. delt. Dickinson & C.o. lith.
[n.d., c.1849]
Lithograph. Sheet: 510 x 375mm, (20 x 14¼").
View of the Chowringhee area of Calcutta. Originally a suburb of Calcutta, Chowringhee had a reputation for grandeur on account of the large buildings and sweeping vistas and even earning the city the name 'City of Palaces'. Several tanks, or resevoirs were created in the area for the provision of water. The image depicts several of the large houses built in the area, in the foreground several figures and animals gather around the edge of the resevoir to bathe and drink. From Charles D'Oyly's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'.
[Ref: 35169]   £520.00  
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Factoreries a Canton.
Factoreries a Canton.
de Sainson del d'apres Paris. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Aquatint on india paper with very large margins, 285 x 375mm. 11¼ x 14¾".
View at trading port of Guangzhou (Canton) on the Pearl River, Guangdong province, China, to the northwest of Hong Kong. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols).
See BNF FRBNF33995730. See BM Anthropology Library KU4 [LAP-] V.1-5.
[Ref: 27827]   £550.00  
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Carolus II D.G.M. Brit &ct. Rex.
Carolus II D.G.M. Brit &ct. Rex.
[n.d., engraved c.1660, but later]
Engraving. Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
An equestrian portrait of Charles II before a prospect of Pre-Fire London, with the Norman St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge with buildings and criminals' heads, suggesting the print was published between the Restoration of 1660 and the Great Fire of 1666.
BM: 1880,1113.1138, Crace Collection, with an annotation stating the plate was altered from an earlier portrait of Charles, Elector of the Palatinate.
[Ref: 42959]   £320.00  
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Vuë d'un Chan Lit F. D'un cudre Chan Lit. G de la Mosquée Solimanne Lit. H. du Collége de l’Academie Lit. I. et du Navire Lit. K. sur le quel on a desine la Vitteae Constantinople dans le Voisinage du Fauxbourg Tophana, marqué dans le Plan avec No. IV.
Vuë d'un Chan Lit F. D'un cudre Chan Lit. G de la Mosquée Solimanne Lit. H. du Collége de l’Academie Lit. I. et du Navire Lit. K. sur le quel on a desine la Vitteae Constantinople dans le Voisinage du Fauxbourg Tophana, marqué dans le Plan avec No. IV.
Gravé par Ferd Landerer, aux Defenses du Negocie commun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire,
Le dit Negoce les vends à Vienne, Augsbourg, et autres Villes d’Europe par et chez M.rs leurs Comissaires avec Privilege et Defense de Sa Majeste Imperial et Royale, de n’en faire pas Copies. Quartozieme Feiulle de Recueil de Vuës et Habillemens Turques, desinée d’apres Nature par le B. de G. dedié en general, à touts les Protecteurs Mecenas et Amateurs des Arts libereaux et belles Lettres. Par l’Academie Imp. d'Empire. [n.d. c.1740.]
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins. Plate 299 x 420mm (11¾ x 16½").
A view of Istanbul from the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. Landmarks seen, include, Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the Hagia Sophia.
[Ref: 30900]   £350.00  
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A General View of the City of Constantinople.
A General View of the City of Constantinople. Vue Generale de la Ville de Constantinople.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, Map & Printsellers, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d. c.1800].
Coloured engraving. 430 x 275mm (16¾ x 10¾").
Prospect of Istanbul from the south, with British warships in the Sea of Marmara. The contemporary hand colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 20717]   £520.00  
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Constantinopolis.
Constantinopolis.
[After Cornelis de Bruyn, 1698.]
Engraving on three joined sheets, total dimensions approx 1860 x 295mm 73¼ x 11½"). Creases.
Extraordinary long view of Istanbul originally published in the 'Reizen' (1698) of Dutch artist Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/7). De Bruyn first visited Egypt and Asia Minor in the 1670s, where he gathered the information that informed the travelogue (with over 200 plates) 'Reizen van Corn. de Bruyn door de vermaardste deelen van Klein Asia, de eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus enz. mitsg. de voornaamste steden van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina', published in Delft in 1698. After supervising the publication and its French translation (Delft, 1700), de Bruyn set off on another long voyage, from 1701-08. This time he travelled to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, and the travels led to another large volume, 'orn.de Bruins Reizen over Moskovie door Persie en Indie, verrykt met 300 konstplaten, vertoonende . . . voor al derz. oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig die van het . . .hof van Persepolis' (Amsterdam, 1711). Thereafter he restricted his travels to visiting friends in the Netherlands.
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Goa, Een vermaerde koopstad in het Portugals indie, aen den mond der rivier Gacis.
Goa, Een vermaerde koopstad in het Portugals indie, aen den mond der rivier Gacis.
Pet. Schenk.
Amsteld. C.P. [n.d., c.1702.]
Engraving, 215 x 265mm. 8½ x 10½". Two tears to upper margin, two small foxing spots to image.
Panoramic view in Goa, on the west coast of India, with some native inhabitants in the foreground, one riding an elephant. Portuguese first landed in Goa as merchants, in the early 16th century, and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory existed for about 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961. Engraved and published in Amsterdam by Pieter Schenk (1660 - 1718/1719). Titles in Dutch, to left, and Latin. Plate to Schenk's 'Hecatompolis' (1702), which included one hundred profile views of cities throughout the world.
Hollstein, vol XV, nos.1306-1405.
[Ref: 11078]   £280.00  
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[Hong Kong.]
[Hong Kong.]
Chang Kö.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil, also with Chinese script.
Junks in the waters before Hong Kong.
[Ref: 1226]   £850.00  
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Prospect des Tempels Salomonias [...] Vüe du Temple de Salomon du Côté du Mont Moria [...]
Prospect des Tempels Salomonias [...] Vüe du Temple de Salomon du Côté du Mont Moria [...]
Joh: Bernh: Fischers v: Erlach, delin:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotted.
A view of the Temple of Solomon, drawn after Vilalpando, with Jerusalem in the background, with a descrition in German & French. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences. He specifically lists the Temple of Solomon as one of his inspirations for the Karlskirche.
[Ref: 33732]   £450.00  
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Jerusalem from the South.
Jerusalem from the South. April 12th 1839.
David Roberts.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, July 1st, 1841.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 320 x 480mm.
[Ref: 4963]   £700.00  
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Macao.
Macao.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Aquatint on india paper with very large margins, 285 x 380mm. 11¼ x 15".
Prospect of the trading port of Macao (Macau), on the South China Sea; a sailing ship in foreground. Macao is now, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols).
See BNF FRBNF33995730. See BM Anthropology Library KU4 [LAP-] V.1-5.
[Ref: 27829]   £650.00  
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Vue de la Ville de Macao.
Vue de la Ville de Macao.
[Paris, 1790.]
Engraving, very scarce, fine impression. 270 x 510mm (10½ x 20"). Original binding folds.
A view of Macao from the sea, published in a French edition of Captain John Meares' 'Voyages Made in the Years 1788 & 1789 from China to the Northwest Coast of America'. Meares, trading in furs from the Pacific north-west to Asia without the necessary licence from the East India Company, caused the Nootka Crisis of 1789, in which Spain and Britain came to the brink of war over sovereignty of Pacific Canada. One of the immediate consequences was the Vancouver Expedition of 1791-5.
[Ref: 33514]   £950.00  
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[A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America.]
[A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America.]
[J. Carwitham Sculp.]
[Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Hand-coloured engraving, very fine colour; title stuck on verso. 272 x 439mm (10¾ x 17¼"), Staining and soiling; laid on board; cut. Damaged.
A view of Boston from the harbour, with ships in the foreground.
[Ref: 34762]   £750.00  
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[View of the Prophet's Mosque, near Medina]
[View of the Prophet's Mosque, near Medina] Prospect der Mosquéen wo das Grab des Mahomets zulehen ist, bei der Stadt Medina [...]
[Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, scarce; platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing around edges.
The Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, the mosque in Medina which houses the remains of the Prophet Muhammad and is the second holiest site in Islam. . The mosque was built by Muhammad and his companions from 622 CE, and was enlarged several times. This early print shows the mosque before extensive additions in the 19th century. Numerous locations are identified by a key (included). Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. According to the text below, the view was engraved from a drawing by 'an Arab engineer' then in Vienna.
[Ref: 33394]   £950.00  
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[Melbourne] Queens Wharf.
[Melbourne] Queens Wharf. Yarra Yarra.
[Drawn and lithographed by F. Cogne.]
[Melborne, Charles Trodel, 1863-4.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 390 x 510mm. 15¼ x 20". Tatty and chipped extremities, tear lower right.
A steamship and rowing boats at Queen's Wharf, Melbourne, Australia. In the 1850s Queen’s Wharf became the gateway to the goldfields. Standing here you could have seen the steamers ferrying passengers from ships anchored in Port Phillip Bay, and heard the babble of tongues — English, Scottish, Irish, American, German, Chinese — as the newcomers claimed their baggage and set out to look for lodgings in the nearby hotels and boarding houses. From the 'The Melbourne album : containing a series of views of Melbourne & country districts : respectfully dedicated to, and patronized by His Excellency Sir Charles Darling', published by Charles Troedel 1864'. Francois Cogné (1829 - 1883), a French artist, worked in Australia from 1856 to 1864.
Wantrup 262: 'The single most outstanding example of the urban topographical plate book produced in Australia'.
[Ref: 10758]   £590.00  
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Fulton St. & Market.
Fulton St. & Market.
W.m. I. Bennett Pinx.t et Sculp.t.
Henry I. Megarey, New York. [n.d., c.1825.]
Aquatint. 300 x 395mm (11½ x 15¼"). Vertical centre fold.
The Manhattan Terminal for ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan was located between the current Piers 17 and 18 at the South Street Seaport. In 1814 Robert Fulton’s steam-propelled ferry on the new Fulton Ferry line to New York was introduced. The 'Road to the Ferry' was renamed Fulton Street in honor of the inventor. Fulton Market - across the street from Schermerhorn Row - first opened in 1822. The current Fulton Market building is the fourth to both share the location and name. The historic Fulton Fish Market dates back to 1835.
[Ref: 45840]   £650.00  
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New York Bay. From Bay Ridge L.I.
New York Bay. From Bay Ridge L.I.
F.F. Palmer Del. Lith. of Currier & Ives.
New York, Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1860, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, for the Southern Dist.t of N.Y.
Lithograph, printed area 420 x 515mm (16½ x 20¼"). Tear in title area repaired.
Important sights named in titled area. Frances Flora Bond Palmer (1812-76, often referred to as Fanny Palmer) and her husband ran a lithography business in England, often printing Fanny's paintings. They emigrated to the States in the early 1840s and continued the business. However it failed c.1849 and Nathaniel Currier took over their stock, retaining Fanny as an artist. Between 1849 and 1868 she produced about two hundred images for Currier and then Currier & Ives.
[Ref: 45832]   £1,350.00  
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View of the Great Fire in New-York. Dec.r 16th & 17th, 1835.
View of the Great Fire in New-York. Dec.r 16th & 17th, 1835. As Seen from the Top of The Bank of America Cor. of Wall & Wm St. [&] A View of the Ruins after the Great Fire in New-York. Dec.r 16th & 17th, 1835. As Seen from Exchange Place.
Painted by N. Calyo. Engraved by W.J. Bennett. [&] N. Calyo, Pinx.t. Eng.d by W.J. Bennett.
Published by L.P. Clover, New York. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1836 by L.P. Clover in the office of the Southern District.
Pair of coloured aquatints. Sheets 495 x 650mm (19½ x 25½") & 495 x 660mm (19½ x 26"). Trimmed within plate mark, laid on board.
Two scenes of the catastrophic fire in New York by Nicolino Calyo, an Italian artist who had emigrated from Italy in 1834 and was an eyewitness to these events. The following day 'The Herald' wrote, with typical hyberbole: 'Talk not to us of the burning of Moscow - the property there lost, was nothing in comparison to that yesterday in New York. The great fire in London is equally unimportant [...] We state here, in the mass, that nearly twenty blocks of valuable buildings are destroyed - five hundred and twenty-nine rich stores [...] all involving a ruin of two thousand merchants, half a dozen of Insurance Companies-and turning out of employment probably five or eight thousand persons, in the capacity of clerks, porters, carmen, &c. &c. The value of the property is variously estimated at from fifteen to fifty millions of dollars'. When advertising these prints the publisher, Lewis P. Clover, the publisher, wrote: 'These beautiful ruins are fast disappearing, and in a few months no vestige of them will be left: in a few years, they will linger as a dream in the memory of the present generation, and the recollection of the most disastrous fire that ever befell this city will, like all earthly things, pass into oblivion'. These ruins include (Bank of America): the Fulton Insurance Company, the New York American building & The Merchants' Exchange; (Exchange Place) Old Garden Street Church.
The Herald: http://archive.is/c6LOk
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The Imperial City of Peking wth. part of the great Wall & Mountains that divide Tartary and China.
The Imperial City of Peking wth. part of the great Wall & Mountains that divide Tartary and China.
Heckel Delin. J. Couse Sculp.
London Printed for C. Dicey and Co. in Aldermary Church Yard. [n.d., c.1755.]
Engraving on laid paper, 185 x 275mm. 7¼ x 10¾". A good impression.
A prospect of the Imperial Palace, Peking (Beijing), China; figures on the winding road leading to one of the city gates. Numbered '4' upper right. From a set of views in China, probably reduced copies of earlier engravings, published by Cluer Dicey (c.1713 - 1775).
[Ref: 20293]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Anchor Line of Transatlantic Steam Packet Ships.
Anchor Line of Transatlantic Steam Packet Ships.
Painted by W.m Clark, Greenock. T.G. Dutton Lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1862.]
Tinted lithograph with large margins. 410 x 580mm (16 x 22¾"). Nicks in edges.
The S.S. Caledonia, built by Tod & McGregor for the Anchor Line, its maiden voyage February 1862. On May 3rd the same year it sailed from Glasgow to Montreal, via Quebec as shown here. Less than two years later she became stranded near Cape Cod on passage from Portland to New York: given up as a total loss, she was sold to Nickerson & Co., Boston, who salvaged her and sold her to the Boston & New Orleans Steamship Line, who renamed her 'Concordia'. In 1872, only ten years after her launch, she was wrecked. A very scarce large view of Quebec. The Anchor Line, founded in 1856, was purchased by Cunard in 1911, but continued to operate separately.
[Ref: 34904]   £1,150.00  
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Distant View of Seringapatam, from Meadow's Redoubt.
Distant View of Seringapatam, from Meadow's Redoubt.
Home, del.t. Stadler sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1796.
Coloured aquatint. 500 x 620mm (19¾ x 24½"). Several repaired tears, centre fold reinforced.
A view overlooking the city of Srirangapatna, Mysore, from Robert Home's 'A Description of Seringapatam'. This rare series reproduced some of the views from Holmes's 'Select Views in Mysore' (1794), but in aquatint rather than line engraving and in a larger format. At the time Mysore was still independent under Tipu Sultan, but the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799 brought the state under the contol of the East India Company.
[Ref: 31650]   £680.00  
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[Panoramic view of Shiraz]
[Panoramic view of Shiraz] Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 250 x 635mm (9¾ x 25"), very large margins. Folds as issued.
Panoramic view of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41198]   £240.00  
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A View of Freetown, Sierra Leone,
A View of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Dedicated by permisson to the Right Hon.ble Lord Glenelg Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Colonies by Patrick Leigh Strachan Esq.r. Private Secretary to His Excellency Rich.d Doherty, Governor in Chief of the Western Coast of Africa &c. &c. &c.
Painted by W.J. Huggins. Marine Painter to His late Majesty Will.m IV form a sketch by P.L. Strachan, Esq.r. Engraved by F. Duncan.
Published for him at 105 Leadenhall Street, London. Sep.t 14th 1832.
Extremely scarce aquatint, printed in colours with fine hand finishing. Sheet size: 435 x 660mm (17¼ x 26"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the port and colony of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The figures in the foregound depict, on the left, two Europeans conversing with a 'Mandingo man and a liberatred African woman', and in the centre 'Shebro woman, a Foulah man, and a Kroo man', inhabitants of Freetown. Buildings on the opposite shore in the distance include the church missionary house, a 'Liberated African Department Store', the military hospital, a number of barracks, and many others. A numbered key is inscribed below the image. From 1808 to 1874, Freetown served as the capital of British West Africa and as the base for the Royal Navy's West Africa Squadron, which was charged with enforcing the ban on the slave trade.
[Ref: 37833]   £950.00  
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[Set of Four Views of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.]
[Set of Four Views of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.] South East View of the Town Charlotte Amalie on the Island of St. Thomas. [&] East View of the Town of Charlotte Amalieon the Island of St.Thomas. [&] South West View of the Town Charlotte Amalie on the Island of St. Thomas. [&] West View of the Town Charlotte Amalie on the Island of St. Thomas.
Gez. v. R. Stennet, 1833. Lith v. C. W. Arladt u C. Müller.
Gedruckt v. L. Zöllner.
Set of four lithographs on india. Sheet: 265 x 190mm, (10½ x 7½"). Scarce. Few repairs. Titles separate.
Rare four views of American Virgin Islands, two from the land and two from the sea of the town of Charlotte Amalie of St. Thomas in the West Indies. Charlotte Amalie was named after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650-1714) queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark and was a Danish colony until 1917 when it was bought by the US.
[Ref: 37513]   £1,150.00  
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Vue De St. Thomas prise de l'Entrée de la Rade.
Vue De St. Thomas prise de l'Entrée de la Rade.
Peint par Brard. Grave par Hegy.
a Paris, chez l'Editeur, Quai des Augustins, No. 25 [n.d. c.1820].
Etching with coloured aquatint. Image 420 x 290mm. Faint staining to paper, largely outside image. 2 small pieces missing from right edge of paper.
A fine copy of this rare aquatint of one of the former Danish Virgin Islands, purchased by the United States in 1917, with good hand colour.
[Ref: 906]   £2,200.00  
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White Sulphur Springs.
White Sulphur Springs. Album of Virginia.
Taken from Nature by Ed. Beyer. Rau & Son, Lith. Dresden.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857 by Ed. Beyer in the Clerks Office of the District of Virginia.
Tinted lithograph, rare. 355 x 510mm (14 x 20"). Small tear in right edge, small stain in sky.
White Sulphur Springs, a city in Greenbrier County, now West Virginia, which became popular as a summer retreat because of its elevation of 1,800 feet. As early as 1778 people came to 'take the waters' of the sulphur spring and the resort of 'Greenbriar' evolved from the 1850s. The oldest organized golf club in the country is the nearby Oakhurst Links, founded in 1884. The German artist Edward Beyer traveled through the US between l848 and l857. His 'Album of Virginia' recorded Virginia's landscape, especially spa towns, in the decade before the Civil War.
[Ref: 35462]   £650.00  
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Japan. Yokohama. [No. 20. Strasse in Jokohama.]
Japan. Yokohama. [No. 20. Strasse in Jokohama.]
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromofacsimilirt von R.Steinbock nach der Aquarelle aus der.Sammlung 'die Reise um die Erde'.]
[Verlag von R.Wagner, Berlin Zimmerstr. No.92/93.] [n.d., 1871-4)
Chromolithograph. Image size: 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"). Laid on card as issued.
A view in Yokohama, Japan, from a collection of chromolithographs after Hildebrandt's watercolours, published as 'die Reise um die Erde'. Edward Hildebrandt (1819-1869), travelled in the Americas in the 1840s and the Far East in the 1860s.
[Ref: 40036]   £280.00  
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