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Yuracares Plantation.
Yuracares Plantation.
[Sketched by Lieutenant L. Gibbon. Lith. of P.S. Duval & Co. Phil.]
[Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, c.1853.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"). Inscriptions weakly inked.
From ''Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department'' by USN Lieutenants William Lewis Herdon and Larder Gibbon. Leaving Lima on 21 May 1851, Herndon and Gibbon split their group took different routes to gather even more information on this vast area. After travelling 4,366 miles, Herndon reached Pará, Brazil, on 11 April 1852. Herndon wrote the first volume of 'Exploration', Gibbon the second.
[Ref: 52028]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Vista de Buenos Aires del Sud.
Vista de Buenos Aires del Sud.
H. Sheridan. Lit. A. Claireaux. Piedad No 63, Buenos Aires.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 220 x 305mm (8¾ x 12"). Trimmed, creasing and spotting.
A view of the south edge of Buenos Aires by Enrique (Henry) Sheridan. The son of Irish immigrants, he was born on his parent's ranch in 1833, but was sent back to England two years later to be educated. In 1857 he exhibited a painting at the Royal Academy, and returned to Argentina later in the year. In 1858 he exhibited paintings alongside Léon Pallière, during a time the art market in Argentina favoured European scenery rather than local, making this scene more unusual. He died young, in 1860.
[Ref: 52042]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Part of the Naval Burial Ground & Naval Hospital Ireland Island Bermuda.
Part of the Naval Burial Ground & Naval Hospital Ireland Island Bermuda.
Drawn on stone by J. Dickson, From a sketch by G. Lawrence. M & N Hanhart, Lith. printers, 64, Charlotte St, Rathbone Place.
Published by J. Dickson 3, Bentinck Terrace, Regent's Park. [n.d., c.1842.]
Very scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 405 x 490mm (16 x 19¼"). Damp staining at bottom, very slight foxing.
An extremely rare view of the graveyard and hospital serving the important Royal Naval dockyard on Ireland Island, Bermuda. A short key lists some of the gravestones and memorials.
[Ref: 52107]   £950.00  
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Bolivar.
Bolivar.
Engraved by W.T. Fry.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Stipple. Sheet 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed with title pasted higher, corners snipped.
A portrait of Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) who helped half the countries of South America become independent of Spanish rule.
[Ref: 52022]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Collection of five plates of the environs of Rio de Janeiro by George Lothian Hall.]
[Collection of five plates of the environs of Rio de Janeiro by George Lothian Hall.] Rio de Janeiro... [&] At Inga, Nictherohy... [&] Entrance to the Bay... [&] The Organ Mountains... [&] View from Boa-Vista, Tijuca.
From a sketch by G.L. Hall. Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, lith. 37 Walbrook, London.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Five rare tinted lithographs. Printed areas c. 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"), with large margins. Some spotting.
George Lothian Hall (1825-88) travelled around the world painting, visiting Brazil in 1858. The Yale Center for British Art holds 16 of his paintings of Gibraltar, painted while he was garrisoned there as a soldier. We have been unable to trace this publication.
[Ref: 52031]   £2,200.00   view all images for this item
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[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Engraved by Henry Thomas Ryall after Sir David Wilkie.]
[n.d., 1843.]
A very rare mezzotint, proof before letters on chine collé. 595 x 705mm (23½ x 27¾"), with very wide margins, edged with silk. Mint.
Columbus sits at a table using a pair of compasses on a map watched by three men and his son Diego.
Wilkie's original oil is in the North Carolina Museum of Art.
[Ref: 52069]   £360.00  
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Cowley & his Men taking in Provisions at the Island of Juan Fernandez
Cowley & his Men taking in Provisions at the Island of Juan Fernandez
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Sailors fill up water casks, butcher goats and chop wood. An illustration of the 17th buccaneering circumnavigation of William Ambrosia Cowley, master of a buccaneer ship in a fleet which included William Dampier. He surveyed and published a map 'The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Cap.t Cowley in 1684', but also 'discovered' the mythical Pepys Island, near the Falkland Islands. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
[Ref: 52027]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Dampier & his companions in their canoe overtaken by a dreadfull storm
Dampier & his companions in their canoe overtaken by a dreadfull storm
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
In 1688, during his piratical first circumnavigation, William Dampier was marooned on one of the Nicobar Islands by the crew of a Spanish prize ship he had taken command of. He modified a canoe to escape, surviving a great storm before reaching Aceh in Sumatra. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
[Ref: 52029]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Drake receiving the Crown from the Hioh, or King of new Albion.
Drake receiving the Crown from the Hioh, or King of new Albion.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Drake landed on the coast of California, took possession in the name of his sovereign, and named it Nova Albion. He remained for some weeks, and made friends with the natives, who regarded the newcomers as gods. The chief, dressed in furs, came with his official attendants, and indulged in a wild dance. Drake was asked to sit down, and the king, singing with all the rest, set a crown on Drake's head and saluted him as Hioh ('sovereign'). From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 52025]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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El General Megicano José Mariano Michelena.
El General Megicano José Mariano Michelena.
E. Cooper.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Steel engraving. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed bit dusty.
José Mariano Michelena (1772-1852), a Spanish soldier who campaigned for New Spain's independence from Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. After being sent to Spain, he fought in the Peninsula Wars (including the capture of Bayonne in 1814), before returning to Mexico when it became independent in 1822. After the abdication of Emperor Agustín de Iturbide in 1823, he was acting president until elections could be held, handing over power peacefully. Afterwards he was minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain, and travelled around Europe and the near East. In Arabia he bought coffee plants and successfully grew them back in Mexico, thus introducing them to the country.
[Ref: 51665]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Crawford Notch] Notch of the White Mountains.
[Crawford Notch] Notch of the White Mountains.
Drawn on Stone by T.M. Baynes from a Sketch by E.T. Coke.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 125 x 175mm (5 x 7"). Trimmed close.
A view of Crawford Notch, a major pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, originally called White Mountain Notch, discovered by Timothy Nash in 1771. U.S. Route 302 passes through it.
[Ref: 52021]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[12 plates from ''Album Palliere: Escenas Americanas Reduccion de Cuadros, Aquarelles, y Bosquejos''.]
[12 plates from ''Album Palliere: Escenas Americanas Reduccion de Cuadros, Aquarelles, y Bosquejos''.]
Peint par Palliere. Imp Pelvilain.
[Buenos Aires: Fusoni Brothers, 1864.]
12 (of 52) tinted lithographs. Sheets c.340 x 520mm (13½ x 20½"), with wide margins. A few signs of wear, occasional spotting.
An extremely rare collection of views after Juan Lèon Pallière, depicting life in South America in the mid-19th century, with Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Subjects include gauchos, street traders in Buenos Ayres, farmers and river men. Pallière was born in Argentina 1823 and trained as an artist in France before returning to South America in 1848. His album was published in Buenos Aires and, although Borba de Moraes' 'Bibligraphia Brasiliana' counts 52 plates, we have been unable to trace a complete example.
Borba de Moraes: 'Bibligraphia Brasiliana', p648, 'Very rare album, so sought after by Argentinians'. Not listed on OCLC.
[Ref: 52030]   £2,700.00   view all images for this item
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[Aguirre Bay, Tierra del Fuego.] Starvation Beach, Spaniard's Harbour.]
[Aguirre Bay, Tierra del Fuego.] Starvation Beach, Spaniard's Harbour.]
W.P. Snow, Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart, Imp.t.
[London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, &? Roberts 1857.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 120 x 190mm (4¾ x 7½").
A beach showing the remains of Allen Gardiner's missionary expedition to Patagonia, which perished from scurvy and starvation at least a month before the arrival of a supply ship. From William Parker Snow's 'Two years' cruise off Tierra del Fuego: the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the river Plate; a narrative of life in the southern seas'. Snow (1817-95), having participated in the Search for Franklin, became captain of 'Allen Gardiner', a ship named after the unfortunate missionary, a post he was sacked from after disagreements with his employers, the Patagonian Missionary Society.
[Ref: 52019]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[El Velero.]
[El Velero.] Lima 1855.
AAB Hy. Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. Im Lemercier Paris. [A. Mor]in lith.
[Paris: 1857.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 390 x 320mm (15¼ x 12½"). Tears, surface wear, trimmed with loss to title, laid on archival tissue. Cut.
From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', second volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 52068]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Ruins of the Palace of Inca Manco Ccapac, at Cusco.
Ruins of the Palace of Inca Manco Ccapac, at Cusco.
C.R.M. [Clements Robert Markham] del. Vincent Brooks Lith.
[London: Chapman & Hall, 1856.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 120 x 185mm (4¾ x 7¼").
The royal palace at Cusco, supposedly that of Manco Cápac, the first governor and founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco in the 13th century, possibly a mythical figure. From Markham's 'Cusco: a Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru', an account of his visit 1852-3.
[Ref: 52018]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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