[Nine lithographs from the rare book 'Views in the Island of Dominica'.]
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.
[Ref: 17455] £1,950.00