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Ioseph Acerbi.
Ioseph Acerbi.
C Westermayr.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins on three sides. Plate 135 x 82mm (5¼ x 3¼").
Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846) the Italian naturalist, Arctic explorer and composer. In 1798 he travelled to Lapland, publishing his experiences in 'Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland to the North Cape in the years 1798 and 1799'. He collected some Finnish folk melodies, one of which he used in a clarinet concerto. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
W: 6 - not in.
[Ref: 29726]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Acerbi.
Joseph Acerbi.
Painted by P.Violet. Engraved by P.W.Tomkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty.
London, Published as the Act Directs Jan.y 1802 by Mawman, Bookseller, No 22 Poultry.
Stipple. 28 x 225mm, 11 x 9". Very fine with Collector's Mark I.F.P.
Italian traveller, author of 'Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 & 1799', to which this is the frontispiece.
[Ref: 10977]   £160.00  
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Giovanni Belzoni [facsimile signature]
Giovanni Belzoni [facsimile signature]
Thomson sculp. [c.1820]
Stipple engraving, sheet 170 x 130mm (6¾ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to backing sheet; hand-drawn border. Good impression.
Giovanni Batista Belzoni (1778-1823), Italian performing artist and Egyptologist. After time in France, Germany and the Netherlands he arrived in England, married, and embarked on a theatrical career lasting for nine years. He then built a water-wheel for the pasha of Egypt, but was left destitute when it was rejected by the pasha. Fortunately, however, Belzoni was in well-placed to excavate the colossal bust of Rameses II discovered by John Lewis Burckhardt, which the British consul-general wished to transport to the British Museum. It is thanks to Belzoni's efforts that the British Museum acquired many of its finest Egyptian antiquities.
[Ref: 44484]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Giovanni Batista Belzoni.
Giovanni Batista Belzoni.
Engraved by Thomson.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple. Sheet: 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Giovanni Batista Belzoni (1778-1823) an Italian explorer and archaeologist of Egyptian artefacts who ingeniously managed the excavation of the colossal bust of Rameses II which is now housed in the British Museum.
[Ref: 35357]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Belzoni.
Belzoni.
A Lithographic sketch by Angelico Clarke.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 195 x 155mm (7¾ x 6"). A few fly spots.
An extremely rare amateur lithographic portrait of Giovanni Batista Belzoni (1778-1823), an Italian explorer and archaeologist of Egyptian artefacts who ingeniously managed the excavation of the colossal bust of Rameses II which is now housed in the British Museum.
[Ref: 40714]   £240.00  
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Louis Antoine Bougainville.
Louis Antoine Bougainville.
Dessiné par Cless d’aprés un portrait en medaillon.
[n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 152 x 102mm (6 x 4"). Cut to plate on left.
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) the French admiral and explorer. He was a contemporary of James Cook, and took part in the French and Indian War against Britain. He was the first Frenchman to circumnavigate the world, and gained fame for his expeditions to the Falkland Islands and voyages into the Pacific. His name is give to the largest eastern island of Papua New Guinea, and the strait which divides it from the Island of Choiseul. In the Falklands, Port Louis and 'Isla Bougainville' commemorate him. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
Kivell & Spence: pg.37 not in.
[Ref: 29529]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Monsieur Bougainville Hoisting the French Colours, on a small Rock near Cape Forward in the Streights of Magellan.
Monsieur Bougainville Hoisting the French Colours, on a small Rock near Cape Forward in the Streights of Magellan.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm. Trimmed within plate.
The first French circumnavigation, 1766-69 (and the first to include a woman), under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
[Ref: 11089]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bowring, L.L.D.
John Bowring, L.L.D. Proof.
Drawn by C.A. Du Val. Engraved by J. Stephenson.
Published by Mess.rs Ackermann & Co. London and Tho.s Agnew, Repository of Arts, Manchester, Oct.r 21st 1844.
Mixed-method engraving. 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"), blind stamp of Agnew's Manchester, with large margins. Uncut. Foxing in margins
Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), linguist and traveller, diplomatist and author; seated, looking to front, his left elbow on a table and wearing a dark coat, holding spectacles in his left hand. Bowring promoted reforms to the keeping of public accounts and obtained the issue of the florin as the first step towards a decimal system of currency. A friend of John Stuart Mill and editor of the radical 'Westminster Review'; after a varied career as journalist, poet, financial and economic expert, MP, traveller and diplomat, he became consul at Canton in 1847. He was later appointed plenipotentiary to China and governor, commander-in-chief and vice -admiral of Hong Kong.
[Ref: 46347]   £360.00  
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John Bowring, L.L.D.&c.&c.
John Bowring, L.L.D.&c.&c.
Painted by H. W. Pickersgill Esqr. R.A. Engraved by W.m Ward Engraver to His Majesty.
London Published June 4th 1832 by W.m Ward 12 Mornington Place Hampstead Road.
Mezzotint, 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"), wide margins. Paper a little browned, a good impression.
Portrait of Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), linguist and traveller, diplomatist and author; seated, looking to front, his left elbow on a table and wearing a dark coat, holding spectacles in his left hand. Bowring promoted reforms to the keeping of public accounts and obtained the issue of the florin as the first step towards a decimal system of currency. A friend of John Stuart Mill and editor of the radical 'Westminster Review'; after a varied career as journalist, poet, financial and economic expert, MP, traveller and diplomat, he became consul at Canton in 1847. He was later appointed plenipotentiary to China and governor, commander-in-chief and vice -admiral of Hong Kong. Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875).
NPG D32026.
[Ref: 27218]   £450.00  
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"Sarawak". Vanity Fair.
Spy. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Lt.d Lith.
Jan. 19.th 1899.
Chromolithograph. 375 x 203mm. 14¾ x 8".
Sir Charles Anthony Brooke (1829-1917) was Rajah of Sarawak and ruled as head of state of Sarawak from 1868 until his death. He succeeded his uncle, James Brooke, as the second White Rajah of the small country on the coast of Borneo.
[Ref: 24429]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Giacomo Bruce.
Giacomo Bruce.
Bramati dis. Rados inc.
[Italian, c.1820.]
Aquatint. 220 x 155mm, 9¾ x 6".
Portrait of the Scottish explorer James Bruce (1730-94), famed for his expeditions to Africa in which he discovered the source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
[Ref: 11573]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Abyssinian Traveller.
The Abyssinian Traveller.
Pub by MDarly Dec.r 9. 1775 (39 Strand).
Etching, 250 x 175mm, 9¾ x 7".
Satirical portrait of James Bruce (1730-94), Scottish explorer in Africa who traced the source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires 5317.
[Ref: 14568]   £420.00  
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Burckhardt.
Burckhardt.
Stewart delt. Lizars sc.
Engraved for the Naturalist's Library [n.d., c.1830].
Engraving, sheet 165 x 100mm. 6½ x 4".
Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt (1784 - 1817) was a Swiss traveller and orientalist. He is best known for rediscovering the ruins of the city of Petra (today in Jordan).
[Ref: 24046]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[after George Frederick Watts.]
[n.d. c.1870.]
Mixed-method, mezzotint. Proof before all letters, on Japon paper. Plate 330 x 253mm. 13 x 10".
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an explorer and writer. He travelled extensively within Asia and Africa, exploring the languages and cultures. He had a brief stint as a captain in the army of the East India Company, serving in India and the Crimean War. He then went on to join the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa. In 1861 he entered the diplomatic service and served as British Consul in Fernando Po, Damascus and, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.
[Ref: 24948]   £230.00  
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[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[after George Frederick Watts.]
[n.d. c.1882.]
Photogravure with very large margins. Proof before all letters. Plate 330 x 253mm. 13 x 10". Slight foxing off plate.
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an explorer and writer. He travelled extensively within Asia and Africa, exploring the languages and cultures. He had a brief stint as a captain in the army of the East India Company, serving in India and the Crimean War. He then went on to join the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa. In 1861 he entered the diplomatic service and served as British Consul in Fernando Po, Damascus and, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.
[Ref: 24793]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[Sir Richard Francis Burton.]
[after Sir Frederick Leighton, Baron Leighton] S. M. Litten [signed in pencil].
Published 1922 by The Museum Galleries, 26 Museum Street, London WC, Copyright.
Colour-printed mezzotint on india, proof before letters, platemark 335 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼") very large margins. Offered with accompanying letterpress description. Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp lower left.
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890). Burton was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. A mezzotint engraving by Sydney M. Litten was exhibited at the RA in 1923. One of a series of colour-printed mezzotints published by the Museum Galleries in the 1920s.
[Ref: 47310]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sebastian Cabot.
Sebastian Cabot. From the Original in the Possession of Charles Jos.h Horford Esq.r.
Engraved by S. Rawle.
Bristol. Published August 1st 1824 by J.M. Gutch.
Engraving on india. 305 x 250mm (12 x 9¾") very large margins. Uncut.
A portrait of the Italian explorer Sabastian Cabot (c.1474-1557) in old age, measuring a globe with a pair of compasses. He searched North America looking for the North West Passage for the English and explored South America for the Spanish. From "Memoirs of Bristol".
[Ref: 44753]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir James Carnac Bart. &c. &c.
Sir James Carnac Bart. &c. &c. From the Original by G. Holloway Junr.
Lith. by J. Bouvier 1842.
Printed by W. Kohler.
Lithograph, rare, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾". Slight staining
Portrait of Sir James Rivett Carnac, 1st Bt (1785 - 1846), Governor of Bombay, India. Bombay-born Carnac joined the East India Company in 1801 as a Cadet in the Madras Native Infantry. In 1802 he was appointed aide-de-camp to the Governor of Bombay and spent the next seventeen years working for the British administration in India. In 1822 he retired from the Indian service and went to England. In 1827 he was elected as Director of the East India Company, and from 1835 to 1838 served first as Deputy Chairman and then as Chairman. He became a Whig MP in 1837, but was offered the Governorship of Bombay soon after and resigned his seat the following year. He arrived in Bombay in 1839. However, less than two years into his post, his health faltered and in 1841 he resigned and left India for good.
DNB.
[Ref: 21593]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt.n Jonathan Carver.
Capt.n Jonathan Carver. From the Original Picture in the possession of J.C.Lettsom M.D.
Published as the Act directs by R.Stewart, No 287 near G.t Turnstile, Holborn, Nov.r 16, 1780.
Mezzotint. Sheet 125 x 100mm. Trimmed within plate, some creasing.
American explorer (1710-80), whose expedition to find a North West Passage explored much of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. His 'Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768', first published in 1778, is the first to mention a large mountain range to the west and to use the name 'Oregon'. This portrait is the frontispiece to the Third, posthumous, edition of the 'Travels'. The owner of the painting, Dr John Coakley Lettsom, was a Quaker physician and philanthropist who founded the Medical Society of London in 1773.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5724]   £450.00  
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Thomas Candyssh Nobilis Anglus aeta sua XXX.
Thomas Candyssh Nobilis Anglus aeta sua XXX.
CVP [Monogram].
[Arnhem, Crispijn de Passe: 1620.]
Engraving. Sheet 130 x 95mm, 5¼ x 3½". Trimmed to printed border, laid on card.
Half length portrait of Thomas Cavendish (1560-92), holding a globe and measuring instrument; in oval frame with parapet. Published as an illustration to the 'Heroologia Anglica'. Cavendish was the first person to set out with the intention of circumnavigating the globe, leaving in 1586 to emulate Drake's successes in plundering the Spanish colonies in the Pacific. Having captured more plunder than he could carry he returned to a hero's welcome in England in 1588 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.
BM: 1948,0315.8.37.
[Ref: 27848]   £480.00  
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Thomas Cavendish Geb. zu Suffolk in England Gestorb in Brasilien 1591.
Thomas Cavendish Geb. zu Suffolk in England Gestorb in Brasilien 1591.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Etching. Plate 127 x 77mm (5 x 3").
Sir Thomas Cavendish (1560-1592), the English explorer and privateer. His first successful circumnavigation made him very rich from captured Spanish gold, silk and treasure from the Pacific and Philippines. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
[Ref: 29558]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Christophe Colomb.
Christophe Colomb.
Maréchal, pinx. C. Nanteuil, lith.
Imp. Bertauts, r. Cadet. Marchant, Edit. Alliance des Arts, R. de Rivoli, 140. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. 227 x 280mm. 9 x 11".
During Columbus's stint as governor and viceroy, he had been accused of governing tyrannically. Columbus was physically and mentally exhausted; his body was wracked by arthritis and his eyes by ophthalmia. In October 1499, he sent two ships to Spain, asking the Court of Spain to appoint a royal commissioner to help him govern. The Court appointed Francisco de Bobadilla, a member of the Order of Calatrava; however, his authority stretched far beyond what Columbus had requested. Bobadilla was given total control as governor from 1500 until his death in 1502. Arriving in Santo Domingo while Columbus was away, Bobadilla was immediately peppered with complaints about all three Columbus brothers: Christopher, Bartolomé, and Diego. On 1 October 1500, Columbus and his two brothers, likewise in chains, were sent back to Spain.
[Ref: 12950]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno MCCCCXCII.
Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno MCCCCXCII.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. 145 x 100mm. Trimmed to neatline and mounted on album paper.
[Ref: 163]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno 1492
Christophorus Columbus Liguriensis Indiarum Primus Inventor Anno 1492
[after de Bry]
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. 140 x 85mm (5½ x 3½").
Portrait of Christopher Columbus, derived from the early engraved portrait attributed to Theodore de Bry (itself after Sebastiano del Piombo), and retaining the latin text from that engraving.
[Ref: 29804]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Land! Land! Land!  Christopher Columbus, 1492.]
[Land! Land! Land! Christopher Columbus, 1492.]
Thos.J. Gullick [signed in pencil]. [Engraved by Franz Hanfstaengl.]
[Published by Henry Graves & Co., 1891.]
Photo-engraving, signed artist's proof, image 533 x 415mm. Trimmed to image on three sides. Stabilised tears into image at right and left.
From an edition limited to 250 artist's proofs. Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left (half missing).
Printseller's Association: pg.147.
[Ref: 7693]   £280.00  
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Christopher Columbus and his Sons Diego and Ferdinand.
Christopher Columbus and his Sons Diego and Ferdinand. From an ancient Spanish Picture in the possession of Edward Horne Esq.r of Bevis Mount near Southampton.
Wilson Sculp.t
[Publish'd Dec: 13, 1794 by I. Stockdale, Piccadilly.]
Engraving. 235 x 171mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Cut and laid on album page.
Christopher Columbus and family. Cartographic elements include charts, globe, dividers and other navigational tools. Also includes dog and woman holding bowl of fruit. Frontispiece to "The history, civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies ... Vol II".
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Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain.
Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain.
Wale delin. Grignion Sculp.
Engraved for Middleton's Complete System of Geography. [London 1777.]
Engraving. Plate 209 x 260mm. 8¼ x 10¼". Some foxing and toning around the edges.
Christopher Colombus (1451-1506) depicted on his knee presenting documents to Carlos II King of Spain after his return after his third voyage in 1698. From Charles Theodore Middleton's "A New and Complete System of Geography Containing a Full, Accurate, Authentic and Interesting Account and Description of Europe, Asia, Africa and American Consisting of...etc".
[Ref: 23230]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Christophorus Colombus.
Christophorus Colombus.
Henri Lefort fecit Anno 1891. Printed by A. Samon & Ardail, Paris.
Copyright M Knoedler & Co. 1891. Published by M. Knoedler & Co, 170 Fifth Avenue, New York
Engraving on vellum, 20½ x 16".
[Ref: 3627]   £220.00  
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Columbus.
Columbus. Den Abonnenten des Kunst-U. Unterhaltungs-Blattes pro 1854.
G. Wappers pxt. F. Wagner sct.
Druck u. Verlag von S. Sax in Stuttgart. [n.d. 1865.]
Mezzotint, rare. 415 x 350mm (16¼ 13¾"), large margins. Edges spotted.
Christopher Columbus in chains, having being imprisoned for mismanagement while Viceroy and Governor of the Indies, with charges of brutality and tyranny. Although released on the orders of King Ferdinand and allowed to go on his fourth voyage he was given no authority.
[Ref: 45018]   £320.00  
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D. Christoval Colon Entdecker der neuen Welt.
D. Christoval Colon Entdecker der neuen Welt.
Maella p. Westermayr f.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Engraving and etching with large margins. Plate 127 x 82mm (5 x 3¼").
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) the Italian explorer, navigator and colonizer. He completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents, and led to the establishment of permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola and the Spanish colonization of the New World. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
[Ref: 29560]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Christopher Columbus.]
[Christopher Columbus.]
[Basel, Petrus Perna, 1575-7.]
Woodcut. Sheet 165 x 150mm (6½ x 6"). Trimmed from sheet with text. Laid on sheet.
One of the earliest printed portraits of Columbus (1451-1506), half-length within an ornate border containing female allegorical figures of Europe and America. It was published in a combined volume of 'Elogia Virorum Bellica Virtute Illustrium' and 'Elogia Virorum Literis Illustrium' by Paolo Giovio, Bishop of Nocera, with illustrations of notable figures taken from Giovio's own large collection of portraits housed at his Como residence.
[Ref: 29672]   £280.00  
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Retrato de Cristóbal Colon.
Retrato de Cristóbal Colon.
Antonio Calliano lo dib.ó. Rafael Esteve lo. grabo.
Se hallará en la Calcografia de la Imprenta Real. [n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. 550 x 370mm (21¾ x 14½"). Tears in very large margins.
An imaginary portrait of Columbus, apparently taken from a painting by Van Loo by Antonio Raffaele Calliano (1785 - 1824). Shown as a young man, he stands by a table embellished with the arms of Castille, on which are two globes.
[Ref: 37117]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook.
Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook. Membre de la Societé Royale de Londres. Pl. 1.
Benard direx.
[Paris, n.d., c.1778.]
Copper engraving.
Robert Benard (1750-1785). Frontispiece to: Voyage dans l'hemisphere austral et autour du monde. Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
After the engraving by Basire of the William Hodges portrait. U3028. Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK6564.
[Ref: 8468]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Crowning the Bust of Captain Cook.
Crowning the Bust of Captain Cook.
A. Van Assen del.t. I.Burrows Sculp.t.
Pub.d. May 19th 1798 by J. Le Petit. No. 22 Suffolk Street Middlesex Hospital.
Stipple. Platemark: 165 x 185mm (6½ x 7¼"). Very large margins. Slight ink offset.
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three important voyages of discovery to the Pacific, during which he mapped both New Zealand the east coast of Australia for the first time and discovered Hawaii, where he was killed during a skirmish.
[Ref: 455]   £420.00  
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J. Coock.
J. Coock.
J. Pauli. sc.
[n.d. c.1780].
Etching with stipple engraving. 70 x 55mm.
James Cook [1728 - 1779]. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance.
Not in Kivell & Spence.
[Ref: 4577]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain James Cook.
Captain James Cook.
Painted by Sir Nathl. Dance. Engraved by Cosmo Armstrong.
London, Pubd. for the Proprietor, June, 1821.
Engraving on india laid paper, 200 x 125mm. 8 x 5".
James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. After Nathaniel Dance Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness.
[Ref: 11409]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Cook.
Captain Cook.
Thomson sculp.
Engrav'd for J. Parsons, Paternoster Row, June 1795.
Stipple, sheet 155 x 95mm. 6 x 3¾". Trimmed to plate, some discoloration.
James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. For 'Barlow's Continuation of Hume's England', after Nathaniel Dance.
[Ref: 10791]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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James Cook [facsimile autograph.]
James Cook [facsimile autograph.]
Painted by N. Dance, Esq. R.A. Engraved by W. Holl.
Fisher, Son, & Co. London, & Paris [n.d., c.1850.]
Engraving, frontispiece?, sheet 260 x 195mm. 10¼ x 7¾".
James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. After Nathaniel Dance Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness.
[Ref: 19244]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Cook.
Captain Cook. From an original Picture by Dance... Under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
Engraved by E. Scriven.
London, Published by Charles Knight, Pall Mall East. [n.d., c.1830.]
Stipple engraving, sheet 270 x 180mm. 10½ x 7".
James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. After Nathaniel Dance Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811). The original portrait was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks and was praised as an excellent likeness. For a publication of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, which aimed to provide inexpensive scientific and similarly high-minded texts to the rapidly-expanding reading public. Founded in 1826 it continued until 1848.
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Capt. James Cook, F.R.S.
Capt. James Cook, F.R.S. The celebrated circumnavigator was killed at Owhyhee, Feb.y 14.th 1779. He was born at Marton, near Whitby, in Yorkshire, Oct.r 27.th 1728.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Stipple 120 x 90mm. 4¾ x 3½".
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) the famous British explorer, navigator and cartographer; known for his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean. He was killed in Hawaii in a fight with the locals during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779.
[Ref: 21486]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt: James Cook, F.R.S.
Capt: James Cook, F.R.S. From the Original Painting in the possession of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society.
Dance Pinxt. T. Holloway delt. et Sculpt.
[London: C. Forster, 1790.]
Etching and engraving. 178 x 127mm. 7 x 5". Trimmed within plate.
He made three important voyages of discovery to the Pacific, during which he mapped the east coast of Australia for the first time and discovered Hawaii, where he was killed during a skirmish.
[Ref: 24687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt: James Cook, F.R.S.
Capt: James Cook, F.R.S. From the Original Painting in the possession of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society.
Dance Pinxt. T. Holloway delt. et Sculpt.
[London: C. Forster, 1790.]
Etching and engraving, open letters. 176 x 113mm. 7 x 4½". Trimmed, fine impression.
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer. He made three important voyages of discovery to the Pacific, during which he mapped the east coast of Australia for the first time and discovered Hawaii, where he was killed during a skirmish.
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Capt: James Cook, F.R.S.
Capt: James Cook, F.R.S. From the Original Painting in the possession of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. Literary Magazine & British Review.
Dance Pinxt. T. Holloway delt. et Sculpt.
Published as the act directs 1 Jan 1790 by C. Forster, Poultry.
A scarce etching and engraving, sheet 211 x 125mm. 8¼" x 5". Trimmed within plate, foxed. Nicks to right edge.
He made three important voyages of discovery to the Pacific, during which he mapped the east coast of Australia for the first time and discovered Hawaii, where he was killed during a skirmish.
See RMG: PAD2881. Not in Kivell & Spence.
[Ref: 26929]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain James Cook.
Captain James Cook.
Painted by N. Dance Esq. R.A. Engraved by W. Holl.
Fisher, Son & Co. London, & Paris 1837.
Engraving. Plate: 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"). Small margins.
A portrait of explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the first European to visit Hawaii and who mapped the east coast of Australia and the complete outline of New Zealand for the first time. Portrait shows him looking at a chart of the Pacific.
[Ref: 45731]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Cook.
Captain Cook.
[c.1820]
Line engraving on india, platemark 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Proof before all letters.
James Cook (1728 - 1779), explorer. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. He was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768, and made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific, which included the first British landing in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. One of at least fourteen engravings made from the famous 1776 portrait of Cook by Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811), which was commissioned by the explorer Sir Joseph Banks (London, National Maritime Museum).
For other engravings from the same Dance portrait see refs 4577, 10791, etc
[Ref: 39167]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Captain James Cook.]
[Captain James Cook.]
N. Dance Pinxt. J.K. Sherwin.
[Publish'd Aug.t 1st 1784 by J.K. Sherwin No.28 St. James's Street & W. Hinton Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange.]
Engraving, scratch letter proof before title. Sheet size: 295 x 250mm (11½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of Captain James Cook (1728-79) after Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811), wearing naval gilt-laced frockcoat and plain waistcoat, examining his chart of the Southern Hemisphere. Commissioned by Sir Joseph Banks, it was praised as an excellent likeness. This proof has the artist and engraver's names within the engraved border rather than underneath.
BM 1977,U.651, this state.
[Ref: 45061]   £380.00  
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[Commemorative medallion portraits of Captains James Cook and James King with a medallion of Britannia beneath.]
[Commemorative medallion portraits of Captains James Cook and James King with a medallion of Britannia beneath.]
London Publish'd March, 1st, 1785 by J Sewell Cornhill.
Engraving, Plate 178 x 115mm. 7 x 4½".
James Cook (1728 - 1779) and James King (1750 - 1784). King accompanied Cook's third voyage, appointed to the Resolution as second lieutenant. They co-authored 'A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean..' Illustration to the 'European Magazine'.
[Ref: 19466]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Fernand-Cortes.
Fernand-Cortes.
Velasquez pinx. E.Lingée sculp.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Engraving. 520 x 340mm, 20½ x 13½". Crack in plate mark.
Although this portrait is proported to be of Hernán Cortés 1485-1547), the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire in Mexico, this is apocryphal. Velasquez's original painting, now in the Prado, is titled "The Jester Known as Don Juan de Austria".
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Hernand Cortez.
Hernand Cortez.
[Engraved by N. De Larmessin.]
[French, c.1682.]
Copper engraving, sheet 185 x 135mm. 7¼ x 5¼". Trimmed to/close to plate.
Portrait of Hernando Cortez (Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, c.1485 - 1547), Spanish Conquistador who led the expedition to Central America that led to the downfall of the Aztec Empire. From Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'; letterpress to verso.
[Ref: 17655]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fernand. Cortez.  Pr. Conquerant de la nouvelle Espagne.  Histoire des Voyages.
Fernand. Cortez. Pr. Conquerant de la nouvelle Espagne. Histoire des Voyages.
A Paris ches Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with hand colour. 277 x 169mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 1979]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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