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Abba Thulle, Roi de Pelew.
Abba Thulle, Roi de Pelew.
A.W. Devis Del. A.M.De Gouy Sculp.
A rare stipple. Sheet: 170 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed. Slight repaired tear in title.
Captain Henry Wilson when he stayed in the Palau Islands, now known as Belau, after the shipwreck of his East India Company packet Antelope. Wilson and his crew became friendly with the Palauans, especially the high chief of Koror, the ibedul, known by the crew as Abba Thule. Abba Thule's second son, Prince Lee Boo, was chosen to sail to England with the crew. They left the islands on 12 November 1783. Lee Boo survived only six months in England. He died of smallpox and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's, Rotherhithe, where his grave can still be seen.
[Ref: 46688]   £230.00  
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Mort Tragiques du Capitaine Cook, le Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur.
Mort Tragiques du Capitaine Cook, le Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur. Jacques Cook fit 3 Voyages [...] Dédiée et Présentée De Bourgainville Officier Général de Terre et de Mer, de la Société Royale de Londres et de celle de Cincinnati, Par son très humble obéissant Serviteur Jsabey.
J. Webber pinx. Fessard Sculp.
Se vend a Paris rue de Gèvre chez Jsabey.
Engraving. Printed area: 275 x 320mm (10¾ x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark
A scene showing the killing of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, after John Webber's series engravings published in 1784.
[Ref: 46693]   £450.00  
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Hobarton.
Hobarton.
R.E. del et lith. Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Colour lithograph, printed area 130 x 180mm (5 x 7"), with large margins. Slight marking.
A view of Hobart, the capital of the state of Tasmania in Australia. From: Robert Elwes Sketches Tour Around The World.
Not in Chater Collection. Abbey: 9
[Ref: 46896]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Prince Lee Boo Second Son of Abba Thulle.
Prince Lee Boo Second Son of Abba Thulle.
Miss Keate delt. H. Kingsbury sculp.
Published by G. Nichol, for Capt Henry Wilson, as the Act directs May 1st. 1788.
A rare stipple. Plate: 185 x 255mm (7¼ x 10") l Trimmed.
Prince Lee Boo (c.1764 - 1784), from the Palau Islands (modern Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson brought him back to England in 1783, having spent three months on the islands where his vessel was shipwrecked. Lee Boo died of small pox soon afterwards. After Georgiana Keate (1770 - 1850), daughter of landscape painter George Keate (1727-97). She married John Henderson (1764 - 1843), the patron of Girtin and Turner and became mother of John Henderson (1797 - 1878).
[Ref: 46687]   £230.00  
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Singapore.
Singapore.
R.E. del et lith. Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Colour lithograph, printed area 130 x 180mm (5 x 7").
A view of the city state of Singapore on the Malay Peninsula, in 1819 Stamford Raffles founded Singapore as a trading post of the East India Company. From: Robert Elwes Sketches Tour Around The World.
Abbey: 9
[Ref: 46897]   £220.00  
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