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Alpaccas.
Alpaccas.
[n.d., c.1840s.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 195 x 160mm (7¾ x 6¼"). Light foxing in sky.
A scene showing alpaccas in a field, the scenery looks English rather than South American. Alpacca's made their first appearance in Britain in the 19th century but early breeders were not very successful as the animals did not adapt well to the cold, wet climate.
[Ref: 42465]   £230.00  
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[Collection of 13 Aquatints of Cats.]
[Collection of 13 Aquatints of Cats.]
Dessiné p.r Mind.
Publié p.r J.P. Lamy à Basle, Berne & Geneve.
Aquatint with very fine hand-colour. Sheet: 200 x 130mm (8 x 5¼"). Laid on album sheets as normal, some staining.
A series of etchings of cats after paintings by the autistic savant Gottfried Mind (1768-1814), known as the Raphael of Cats. Mind was known for his depiction of animals in general but is best known for his cats.
[Ref: 42651]   £3,000.00   view all images for this item
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The Durham Ox.
The Durham Ox. To The Right Honorable Lord Somerville, This Print is with great respect humbly dedicated, by his Lordship's most obedt. humble Servant John Day. This wonderful Animal is now the property of Mr. John Day of Harmston, near Lincoln, and was March 20 1802, six years old. Subscriptions taken for this Print in the first Year, amounted to two thousand and upwards, from whence the Public opinion of this beautiful Animal may well be ascertained. This Ox is still in a grewing and improving state, and weighs according to the computation of the best judges 30 Score pr. Quarter, which is 300 Stone 14 lb to the Stone. [Table of the animal's 'dimensions' lower left of plate].
Painted by J. Boultbee. Engraved by J. Whessell.
Publish'd March 20. 1802 by John Day.
Stipple printed in colours. Sheet: 530 x 630mm (21 x 24¾). Faint text in title. Trimmed within plate and repaired damage in margins.
A good impression of this "must have" image. John Day made 'The Durham Ox' one of the most celebrated animals, and this engraving by Whessell after Boultbee is amongst the most successful cattle images ever printed.
Boalch: 27
[Ref: 42056]   £1,850.00  
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Male Giraffe or Camelopardalis.
Male Giraffe or Camelopardalis.
Heath Sc.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engaving. Sheet: 120 x 200mm (4¾ x 8"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a giraffe from an English translation of Francois Le Vaillant's 'Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique' published in 1790.
[Ref: 42520]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Hyppopotame.
Hyppopotame. Habitant l'Afrique, vit dans les Rivières, et se Nourrit d'Herbes, et de Racines; il est Brutal et Stupide.
Dessiné par P. Oudart. Imp: Lith: de F. Noel.
A Paris, chez Noel aine et Cie Editeurs, Rue de Vaugirard No 34.
Lithograph. Sheet: 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½") very large margins. Foxing on right.
A scene with a hippopotamus and crocodile by an Egyptian ruin.
[Ref: 42729]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Kanguroo de la Nouvelle Hollande.
Kanguroo de la Nouvelle Hollande. Animal trés Doux, Vivant d'Herbes; Saute sur ses Pieds de Derrière, et se Tiet sur une Seule Jambe , et sur sa Queue
Dessiné par P. Oudart. Imp: Lith: de F. Noel.
A Paris, chez Noel aine et Cie Editeurs, Rue de Vaugirard No 34.
Lithograph. Sheet: 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½") very large margins. Slight foxing.
A scene showing various kangaroos in a landscape.
[Ref: 42730]   £260.00  
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The Kangaroo - is a native of New South Wales [...] The Rein Deer [...]
The Kangaroo - is a native of New South Wales [...] The Rein Deer [...]
JRB.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Laid on linen, another wood engraving on reverse.
Two natural history illustrations, a third (the Ostrich) on reverse, all with a short description,
[Ref: 42435]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Kangaroo, tiger, camel, toucan, parrot, Bird of Paradise & moose].
[Kangaroo, tiger, camel, toucan, parrot, Bird of Paradise & moose].
[London Dead & Munday, n.d., 1813.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 5¾"). Trimmed into image.
The frontispiece of Macloc's 'New, Complete, and Universal, Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects, in the Known World'. The kangaroo is based on the George Stubbs image, with the animal looking over its shoulder.
Lennox Boyd et al: George Stubbs, 424.
[Ref: 42441]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Koala.
Koala.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 180 x 130mm (7 x 5"), with 2pp. letterpress description.
A koala, the Australian marsupial.
[Ref: 42426]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Predicament.
A Predicament.
Litho. Chatham. J.J. 1833.
Lithograph, very scarce; 'J. Whatman' Turkey Mill watermark. Sheet: 450 x 360mm (17¾ x 14"). Creasing.
A jungle scene showing a group of monkeys clinging on to the end of a tree-branch as a leopard approaches, one has even jumped off the end.
[Ref: 42510]   £450.00  
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Rhinoceros des Indes.
Rhinoceros des Indes. Animal Stupide et Féroce: Aime les Lieux Humides: Vit d'Herbes et de Branches d'Arbes.
Dessiné par P. Oudart. Imp: Lith: de F. Noel.
A Paris, chez Noel aine et Cie Editeurs, Rue de Vaugirard No 34.
Lithograph. Sheet: 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½") large margins.
A portrait of an Asian rhinoceros.
[Ref: 42728]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Robin.
Robin.
Printed & Sold by W.Belch, 258 Hight S.t Borough London.
Hand-coloured wood engraving. Watermark 1827. Sheet: 240 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Trimmed.
A picture of a robin in a wintery, snowy scene.
[Ref: 42624]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Wombat.
Wombat.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 130 x 180mm (5 x 7"). Narrow bottom margin. Loss in title area.
A wombat, the Australian marsupial.
[Ref: 42425]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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