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[Argentina] Dr Valentin Alsina. Governeur de Buénos-Ayres.
[Argentina] Dr Valentin Alsina. Governeur de Buénos-Ayres.
Carl Mayer. Nbg.
[n.d., c.1855]
Engraving. 4¼ x 3".
Valentín Alsina (1802-69), Argentine lawyer and politician. He was elected governor of Buenos Aires in 1852, but resigned after a few months, shortly before a military coup. In 1853 Buenos Aires left the Argentinian Federation and declared itself an independent state, of which Alsina became governor in 1857. However the Argentine army recaptured the province in 1859 and he was forced to resign again. Alsina became a member of the Argentine Senate in 1862, serving until his death.
[Ref: 4163]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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Para - an Amazon.
Para - an Amazon.
[Anon., c.1820]
Pencil sketch with watercolour, sheet 160 x 160mm (6¼ x 6¼").
A Brazilean Amazon diving off a waterfall at top.
[Ref: 44790]   £240.00  
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[America] [Medallion portraits of five
[America] [Medallion portraits of five "Emperors of Peru".]
Gent. Mag. Nov. 1751.
Engraving, sheet 205 x 125mm. 8 x 5". Lower right corner of plate missing.
The upper central portrait depicts Manco Cápac. In Inca mythology, Manco Cápac the first king of the Kingdom of Cuzco. Cuzco was a small kingdom in the Andes that began as a small city-state founded by the Incas around the 12th century. In time, through either warfare or peaceful assimilation, it began to grow and was succeeded by the Inca Empire. Manco Cápac is thought to have reigned until about 1230, though some put his death at 1107. Plate to the Gentleman's Magazine.
[Ref: 10731]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[America] Emperors of Peru. Plate II, p.56.
[America] Emperors of Peru. Plate II, p.56. Manco Capac. First Inca. See. P.136. Sinchi Roca, II. Lloque Yupanqui, III. Mayta Capac, IV. Capac Yupanqui, V. Inca Roca, VI.
Engraved bh J. Swaine.
Published March, 25th. 1827.
Engraving. Image 221 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½".
Manco Cápac, founder of the Incas, supposedly sent to the earth by the sun god. Sinchi Roca, came second, and is said to have imported soil to improve the feritility of the Valley of Cuzco. Lloque Yupanqui, is said to have established the public market in Cuzco and built the Acllahuasi. Mayta Capac, fourth to ascend, is said to have been a great warrior who conquered as far as Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Potosi. Capac Yupanqui, is said to have been the first Inca to conquer territory outside the valley of Cuzco. Inca Roca, sixth to ascend, is said to have conquered the Chancas, as well as establised yachaywasi, schools for teaching nobles.
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[View in the Andes, South America.]
[View in the Andes, South America.]
[Anon., c.1840.]
Etched outline with watercolour. 152 x 240mm. 6 x 9½". Small crease to upper left-hand corner.
A very attractive and skilfully executed scene, by a European traveller. Figures under a shelter survey a section of the spectacular Andes mountain range in the distance. The Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range. They lie as a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America; this is most likely a view in Chile.
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Travelling Wagon in a Pontano (Morass).
Travelling Wagon in a Pontano (Morass).
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published June 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Small hole in inscription area, repairs to bottom margin. Small margins.
Two high-wheeled carts drawn by six oxen wading through a bog. Vidal describes these large wheels as necessary because 'no gravel or stone of any kind, not even a pebble, is to be found on the west bank of the river' for 100 miles from Buenos Ayres, making building good roads impossible. Evidence of an unsuccessful crossing is in the foreground. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45754]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Walking dress of a Lady of rank, andher Servant of Chili.
Walking dress of a Lady of rank, andher Servant of Chili. [Plate III.]
[London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, 1819.]
Fine hand-coloured aquatint with etching, with large margins. Plate 246 x 190mm. 9¾ x 7½".
A lady of high society walking, covering her face with a thin veil; a servant girl walks behind. From 'Letters from Buenos Ayres and Chili, with and Original History of the Latter Country. Illustrated with Engravings'.
[Ref: 23594]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Country Public House & Travellers.
A Country Public House & Travellers.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published Oct.r 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Repairs in inscription area and bottom margin.
A 'Pulperia', one five leagues south-west from Buenos Aires, which are described by Vidal as being 'most miserable, dirty hovels, where may be bought a little canna, or spirit distilled from sugarcane'. He writes that horses are so cheap, 'three dollars, the cost of two or three days keep in the city', that they are abused and then abandoned, accounting for the skeleton bottom right. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45755]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Guachos (Rustics) of Tucuman.
Guachos (Rustics) of Tucuman.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published Sep.r 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Narrow margins, trimmed within plate at top, repaired tears to edges,
Four gauchos resting by a fire, their carts behind. Vidal explains that city dwellers call all countrymen 'gauchos' and suggests it derives from the same root as the English 'gawkey' (i.e. awkward and uncooth). Their carts would be unloaded outside the town to avoid congestion inside. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45756]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Cavendish plunders & burns Paita.
Cavendish plunders & burns Paita.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving, 110 x 165mm. 4¼ x 6½".
European soldiers carry goods from a burning town down to a ship in the harbour. Includes swords, shields, boxes or casks, and sacks; burning churches in the background. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the voyage of Thomas Cavendish (1560 - 1592), the second Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Cavendish's men sacked the town of Paita in northwestern Peru in May 1586.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 13202]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cavendishes Crew in Great distress at Port desire, Set up a Forge & repair their shatterd Vessels.
Cavendishes Crew in Great distress at Port desire, Set up a Forge & repair their shatterd Vessels.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving, 115 x 190mm. 4½ x 7½".
European sailors work at a forge, make rope, saw wood, and carry provisions. Includes ship, boat, hammers, fire, and axe or hatchets. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the voyage of Thomas Cavendish (1560 - 1592), the second Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. He discovered Puerto Deseado in present day Argentina, where he landed to effect repairs to his ship, and which he named after his ship. Numbered 'pa. 250' upper right.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 13201]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Water Cart.
Water Cart.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published Aug.t 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Narrow margins, mount burn around image, repairs to bottom margin.
A high-wheeled cart pulled by two oxen, driven down a steep bank by a gaucho riding on the yoke. The flat plains of Argentine mean that no canals could be built to supply Buenos Aires with drinking water, resulting in large numbers of water carts From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45757]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Steppes.
Les Steppes.
Lith.e Roche, r. Leregrattier, 1.
Paris, Arnauld, de Vresse, Editeur. 55, Rue de Rivoli. [n.d. c.1869.]
Coloured lithograph with added gum arabic. 323 x 242mm. 12¾ x 9½".
A view of a Steppe. Hunters on horseback chase bulls attempting to catch them on the plains. Probably the Pamamapa, Argentina.
[Ref: 17921]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fishing.]
[Fishing.]
[E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t]
[London: Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. M.DCCC.XX. (1820).]
Coloured aquatint, paper watermarked. 120 x 165mm. 4¾ x 6½". Cut.
In the river a cart pulled by oxen is being loaded with fish collected by two men on horses with a net to the right, and then gutted by a man in the middle. Plate 9 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.9. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 25011]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Convoy of Wine Mules.
Convoy of Wine Mules.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published Aug.t 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"), on Whatman Turkey Mill paper dated 1819. Mount burn around image.
Early wine related image showing a rider on horse leading a convoy of mules, each laden with two barrels of wine. Vidal saw these coming from Mendoza in Cuyo, describing the convoy as between two-and-three hundred mules, each with two ten-gallon casks, accompanied by only three or four riders. Plate 19 from Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.19. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45753]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Quinta (Farm).
A Quinta (Farm).
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. Sutherland & Maile sculp.t.
London. Published Aug.t 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Thread margin at top; bottom of inscription area rubbed, repairs to margins.
A view of an opulent house from the Rio de la Plata, surrounded by fruit trees, with women washing clothes in the foreground, with high-wheeled carts in the middle distance. Plate 23 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.23. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45752]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Estantia (Farm) on the River San Pedro.
Estantia (Farm) on the River San Pedro.
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. Maile & Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published July 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"), on Whatman Turkey Mill paper dated 1819. Small margins.
A ranch, workers staking out hides to dry and gauchos roping cattle. Vidal describes it as being 16 miles north of Colonia, with no other house within ten miles, with thousands of horses and cattle roaming free. Plate 16 from Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.16. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45751]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Argentina] El Doctor Dn. Gregorio Funes. Dean de la Santa Iglesia de Cordova del Tucuman en America su Patria.
[Argentina] El Doctor Dn. Gregorio Funes. Dean de la Santa Iglesia de Cordova del Tucuman en America su Patria.
Simplicio pinx.t M.N.Bate Sculp.t
[n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 222 x 158mm. 8¾ x 6¼".
Gregorio Funes (1749-1829) was an Argentine clergyman, educator, historian and lawmaker who played a significant role in Argentina's early post-independence history. He took part in the May Revolution and he became a member and political director of the Junta Grande.
[Ref: 17577]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Argentina] [Bernadino Rivadavia.]
[Argentina] [Bernadino Rivadavia.]
Painted by T. Phillips Esq.r. R.A. Engraved by C.Turner, Mezzotinto Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London Published Oct.r 24 1825, by Mr Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 510 x 370mm. Slight damp stain in edge.
Bernardino de la Trinidad Gónzalez Rivadavia y Rivadavia (1780-1845) was the first president of Argentina, 1826-7.
Whaitman 497: first published state.
[Ref: 4639]   £450.00  
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[America] [Don Bernardino Rivadavia, President of the Republic of the United Provinces.]
[America] [Don Bernardino Rivadavia, President of the Republic of the United Provinces.]
Painted by T. Phillips Esq.r. R.A. Engraved by C.Turner, Mezzotinto Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London Published Oct.r 24 1825, by Mr Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 510 x 370mm (20 x 14½"). Slight foxing to margins; very scarce.
Bernardino de la Trinidad Gónzalez Rivadavia y Rivadavia (1780-1845), first president of Argentina (then known as the Republic of the United Provinces), 1826-7. He sits at a desk holding a document headed 'Reforma [E]celesiastica Buenos Ayres 1822' (Rivadavia's religious reforms transferred many of the Catholic church's assets to the Republic). Another document, headed 'Systema Representative' also on the table. In 1824 Rivadavia visited London where, in association with the Hullet Brothers bank he founded the Rio de la Plata Mining Association. Rivadavia was also a correspondent and admirer of Jeremy Bentham, who he first met in London in 1820. Engraved after the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Whitman 497 i/ii.
[Ref: 34927]   £620.00  
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Buenos Ayres. (Amérique Méridionale.)
Buenos Ayres. (Amérique Méridionale.)
J. Schroeder del. et. Sc. Gilquin et Dupain, imp.r de la Calandre, 19, Paris.
Publié par Dufour, Mulat et Boulanger. [n.d. c.1860.]
Steel engraving. 170 x 266mm. 6¾ x 10½".
A view looking from the Rio de la Plata towards Buenos Aires, Argentina.
[Ref: 20782]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Quinta (Farm).]
[A Quinta (Farm).]
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t Sutherland & Maile sculp.t
[London: Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. M.DCCC.XX. (1820).]
Coloured aquatint. 203 x 267mm. 8 x 10½". Cut.
At the river's edge two women wash clothes, with a large residence behind; in the middle cows pull carts. Plate 23 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.23. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 25019]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beggar on Horseback.]
[Beggar on Horseback.]
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t J. Bluck sculp.t
[London: Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. M.DCCC.XX. (1820).]
Coloured aquatint. 203 x 266mm. 8 x 10½". Cut.
A beggar on horseback rides through the streets in Buenos Aires; two further beggars seen behind at the street corner as a clergyman passes-by. Plate 11 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.11. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 25012]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plaza.]
[Plaza.]
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t
[London: Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. M.DCCC.XX. (1820).]
Coloured aquatint. 205 x 267mm. 8 x 10½". Cut.
Street vendors on their horses leaving the Plaza in Buenos Aires; one carries chickens, another fish and the third, bread. Plate 6 from Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.6. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 25010]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fort.]
[Fort.]
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t
[London: Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. M.DCCC.XX. (1820).]
Coloured aquatint. 203 x 267mm. 8 x 10½". Cut.
The Fort, residence of the Chief Director of the United Provinces, on the edge of the river at Buenos Aires. Vidal describes the spot as a popular spot to bathe, both men and women. In the background are the churches of San Francisco and Dan Domingo. Plate 3 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.3. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 25009]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Horse Race.
A Horse Race.
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. G.Maile & T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published Oct.r 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. Sheet 310 x 490mm. Folded as issued, trimmed within plate, surface scuffed, paper toned, laid on card.
From "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", by Emeric Essex Vidal, a British naval officer. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile there.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45677]   £260.00  
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Fort.
Fort.
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t
London. Published July 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12").
The Fort, residence of the Chief Director of the United Provinces, on the edge of the river at Buenos Aires. Vidal describes the spot as a popular spot to bathe, both men and women. In the background are the churches of San Francisco and Dan Domingo. Plate 3 from Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video''. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698.3. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45750]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Market Place, Buenos Ayres. [&] Opening of the New Route Through the Forest near Mucuri.
Market Place, Buenos Ayres. [&] Opening of the New Route Through the Forest near Mucuri.
From Vidal's Buenos Ayres, by permission of Mr. Ackermann.
[n.d. c.1830.]
A pair of engravings. Plate 197 x 145mm. 7¾ x 5¾". Trimmed. Uncut before binding.
A view of part of the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. A man drags a large fish in the foreground, women selling fish to the left and military guards in the background. [&] A view of the opening of a new road along the Mucuri, Brazil; Prince Maximilian is seated wearing a tophat.
[Ref: 27860]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Shipping Hides at the Custom House.
Shipping Hides at the Custom House.
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
[Lon]don. Published July 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"), Faint backboard burn in sky, loss to inscription area and bottom margin filled, laid on card,
The Custom House at Buenos Aires, with a big-wheeled cart going down an unpaved slope down a 12-foot to the riverside. From "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", by Emeric Essex Vidal, a British naval officer. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile there.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45749]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Pampa Indians.
Pampa Indians.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published June 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 305 x 255mm (12 x 10"). Repairs to edges, laid on paper. Cut to platemark.
Two indigenous men, standing at a shop in the 'Indian Market', at the south-west end of the Callé de los Torres, Buenos Aires. Their goods include leather work like stirrups and whips, animal hides including jaguar pelts and ostrich-feather dusters. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45759]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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South Matadero (Public Butchery).
South Matadero (Public Butchery).
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published July 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Mount burn around image, repaired tear entering plate, other repairs in margins, colour faded.
One of the four mataderos around Buenos Aires, a field in which cattle are being lassoed by horsemen and slaughtered. The city's skyline is in the background. From "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", by Emeric Essex Vidal, a British naval officer. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile there.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
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Buenos Ayres, From the Bank between the Outer and Inner Banks.
Buenos Ayres, From the Bank between the Outer and Inner Banks.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
[Published May 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.]
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. Sheet 155 x 485mm (6 x 19"). Trimmed from larger sheet, losing publisher's line, repairs at original binding fold, laid on paper.
A prospect of Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata, published as the only folding plate in Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", originally with a view of Montevideo above. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45760]   £220.00  
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Market Place.
Market Place.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. D. Havell sculp.t.
London. Published Aug.t 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Mount burn around image, rubbing in bottom margin. Cut to platemark.
The market place of Buenos Aires. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45758]   £220.00  
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General View of Buenos Ayres, from the Plaza de Toros.
General View of Buenos Ayres, from the Plaza de Toros.
E.E. Vidal Esq. del.t. G.Maile & T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published Oct.r 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. Sheet 310 x 490mm. Folded as issued, trimmed within plate, surface scuffed, paper toned, laid on card.
From "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", by Emeric Essex Vidal, a British naval officer. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile there.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 45946]   £160.00  
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[Gauchos on the Indian Pampa.]
[Gauchos on the Indian Pampa.]
P. Wurster sc.
1848.29.
Copper engraving, proof. 209 x 254mm. 8¼ x 10". Trimmed to the plate along sides and upper edge. Crease lower right-hand corner.
Argentina; cowboys on the Pampas, the fertile South American lowlands. Here a gaucho in the foreground attempts to spear a rogue bull as others are herded away to the left.
[Ref: 20789]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay Jaguarjagd in Paraguay [...]
[Anon., c.1850]
Engraving, platemark 270 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
Plate from a German travel volume with a scene of jaguar-hunting in Paraguay surrounded by ten vignettes from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, including views in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
[Ref: 45581]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de la Riviere de St. Julien comme elle paroit de basse Marée en regardent vers le haut de la Riviere. Vue du Port St. Julien en regardant vers le bas de la Riviere en basse Marée prise de l'Ile de Bonne Justice Jusqu'a l'embouchure de la Riviere.
Vue de la Riviere de St. Julien comme elle paroit de basse Marée en regardent vers le haut de la Riviere. Vue du Port St. Julien en regardant vers le bas de la Riviere en basse Marée prise de l'Ile de Bonne Justice Jusqu'a l'embouchure de la Riviere. Tome. I. Pag. 186.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 235 x 392mm. 9¼xc 15½". Vertical folds and creases.
Puerto San Julián, in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. Here small sailing vessels can be seen anchored, and this particular cove and flat water was famous for stopping after long voyages across the Atlantic.
[Ref: 18428]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A view of the bay of St. Julian when Mount Wood bears W.S.W. ½ S. and the Port or rivers mouth S.W. distant ten miles.
A view of the bay of St. Julian when Mount Wood bears W.S.W. ½ S. and the Port or rivers mouth S.W. distant ten miles.
[London: for the author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748.]
Coloured engraving. 235 x 520mm (9¼ x 20½"). Folded as issued, backed on paper.
George Anson's fleet anchored in Puerto San Julián in Argentina, while they refitted one of their ships, Tryal, and reprovisioned themsleves with salt prior to their attempt to round Cape Horn. George Anson's circumnavigation, 1740-44, was one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. A main target was one of the richly-laden Manila galleons that crossed between Acapulco in Mexico and Manilla the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with 1.3 million silver pieces of eight; on their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer them to the Tower of London. Published in Anson's own account, ''A Voyage Round the World, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV''.
[Ref: 43991]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of St. Julian's Harbour on the Coast of Patagonia
Plan of St. Julian's Harbour on the Coast of Patagonia Laying in the Lat.d of 49: 30.S.º & W.t Lonf.d from London 70:44.174º
[London: for the author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748.]
Coloured engraved map. 235 x 520mm (9¼ x 20½"). Folded as issued, backed on paper.
A plan of the harbour of Puerto San Julián in Argentina, where George Anson's fleet anchored while they refitted one of their ships, Tryal, and reprovisioned themsleves with salt prior to their attempt to round Cape Horn. George Anson's circumnavigation, 1740-44, was one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. A main target was one of the richly-laden Manila galleons that crossed between Acapulco in Mexico and Manilla the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with 1.3 million silver pieces of eight; on their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer them to the Tower of London. Published in Anson's own account, ''A Voyage Round the World, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV''.
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Rives du Bio Bio a Six Milles de Conception.
Rives du Bio Bio a Six Milles de Conception.
Dessiné par Le Breton, lith.par Bichbois. Imp Lemercier, Benard et c.e.
Gide Editeur. [Paris, 1846.]
Hand coloured lithograph on india. 265 x 405mm (10½ x 16"). Backing paper browned, not affecting image.
A view of the Bio Bio region of Chile, painted by Louis Le Breton and published in the first volume of 'Voyage au pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée 1837-1840', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's second expedition to the South Seas. The 31 volumes took 14 years to publish, not helped by D'Urville's death in the famous Versailles Rail Accident of 1842, the first French railway disaster. Le Breton (1818-1866) was the surgeon on the voyage but became illustator after the death of the original artist.
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Peru, Bolivia, Chile.
Peru, Bolivia, Chile. Die Cathedrale in Lima in Peru [...]
[Anon., c.1850]
Engraving, platemark 270 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
Plate from a German travel volume with a view of Lima Cathedral surrounded by ten vignettes including views in Santiago, Chile and Chuquisaca, Bolivia.
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Balsa ou bateau de peau de phoque soufflé à Cobija. (Bolivia)
Balsa ou bateau de peau de phoque soufflé à Cobija. (Bolivia)
A. d'Orbigny et E. Lassalle lith. E. Lassalle lith. lith Adrien r. richer, 7.
[Paris: P. Bertrand, c.1844.]
Lithograph. Sheet 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Trimmed.
A spear fisher on a raft made of inflated skin bladders on the Cobija River, Bolivia. The plate was published in 'La Relation du Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale pendant les annés 1826 à 1833' by Alcide d'Orbigny (1802-57), a work described by Charles Darwin as 'one of the great monuments of science in the 19th century'. It was an account of his mission to South America for the Paris Museum, on which he visited Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, returning to France with more than 10,000 specimens.
[Ref: 32162]   £320.00  
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Rade de Cobija.
Rade de Cobija. Bolivie.
Dessiné par. Touchard. Imp. Lemercier, Bernard et C.ie. Lith par Bichebois. Fig par V.Adam.
Arthus Bertrand éditeur. London. Ackermann et C.o 96 Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, printed on chine collé. Printed area: 245 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾") very large margins.
A view Coija in Bolivia. Plate 23 from Auguste Nicholas Vaillant's 'Voyage autour du Monde [...] 1836 et 1837[...] sur la Bonite' published in Paris and London between 1840-52, after an original drawing by B. Lauvergne.
[Ref: 47187]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rade de Cobija.
Rade de Cobija.
Dessiné par Lauvergne. Imp. par Lemercier. Lith. par Bichebois.
Arthus Bertrand éditeur. London. Ackermann et C.o 96 Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, printed on chine collé. Printed area: 245 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"), with very large margins.
A view Coija in Bolivia. Plate 23 from Auguste Nicholas Vaillant's 'Voyage autour du Monde [...] 1836 et 1837[...] sur la Bonite' published in Paris and London between 1840-52, after an original drawing by B. Lauvergne.
[Ref: 47188]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A New & Accurate Map of Brasil, divided into its Captainships.
A New & Accurate Map of Brasil, divided into its Captainships. Drawn from the most approved Modern Maps & Charts, & Regulated by Astronomical observations
By Eman. Bowen.
[London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge, 1749.]
Engraved map. 360 x 425mm (14¼ x 16¾").
A map of Brazil with an inset map of the island of St Katherine (Santa Catarina Island), published in Emanuel Bowen's 'A Complete System of Geography'. The map contains a note: 'We have purposefully omitted Inserting the imaginary Island of Ascension, upon the Authority of the late very ingenious and learned Dr Halley'..
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Brésil et Pays des Amazones. 1.re Feuille.
Brésil et Pays des Amazones. 1.re Feuille. Par M.Bonne, Ing.r Hydrographe de la Marine.
André sculp.
[Paris, c.1770.]
Coloured engraved map. 245 x 380mm (9¾ x 15"). Glue stains on the centrefold.
Map of Brazil with the course of the Amazon.
[Ref: 13225]   £130.00  
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Maniere de charger les Mulets pour le voyage. [Method of laoding mules for travel.]
Maniere de charger les Mulets pour le voyage. [Method of laoding mules for travel.]
Voyage du Prince de Neuwied en Bresil. 11, Vol. VIII. [Paris, 1821-1822.]
Fine engraving, 270 x 235mm. 10½ x 9¼". Sheet trimmed. Small tear into plate at left.
A European traveller and a fire in the background. From 'Voyage au Bresil, dans les années 1815, 1816, et 1817' by Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782 - 1867), a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. Prince Maximilian, accompanied by the naturalists Georg Freyreiss and Friedrich Sellow, travelled through Brazil from 1815 to 1817. From Rio de Janeiro they journeyed to Cabo Frio, along the coast to Ilheus, to the borders of Minas Geraes anf finally Bahia. The explorers made extensive studies of the flora and fauna of the Mata Atlantica, and visited the indigenous peoples such as the Botocudo, Purí, and Pataxo.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18542]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bouticoudes.
Bouticoudes. (Bresil.)
N. Maurin del.
[Paris, c.1839.]
Lithograph, sheet 145 x 250mm. 5¾ x 9¾".
Portrait studies of two indigenous Brazilians. Plate to 'Souvenirs d'un aveugle (blind man)' by Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855). A French writer, artist and explorer, Arago joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817 voyage around the world aboard the ship Uranie, which inspired his witty 'Voyage autour du monde'. Although he lost his sight in 1837, he went on travelling and writing for the theatre.
[Ref: 11045]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Paikice.
Paikice. (Bresil.)
N. Maurin del. Lith. de Villain. d'apres le Croquis de J. Arago.
[Paris, c.1839.]
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 155mm. 9¾ x 6".
An indigenous Brazilian, his face heavily tattooed or painted. Plate to 'Souvenirs d'un aveugle (blind man)' by Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855). A French writer, artist and explorer, Arago joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817 voyage around the world aboard the ship Uranie, which inspired his witty 'Voyage autour du monde'. Although he lost his sight in 1837, he went on travelling and writing for the theatre.
[Ref: 11032]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Bouticoudo.
Bouticoudo. (Bresil.)
N. Maurin del. Lith. de Villain. d'apres le Croquis de J. Arago.
[Paris, c.1839.]
Lithograph, sheet 145 x 250mm. 5¾ x 9¾".
An indigenous Brazillian hunting a cat with bow and arrow. Plate to 'Souvenirs d'un aveugle (blind man)' by Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855). A French writer, artist and explorer, Arago joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817 voyage around the world aboard the ship Uranie, which inspired his witty 'Voyage autour du monde'. Although he lost his sight in 1837, he went on travelling and writing for the theatre.
[Ref: 11017]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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