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Balagans or Summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul. Kamtschatka.
Balagans or Summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul. Kamtschatka.
J. Webber R. A. fecit.
London Pub.d April 1. 1809 by Boydell & Comp.y No. 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with large margins and very fine hand colour on watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1819'. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½"). Small stain in left margin.
A thatched building, at the edge of a river where men are fishing with large nets. Behind is a thatched hut on stilts and a large frame from which fish are hanging to dry, with surrounding figures working, gathering and storing the fish. A woman and child are in the foreground, beside a pot hanging from a tripod over a fire. Wooded hills are in the background to the left. John Webber was the official artist on Cook's final voyage through the Pacific; his drawings formed the basis for printed illustrations to the account of 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784.
Vol. III. Book VI page 375.
[Ref: 31817]   £420.00  
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Tombeaux de la Baie de Castries.
Tombeaux de la Baie de Castries.
Dessiné par Duché-de-Vancy. Gravé par Masquelier. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22".
Tombs near Castries Bay in Tartary, named after the French minister of marine who had sent La Perouse on his mission. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked in Kamchatka and spent a year crossing Siberia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 18687]   £380.00  
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Costumes des habitans de la Baie de Castries.
Costumes des habitans de la Baie de Castries.
Dessiné par Duché-de-Vancy. Gravé par Dennel. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22".
The interior of a hut of Castries Bay in Tartary, named after the French minister of marine who had sent La Perouse on his mission. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked in Kamchatka and spent a year crossing Siberia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18686]   £350.00  
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Hyu-Chen, Imperatrice femme de Genghis -Khan.
Hyu-Chen, Imperatrice femme de Genghis -Khan.
Tire de la Voin Salomon.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 279 x 166mm.
The wife of Genghis Khan.
[Ref: 2050]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Asia] Le Grand Kam  Empereur de Tartarie.  Tire de l'Histoire des Voyages.
[Asia] Le Grand Kam Empereur de Tartarie. Tire de l'Histoire des Voyages.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 279 x 168mm.
[Ref: 2036]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Town of St. Peter & St. Paul in the Bay of Awatchka.
A View of the Town of St. Peter & St. Paul in the Bay of Awatchka.
W. Ellis del. J. Heath sc.
Pub.d Dec.r 14 1781 by G. Robinson.
Copper engraving, 110 x 175mm. 4¼ x 7". A very fine impression.
A view in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. From 'An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty’s ships Resolution and Discovery during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780 : in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America…', by William Ellis, published 1782. Ellis was a surgeon's mate during Cook's third voyage, first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution, and gives quite a good history of this expedition. His account was published two years before the 'official' version. Ellis was also an amateur artist of some skill and the illustrations in the book are after his own drawings; they include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska and three of the Northwest Coast.
[Ref: 13451]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Woman of Kamtschatka.
A Woman of Kamtschatka.
W. Ellis del. J. Heath sc.
Publish'd Decr. 14th 1781 by G. Robinson.
Copper engraving, 175 x 105mm. 7 x 4¼". Chips to lower margin; a very fine impression.
A native of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. From 'An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty’s ships Resolution and Discovery during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780 : in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America…', by William Ellis, published 1782. Ellis was a surgeon's mate during Cook's third voyage, first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution, and gives quite a good history of this expedition. His account was published two years before the 'official' version. Ellis was also an amateur artist of some skill and the illustrations in the book are after his own drawings; they include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska and three of the Northwest Coast.
[Ref: 13453]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka.
Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka.
Dessiné par Blondela. Gravé par Masquelier. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22". Creases through middle.
A view of Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka peninsula. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked here at Petropavlovsk and spent a year crossing Russia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 18690]   £350.00  
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The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka.
The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka.
J. Webber fecit.
London Pub.d April 1. 1809 by Boydell & Comp.y No. 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with large margins and very fine hand colour on watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1820'. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½"). Repaired tears to top left edges.
A scene depicting a sledge laden with firewood, drawn by five dogs steered by a man on skis. Thatched houses and peaked thatched buildings on stilts can be see to the left in the middle ground and a volcano bellowing smoke and mountains in the background. John Webber was the official artist on Cook's final voyage through the Pacific; his drawings formed the basis for printed illustrations to the account of 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784.
[Ref: 31816]   £620.00  
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Kamtschadale en Voyage.
Kamtschadale en Voyage.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph, paper watermarked. Image area 222 x 355mm. 8¾ x 14". Trimmed to image and around title area.
A scene with a Kamtschadale in a sledge being pulled by five husky dogs in Kamtschatka, Russia.
[Ref: 26563]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Town and Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka.
A View of the Town and Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka.
J. Webber del. B. T. Pouncy sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 215 x 265mm (8½ x 10½"). Uncut with very large margins. Slight repair in centre.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A view of the town and harbour of St Peter & St Paul (Petropavlovsk) looking towards the entrance of Avacha Bay. The village is shown on the sandy peninsula with Kamchatkan summer huts and Russian log huts. A man and woman can be seen to the left and a canoe containing three men in the central foreground, with other groups of figures along the shore. The ships the Resolution and Discovery are in the Bay in the background, with snowy peaks in the distance. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34196]   £260.00  
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A Man of Kamtschatka.
A Man of Kamtschatka.
J. Webber del. W. Sharp sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 265 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Uncut. Edges of wide margins worn.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A portrait of a man from the Kamtschatka penninsula in the Russian Far East, facing right, wearing traditional clothing. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34193]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
J. Webber del. Woodyer sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving, very fine. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾"). Uncut with very large margins.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A traditional sledge from the Kamtschatka peninsula, far eastern Russia. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34198]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Man of Kamtschatka, Travelling in Winter.
A Man of Kamtschatka, Travelling in Winter.
J. Webber del. S. Middiman sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving, very fine. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Uncut with very large margins.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A scene in the Kamtschatka peninsula of far eastern Russia, depicting a man travelling ascross the snowy landscape on a sledge pulled by a pack of five dogs. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34201]   £240.00  
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Costumes des habitans de la Baie de Langle.
Costumes des habitans de la Baie de Langle.
Dessine par Duche-de Vancy. Gravé par Cathelin. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22".
La Perouse's officers among the inhabitants of 'Langle Bay', which was named after La Perouse's second-in-command, Paul Antoine Fleuriot de Langle, who was killed on Samoa, December 1787. The site is probably Tomari Bay, Sakhalin. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked here at Petropavlovsk and spent a year crossing Russia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18691]   £520.00  
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Niskani, Aoucantouri et Erougantoi, habitans de la Baie de Langle. Orotchis, habitans de la Baie de Castries.
Niskani, Aoucantouri et Erougantoi, habitans de la Baie de Langle. Orotchis, habitans de la Baie de Castries.
Dessiné par Duche de Vancy. Gravé par Simonet. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.]
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16"). Tear in edge, well outside image area. Small margins.
Two round group portraits: above are inhabitants of the Tomari Bay, Sakhalin; below are the inhabitants of De Castries Bay, on the mainland coast of the Gulf of Tartary. They were drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy (1756–1788), the official artist of the La Perouse expedition, who disappeared with the rest of the crews of the Astrolabe and Boussole in 1788.
[Ref: 40543]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Tartare Orienteux.  Tire de Nieuhof.
Tartare Orienteux. Tire de Nieuhof.
Touze
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 278 x 166mm.
[Ref: 2104]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Group of Tartars(?)]  IVter Stamm.
[Group of Tartars(?)] IVter Stamm. ['N.7' upper right.]
Brodtmann delin.
[Zurich: Brodtmann, n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph, rare, sheet 445 x 335mm. 17½ x 13¼".
Three oriental figures in a landscape; a female and two males. From a natural history or ethnographic folio by renowned Swiss artist and lithographer Carl (Karl) Joseph Brodtmann (1787 - 1862).
[Ref: 21052]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Grand Cam; Ou Empereur De Tartarie….endroits et quantite de perles le long d'un lac appelle carnicla.
Le Grand Cam; Ou Empereur De Tartarie….endroits et quantite de perles le long d'un lac appelle carnicla.
[Engraved by De Larmessin].
A Paris Chez P Bertrand Rue St. Iacques a la pomme d'Or proche St Seuerin, Avec Privil du Roy, [n.d. c.1685].
Engraving, with large margins; paper watermarked. Plate 228 x 160mm. 9 x 6¼".
Portrait of a Tartar emperor, bust-length, turned to the left, wearing fur-trimmed hat adorned with pearls and feather, pearl earrings, fur-trimmed cloak with jewellery, and holding a sceptre in right hand; in oval frame with ribbon tied in the upper part, and coat of arms in the lower part. From a large series of portraits, all following the same composition.
[Ref: 26191]   £220.00  
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Tamchi-Boulac, or Dropping Spring.
Tamchi-Boulac, or Dropping Spring.
W. Atkinson del. _ J. Needham lith. Day & Son, Lithr's to the Queen.
London, Published by Hurst & Blackett. [n.d., c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph. Very rare. Sheet size: 120 x 165mm (4 x 6½"). Trimmed to image.
Plate 15 from 'Oriental and Western Siberia' by Thomas Witlam published in 1858, a narrative of seven years of exploration in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and part of Central Asia.
Abbey: 530.
[Ref: 37257]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Volcanic Crater, Saian Mountains.
Volcanic Crater, Saian Mountains.
W. Atkinson del. _ J. Needham lith. Day & Son, Lithr's to the Queen.
London, Published by Hurst & Blackett. [n.d., c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph. Very rare. Sheet size: 120 x 165mm (4 x 6½"). Trimmed to image.
Plate 7 from 'Oriental and Western Siberia' by Thomas Witlam published in 1858, a narrative of seven years of exploration in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and part of Central Asia.
Abbey: 530.
[Ref: 37256]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Natural Arch on Nouk-A-Daban.
A Natural Arch on Nouk-A-Daban.
W. Atkinson del. _ J. Needham lith. Day & Son, Lithr's to the Queen.
London, Published by Hurst & Blackett. [n.d., c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph. Very rare. Sheet size: 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½"). Trimmed to image.
Plate 19 from 'Oriental and Western Siberia' by Thomas Witlam published in 1858, a narrative of seven years of exploration in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and part of Central Asia.
Abbey: 530.
[Ref: 37254]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Zabata-Nor.
Zabata-Nor.
W. Atkinson del. _ J. Needham lith. Day & Son, Lithr's to the Queen.
London, Published by Hurst & Blackett. [n.d., c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph. Very rare. Sheet size: 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½"). Trimmed to image.
Plate 7 from 'Oriental and Western Siberia' by Thomas Witlam published in 1858, a narrative of seven years of exploration in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary and part of Central Asia.
Abbey: 530.
[Ref: 37255]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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