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[Frontispiece to 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' by John Aikin]
[Frontispiece to 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' by John Aikin]
Stothard delt Grignion sculpt
Publish'd June 4 1795 by J. Stockdale Piccadilly
Engraving, sheet 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate.
Allegory with six female figures sitting in a ring, one holding a cornucopia, another a sickle, another the wand of Aesclepius. Putti overhead, ship in background. Frontispiece to John Aikin's 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' (1795). Aikin (1747-1822) was a physician and writer, who practiced medicine until a stroke ended his medical career in 1796. It was during his spare time while working as a doctor that he produced many of the works for which he is best known, including the 'Description', a valuable account of the Manchester area at a time of rapid industrialization.
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Mr: Will:m Aikman, Painter.
Mr: Will:m Aikman, Painter. Engraved for the Bee.
From an Original painting by himself, in the possession of Mrs. Forbes, Edin.r
Published by J. Anderson, Nov.r 13th. 1793.
Stipple. Sheet 228 x 146mm. 9 x 5¾". Trimmed.
William Aikman (1682-1731), was a portrait painter who studied law at the University of Edinburgh. He took up a career as an artist and, by 1703, was painting portraits professionally in Edinburgh. He sold his family estate near Arbroath to enable him to travel unfettered to Europe to complete his artistic training. Aikman spent three years in Rome, before visiting Turkey and then spent a further period in Rome. He returned to Scotland in 1712, where he made the acquaintance of the poet Allan Ramsay and found an enthusiastic patron in John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, who persuaded Aikman to move to London. He established a distinguished portrait practice in London, portraying royalty and many members of the aristocracy.
[Ref: 18956]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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W. Harrison Ainsworth [facsimile signature.]
W. Harrison Ainsworth [facsimile signature.]
A d'Orsay fecit 21. Novr. 1844 [facsimile.] C. Graf, Lith to Her Majesty.
Lithograph. Image 200 x 153mm. 7¾ x 6". Sheet 373 x 259mm. 14¾ x 10¼".
William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882), Novelist. Ainsworth was an author of popular historical romances. He initially studied law but left it for literature, publishing his first novel anonymously in 1826. His first success came with Rookwood (1834), featuring the highwayman Dick Turpin, which led many reviewers to hail him as the successor to Sir Walter Scott. Jack Sheppard (1839), the story of an eighteenth-century burgular, was equally successful, but its supposed glamorisation of crime proved controversial. From then on Ainsworth switched to historical novels based on places rather than criminals, including The Tower of London (1840),Old St. Paul's, A Tale of the Plague and the Fire (1841), and The Lancashire Witches (1849).
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Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool.
Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool. Shewing the various Courses. 1842.
Drawn & Engraved by G. Tattersall.
London. Published March 1st 1842 by R. Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
Rare etching, platemark 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾").
Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. The hotelier and sports promoter William Lynn (1792-1870), who had leased the Waterloo Hotel in Aintree in 1820, leased the racecourse in 1829 (probably as a way of attracting customers to his hotel), erected a grandstand, and was soon organizing three meetings a year. By the time this print was published, however, the artistocracy had become involved. Lynn's name had been removed from the card (he was declared bankrupt in 1844), and the 'Grand National' (which some consider to have begun in the 1830s) was officially adopted in 1847 for the national racing event at the course.
See Ref: 58322
[Ref: 41083]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Air.
L'Air.
dessigne par Huret grave par Couvay.
de l'impression de Mariette Avec privilege [n.d., c. 1660].
Etching with engraving. 300 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼"). Small tear in bottom margin. Small margins.
A woman standing on a terrace, fanning herself. From a set of the Four Elements.
[Ref: 54649]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Air.
Air.
[n.d., c.1800].
Scrap sheet with ten hand coloured etchings glued to it. Sheet 480 x 305mm (19 x 12"). Some creasing, glue stains, surface dirt and ageing of the paper.
A rare set of scenes with rhyming couplets explaining the usefulness of air in motion, featuring a hot air balloon, instruments, kites, bubbles, fans, bellows, wind, glassblowing, a popgun and a windmill. Game of cricket in background.
[Ref: 56972]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A View with sections of Princes American Air Pump which is Superior to Smeatons, and every other modern construction.
A View with sections of Princes American Air Pump which is Superior to Smeatons, and every other modern construction. See System of Pneumatics.
Blake delin.t. Lodge sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by C. Cooke No. 17 Paternoster row.
Engraving. 355 x 210mm (14 x 8¼").
Several diagrams of an air pump, as well as an illustration of an air gun. From William Henry Hall's 'The New Encyclopaedia: Or, Modern Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences' (text and key to plate available on Google Books').
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The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
Printed for J. Hinton at ye Kings Arms, S.t Pauls Church Yard, 1747.
Enrgaving. Plate: 165 x 90mm (6½ x 3½") with large margins.
A diagram of an air pump designed by scientist Francis Hauksbee (1660-1713). The double barrelled pump was presented to the Royal Society in 1703.
[Ref: 46304]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Aircraft factory] Intelatura di Ali ''Caprioni''.
[Aircraft factory] Intelatura di Ali ''Caprioni''.
Carlo Vitali.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Scarce aquatint. 180 x 240mm (7¼ x 9½"), with letterpress title just outside plate, large margins. Some spotting.
A factory making wings for 'Caproni' aircraft.
[Ref: 60924]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Let Sleeping Dogs Lie]
[Let Sleeping Dogs Lie]
HD 1930.
Copyright 1930 by Frost & Reed Ltd. (of Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Rare etching signed by the artist in pencil. Frost & Reed blindstamp, one of the smaller limited editions 33/150, very large margins. Frame dimensions 275 x 445mm (11¾ x 16"). Unexamined out of frame.
Two airedale puppies blissfully asleep. Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862-1942) was an English painter who specialised in paintings of dogs and animals. He studied at the Slade School of Art and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. His paintings were usually done from life; he kept numerous dogs as pets and frequented London Zoo. His daughter, Dorothy was the executor of his will, which directed her to destroy most of the plates for his etchings.
[Ref: 56064]   £950.00  
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[Airedale Terriers]
[Airedale Terriers]
Henry Wilkinson.
Coloured etching signed by the artist. 241 x 342mm (9½" x 13½"). Limited edition: 68/250.
An etching by artist Henry Wilkinson (1921-2011) who specialised in sporting dogs and scenes.
[Ref: 9702]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hill Top [pencil]
The Hill Top [pencil]
Lucy Dawson [pencil]
[n.d. c. 1930]
Etching. 240 x 275mm (9½ x 10¾")
Two Airedale Terriers. Lucy Dawson, 1875–1954, was a British painter and printmaker best known for her portraits of dogs of all breeds. Under the pseudonym 'Mac' she illustrated books as well.
[Ref: 1598]   £360.00  
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[Pair of Airedale Terriers.]
[Pair of Airedale Terriers.]
Arthur Wardle [Pencil signature]
Published by F.Mansell, 1 Orleston Road, Holloway, London N, 1904.
Photogravure. Printed area 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20").
[Ref: 6470]   £520.00  
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View of the Island of Airick, belonging to the Group of Kawen, in the Radack Chain.
View of the Island of Airick, belonging to the Group of Kawen, in the Radack Chain.
I. Clark sc.
[n.d., c.1821.]
Hand coloured aquatint. Sheet size: 115 x 175mm (4½ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Nick in top left & right corner.
A plate from 'Voyage Of Discovery Into The South Sea And Beering's Straits, For the purpose of exploring a north-east passage, undertaken in the years 1815-1818' by Otto von Kotzebue, 1821. An admirer of Captain Cook, Otto von Kotzebue (1787–1846) was a leading navigator, in Russian service, circumnavigating the globe three times. His 1815 expedition set out to find a passage through the Arctic, study the coastlines of Kamchatka and Alaska, and explore the Pacific.
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G. B. Airy.
G. B. Airy. To the Kings most Excellent Majesty this print of G. B. Airy, M.A.F.R.S. Proffesor of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge is by His Majesty's Gracious permission humby dediated by his faithful servant & subject W. Mason.
Drawn by _ Wageman. On Stone by W. Slater. Printed by Graf & Soret. [n.d., c.1840.]
Published by W. Mason, Cambridge & by W. H. Mason
Rare lithograph. Sheet size: 370 x 305mm (14¼ x 12").
A rare portrait of George Biddell Airy (1801 - 1892), astronomer royal. Half length, seated, to the left, looking at the viewer with his hands together in his lap. In his role as Astronomer Royal between 1835 to 1881, Airy established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. His reputation has been tarnished by allegations that, through his inaction, Britain lost the opportunity of priority in the discovery of Neptune.
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G. B. Airy [facsimile signature].
G. B. Airy [facsimile signature].
1852 T.H. Maguire.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"), very large margins.
A half-length portrait of George Biddell Airy (1801-92), seated, holding a device. During his tenure as Astronomer Royal (1835-1881) he established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian.
[Ref: 57109]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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James Aiten. Alias John the Painter.
James Aiten. Alias John the Painter.
Lond. Mag. March 177[7].
Engraving. Sheet 215 x 120mm (8½ x 4¾"). Trimmed into date on right.
James or John Aitkin (1752-77), a Scot better known as John the Painter, shown in the dock during his trial for arson attacks on British dockyards during the American War of Independence. A painter by trade, his knowledge of chemicals paint solvents enabled him to make crude incendiary devices. After attacking Portsmouth and Bristol Dockyards, causing a general panic of a large band of arsonists, he was captured, tried and hung at Portsmouth on 10th March 1777. The mizzenmast of HMS Arethusa was taken from the ship and erected at the dockyard entrance, so that the reported 20,000 spectators could all get a good view. It was the highest gallows ever to be used in an execution in England.
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Yours Truly, John Aitken.
Yours Truly, John Aitken.
On Stone by S.T.G. From Portrait by Mr. F.F. Hutton. 1854.
Campbell & Fergusson, Melbourne.
Tinted lithograph, rare. Sheet: 460 x 315mm (18 x 12¼") very large margins.
A portrait of John Aitken (1792-1858) a pioneer sheepbreeder. Aitken was the son of a Scottish farmer who arrived in Van Dieman's Land in 1825.
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A Russian Dandy a scene at Aix la Chapelle.
A Russian Dandy a scene at Aix la Chapelle. Tis said that the Head of the Forces allied, Not having a Coat to his Back, A generous Monarch the needful supplied, And when thus equip'd they sat down side by side, To drink their Champaign & theire Sack, Now doubtless this Hero of wonderful note, Had the Monarch allowed him to choose, Would have barter'd his honor to sit in his Coat, For the Pleasure to stand in his Shoes.
Pub Dec 8th 1818 by S W Fores 50 Piccadilli & Oxford Street.
Hand coloured etching, 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"), with large margins. Laid on paper. Mount burn. Time staining. Small crease in top margin. Taped tear bottom margin.
Scarce and good satire image showing the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, held in the autumn of 1818. It (incorrectly) suggests that the Tsar imposes his policy on Wellington, who attended the Conference as Commander-in-Chief of the allied forces, Castlereagh being the British plenipotentiary. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) stands left wearing a uniform and cocked hat with field-marshal's plume. He faces talking to Alexander I, Tsar of Russia (1777-1825). They both wear giant boots that reach the hips, and being wrinkled at the ankles suggest the trousers of the dandies. Wellington: "One may be allowed a Variety of Mistresses; but I have such a Variety of Masters, I shall not know which to serve first!!!" Alexander: "I think you will be a little Straiten'd in it." One of the Russians: "Our Master has put him in a strait coat now; it will be well if he does not get a Strait Waistcoat by & by."
BM Satires 13010.
[Ref: 60704]   £420.00  
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[George IV acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen.]
[George IV acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen.]
Jean Volrade Louis Baron de Salmouth.
1818.
Manuscript on vellum. 1p. Folio, Bernbourg, 20th December 1818. in original royal crested Folio measures: 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10¼").
A manuscript acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen. 'To a Convention concluded at Aix la-Chapelle for the Evacuation of the French Territory by the Allied Troops signed at Bernbourg'. Manuscript in English and French. Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, which took place between October 1 - November 15, 1818, was the first of the four congresses held by Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, and France to discuss and take common action on European problems following the Napoleonic Wars (1800-15).
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Ajunta. General View Of Caves Comprising Caves N.o 21 & 26.
Ajunta. General View Of Caves Comprising Caves N.o 21 & 26. Plate II.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 370 x 485mm (14½ x 19").
A perspective view of a few of the Ajanta Caves; 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dating from the second century BCE to about 480 CE in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India. Universally regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, the caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotions through gesture, pose and form. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate III.
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Ajunta.Verandah Of Vihara N.o 2..
Ajunta.Verandah Of Vihara N.o 2.. Plate N.o IX.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 370 x 485mm (14½ x 19") very large margins. Creases and repaired tears to top and bottom margins.
A view the veranda of one the Ajanta Caves; 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dating from the second century BCE to about 480 CE in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India. Universally regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, the caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotions through gesture, pose and form. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate X.
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Amara, een voorname Staft, midden in opper Ethiopie, Abyssine genaemt, verblyfplaets van de kinderender Abyssyrische koningen. Amara, Abyssinae, sive interioris Lybiae, oppidum prima rium, mediterraneum, regni cognominis caput.
Amara, een voorname Staft, midden in opper Ethiopie, Abyssine genaemt, verblyfplaets van de kinderender Abyssyrische koningen. Amara, Abyssinae, sive interioris Lybiae, oppidum prima rium, mediterraneum, regni cognominis caput.
Pet: Schenk Amsteld. C.P.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving. Plate 216 x 266mm. 8½ x 10½".
Amhara, is one of the nine ethnic divisions of ancient Abyssinia now Ethiopia. The stream here is a tributary to the Lake Tana, around the Semien Mountains.
[Ref: 17086]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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How to dine
How to dine "Al Fesco."
E Landells [in image lower right]
London, Published Sept.r 1840, for the Proprietors of the Sporting Review, by R. ACkermann, 191 Regent St.
Etching, platemark 165 x 270mm (6½ x 10½").
Young gentlemen at a racing meet, arranging refreshments on their stagecoach. By Ebenezer Landells (1808-1860), illustrator and magazine proprietor. Landells was acquainted with journalists as William Makepeace Thackeray and Henry Mayhew, with whom he launched 'Punch, or, the London Charivari', and after selling his share went on to work with other propminent magazines such as the Illustrated London News. A former pupil of Thomas Bewick, Landells' work spans the transition from the years prior to the invention of photography, to the end of the nineteenth century when the traditional documentary function of printmaking had essentially been eliminated.
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[Qasr al-'Ashiq, Iraq] Al-Ajik, beyond Samarra.
[Qasr al-'Ashiq, Iraq] Al-Ajik, beyond Samarra.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
[n.d. 1921.]
Etching. 105 x 220mm (4¼ x 8¾"), with large margins. Faint mount burn around image.
A view of the Abbasid palace of Qasr al-'Ashiq, built 877-882. From Cain's 'Second Mesopotamian Set', limited to 40. Charles W. Cain (1893-1962) produced 74 etchings and engravings of scenes in Iraq, Persia, India and Burma (Myanmar) between the 1920s and 1930s, likely inspired by his service in the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia. With such a distinctive thematic subject Cain gained a strong reputation as an Orientalist printmaker.
[Ref: 62221]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Alabasterer.
Der Alabasterer.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼").
A scene in a alabaster sculptor's workshop, one figure turns some alabaster at a machine, in the background a figure carves a large block of alabaster with a huge saw. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38915]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Guilielmus Alabaster Anno Aetatis Suae Luxi Studii Arcanae Theologiae 33.
Guilielmus Alabaster Anno Aetatis Suae Luxi Studii Arcanae Theologiae 33.
Corn: Iohns: pinxit. Iohn Payne sculpsit:
[n.d. c.1633.]
Engraving. Collector's stamp of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) on reverse. Sheet size: 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Trimmed inside plate.
Portrait of William Alabaster, the divine; head and shoulders in an oval. Used as the frontispiece to his 'Ecce sponsus venit' of 1633. William Alabaster (1567-1640) was an English poet, playwright, and religious writer. He became a Roman Catholic convert in Spain when on a diplomatic mission as chaplain. His religious beliefs led him to be imprisoned several times; eventually he gave up Catholicism, and was favoured by James I. He received a prebend in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Ex Collection: Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) NPG: D26774.
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Aladdin - Slave of the Lamp.
Aladdin - Slave of the Lamp.
Elyse Lord [signed in pencil.]
[n.d. c.1930.]
Etching with pencil signature. Sheet 134 x 177mm (5¼ x 7"). Slightly messy.
Aladdin floating. Elyse Ashe Lord (1900-1971), British.
[Ref: 30401]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue De L'Anse Fermee De L'Entrée Du Prince Guillaume  A La Cote N.O. De L'Amerique.  Du Voyage de Cook, autour du monde, en 1772.
Vue De L'Anse Fermee De L'Entrée Du Prince Guillaume A La Cote N.O. De L'Amerique. Du Voyage de Cook, autour du monde, en 1772.
[Unidentified monogram] del. Garreau Sculp.
A Paris, chez Noel, Md. D'Estampes, Rue St. Jacques, No.38. et chez Bulla, Rue St. Jacques, No.38 [n.d. c.1790].
Engraving. 190 x 230mm. Light foxing.
Prince William Sound, on the south coast of Alaska. '3' inscribed upper right.
[Ref: 2645]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Woman of Unalaschka.
A Woman of Unalaschka.
W. Ellis del. J. Heath, sc.
Publish'd Decr. 14th 1781, by G. Robinson.
Copper engraving, 175 x 105mm. 7 x 4¼". A very fine impression.
A native of Alaska. From 'An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty’s ships Resolution and Discovery during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780 : in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America…', by William Ellis, published 1782. Ellis was a surgeon's mate during Cook's third voyage, first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution, and gives quite a good history of this expedition. His account was published two years before the 'official' version. Ellis was also an amateur artist of some skill and the illustrations in the book are after his own drawings; they include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska and three of the Northwest Coast.
[Ref: 13452]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A View in Goulding's Harbour, North West Coast of America.
A View in Goulding's Harbour, North West Coast of America.
Publish'd May 1, 1789 by J. Stockdale & G. Goulding.
Engraving with very large margins. 185 x 235mm (7¼ x 9").
A view of a very rudimentary settlement at Goulding's Harbour, a side channel of Portlocks Harbor between Sitka and Juneau in Alaska. From George Dixon's 'Voyage round the World; but More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon'. This was the account of the first commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest, attempting to trade sea-otter fur. The crew were the first English visitors to Hawaii since Cook.
[Ref: 35849]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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nots D'Oonalashka.
nots D'Oonalashka.
Bénard direxit. [n.d. c.1785.]
Engraving. Collector's mark verso bottom right; 242 x 278mm (9½ x 11"). Trimmed.
Native of Unalaska, Alaska in canoes, from a French edition of James Cook's Third Voyage. Captain James Cook, explorer, cartographer and hydrographer went to command several notable voyages, the first was from 1768-1771. He was led to his commission by the direction of British overseas exploration in 1766 as commander of HM Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages. Cook's journals were published upon his return, and he became something of a hero among the scientific community. Cook's 12 years sailing around the Pacific Ocean contributed much to European knowledge of the area.
[Ref: 31089]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue Du Port Des Francais,  Sur La Cote Du N. O. De L'Amerique.  Voyage de LaPerouse, autour du monde.
Vue Du Port Des Francais, Sur La Cote Du N. O. De L'Amerique. Voyage de LaPerouse, autour du monde.
[Unidentified monogram] del. Garreau Sculp.
A Paris, chez Noel, Md. D'Estampes, Rue St. Jacques, No.16. et chez Bulla, Rue St. Jacques, No.38 [n.d. c.1790].
Engraving. 190 x 230mm. Light foxing.
In summer 1786, the Boussole and the Astrolabe dropped anchor in Lituya Bay, on the Alaskan coast, which La Pérouse named Porte des Français. '2' inscribed upper right.
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The Inside of a House, in Oonalashka.
The Inside of a House, in Oonalashka.
J.Webber del. J.Hall & S.Middiman sc.
[London, G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785.]
Engraving. 260 x 415mm, 10¼ x x 16½". Large paper copy.
A scene on Unalaska, one of the Aleutian Islands off mainland Alaska. The natives are the Unangan, called the Aleut by Russian fur traders. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 11024]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Natives of Oonalashka, and their Habitations.
Natives of Oonalashka, and their Habitations.
J.Webber del. J.Hall & S.Middiman sc.
[London, G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785.]
Engraving. 260 x 415mm, 10¼ x x 16½". Large paper copy.
A scene on Unalaska, one of the Aleutian Islands off mainland Alaska. The natives are the Unangan, called the Aleut by Russian fur traders. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 11023]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Woman of the Aleutian Islands.
Woman of the Aleutian Islands. Dr. Pritchard's Natural History of Man. Plate.
London, Published by H. Bailliere, 1842.
Coloured aquatint. 232 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾").
A woman from the Aleutian Islands, which form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean. From 'Natural History of Man' by Dr James Cowles Pritchard.
[Ref: 30257]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] Canoes of Oonalashka.
[Alaska] Canoes of Oonalashka.
J. Webber del. W. Angus sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. Two canoes, sailing to the left, with two men in the upper one, which has a curved tip, both rowing with single-headed paddles. One is in the lower canoe, rowing both sides with a double-headed paddle. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34283]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A View in Coal Harbour in Cook's River.
A View in Coal Harbour in Cook's River.
J. Woodcock del. P Mazell Sculpt.
[London] Publish'd June 17, 1789, by J. Stockdale & G Goulding.
Rare etching, 180 x 230mm. 7 x 9". Large margins. Stitching holes to upper margin.
Nootka native North American canoes approach a three-masted ship, Coal Harbour (now Port Graham) Alaska. From Nathaniel Portlock's 'A Voyage round the World, but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America ... in 1785-1788'.
University of Washington Libraries. BL 002963517.
[Ref: 20284]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound. [&] [Cadu.]
Inhabitants of Kotzebue Sound. [&] [Cadu.]
[London: Richard Phillips, 1821.]
Coloured aquatints. Sheets 130 x 195mm (5 x 7¾") & 120 x 130mm (4¾ x 5¼"). Both trimmed, 'Cadu' losing title, mounted on album paper.
Two plates from the English edition of Otto von Kotzebue's 'Voyage of Discovery in the South Sea, and to Behring's Straits, in search of a North-east Passage; Undertaken in the Years 1815, 16, 17, and 18, in the Ship Rurick'. Kottzebue, named after the explorer, is in Alaska.
[Ref: 44776]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Naufrage des deux chaloupes, au Port des Francais.
Naufrage des deux chaloupes, au Port des Francais.
Dessine par N. Ozanne. Gravé par Dequevauviller. L.Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22". Crease through middle of image.
Some of La Perouse's crew in trouble in the icy waters of Lituya Bay, Alaska (now part of the Glacier Bay Park & Wilderness), after the capsizing of two cutters, resulting in twenty-one deaths. In normal circumstances the waters are incredibly dangerous, with the spill of three glaciers entering the bay and a tidal difference of 10 feet; but in 1958 a megatsunami was recorded in the bay that destroyed trees to a height of 1,720 feet above sea-level, signifying a wave higher than the Empire State Building. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked here at Petropavlovsk and spent a year crossing Russia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 45839]   £520.00  
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Vue d'un Établissement des Habitans du Port des Francais pour la Saison de la Peche.
Vue d'un Établissement des Habitans du Port des Francais pour la Saison de la Peche.
Dessiné par Blondela. Gravé par Le Grand. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22". Crease through middle.
A temporary settlement in Lituya Bay, Alaska (now part of the Glacier Bay Park & Wilderness), used for the fishing season. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked in Kamchatka and spent a year crossing Siberia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 18689]   £360.00  
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[Alaska] Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
[Alaska] Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
J. Webber del. B. Pouncy sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 250 x 395mm (9¾ x 15½"). Creasing in centre. Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. An exterior view showing woman carrying a bucket with a child at her back, secured in cloth wrapped around her body, walking to right in the centre foreground. A man can be seen slightly behind, carrying a fish, with a log house partly covered with thatch behind them. A kayak is shown near the water in the right foreground, with hills and trees in the background and a glimpse of another bay to right. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34335]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka.
[Alaska] Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka.
J. Webber del. J. Record sculp.t.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 280 x 205mm (11 x 8¼"). Uncut. Light creasing and staining.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. Two detailed caps of the natives of Oonalashka, Alaska, both highly detailed in pattern, the upper decorated with feathers. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34336]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] The Inside of of a House, in Oonalashka.
[Alaska] The Inside of of a House, in Oonalashka.
J. Webber del. W. Sharp sculp.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 255 x 400mm (10 x 15¾").
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. An interior view depicting a room with an apex roof built of logs and covered with thick fronds, with open sections in the top. A man can be seen climbing a tree-trunk in which steps have been cut, through one of the openings and families gathered under the eaves on either side, with household objects including baskets and woven cloths. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34333]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] A Man of Oonalashka.
[Alaska] A Man of Oonalashka.
J.Webber del. W.Sharp sc.
[London, G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785.]
Engraving. 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed to the plate.
An Unangan man, a native of Unalaska, one of the Aleutian Islands off mainland Alaska. Russian fur traders called his tribe the Aleut. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives. Most of the illustrations in the Official Account, 'A Voyage to the Pacific', were his.
[Ref: 51201]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] A Man of Prince William's Sound.
[Alaska] A Man of Prince William's Sound.
J. Webber del. J. Bafire sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Uncut, crease across middle.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A man, head and shoulders facing front and looking towards the viewer, wearing a fur cape and a patterned conical hat with a flattened top, tied under his chin. He has pendants hanging from his ears, with a nose ornament with beaded ends. James Cook entered Prince William Sound in 1778 and named it Sandwich Sound, after his patron the Earl of Sandwich. The editors of Cook's maps changed the name to Prince William Sound, in honor of Prince William, who would later become King William IV. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 34277]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] Vue de L'Anse Fermée de L'Entrée du Prince Guillaume.
[Alaska] Vue de L'Anse Fermée de L'Entrée du Prince Guillaume.
Benard direxit [after John Webber].
[Paris, 1785.]
Engraving. 240 x 375mm (9½ x 14¾"). Trimmed close to plate at top. Folds as issued.
Cook's ships Resolution and Discovery at anchor under high cliffs in Prince William's Sound, with men in two long boats and many local canoes. Cloud lifts from snow-covered mountains on the far side, gathering into a large cloud in upper right. Engraved by William Ellis after John Webber for 'A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean' (1784), the official account of Captain Cook's Third and final voyage. The English title was 'A View of Snug Corner Cove, in Prince William's Sound'.
[Ref: 51227]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alaska] A Woman of Prince William's Sound.
[Alaska] A Woman of Prince William's Sound.
J. Webber del. J. Basire sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving., fine impression 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to the plate. Slight crease in centre.
A woman, head and shoulders facing front and looking towards the viewer, wearing a fur cape tied under her chin. She has pendants hanging from her ears, with a nose ornament and piercings beneath her bottom lip. James Cook entered Prince William Sound in 1778 and named it Sandwich Sound, after his patron the Earl of Sandwich. The editors of Cook's maps changed the name to Prince William Sound, in honor of Prince William, who would later become King William IV. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 51199]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Snug Corner Cove.
Snug Corner Cove.
Fittler sculp.
Published by Dr. Trusler June 1. 1790.
Engraving. 190 x 130mm (7½x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
View of Snug Corner Cove, Alaska with canoes and figures.
[Ref: 32125]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Franciscus Albanus Bonon. Albanum mihi Fama iubes depingere; pingam. Pictura, Is pariter si sibi Pictor erit.
Franciscus Albanus Bonon. Albanum mihi Fama iubes depingere; pingam. Pictura, Is pariter si sibi Pictor erit. [On pedestal:] Picturae Francisci Albani in Aede Verospia.
Petrus de Petris inv. et delin.
Io. Hyeronymus Frezza incid. Romae cum Priv. Sum. Pont. an. 1704.
Engraving with large margins. Image plate 362 x 280mm. 14¼ x 11". Title plate 32 x 280mm. 11¼ x 11". Crease to upper right corner. Foxed.
Frontispiece with Albani's portrait surrounded by Fame and a putto, with allegory of Painting lying in the foreground. One of a series of 17 prints after Francesco Albani's and Sisto Badalocchio's frescoes in Palazzo Verospi, Rome. Albani frescoed the loggia, while Badalocchio worked on the ground floor decorations. Francesco Albani (1578-1660), the Italian Baroque painter.
[Ref: 25905]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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