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Zône Torride. 9. Tableau.
Zône Torride. 9. Tableau.
Déposé J: J: Jundt, Editeur.
Coloured lithograph. 310 x 425mm. 12¼ x 16¾".
Illustration of exotic people, birds and animals of the equatorial regions.
[Ref: 15490]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[South African Mongoose.] Cynictis Steedmannii.
[South African Mongoose.] Cynictis Steedmannii. Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol. 1. Pl.3 pp.34.
E. Lear, del. Zeitter sc.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 310 x 245mm (12 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate on top and bottom edges.
A diagram of a South African Mongoose, named after Andrew Steedman who travelled through South Africa collecting specimens for study. After a drawing by the artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). An illustration for 'Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Vol 1'.
[Ref: 44728]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Alpaccas.
Alpaccas.
[n.d., c.1840s.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 195 x 160mm (7¾ x 6¼"). Light foxing in sky.
A scene showing alpaccas in a field, the scenery looks English rather than South American. Alpacca's made their first appearance in Britain in the 19th century but early breeders were not very successful as the animals did not adapt well to the cold, wet climate.
[Ref: 42465]   £230.00  
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The Anteater.
The Anteater. Myrmecophaga Jubata.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Backing card spotted.
A pair of giant anteaters, natives to central and South America. From 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 45776]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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('Black Buck') The Alarm [in crayon].
('Black Buck') The Alarm [in crayon].
Horace W. Williamson [signature in pencil].
[n.d., c.1930.]
Etching. Plate 203 x 266mm. 8" x 10½". Small crease in the paper.
Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is a species of antelope found mainly in India, but also in parts of Pakistan and Nepal.
[Ref: 8951]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Defassa Waterbuck. Plate IX. (Cobus defassa).]
[The Defassa Waterbuck. Plate IX. (Cobus defassa).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [n.d. c.1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 171 x 241mm (6¾ x 9½").
Three waterbuck, a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30181]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Leucoryx Antelope.
The Leucoryx Antelope. Oryx Leucoryx
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 290 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾"). With a text page.
A large antelope of southern Africa, from 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park.' Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 30149]   £350.00  
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The Young Eland.
The Young Eland. Oreas Canna.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 280 x 345mm (11 x 13½"). With a text page.
A large antelope of southern Africa, from 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park.' Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 30148]   £350.00  
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[The Brown Bear. Plate XXVI. (Ursus arctus).]
[The Brown Bear. Plate XXVI. (Ursus arctus).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 171 x 241mm (6¾ x 9½").
The brown bear, found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30191]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Syrische Bär.
Der Syrische Bär. Taf: 13.
[H.R. Schinz.] [J.J. Honegger.]
[J.J. Honegger, 1840.]
Lithograph. 240 x 322mm (9½ x 12¾").
A Syrian Brown Bear. From "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Säugethiere".
[Ref: 29467]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bears in Canada.]
[Bears in Canada.]
G. Watson.
Etching, 120 x 110mm. 4¾ x 4¼". Tear on right. Signed in pencil by artist. Scarce.
Canadian Interest. A large bear moving towards a cave, with two smaller bears following. On the reverse the following is handwritten in biro: 'a friend of ours does these etchings- there are bears only about 10 miles from us! You might tell father that I have sold over a dozen watercolours- all the B.C. scene.'
[Ref: 8698]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Bison. Plate XXXI. (Bos (Bison) bonasus).]
[The Bison. Plate XXXI. (Bos (Bison) bonasus).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 171 x 241mm (6¾ x 9½").
The European bison, also known as the wisent, found in northern Europe and particularly around the Bialowieza Forest, on the Poland-Belarus border. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30196]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Emerald tree boa] The Green Boa.
[Emerald tree boa] The Green Boa. Xiphosoma Caninum.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Some slight cockling of paper.
Corallus caninus, a non-venonous snake of the South American rainforests, named for its fangs, proportionately larger than those of any other non-venomous snake. From 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 45780]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Zoological Gardens. The Brahmin Bull House &c.
Zoological Gardens. The Brahmin Bull House &c.
London Printed & Pub.d by Dean and Munday 25, Threadneedle Street.
Lithograph. Sheet 150 x 175mm (5¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed close to image.
A Brahmin Bull, a dromedary camel and another bull share a rather insecure enclosure. The view is probably in the newly-open Regent's Park Zoo, opened to members of the Zoological Society of London in 1828 and the general public in 1848.
[Ref: 31283]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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A Buffalo Cow.
A Buffalo Cow. Height of Shoulder 4ft. 9in...Bone fore Leg 0f. 9in.
London Pub: July 20, 1805 by G. Garrard, Agricultural Museum, 28, George St.t Hanover Squ.r
Hand-coloured engraving, with large margins, very fine first issue. Plate 375 x 468mm. 14¾ x 18½". Creasing into plate, including lower left and upper right.
A buffalo cow, based on the water buffalo species, with horns that extend backwards and they have a tuft on their forehead. These are the original coloured prints issued at 5 shillings each George Garrard (1760-1826) the animal painter and sculptor.
Boalch The Rothamsted Collection.
[Ref: 27443]   £320.00  
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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 8. The Camel.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 8. The Camel.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by W Hawkins.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Some soiling.
A central illustration of a dromedary and a Bactrian camels, surrounded by eight vignette scenes of of their uses and products, including transport, portage and clothing. Drawn by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms.
[Ref: 13284]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Camel. Le Chameau.
The Camel. Le Chameau.
London: William Dalton; 58., Holborn Hill. [n.d. c.1880.]
Hand-coloured woodcut. 248 x 292mm. 9¾ x 11½". Laid on album page.
A camel standing strong against a desert backgrop with pyramids and palm trees to the left, and a temple in to the right.
[Ref: 19379]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Dromedaire. Dromedar. Kösönséges Teve.
Dromedaire. Dromedar. Kösönséges Teve. 163.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph. 240 x 368mm (9½ x 4½").
Two dromedary or Arabian camels, distinguished by their even-toes and one hump; one sat and the other standing at a military camp.
[Ref: 29466]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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1. Das Dromedar. Camelus dromedarius. Le Dromadaire. 2. 2. Das Kameel mit zwey Höcker. Camelus bactrianus. Le chameau a deux bosses. 1/20.
1. Das Dromedar. Camelus dromedarius. Le Dromadaire. 2. 2. Das Kameel mit zwey Höcker. Camelus bactrianus. Le chameau a deux bosses. 1/20. 116.
[H.R. Schinz.] [C.J. Brodtmann.]
[Brodtman, 1827.]
Lithograph. 330 x 229mm (13 x 9"). Some spotting.
A Dromedary camel and Bactrian camel. From "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Säugethiere".
See Ref: 29471 for reversed impression.
[Ref: 29470]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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1. Das Dromedar. Camelus dromedarius. Le Dromadaire. 2. Das Kameel mit zwey Höcker. Camelus bactrianus. Le chameau a deux bosses. 1/20.
1. Das Dromedar. Camelus dromedarius. Le Dromadaire. 2. Das Kameel mit zwey Höcker. Camelus bactrianus. Le chameau a deux bosses. 1/20. 149.
[H.R. Schinz.] [C.J. Brodtmann.]
[Brodtman, 1827.]
Lithograph. 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Small tear upper left.
A Dromedary camel and Bactrian camel. From "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Säugethiere".
See Ref: 29470 for reversed impression.
[Ref: 29471]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Canadan Lynx.
The Canadan Lynx. Felis Canadensis.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Backing card spotted.
A Canada Lynx, a wild cat of Canada and the Rocky Mountains south to Colorado. From 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 45774]   £240.00  
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The Shah Goest Drawn from ye Life in ye Tower.
The Shah Goest Drawn from ye Life in ye Tower. Wonderful Magazine.
Published by Alex.r Hogg [c.1793]
Engraving with 4pp letterpress, each 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Cut at top.
The 'Shah Ghost' (probably a caracal, a medium-sized wild cat), an animal gifted from the Nawab of Bengal to Robert Clive which made its way to London as a gift for William Pitt. Pitt re-gifted it to King George in 1759, who locked it in a cage at the Tower of London. With letterpress explaining the image: 'The keeper was an Indian, and servant to the Nabob of Bengal: when he spoke to it in the Indian language, it would do any thing he bade it. A cock coming into the room where it was, he seized it immediately and killed it'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812), probably reprinting or copying an earlier engraving published in the 'London Magazine' or similar.
See Nechtman, 'Nabobs: Empire and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain', p.177.
[Ref: 39633]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Caracal.
The Caracal. Felis Caracal.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13¾"). Backing card spotted.
An illustration of a pair of caracals, wild cats native to Africa and the Middle East. From 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 45772]   £240.00  
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The Red Caracal.
The Red Caracal. Felis Caracal.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13¾"). Backing card spotted.
An illustration of a red caracal, a wild cat native to Africa and the Middle East. From 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 45771]   £240.00  
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Felis Colocolla.
Felis Colocolla.
J. Wolf & J. Smit del et lith. Hanhart imp.
[Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1878-83.]
Coloured lithograph, scarce. Sheet 570 x 475mm, 22½ x 18¾". Some wear.
The Pampas Cat of South America, formerly 'Molina`s Guiana Cat', from Daniel Giraud Elliot's 'Monograph of the Felidae of Family of the Cats'. Elliot (1835-1915), an American zoologist who was curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago, helped found the American Museum of Natural History and the American Ornithologists' Union. He published a series of expensive colour-plate books such as this, writing the text himself and employing artists such as Joseph Wolf (who had made his name working for John Gould), to provide the illustrations.
[Ref: 18607]   £650.00  
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The Chimpanzee. Now at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regents Park.
The Chimpanzee. Now at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regents Park.
Drawn from Nature & on Stone by Waterhouse Hawkins.
Published for the Artist, by R. Ackerman, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street. Printed by Lefevre & Kohler 52 Newman St. Oxford Street. [n.d. c.1825.]
Very rare and fine lithograph. 482 x 348mm. 19 x 13¾". Uncut sheet.
A baby chimpanzee at London Zoo dressed in a smock.
[Ref: 20806]   £520.00  
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An African Bull. from the Banks of the River Sierre Liona.
An African Bull. from the Banks of the River Sierre Liona.
London, Pub: July 20. 1801, by George Garrard, Agricultural Museum, 28, George St. Hanover Squ.r
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins, very fine first issue. Plate 299 x 431mm. 11¾ x 17". Four wormholes.
An African cow with short horns, found in Sierra Leone. These are the original coloured prints issued at 5 shillings each. George Garrard (1760-1826) the animal painter and sculptor.
Boalch The Rothamsted Collection.
[Ref: 27445]   £280.00  
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A Bull of the Largest Breed of East Indian Cattle Common in Guserat.
A Bull of the Largest Breed of East Indian Cattle Common in Guserat.
Pub by G. Garrard, London, Jan.y 1.st 1801.
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins very fine First issue. Paper watermarked: J Whatman 1801. Plate 374 x 451mm. 14¾ x 17¾". Five wormholes.
Kankrej Cattle are a breed of Zebu cattle from the district of Kankrej in the state of Gujarat in India. They are a very important race to india and are prized as powerful draught animals. These are the original coloured prints issued at 5 shillings each. These are the original coloured prints issued at 5 shillings each. George Garrard (1760-1826) the animal painter and sculptor.
Boalch The Rothamsted Collection.
[Ref: 27425]   £240.00  
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[The Nile Crocodile. Plate XXII. (Crocodilus niloticus).]
[The Nile Crocodile. Plate XXII. (Crocodilus niloticus).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 171 x 241mm (6¾ x 9½").
The Nile crocodile is the second largest reptile in the world. It is widespread throughout sub-saharan Africa living in lakes, rivers and marshlands. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30187]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Wapeti, or New Species of Elk (drawing a carriage).
The Wapeti, or New Species of Elk (drawing a carriage).
London, Published Feb.y 16 1823 by Jones & Co.
Aquatint, sheet 125 x 195mm (5 x 7¾")
The wapiti or elk, one of the largest species in the deer family. This print was published in the same year that a wapiti was exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, a popular venue for displaying curiosities and discoveries or all kinds.
[Ref: 41082]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Éléphant.
L'Éléphant.
Janet Lange del. Mme Fournier sc.
[n.d., c.1839.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 175 x 240mm (7 x 9½").
A portrait of an elephant set in an asian landscape, in the background figures ride and drive laden elephants. An illustration to 'Oeuvres complets de Buffon' 1839.
[Ref: 46426]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Elephant lately presented to his Majesty.
The Young Elephant lately presented to his Majesty.
Oct.r 1763. Gent Mag.
Engraving. Plate: 120 x 190mm (4¾ x 7½"). Light foxing.
A portrait of an elephant presented to George III for the Royal Menagerie. An illustration from the Gentleman's Magazine in 1763.
[Ref: 46427]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Elephant &.c.
The Elephant &.c.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 125 x 165mm, 5 x 6½". Trimmed to image, laid on album sheet with title separate.
An elephant in a zoo enclosure, with a zebra in the next cage.
[Ref: 9217]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Elephant.
Elephant.
Howitt.
Published Jany. 2. 1809 by Ed. Orme London.
Etching. Plate 165 x 216mm. 6½ x 8½".
Head of an Elephant, part of a series. Samuel Howitt (1756-1822) was an English painter, illustrator and etcher of animals, hunting, horse-racing and landscape scenes.
[Ref: 21513]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Elephant.
The Elephant.
[Taylor, Holborn, excudit.] [n.d. c.1840.]
Stipple. Plate 178 x 108mm. 7 x 4¼".
An Asian elephant standing in profile towards the left.
[Ref: 22848]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Zoological Gardens. The Elephant &c.
Zoological Gardens. The Elephant &c.
London Printed & Pub.d by Dean and Munday 25, Threadneedle Street.
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 150 x 175mm (5¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed close to image.
An elephant in a rather insecure enclosure, a zebra as a neighbour. The view is probably in the newly-open Regent's Park Zoo, opened to members of the Zoological Society of London in 1828 and the general public in 1848.
[Ref: 31282]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elephants and Camels]
[Elephants and Camels] Éléphants & Chameaux
[by Balthazar Solvyns]
[published Paris, 1811]
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark approx 490 x 355mm (19¼ x 13¾"). Central fold as issued; uncut sheet.
'The elephants in the print are represented eating the leaves and the bark of some shrubs of which they break the branches with their trunk; they have all of them one of their legs pinched with a piece of wood, wich [sic] prevents their making their escape. At a distance are some camels following a corps of troops. The landscape is a pass in the Carnatic, the only entrance is by narrow roads' (from letterpress published with print). From the third volume of Balthazar Solvyns' 'Les Hindoûs'. Solvyns (1760-1824), a Flemish artist who lived in Calcutta from 1791 to 1803, etched a collection of 250 plates documenting various aspects of Calcutta life. The set was first published in Calcutta, where it proved a financial failure, and Solvyns produced another set which he published in Paris after returning to Europe, although again the venture was unsuccessful, probably in part due to its publication at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Solvyns later returned to Antwerp, where William I appointed him Captain of the Port.
[Ref: 33645]   £490.00  
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Olyfant.
Olyfant. Pag.176.
J. Wandelaar del.
[1727.]
Engraving, platemark 297 x 172mm (11¾ x 6¾"). 'Essen Institute 1848' blindstamp top right. Small margins.
An elephant, from Peter Kolbe's "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research.
[Ref: 40098]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Elk. Plate IV. (Elces machlis).]
[The Elk. Plate IV. (Elces machlis).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 241 x 171mm (9½ x 6¾").
An Elk or wapiti, found in North America and eastern Asia. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30178]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Gemsbok of S. Africa
Gemsbok of S. Africa
[Anon., c.1850]
Coloured drawing, sheet 155 x 195mm (6 x 7¾").
A gemsbok, a large antelope native to arid regions of Southern Africa.
[Ref: 44815]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Histoire Naturelle. Supplément à l'Histoire des Animaux quadrupèdes. Des Mulets.
Histoire Naturelle. Supplément à l'Histoire des Animaux quadrupèdes. Des Mulets.
[Paris, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 90 x 140mm (3½ x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved caprice chapter heading from the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with stylised depictions of a giraffe, a hippo, warthog and other animals, being managed by a putti. The text describes mules.
[Ref: 41269]   £55.00   (£66.00 incl.VAT)
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Male Giraffe or Camelopardalis.
Male Giraffe or Camelopardalis.
Heath Sc.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engaving. Sheet: 120 x 200mm (4¾ x 8"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a giraffe from an English translation of Francois Le Vaillant's 'Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique' published in 1790.
[Ref: 42520]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cameleopard.
A Cameleopard. Copied from the cut of the King's Cameleopard in the Literary Gazette [ms lower margin]
Pub. as the Act directs 18th. Sep.r 1827 by D. Ash 27 Fetter Lane, London
Engraving, platemark 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Backed onto linen. Creasing.
The now-obsolete 'camelopard' originated because the giraffe was thought to have a head like a camel's and spots like a leopard's. As the ms below this image notes, this engraving derives from a print depicting the giraffe belonging to George IV, which he was gifted by the viceroy of Egypt in 1827.
[Ref: 45717]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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De Algemeene en Byzondere  Natuurlyke Historie. De Giraffe.
De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. De Giraffe.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved caprice chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with stylised depictions of a giraffe, meerkat, sloth, sealion, walrus and other animals, being managed by two putti. The Dutch text lists historical mentions of the giraffe, including Pliny and Strabo.
[Ref: 41267]   £55.00   (£66.00 incl.VAT)
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[Baby giraffe born at Antwerp Zoo in 1871, with its parents.]
[Baby giraffe born at Antwerp Zoo in 1871, with its parents.] Girafes 1. Male et 2. Femelle 3. Girafe Femelle née le 10 Juin 1871 au local de la Société [...]
Lith. Joseph Ratinckx, Longue rue Neuve, 13 Anvers.
[c.1872.]
Rare chromolithograph, printed area 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼").
Lithograph commemorating the first time that a baby giraffe was born at the zoo in Antwerp, Belgium. Only the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna (1858) and London Zoo (1864) had previously bred giraffes in Europe.
See Gie Robeyns, 'Special wishes for the members of Antwerp Zoo; 65 years of history in pictures (1850-1914)', 2011.
[Ref: 41196]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Giraffes with the Arabs who brought them over to this Country.
The Giraffes with the Arabs who brought them over to this Country. Zoological Gardens. Regent's Park.
G.Scharf del & lithog. Printed by C.Hullmandel.
London, Published by the Artist, 14 Francis Street, Tottenham Court Road, June 1836.
Very fine hand-coloured lithograph, mint. Sheet: 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15").
Four giraffes, three Arab handlers and a European in native dress far right, all named below the image. By George Scharf (1788 - 1860), Bavarian-born lithographic artist who arrived in London in 1816.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46732]   £360.00  
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Hyppopotame.
Hyppopotame. Habitant l'Afrique, vit dans les Rivières, et se Nourrit d'Herbes, et de Racines; il est Brutal et Stupide.
Dessiné par P. Oudart. Imp: Lith: de F. Noel.
A Paris, chez Noel aine et Cie Editeurs, Rue de Vaugirard No 34.
Lithograph. Sheet: 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½") very large margins. Foxing on right.
A scene with a hippopotamus and crocodile by an Egyptian ruin.
[Ref: 42729]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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l'Hippopotame du Jardin des Plantes
l'Hippopotame du Jardin des Plantes
Imp. Lemercier Paris [c.1830]
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 150 x 225mm (6 x 8¾"). Trimmed at top in title.
Hippopotamus at the Méngerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris, opened to the public in 1635, the second oldest zoo in the world. In the early nineteenth century, when this print was published, it boasted the largest collection of exotic animals in Europe.
Private Collection.
[Ref: 43363]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Ippopotamoc. Hippopotamus. Behemoth.
Ippopotamoc. Hippopotamus. Behemoth.
Joh. Ph. Aubry fecit.
[Frankfurt: Johann David Zunner, 1691.]
Engraving, very scarce. Printed area 290 x 375mm. (11½ x 14¾"). Trimmed, false margin added. Some foxing & creasing
Two early illustrations of Hippopotami, from Hiob Ludolf's 'Historiam Aethiopicam Antehac Editam Commentarius'. Both show the hippopotamus with two forward-protruding tusk-like teeth. Ludolf (1624-1704), a German orientalist, learned the Ethiopian language from Gregorius, a monk from the Ethiopian province of Amhara. He used this knowledge to research the country, even visiting England to promote a trade scheme, unsuccessfully. The modern scholar Edward Ullendorff called Ludolf 'the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship'.
For a portrait of Ludolf see ref. 26060.
[Ref: 30156]   £360.00  
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De Algemeene en Byzondere  Natuurlyke Historie. De Natuur. Tweed Beschouwing.
De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. De Natuur. Tweed Beschouwing.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved caprice chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with stylised depictions of a hippo, zebra, porcupine, hedgehog and other animals, being managed by two putti.
[Ref: 41270]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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