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Ceylan, entre Colombo et Kandy, Mai 1841.
Ceylan, entre Colombo et Kandy, Mai 1841.
de Rudder lith d'apres le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Impré par Auguste Bry, a Paris. [n.d., c.1848.]
Lithograph. Framed. Printed area: 360 x 280mm (14 x 11").
A view in Sri Lanka showing a young family standing outside a hut in one of the many villages on the route between Colombo, the modern capital, and Kandy, located in the hills. Fruit including pineapples and bananas are seen on the ground to the left below a crouching figure who looks up towards a standing man and woman. The woman is carrying a child and holding the hand of another. Sri Lanka was a Portuguese colony from the late 16th Century until it was captured by the Dutch; a colony which lasted until the arrival of the British in the late 18th century. The hill country capital of Kandy was the last kingdom to succumb to the British in 1815.
[Ref: 36449]   £580.00  
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Junk ceylon  Junk off Poncelar Hill.
Junk ceylon Junk off Poncelar Hill.
[Unsigned, n.d., c.1820s.]
Watercolour, c.165 x 235mm. 6½ x 9¼". Some stain spots.
A junk boat in waters off Sri Lanka. A drawing from life by a skilful amateur artist from a sketch book of scenes on a voyage of the ship 'Elphinstone'. She was a sloop in the service of the Honourable East India Company launched c.1824 which travelled to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. The identity of the artist who travelled on board the Elphinstone drawing the different landscapes and scenes he saw is not ascertained. The sketch book is inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper. On watermarked Whatman paper.
[Ref: 9410]   £220.00  
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British Possessions in the Indian Seas.
British Possessions in the Indian Seas. British Settlements in the Malay Peninsula and Coast of Borneo. Compiled from the Admiralty and various other Surveys by J. Bartholomew Jun.r. Island of Ceylon. By G.H. Swanston Edin.r.
A. Fullarton & Co. London, Edinburgh & Dublin. [n.d., c.1865,]
Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 470 x 315mm (18½ x 12¼"). Narrow margins as usual, nick in top right corner.
Seven maps on one sheet, surrounded by vignettes, published in 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas, Of Modern Geography'. The largest map is Sri Lanka, with smaller maps of Malacca, Island of Singapore, Town & Harbour of Singapore, Positions of the British Settlements in the Malay Peninsula, Penang and Island of Labouan. The vignettes include Malay and Singalese dress, birds, boar and elephant hunting and a view of Colombo.
[Ref: 43336]   £230.00  
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An Usurper Stoned to Death.
An Usurper Stoned to Death.
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1746.]
Engraving, 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼") set in text.
According to the text, Rajasingha was usurped by Vinne Ladarma, but retook the throne. Rajasingha had the usurper 'buried in the ground up to his breast, and so to be kill'd by the means of certain Wooden Balls, which were thrown at his Head, till his Brains were dash'd out'. From Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 41671]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[The murder of King Janiere Waandar by the Portuguese.]
[The murder of King Janiere Waandar by the Portuguese.]
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1746.]
Engraving, 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼") set in text.
The muder of a Ceylonese ruler, blood gushing from his chest. From Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 41672]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Impaling of Some Rebells.
The Impaling of Some Rebells.
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1746.]
Engraving, 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼") set in text.
The Dutch under Adam Westerwolt (1580-1639) helped Rajasingha recapture Batticaloa in 1638, after which fifty of the rebels were impaled alive. From Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 41673]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ceylonese rebels being hung, drawn and quartered.]
[Ceylonese rebels being hung, drawn and quartered.]
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1746.]
Engraving, 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼") set in text.
The results of a rebellion against the Dutch, as recounted by Philips Baelde (1632-71]. From Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 41674]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Adam's Peak & the Lake of Colombo, from the Galle-Barrier.]
[Adam's Peak & the Lake of Colombo, from the Galle-Barrier.]
Deschamps del.
[published by Ackermann, 1845.]
Rare lithograph with tintstone, sheet 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed.
Plate from 'Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon' (1845) by John Deschamps, who spent nine years as an officer of the Royal Artillery on the island (now Sri Lanka).
Abbey 414.4.
[Ref: 41644]   £380.00  
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[The Fort of Colombo, from the Galle-Face Esplanade]
[The Fort of Colombo, from the Galle-Face Esplanade]
Deschamps del
[published by Ackermann, 1845]
Rare lithograph with tintstone, sheet 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed.
Plate from 'Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon' (1845) by John Deschamps, who spent nine years as an officer of the Royal Artillery on the island (now Sri Lanka).
Abbey 414.2
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Columbo.
Columbo.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[London: Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraved map. Plate: 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal..
A map of the town and Dutch fortifications in the port town of Columbo in Sri Lanka. The map is embellished with ships shown on the sea and animals such as elephants and goats in the landscape. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46287]   £320.00  
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Hermitage at Kurrungalle, in Ceylon.
Hermitage at Kurrungalle, in Ceylon. From a drawing by Cap.t Cha.s Auber of the Quarter Mast.r Gen.l's Depart. Ceylon.
Drawn by William Westall, A.R.A. Engraved by R.G. Reeve.
[London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1830.]
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished, sheet 305 x 415mm (12 x 16¼"); large margins left & right. Cut to platemark at bottom.
Caves at Dambulla, near Kurrungalle, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), which was the principal British station in the district. Plate from Robert Grindlay's (1786-1877) 'Scenery, costumes and architecture, chiefly on the western side of India,' 1826-30. Grindlay, founder of the ANZ Grindlays Bank, came to India in 1803, aged only 17, and worked with the East India Company, serving with the Seventh Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-1820. Engraved after a drawing by William Westall (1781-1850), who spent three and a half months in India in 1804, producing some of the most successful paintings of his career there.
Abbey Travel 442.16.
[Ref: 41713]   £320.00  
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View of Adam's Peak, and Point de Galle.
View of Adam's Peak, and Point de Galle.
Salt del. Angus sculpt.
Published May 20 1809 by William Miller, Albermarle Street, London.
Engraving. Sheet 235 x 295mm (9¼ x 11½").
A view of the coast of Sri Lanka, an illustration from 'Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806', by George Annesley (1770-1844), Viscount Valentia and later 2nd Earl of Mountnorris. The artist was Henry Salt (1780-1827), Valentia's secretary on the trip.
[Ref: 44736]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The City of Gale.
The City of Gale.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal. Tear in lower margin.
A view of the city of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46292]   £260.00  
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Image of the Koustah Rajah, or Leprous King:
Image of the Koustah Rajah, or Leprous King: Sculptured in Granitic Rock, near Belligam, Island of Ceylon.
[Anon., c.1800]
Aquatint, scarce, sheet 120 x 170mm (4¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed around image and title.
Sculpted image of the Koustah Rajah or 'Leprous King' near Beligam in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
[Ref: 46023]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Negumbo.
Negumbo.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½"), very large margins. Vertical folds as normal, repaired tear in bottom edge into plate.
A plan of the town of Negumbo on the west coast of Sri Lanka, showing the fortifications and harbour. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46288]   £240.00  
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Paneteripou. Manipay. Changane. Vanarpone.
Paneteripou. Manipay. Changane. Vanarpone.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal, tear along plate in lower margin. Marking. Hole in plate in "Manipay".
Four views of towns in Sri Lanka, each showing the church and three showing the church house. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46289]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Kopay. Poutor. Navacouli. Chavagatzeri.
Kopay. Poutor. Navacouli. Chavagatzeri.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal.
Four views of towns in Sri Lanka, each showing the church and the church house. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46290]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Illondi Matual. Ureputti. Paretiture. Catavelli.
Illondi Matual. Ureputti. Paretiture. Catavelli.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal
Four views of towns in Sri Lanka, each showing the church and the church house. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46291]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mallagam. Achiavelli. Mayletti. Oudewil.
Mallagam. Achiavelli. Mayletti. Oudewil.
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal and tear in lower right margin.
Four views of towns in Sri Lanka, each showing the church and the church house. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46293]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four Views in Sri Lanka.]
[Four Views in Sri Lanka.]
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½") with large margins. Vertical folds as normal and repaired tears into plate.
Four views of towns in Sri Lanka, showing the church of Poelepolay, the church at Tambamme, the church at Mulipatto and the church at Mogammale. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46294]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Views in Sri Lanka.]
[Two Views in Sri Lanka.]
[John & Awnsham Churchill.]
[Henry Lintot & John Osborne, 1744.]
A pair of engravings on one sheet. Each plate c. 135 x 175mm (5¼ x 7"). Repaired tear in right edge.
Two views in Sri Lanka the first showing the church of Waranni and the church house; the second showing a religious meeting below a tamarind tree on the coast. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John and Awnsham Churchill having been used previously in Philip Baldaeus's 'Description of Malabar and Coromandel and also the Island of Ceylon' in 1672.
[Ref: 46299]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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