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[H.M.S. Challenger in the Antarctic. 1872.]
[H.M.S. Challenger in the Antarctic. 1872.]
[n.d., c.1875.]
Chromolithograph, titled in pencil on verso. Sheet 135 x 225mm, 5½ x 9". Trimmed to image.
The Challenger Expedition of 1872-76, the first global marine research expedition. After nearly 70,000 nautical miles of surveying and exploring, the resulting 'Report Of The Scientific Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76' catalogued over 4,000 previously unknown species.
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[H.M.S. Challenger in Betsy Cove, Kerguelen-Land.]
[H.M.S. Challenger in Betsy Cove, Kerguelen-Land.]
[n.d., c.1875.]
Chromolithograph, titled in pencil on verso. Sheet 135 x 225mm, 5½ x 9". Trimmed to image.
The Challenger Expedition of 1872-76, the first global marine research expedition. After nearly 70,000 nautical miles of surveying and exploring, the resulting 'Report Of The Scientific Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76' catalogued over 4,000 previously unknown species.
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A View of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguelen's Land.
A View of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguelen's Land.
J. Webber del. Newton sculp.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. 265 x 405mm (10 x 16"). Trimmed close to plate right and bottom
HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery at anchor in Christmas Harbour in the Kerguelen Islands (also known as Desolation Islands) in the Southern Indian Ocean. In the foreground an unafraid penguin watches a crewman approaching to club it. A sea lion is hidden among the rocks. Engraved by James Newton after John Webber for 'A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean' (1784), the official account of Captain Cook's Third and final voyage.
[Ref: 51210]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Christmas Harbour, on Kerguelen's Land.
A View of Christmas Harbour, on Kerguelen's Land.
[after John Webber, c.1810]
Aquatint, rare; platemark 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼").
Christmas Harbour in the Kerguelen Islands (also known as Desolation Islands) in the Southern Indian Ocean. Over 2000 miles from the nearest populated location, the islands are amongst the most isolated places on earth, with no indigenous inhabitants but a small population of scientists and engineers. Derived from an engraving after John Webber which published in Cook's 'Voyage to the Pacific' (1784).
Not in abbey.
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[HMS
[HMS "Galatea" amongst icebergs in the Southern Ocean, 23 April 1868.]
O.W. Brierly [in image].
[n.d., c.1869.]
Zincograph, printed in colours. Sheet 380 x 670mm (15 x 26½"). Trimmed to image and laid on board, as issued. Board replaced.
A view of HMS Galatea, an Ariadne class 26-gun, sixth-rate, wooden screw frigate, launched in 1859 and broken up 1883, in rough seas. In 1867 Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-94) was invited to join what was intended to be a world voyage by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) as captain of the 'Galatea', with the specific intention of visiting the Australian colonies. The voyage was cut short when Alfred was shot in the back during an assassination attempt. The same scene was lithographed in a smaller format by Dutton for Rev. John Milner's official account of the voyage, 'The Cruise of HMS Galatea, Captain HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, in 1867-1868'. published 1869.
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Off the Cape in 40° South. Sighting an Iceberg.
Off the Cape in 40° South. Sighting an Iceberg.
[Lithographed by John Corbett Anderson after Charles Richard Francis?]
[Croydon: J.C.Anderson, 1859.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 200 x 250mm, 8 x 10". Damp stain in top right corner of margin.
From 'To India and Back by the Cape by a Traveller' [C.R. Francis.].
Abbey 524.
[Ref: 11798]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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