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Scene in Bombay.
Scene in Bombay. [after Captain Robert Grindlay.]
Engraved by R.G. Reeve.
London Pub.d by R. Ackermann, & W. Sams, S.t James Street's Street, 1826.
Aquatint, printed in blue & brown and hand-finished. Sheet: 295 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾").
An open area, with workmen measuring and moving stonework on a building site on the left. 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, worked with the East India Company and served with the Seventh Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-1820.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41319]   £360.00  
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North West View of the Fort of Bombay.
North West View of the Fort of Bombay.
Drawn by William Westall, A.R.A. Engraced by R.G. Reeve.
[R. Ackermann.] [n.d., c.1826.]
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Plate: 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½"). Trimmed to plate on top and bottom edges.
The defences of Bombay facing the sea. The fort was started by the Portuguse and improved by the British; Grindlay considered them too extensive, needing too large a garrison. 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. William Westall (1781-1850) had travelled to Australia as artist for the Flinders expedition. Westall found the Australian landscape boring, and so, when the expedition broke up after the lead ship, the 'Investigator', was condemned, Westall travelled to India. This was without the permission of his employers, the Admiralty, who sacked him, although they still paid him to complete nine full oil paintings of his sketches of Australia.
Abbey Travel 442.
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Approach of the Monsoon, Bombay Harbour.
Approach of the Monsoon, Bombay Harbour. From a Drawing by William Westall. A.R.A
Eng.d by T. Fielding. Col.d by J.B. Hogarth.
London, Pub.d. by R. Ackermann, Strand 1826.
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet: 305 x 390mm (12 x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate on lower edge.
Dark clouds filling the sky across Bombay Harbour. 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. William Westall (1781-1850) had travelled to Australia as artist for the Flinders expedition. Westall found the Australian landscape boring, and so, when the expedition broke up after the lead ship, the 'Investigator', was condemned, Westall travelled to India. This was without the permission of his employers, the Admiralty, who sacked him, although they still paid him to complete nine full oil paintings of his sketches of Australia.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41314]   £360.00  
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Scene in Bombay.
Scene in Bombay. From a Drawing by Capt.n Grindlay.
Eng.d by R.G. Reeve. Col.d by J.B. Hogarth.
London, Pub.d by R. Ackermann, Strand, 1826
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet: 290 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A square with native porters and palanquins. 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.
Abbey Travel 442.
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[Calcutta]
[Calcutta] A View of Esplanade Row, from the Chouringhee Road.
Drawn by James B. Fraser. Engraved by Rob.t Havell Jun.r 79 Newman Str. Oxford Str.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill London
Aquatint with hand-colouring, fine, sheet 380 x 525mm (15 x 20½"). Small margins.
Esplanade Row in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, which marked the southernmost part of the city. It was home to many impressive public building including the Town Hall and Government House. Aquatint from 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs' (1824-6) by James Baillie Fraser. Fraser (1783-1856), a traveller and artist, journeyed widely and published several illustrated books of his travels in Asia. Fraser made the drawings for 'Views of Calcutta' between 1816 and 1820 while living there in the shipping business.
Abbey 494.2
[Ref: 43174]   £420.00  
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[Calcutta]
[Calcutta] A View of Government House, from the Eastward.
Drawn by James B. Fraser. Engraved by Rob.t Havell Jun.r 79 Newman Str. Oxford Str.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill London
Aquatint with hand-colouring, fine; sheet 380 x 525mm (15 x 20½"). Small margins.
The Government House in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, built in 1803 for the Governor of India (under the East India Company). After 1858 it became official residence of the Viceroy of India and is now, as the Raj Bhavan, official residence of the Governor of West Bengal. Aquatint from 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs' (1824-6) by James Baillie Fraser. Fraser (1783-1856), a traveller and artist, journeyed widely and published several illustrated books of his travels in Asia. Fraser made the drawings for 'Views of Calcutta' between 1816 and 1820 while living there in the shipping business.
Abbey 494.9
[Ref: 43172]   £450.00  
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[Calcutta]
[Calcutta] A View of Tank Square. from the West
Drawn by James B. Fraser. Engraved by Rob.t Havell Jun.r 79 Newman Str. Oxford Str.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill London
Aquatint with hand-colouring, fine, sheet 380 x 525mm (15 x 20½"). Small margins.
Tank Square (since known as Dalhousie Square and currently Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh) in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. It was created as the centre of the British East India Company's trading post along the Hooghly River. The imposing Writers' Buildings constructed by the British East India Company can be see in the centre of the image, stretching along the north side of the square. Aquatint from 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs' (1824-6) by James Baillie Fraser. Fraser (1783-1856), a traveller and artist, journeyed widely and published several illustrated books of his travels in Asia. Fraser made the drawings for 'Views of Calcutta' between 1816 and 1820 while living there in the shipping business.
Abbey 494.8
[Ref: 43173]   £450.00  
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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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The Rajah of Cutch with his Vassalls.
The Rajah of Cutch with his Vassalls.
Drawn by Capt.n Grindlay. Colored by J.B. Hogarth. Engraved by R.G. Reeve.
London, Pub'd by R. Ackermann, Strand, 1826.
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet: 275 x 340mm (10¾ x 13½"). Light foxing and trimmed within plate.
Grindlay wrote comparing these 'picturesque' warriors with those of the Scottish clans 'so vividly depicted by Sir Walter Scott'. This view shows some of native weaponry, including spears, swords and shields, and chainmail armour. 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.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41312]   £280.00  
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Scene in Kattiawar. Travellers and Escort.
Scene in Kattiawar. Travellers and Escort. from a sketch by Capt. Grindlay.
Drawn by C. Stanfield. Eng.d by C.Bentley.
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1830.
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet: 295 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"). Trimmed within plate and light foxing around edges.
Kathiawar in Gujarat, between the Gulfs of Kachch and Khambat. Grindlay wrote of this scene: 'The progress of their caravans when in motion, and their motley appearance when bivouacked for the night's halt are strikingly picturesque ... the varied figures of the mercantile travellers and their wild military escort, offer some of the richest subjects for the pencil that can be imagined'. 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.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41315]   £260.00  
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The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan.
The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan. A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos by Quiz. Illustrated with Engravings by Rowlandson.
London. Printed by Thomas Tegg, No 111, Cheapside. 1816. [but watermarks on plates 1825.]
8vo, contemporary full patterned calf gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, marbled endpapers; pp. viii+252, errata slip; folding frontis., engraved title & 26 aquatint plates, all but one in original colour, as called for (but transposed from Abbey's order). A fine binding.
A stinging satire of British imperial rule in India, especially Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings (1754-1826), 1st Marquess of Hastings, known as The Earl of Moira. Attributed to William Combe (1742-1823), it tells the story of the experiences of a young man attempting to make his fortune in British India, who ends up a victim of the diseases of the East. 'Qui Hi?', Bengalese for 'Who's there' was how the British gentry called their Indian servants.
Abbey 437.
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Sketch of the Typa and Macao.
Sketch of the Typa and Macao.
W.H. [engraved by William Harrison after William Bligh.]
[n.d., watermarked 1801.]
Engraved map with later colour. 275 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate at sides, binding notches on right.
A chart of the approaches to Macao, drawn by William Bligh when he was Master of HMS Resolution, Cook's ship on his Third Voyage. The famous 'Mutiny on the Bounty' was nearly 20 years later in Bligh's career. The chart was published in the Official Account, 'Voyage to the Pacific Ocean', first published in 1785. The watermarked 1801 is a sign of the enduring interest in Cook's discoveries. Bligh's original chart is now lost.
[Ref: 43335]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Approach to the Bore Ghaut.
Approach to the Bore Ghaut. Drawn by W.m West, A.R.A. from a Painting by L.t Col.l Johnson, C.B.
Engraved by T. Fielding. Colored by J.B. Hogarth.
Published by R. Ackermann, Strand, & W.m Sams, St James's Street, 1826.
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet: 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½"). Trimmed within plate.
The Bhor (or Bhore) Ghat, the main pass over the Western Ghats and the primary means of communication between the coast and the Deccan, in the north of Maharashtra. 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. William Westall (1781-1850) had travelled to Australia as artist for the Flinders expedition. Westall found the Australian landscape boring, and so, when the expedition broke up after the lead ship, the 'Investigator', was condemned, Westall travelled to India. This was without the permission of his employers, the Admiralty, who sacked him, although they still paid him to complete nine full oil paintings of his sketches of Australia.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41318]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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View from the top of the Bore Ghaut.
View from the top of the Bore Ghaut. Drawn on the Spot in 1803 by William West, A.R.A.
Engraved by T. Fielding. Colored by J.B. Hogarth.
Published by R. Ackermann, Strand & W.m Sams, St James's Street, 1826.
Aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. Plate: 300 x 380mm (11¾ x 15"). Trimmed to plate on bottom edge.
The Bhor (or Bhore) Ghat, the main pass over the Western Ghats and the primary means of communication between the coast and the Deccan, in the north of Maharashtra. 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. William Westall (1781-1850) had travelled to Australia as artist for the Flinders expedition. Westall found the Australian landscape boring, and so, when the expedition broke up after the lead ship, the 'Investigator', was condemned, Westall travelled to India. This was without the permission of his employers, the Admiralty, who sacked him, although they still paid him to complete nine full oil paintings of his sketches of Australia.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 41317]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Singapore.
Singapore.
C. Graham del. A.H. Payne sculps.
[London: Brain & Payne, 12 Paternoster Row, c.1860.]
Steel engraving, sheet 200 x 260mm (7¾ x 9½"). Cut to platemark.
A view looking past the town of Singapore to the swarm of ships at anchor in the straits.
[Ref: 43678]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Suleyman I]
[Suleyman I] Solimannus Turcarum Imperator. Parat ultima terra triumphos / Tigris et Euphrates Sub tua jura fluunt, Prop. l.3.
[after Claude Vignon]
I.I. Haid exc. A.V. [Augsburg, c.1760.]
Mezzotint, 400 x 270mm. 15¾ x 10½", very large margins.
Suleyman I ('the Magnificent'), Ottoman Sultan. From a series of mezzotint portraits copied from a set of small engravings after Claude Vignon published in the early seventeenth century.
for another in the series see ref. 10488.
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