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Femme, Caraibe.  Histore des Voyages.
Femme, Caraibe. Histore des Voyages.
Touze. Feme Duflos.
A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with hand colour. 276 x 168mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 2014]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[America] Homme, Caraibe.  Histoire des Voyages.
[America] Homme, Caraibe. Histoire des Voyages.
Touze d. Femine Duflos S.
A Paris chez Duflos, rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with hand colour. 274 x 164mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 2045]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Johnís Harbour Antigua.
St. Johnís Harbour Antigua.
N.Pocock Del.t. T.Medland sculp.
Publish'd 30 June 1804 by J.Gold. Shoe Lane, London.
Aquatint. 130 x 220mm.
Published in the 'Naval Chronicle'.
[Ref: 4359]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de Cedarhall dans l'Isle d'Antigoa aux Indes occidentales.
Vue de Cedarhall dans l'Isle d'Antigoa aux Indes occidentales.
Dess. d'ap. nat. par L. Stobwasser. gravé par Hurlimann.
Publié au profit des Missions Evangéliques par une Societé d'amis de l'Evangile, à Basle en Suisse, sous la direction de Birman & Fils. [n.d., 1830.]
Aquatint, with large margins. 255 x 340mm, 10 x 13½". Edges of plate creased.
A very scarce view of Antigua, showing Cedar Hall, a Moravian church founded on Antigua in 1822. The view was drawn by the Rev. L. Stobwasser for his 'Vues des établissements missionnaires fondés par la communauté évangélique des Frères-Unis'. This work was commissioned by the Moravian Church to promote their work on the island, which was the education of the Negro slaves, including teaching them to read. According to Stobwasser, 'By degrees, the prejudices of the planters against the Negro children being taught to read, which in the beginning were very perceptible, wore away... [giving] the prospect of happier days for the Negros'. [Letter from Stobwasser, quoted by The Religious Intelligencer, 1825.]
[Ref: 22919]   £850.00  
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Vue de Gracebay dans l'Isle d'Antigoa aux Indes occidentales
Vue de Gracebay dans l'Isle d'Antigoa aux Indes occidentales
Dess. d'ap. nat: par L. Stobwasser. gravé par Hurlimann.
Publié au profit des Missions Evangéliques par une Societé d'amis de l'Evangile, à Basle en Suisse, sous la direction de Birman & Fils. [n.d., 1830.]
Aquatint, with large margins. 255 x 340mm (10 x 13½").
A very scarce view of Antigua, showing Grace Bay, a Moravian church founded on Antigua in 1791. The view was drawn by the Rev. L. Stobwasser for his 'Vues des établissements missionnaires fondés par la communauté évangélique des Frères-Unis'. This work was commissioned by the Moravian Church to promote their work on the island, which was the education of the Negro slaves, including teaching them to read. According to Stobwasser, 'By degrees, the prejudices of the planters against the Negro children being taught to read, which in the beginning were very perceptible, wore away... [giving] the prospect of happier days for the Negros'. [Letter from Stobwasser, quoted by The Religious Intelligencer, 1825.]
[Ref: 22924]   £850.00  
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View of English Harbour Antigua Bay.
View of English Harbour Antigua Bay.
N. Pocock del. W. Ellis sc.
Publish'd 1 July 1800 by Bunney & Gold.
Aquatint. 140 x 229mm. 5½ x 9". Cut along left-hand edge.
Vignette, view of English Harbour, Antigua Bay, figures on the shore and in a small boat in the right foreground, buildings in the middle distance with the masts of ships seen above, hill with fort behind and a ship approaching, partly obscured by bushes, at left. This engraving was published in the 'Naval Chronicle'. Gold was the founder and publisher.
See NMM: PAD0940.
[Ref: 23317]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Grace Bay, Antigua.
Grace Bay, Antigua.
Printed by Rowney & Forster [London, n.d., c.1820].
Very scarce hand-coloured lithograph, image 195 x 265mm. 7¾ x 10½". Margins lacking.
View on Antigua (Wadadli), an island in the West Indies, one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. A figure working with wood and two goats to foreground, the sea and a plantation house in the landscape beyond.
[Ref: 25591]   £420.00  
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View of Newfield, a Missionary Settlement of the United Brethren in the Island of Antigua.
View of Newfield, a Missionary Settlement of the United Brethren in the Island of Antigua.
[Anon., c.1850]
Wood-engraving, sheet 85 x 140mm (3¼ x 5½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at top.
[Ref: 44798]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Antigua, S.Side. Nevis.
Antigua, S.Side. Nevis.
W.S. Andrews, del. H.C. Trery, Lith.
W. Spreat Exeter [c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 270 x 370mm. 10½ x 14½". Small triangular indentation touching edge of top prospect.
Two prospects of West Indian islands: the top one shows the south coast of Antigua, the bottom Nevis, with Charlestown. From Andrews's Illustrations of the West Indies'.
Rare: not listed in Abbey Travel.
[Ref: 45842]   £280.00  
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Scène Nocturne aux Antilles.
Scène Nocturne aux Antilles. France Maritime
Masson del et sculp
Imp.é par Chardon J.e & fils, r. Racine, 3, Paris [c.1840]
Engraving, sheet 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark three sides.
Scene intended to illustrate, in caricatures fashion, vices amongst the indigenous peoples of the Antilles: gambling and on the left a man abducts a sleeping white woman
[Ref: 33756]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bahamas] Hole in the Wall _ Island of Abaco.
[Bahamas] Hole in the Wall _ Island of Abaco.
Wells Sculp.
Publish'd 30 June, 1803 by J. Gold, 103 Shoe Lane.
Aquatint with explanatory text. 140 x 229mm. 5½ x 9". Small crease.
As written on the sheet of text "The 'Hole in the Wall' is in a rocky point at the south end of Abaco, the most northern of the Bahama Islands." This engraving was published in the 'Naval Chronicle'. Gold was the founder and publisher.
[Ref: 23315]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Ann's Garrison and the Savannah, Barbados, looking towards the Line Barracks.
St. Ann's Garrison and the Savannah, Barbados, looking towards the Line Barracks. This Print is respectfully dedicated by Permission to his Excellency Lieut. General Wood, C.B. & K.H. By his obedient Servant W.H. Freeman, M.D. Barbados.
E. Walker, Lith. from a Daguerrotype by W.H. Freeman, M.D. Nov.r 1853. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 17, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields... And by Israel Bowen, Barbados. [n.d., c.1853.]
A large and rare original coloured lithograph. Sheet 500 x 660mm (19¾ x 26"). The image laid on card as issued.
The garrison of St Ann's Fort on parade, with crowds of onlookers and a military band. The scene was taken from a daguerrotype (the first commercially successful photographic process) by Dr W.H. Freeman, the Physician in Attendance at Government House, a pair to 'Looking towards the Barracks'.
[Ref: 46553]   £2,200.00  
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Codrington College, from the Chapel Hill. 1825
Codrington College, from the Chapel Hill. 1825
J.T. Lewis lith. Winchester
Lithograph with large margins, on india paper, very rare; 1825 watermark; printed area 150 x 295mm (6 x 11½").
The oldest Anglican Theological College in the Americas, first opened in 1745. William Hart Coleridge (1789-1849), son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's brother Luke Herman Coleridge, was consecrated bishop of Barbados and the Leeward Islands in 1824, shortly before this print was made.
For Coleridge, see ref. 34952; for another view of the college see ref. 8116. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35610]   £230.00  
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Bermuda [pencil.]
Bermuda [pencil.]
H. Marshall Gardiner [pencil.]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Hand coloured photograph, signed by the photographer and mounted on card. Photograph 190 x 240mm, 7½ x 9½".
A coastal road in Bermuda, photographed by H. Marshall Gardiner and hand coloured. H. Marshall Gardiner (1884-1942) was the son of photographer William Henry Gardiner, and spent his early years in Mackinac Island, Michigan. In 1904, the family also bought a winter home in Daytona, Florida, where the elder Gardiner marketed photographs of Florida to tourists. H. Marshall Gardiner photographed in both locales, but is best known for his images of Bermuda and, especially, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. He documented Nantucket's buildings, beaches and people between 1910 and 1940, producing postcards and larger format hand-coloured photographs. About 35 of his Nantucket images are in the collection of the Nantucket Historical Association. His late-1920s photograph of the Rainbow Fleet of sailboats has endured as the most popular picture ever taken of the island. Such photos are the subject of H. Marshall Gardiner's Nantucket Postcards 1910-1940, authored by his daughter, Geraldine Gardiner Salisbury, in 1995.
[Ref: 16955]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Paynter Vale.
Paynter Vale.
S.H. Lloyd. del.t. W. Clark sculpt.
Pub. by Cochrane & Co., London 1835.]
Very scarce aquatint, printed in sepia. Sheet 105 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Trimmed within plate. Slight crease.
One of three views in Susette Harriet Lloyd's 'Sketches of Bermuda'. Lloyd spent two years in Bermuda, during which time slavery was abolished in the British colonies. Her book is an account of her experiences: she wrote 'We went a few days ago to see Paynter Vale, belonging to John Musson, Esq. It lies in Bailey's Bay at the further extremity of our island, and is considered one of the prettiest places in Bermuda'.
Abbey: 682. A free e-book is available from Google.
[Ref: 41687]   £360.00  
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Government Dock Yard Bermuda.
Government Dock Yard Bermuda.
A. Fullarton & Co London & Edinburgh. [n.d., c.1860.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 65 x 200mm (2½ x 7¾"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
From 'Scenery and Animated Life'. An extended version of the same image was used on Fullarton's lithographic map of Bermuda.
[Ref: 37395]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bermudian Boats. Ireland Island in the Distance [ms]
Bermudian Boats. Ireland Island in the Distance [ms]
T. Dean [?] [in image lower left; c.1820]
Watercolour, sheet 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½"). Glued to backing sheet.
View off the coast of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean.
[Ref: 44513]   £650.00  
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Isles de Cuba et de la Jamaïque.
Isles de Cuba et de la Jamaïque. Par M.Bonne, Ing.r Hydrographe de la Marine.
André sculp.
[Paris, c.1780.]
Engraved map. 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14¼") very large margins. Foxing holes in title.
A map of Cuba and Jamaica, with Grand Caymen and some of the islands of the Bahamas. From Bonne's 'Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dresse Pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes'.
[Ref: 45246]   £240.00  
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The Natives of the Carribee Islands feasting on human Flesh.
The Natives of the Carribee Islands feasting on human Flesh.
[London: William Strahan et al, c.1766.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 100mmm (6½ x 4"). Some toning.
A group of natives with feathers on their ears roasting limbs, a suitably graphic illustration for Smollett's 'Compendium of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages'.
[Ref: 44639]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Chatoyer the Chief of the Black Charabes in St. Vincent with his five Wives.
Chatoyer the Chief of the Black Charabes in St. Vincent with his five Wives.
Drawn from the life by Agostino Brunyas_1773. From an original painting in the possession of Sir W.m Young Bar.t F.R.S.
Publish's March 18. 1796 by I. Stockdale, Piccadilly.
Engraving. Plate: 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed, horizontal creases as issued and folds.
A portrait of Garifuna chief Joseph Chatoyer (d.1795) who led a revolt against the British Colonial government on Saint Vincent on 1795.
[Ref: 46055]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cuba, (North Side, from Havana to Point Yecas). Cuba, (North Side). Cuba, (North Side).
Cuba, (North Side, from Havana to Point Yecas). Cuba, (North Side). Cuba, (North Side). [&] North Side of Cuba from Havanna to Organos Mountains. [&] North Side of Cuba Continued. Cape Corientes, Cuba S.Side. Cape Antonio Cuba, W. End.
W.S. Andrews, del. T.G.Dutton, lith.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen. [London, c.1860.]
Three tinted lithographs, each sheet 270 x 370mm. 10½ x 14½". A small triangular indentation in sky of one sheet and sea of another.
Six prospects of Cuba from the sea, spread across three sheets. The first three are three single-strip ones on one sheet, with Havana and Matanzas; the fourth (Havana to Organos), is on six strips across two sheets; the fifth & sixth are single-strip prospects of Cape Corrientes & Cape San Antonio on the west end of the island maybe a panoramic view of the coast of Cuba. From 'Andrews's Illustrations of the West Indies'.
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T.56 American Merdionale. T.III.
T.56 American Merdionale. T.III. Bombarda. Havanna.
[n.d. c.1825.]
Coloured lithograph. 285 x 191mm. 11¼ x 7½".
Two views in Cuba: Havana and Bombarda.
[Ref: 19744]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Indian Cacique of the Island of Cuba,
An Indian Cacique of the Island of Cuba, addressing Columbus concerning a future state.
B. West delint. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
Publish'd Novr. 18, 1794 by I. Stockdale, Piccadilly.
Etching, 255 x 205mm. 10 x 8". Stained.
A book illustration.
From the Capper Album.
[Ref: 10700]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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North Side of Cuba from Havanna to Organos Mountains.
North Side of Cuba from Havanna to Organos Mountains.
W.S. Andrews, del. T.G.Dutton, lith.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen. [London, c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph on card, sheet 270 x 370mm (10½ x 14½").
Four prospects of Cuba from the sea, showing Moro, Muriel and Pan de Cabanas, from 'Andrews's Illustrations of the West Indies'.
[Ref: 45851]   £320.00  
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[Two pottery designs]
[Two pottery designs] Vista de la Habana [& four children sat around vase filled with flowers]
[Anon, c.1820]
Two stipples, approx 140 x 155mm (Vista de la Habana) and 90 x 95mm (four children), very scarce. Both prints trimmed to image and attached to backing sheet.
The following label is attached: 'Ridgway, Cauldon Place and Bell Works. Shelton. The cartouche attached to 'Vista de la Habana' is identical to that on a saucer dish (Own Collection) which includes the initials W.R. These pulls are probably by J. & W. Ridgway (1814-1830). The saucer dish is black- printed with the vase and children pattern and entitled 'Souvenir'.'
[Ref: 33745]   £220.00  
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[Photograph of a waterfall on Cuba.]
[Photograph of a waterfall on Cuba.] The place on Cuba from Havanna where Lopes was taken & shot by Spanish troops. Lopez was leader of Spanish American filibusters who invaded attempting to destroy Spanish rule there [ink mss. on reverse.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Sepia photograph, 315 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"), mounted on board. Backboard toned.
A photograph of a forest waterfall, apparently where the filibuster Narciso López (1797-1851) was captured. In August 1851 López arrived on Cuba with several hundred men, hoping to stir rebellion with the backing of the Southern states of the United States. When this failed he and his men were captured, most executed, the rest sent to work in mining labor camps. The modern Cuban flag was designed by López and Miguel Teurbe Tolon and carried on this expedition.
[Ref: 37399]   £260.00  
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[Havana on the Island of Cuba.]
[Havana on the Island of Cuba.]
Pocock del.t. Bennett sculp.t.
Published Nov.r 30, 1807 by J.Gold, 103 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, London.
Aquatint. 130 x 220mm. Title rubbed.
Published in the 'Naval Chronicle'.
[Ref: 4370]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Franciscan Church & Convent in the City of Havana
A View of the Franciscan Church & Convent in the City of Havana taken from the Alcalde's House in Granby Square.
Drawn by Elias Durnford. Engraved by Edward Rooker.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1st Aug.t 1764 by T. Jefferys, the corner of St Martin's Lane.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 365 x 530mm (14½ x 20¾"), 18th century watermark. Trimmed to plate, bottom right corner creased, stain in title area.
A view of the basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis (St. Francis of Assisi) in Old Havana, begun in 1580 but altered in the baroque style in 1730. Most of the building survives, including the tallest bell tower in Havana, but not the dome on the left. During the occupation by the British in 1762 it was commandeered for Anglican services, desecrating it in the eyes of the Catholics, so it was never used as a church again, although the monks remained in the monastery until 1841. It is now a concert hall for classical, chamber and choral music with a museum of religious artifacts and holy art in the cloisters. One of a set of six views of Havana drawn by Elias Durnford (1739-94) when he participated in the capture of Havana during the Seven Year's War. During the occupation he was aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle. At the end of the war in 1763 Durnford was appointed chief engineer and surveyor general of the new British colony of West Florida where he laid out the city plan for Pensacola in 1764. In 1769 he became Lieutenant Governor, a post he held into the American Revolutionary Wars, when he was captured by an overwhelming Spanish force in 1780. In the French Revolutionary Wars he was Chief Royal Engineer of the West Indies, campaigning against the French in Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia until his death from yellow fever on Tobago in 1794. The title is repeated in French and Spanish.
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A View of the Harbour & City of the Havana, taken from the Hill near the Road, Between La Regla & Guanavacoa.
A View of the Harbour & City of the Havana, taken from the Hill near the Road, Between La Regla & Guanavacoa. To the Right Honourable George Earl of Albemarle, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces on the late Expedition to Cuba; These Six Views of the City, Harbour, & Country of the Havana, are most humbly Inscribed, By his Lordship's most Obedient & Devoted Humble Serv.t Elias Durnford, Engineer.
W. Elliott sculp.t.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Aug.t 1764 by T. Jefferys, Corner of St Martin's Lane.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 365 x 530mm (14½ x 20¾"), with 18th century watermark. Trimmed to plate, small tear in right edge, tiny worm hole.
The title plate of a set of six views of Havana drawn by Elias Durnford (1739-94) when he participated in the capture of Havana during the Seven Year's War. During the occupation he was aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle. It shows the British fleet at anchor, with a key to places and plants under the title. The title is repeated in French and Spanish. At the end of the war in 1763 Durnford was appointed chief engineer and surveyor general of the new British colony of West Florida where he laid out the city plan for Pensacola in 1764. In 1769 he became Lieutenant Governor, a post he held into the American Revolutionary Wars, when he was captured by an overwhelming Spanish force in 1780. In the French Revolutionary Wars he was Chief Royal Engineer of the West Indies, campaigning against the French in Martinique, Guadaloupe and St. Lucia until his death from yellow fever on Tobago in 1794.
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A View of the City of the Havana, taken from the Road near Colonel Howe's Battery.
A View of the City of the Havana, taken from the Road near Colonel Howe's Battery.
Drawn by Elias Durnford Engineer, Etch'd by Paul Sandby, & Engraved by Edw.d Rooker.
London, Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb.y 1765 by Tho.s Jefferys, the Corner of St Martin's Lane.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 365 x 530mm (14½ x 20¾"). Trimmed to plate, worm trail in foliage bottom left corner of image.
A view from a hill west of the Havana, looking down on the entrance to the harbour that was defended by the battery, named after William Howe (1729-1814). Howe played a major role in many of the successes of the Seven Years's War: he had led the ascent to the Plains of Abraham that led to the capture of Quebec in 1759; led a brigade during the Capture of Belle Île in 1761; and served as adjutant general of the Havana invasion force. However as Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the American War of Independence he was less successful, resigning in 1777. One of a set of six views of Havana drawn by Elias Durnford (1739-94) when he participated in the capture of Havana during the Seven Year's War. During the occupation he was aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle. At the end of the war in 1763 Durnford was appointed chief engineer and surveyor general of the new British colony of West Florida where he laid out the city plan for Pensacola in 1764. In 1769 he became Lieutenant Governor, a post he held into the American Revolutionary Wars, when he was captured by an overwhelming Spanish force in 1780. In the French Revolutionary Wars he was Chief Royal Engineer of the West Indies, campaigning against the French in Martinique, Guadaloupe and St. Lucia until his death from yellow fever on Tobago in 1794. The title is repeated in French and Spanish.
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View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
Drawn after nature by the Hon.ble William Harcourt. 1762. Etched by Newnham 1763.
Etching. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Printed on coloured paper, cut to image with a conservation backing.
William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743-1830) was a Field-Marshal and M.P. for Oxford. He was a British commander during the American War of Independence, and aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle in Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. While in Havana he sketched this view of what is now the Almendares River, a 45 km river in the western part of Cuba. It was one of the first settlements in Cuba and source of Havana's water supply. Etched by George Simon, [Viscount Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt, [1736 - 1809] politician, statesman and gifted amateur.
BM: 1861,1012.2505.
[Ref: 45844]   £220.00  
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Havannah.
Havannah.
Fisher, Son & Co, London, 1829.
Steel engraving. 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾").
The entrance of Havana Harbour from the sea.
[Ref: 38837]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon'ble Wm. Harcourt.
A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon'ble Wm. Harcourt.
Etched 1764 by Nuneham.
Etching printed on brown paper. 365 x 255mm. Trimmed to plate, left corner repaired in margin.
Morro Castle Spanish: Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro) is a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. When it was built in 1589, Cuba was under the control of Spain. The castle, named after the biblical Magi, was later captured by the British in 1762. Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, GCB [1743 Ė 1830] was an English nobleman and soldier. He was the younger son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt. As a young man he took "an ensigncy" in the First Foot Guards Light Dragoons, in October 1759. The regiment had been raised at his father's expense and was known as Harcourt's Black. In 1760 Harcourt was sent to Mecklenburg-Strelitz to escort to England the consort-elect of George III and he was appointed to a post in the Royal Household. He was aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762. Brother of George Simon, [Viscouint Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt.
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A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town.
A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town.
December 1762 by the Hon.ble Wm. Harcourt. Etchd 1764 by Nuneham.
A scarce etching. Sheet 230 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Morro Castle Spanish: Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro) is a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. When it was built in 1589, Cuba was under the control of Spain. The castle, named after the biblical Magi, was later captured by the British in 1762. Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, GCB [1743 Ė 1830] was an English nobleman and soldier. He was the younger son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt. As a young man he took "an ensigncy" in the First Foot Guards Light Dragoons, in October 1759. The regiment had been raised at his father's expense and was known as Harcourt's Black. In 1760 Harcourt was sent to Mecklenburg-Strelitz to escort to England the consort-elect of George III and he was appointed to a post in the Royal Household. He was aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762. Brother of George Simon, [Viscouint Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt.
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A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon.ble W.m Harcourt.
A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon.ble W.m Harcourt.
Etched 1764 by Nuneham.
[Printed c.1818.]
Etching, with sepia wash. 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼").
Morro Castle, guarding the entrance to Havana Bay, Cuba. It was drawn by William Harcourt [1743-1830] while aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762, during the Seven Years War, and etched by his older brother George Simon Harcourt (1736-1809), Viscount Nuneham. Both had been taught drawing by Paul Sandby. George went on to be MP for St Albans before taking the title 2nd Earl Harcourt; William stayed in the army, becoming a commander in the American War of Independence, succeeding his brother as 3rd Earl Harcourt.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon'ble Wm. Harcourt.
A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon'ble Wm. Harcourt.
Etched 1764 by Nuneham.
Etching. Platemark: 245 x 365mm (9½ x 14¼"), very large margins. Uncut.
A view of Morro Castle, a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Cuba. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. When it was built in 1589, Cuba was under the control of Spain. The castle, named after the biblical Magi, was later captured by the British in 1762. Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743 - 1830) was an English nobleman and soldier.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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A New & Exact Plan of the Harbour of Port Louis,
A New & Exact Plan of the Harbour of Port Louis, with ye Attack on Fort St. Louis Taken by Admiral Knowles Mar.8: 1747/8, by F. Vallnight.
London Mag: for June, 1748.
Etched and engraved map, 200 x 120mm. 8 x 4¾". Tatty bound edge, as normal.
Plan with key of the attack on Port Louis, Cuba, by Admiral Sir Charles Knowles d.1777. Plate to the London Magazine.
[Ref: 9608]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara.
Drawn after nature by the Hon.ble William Harcourt. 1762. Etched by Newnham 1763.
[Watermarked 'Turkey Mills J Whatman 1818'.]
Etching. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A rural view near Havana, Cuba, drawn by William Harcourt [1743-1830] while aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762, during the Seven Years War, and etched by his older brother George Simon Harcourt (1736-1809), Viscount Nuneham. Both had been taught drawing by Paul Sandby. George went on to be MP for St Albans before taking the title 2nd Earl Harcourt; William stayed in the army, becoming a commander in the American War of Independence, succeeding his brother as 3rd Earl Harcourt.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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[Eleven views in Cuba from the extremely rare album 'Isla de Cuba pintoresca'.]
[Eleven views in Cuba from the extremely rare album 'Isla de Cuba pintoresca'.]
[Cuba, Printed by Real Sociedad Patriótica, n.d.,c.1855.]
Set of eleven sepia tinted lithographs heightened in white, trimmed to printed borders and glued to four album pages; titles excised and glued below images. Each image c.170 x 260mm, 6¾ x 10¼".
The fascinating compositions include prospects of the capital city Havana and the town of Trinidad, also snippets of daily life in the mid-19th century on this vibrant island. One scene depicts three well-healed European ladies travelling in a horse-drawn carriage driven by a liveried black servant; another shows a crowd gathering around to watch some dancers during a street carnival. By Cuba's master lithographer Pierre Toussaint Frederic Mialhe (1810 - 1881), some signed in plate, captions in Spanish. Mialhe left France for Cuba in 1838 to become the landscape painter of the lithographic firm newly established by Francois Cosnier and Alexandre Moreau de Jonnes under the sponsorship of the Royal Patriotic and Economic Society of Cuba. These so-called 'French lithographers', rivals to the Spanish workshop of the Costa brothers, became the foremost such venture in Cuba. The lithographs were scheduled to be issued in twelve instalments of four prints each, but such an ambitious scheme could not be sustained and publication became intermittent after the ninth issue. Although the figure of 49 has been suggested, it is difficult to establish with certainty how many plates were actually produced.
Not in BL.
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View of Prince Rupertís Bay, Dominica.
View of Prince Rupertís Bay, Dominica.
N. Pocock delt. Wells sculp.t.
Publish'd by Binney & Gold, May 1st 1799.
Aquatint. 130 x 220mm.
Published in the 'Naval Chronicle'.
[Ref: 4378]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nine lithographs from the rare book 'Views in the Island of Dominica'.]
[Nine lithographs from the rare book 'Views in the Island of Dominica'.]
[Lieutenant Whitworth(?) Porter and Mrs Porter.]
[British, 1849.]
Set of nine (out of eleven) sepia tinted lithographs, trimmed within image and glued album sheets, captioned in ink below. Each c.150 x 225mm (6 x 9"), one double-page view 150 x 450mm (6 x 17¾"). Some scuffing and damage.
A charming set of views of the Caribbean island of Dominica, probably, according to Abbey, published for private circulation. The plates include large prospect of Roseau, Prince Rupert's Bay and Morne Daniole. In his dedication to Colonel MacDonald, the Lieutenant-Governor of Dominica, the artist Porter shows the purpose of his sketches to be to convey the 'beauty and grandeur' of the island, and to select 'the most familiar' views, 'considered the most likely to be interesting to the inhabitants.'
Abbey Travel: 695. Not in BL.
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[Three Watercolour Views in Dominica.]
[Three Watercolour Views in Dominica.] View of the Town of Roseau More, Bruce in the Island of Dominica. [&] View of the Svottish Head in the Island of Dominica. [&] View of Morne Bruce, the Town of Roseau, and the Scotts-Head, in the Isalnd of Dominica.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Rare. Sheet: 430 x 310mm, (17 x 12"). Fine. Laid down.
Three very fine watercolours of Dominica in the vicinity of the island's capital Roseau on the West coast. The watercolours show local Dominicans in their fishing boats and their dwellings as well as large European ships coming into harbour. The French and British fought for control of Dominica into the 19th Century, one watercolour shows the Union jack flying from a building on the top of a hill.
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Sketches of West India Scenery with Illustrations of Negro Character. The Process of Making Sugar, &c. Taken during a Voyage to, and Seven Years Residence in the Island of Trinidad.
Sketches of West India Scenery with Illustrations of Negro Character. The Process of Making Sugar, &c. Taken during a Voyage to, and Seven Years Residence in the Island of Trinidad.
Composed & Drawn on Zinc by R.B.
London, Published by R. Jenning, Poultry. [n.d. c.1836.]
Lithographic frontispiece. 275 x 380mm. 10¾ x 15". Some soiling and spotting.
Richard (Hicks) Bridgens (b.1785 d. 1846) was a sculptor, designer and architect, he attempted to set up an architectural practice in Birmingham in 1819 which he closed in 1825 when he moved to Trinidad where his wife had inherited a sugar plantation. In 1836 he printed West India Scenery, with Illustrations of Negro Character, the process of making sugar, etc. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the Island of Trinidad. Bridgens' work is an early record of life in Trinidad. Bridgens became the Superintendent of Public Works in Port of Spain and was responsible for the design of the first Government Offices on the site now occupied by the Red House. He died in Trinidad in 1846. Frontispiece to a collection of 27 plates.
Ex: Parker Gallery.
[Ref: 23397]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Green Island. Grenada.
Green Island. Grenada.
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 120 x 220mm. 4¾ x 8¾".
Green Island, a small island north-east of Grenada. From an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11263]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Careenage._ Grenada.
The Careenage._ Grenada.
W.S. Andrews del. T.G. Dutton lith.
Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. [n.d., c.1859.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Framed. Printed area: 195 x 300mm (7¾ x 11¾"). Frame: 370 x 470mm (14½ x 18½"). Light foxing, unexamined out of frame.
A view of the Carenage in the harbour of St George's, capital of Grenada. Published in Andrew's 'Sailing Directions in the West Indies'.
[Ref: 45790]   £450.00  
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A View of the Town of St. George Grenada with the Carenage & Surrounding Scenery.
A View of the Town of St. George Grenada with the Carenage & Surrounding Scenery.
On Stone by C. Haghe
Printed by W. Day
Lithograph on india paper, rare, large margins; sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8½"). Toning to edges.
View of Grenada's principal town. Formerly a French settlement named Port Louis, the town's name was changed to Saint George's after the island was ceded to Great Britain in 1763. The carenage is the town's inner harbour. Plate from 'Four Years' residence in the West Indies' by Frederick William N. Bayley (1808-52), who accompanied his father (a soldier) to Barbados in the 1820s. Bayley writes in his book that 'perhaps I could not have been on a more delightful spot than the citadel at Forth Charlotte'.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 33773]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A North View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe, when in Possession of his Majesty's Forces in 1759. No 3.
A North View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe, when in Possession of his Majesty's Forces in 1759. No 3.
Drawn on the Spot by Lieu.t Arch. Campbell Engineer. Engraved by Grignion.
London, Printed for John Bowles at No 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No 53 in Fleet Street, Tho.s Jeffreys the corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, Carington Bowles at No 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, and Henry Parker at No 82 in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching. Sheet 365 x 530mm (14½ x 20¾"). Trimmed to plate, printer's crease in sky.
A view of the British camp at Vieux-Fort, a union flag on the pole. In 1759, during the Seven Years' War, the British under Major-General Peregrine Hopson attacked and captured Guadeloupe. The island was returned to France after the war, while Britain kept Canada.
BM: 1872,1012.4774.
[Ref: 44444]   £950.00  
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S.t Domingo (South Side).
S.t Domingo (South Side).
W.S. Andrews, del. T.G.Dutton, Lith.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen. [London, c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 270 x 370mm. 10½ x 14½".
Two prospects of Haiti. The top prospect shows "Morno Rouge" in Haiti; the bottom Jackmell. From 'Andrews's Illustrations of the West Indies'.
Rare: not listed in Abbey Travel.
[Ref: 17729]   £250.00  
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S.t Domingo.
S.t Domingo.
W.S. Andrews, del. T.G.Dutton, Lith.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen. [London, c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 270 x 370mm. 10½ x 14½".
Two prospects of Haiti, showing the islands of Alto Vela (High Sail) and Isla Beata, off the Jaragua National Park in southern Haiti. From 'Andrews's Illustrations of the West Indies'.
Rare: not listed in Abbey Travel.
[Ref: 17732]   £270.00  
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[King's Square / St Jago de la Vega]
[King's Square / St Jago de la Vega]
[Dra]wn by James Hakewill / Engrav'd by Sutherla[nd]
[Publish'd February 1 1824 by Hurst Robinson & Co 90 Cheapside & E. Lloyd, Harley Str.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, watermark: 'J Whatman'; sheet 135 x 260mm (5¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed close to image, losing title and other text.
King's Square in St Jago de la Vega (Spanish Town), the capital of Jamaica until nearby Kingston became the capital in 1872. In the centre is the temple constructed by John Bacon for Admiral Rodney, commemorating his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saints in 1782. On the left is the House of Assembly and on the right is the King's House. Plate from James Hakewill's 'A Picturesque Tour of the island of Jamaica' (seven parts, 1824-5). Hakewill (1778-1843) was an architectural draughtsman best known for his books, which documented visits to Jamaica, Paris, and Italy (in which Hakewill's sketches were the basis for watercolours by JMW Turner subsequently engraved for the book).
Abbey 683.1; For Admiral Rodney see ref. 36624; for John Bacon see ref. 8781
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