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Village Bengali Des Bords Du Gange.
Village Bengali Des Bords Du Gange. Novembre 1841.
Lith par de Rudder d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltikoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry 134, rue du Bac [n.d., 1850].
Tinted lithograph, printed area 400 x 580 (15¾ x 22¾). Small repaired hole.
A scene of a Bengali village. Men and women stand outside a straw hut, surrounded by palm trees. Peacocks perch on the roof and forage on the ground. One man picks palm fruit in a tree. Two elephants wander out of the overgrowth. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 54983]   £1,400.00  
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Interieur du Couvent de Condgeveram
Interieur du Couvent de Condgeveram à 40 milles de Madras. Réunion journalière des Brames en l’honneur des deux divinités Conservatrice et Destructive. Juillet 1841
Lith par Grivet et de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry à Paris.
Tinted lithograph. 505 x 600mm (20 x 23½"), with very large margins. Foxing in margins on right. Uncut.
Women play flutes and dance in the courtyard of a Brahmin temple during the daily prayer ritual of in honour of the god Vishnu as Preserver and Shiva as Destroyer. In the background is a statue of Ganesha. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55150]   £2,000.00  

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[Buddhist priests] Prêtres de Boudha Cingalis à Lady (Ceylan).
[Buddhist priests] Prêtres de Boudha Cingalis à Lady (Ceylan). Mai 1841.
de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry a Paris.
Tinted lithograph. 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"), with very large margins. Some spotting in margins on left. Uncut.
Buddhist priests walking, one shaded by a servant carrying a parasol. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55149]   £1,100.00  
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Environs de Calcutta.
Environs de Calcutta. (Octobre 1842.)
Lith par de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imp.é par Auguste Bry, G.de Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.
Tinted lithograph. 520 x 690mm (20½ x 27¼"), with very large margins. Uncut.
A road scene, with a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by runners. Sitting around are locals, several with white paint on their faces. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55151]   £2,000.00  

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Village de Catiganawa à neuf milles de Kandy a Ceylan,
Village de Catiganawa à neuf milles de Kandy a Ceylan, habité par les Rodias; exiles du tems des Rois de Kandy. Mai 1841.
de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff. Paris, Gache, éditeur.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry a Paris.
Tinted lithograph. 390 x 280mm (15½ x 11"), with large margins. Some spotting in margins.
Sri Lankan villagers standing in a forest clearing, naked from the waist up. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55148]   £1,250.00  
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Ceylan, entre Colombo et Kandy, Mai 1841.
Ceylan, entre Colombo et Kandy, Mai 1841.
de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Impré par Auguste Bry, a Paris. [n.d., c.1848.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area: 360 x 280mm (14 x 11"), with very large margins. Uncut. Taped tear in extreme lower margin.
A view in Sri Lanka showing a young family standing outside a hut in one of the many villages on the route between Colombo, the modern capital, and Kandy, located in the hills. Fruit including pineapples and bananas are seen on the ground to the left below a crouching figure who looks up towards a standing man and woman. The woman is carrying a child and holding the hand of another. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55146]   £1,150.00  
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Dame Chinois dans sa Chambre.
Dame Chinois dans sa Chambre. Chaque pays a sa beaute, Et les visages de la Chine Ont tout l'air et la bonne mine De nos dames de qualite.
Chez H Bonnart vis avis les Mathurins au Coq avec privilege du Roy.
[n.d. c.1675-1700]
Etching with engraving. 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½"), with very large margins. Trimmed to platemark on left side. Foxing in margins.
A seated Chinese woman next to a table with paper and writing implements. Engraving by Henri Bonnart II (1642-1711), known for his work on fashion and costume, along with his four brothers. From an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family.
[Ref: 54719]   £320.00  
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Achat d'Armes à Delhi.
Achat d'Armes à Delhi.
Lith. par de Rudder d'apres le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imp.é par Auguste Bry, Gde. Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.[1848.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 380 x 535mm (15 x 21"). Wear to edges at top.
An arms market under the city walls, with a merchant showing the artist a katar, a ceremonial punch dagger. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55157]   £2,000.00  
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Cortège du Grand Mogol à Delhi.
Cortège du Grand Mogol à Delhi.
Lith par de Rudder lith d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Paris Imp. par Auguste Bry, G.de Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.
Tinted lithograph. 505 x 690mm (20 x 27¼"), with very large margins. Uncut.
A very atmospheric night scene of the entourage of the Grand Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar (seated in a litter), the defensive walls of the city behind. Bahadur (1775-1862), a noted poet and calligrapher, was the last of the Moghul Emperors, exiled to Rangoon by the British after the uprising of 1857. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55155]   £2,300.00  

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Fête de la Lune a Ceylan. Mai 1841.
Fête de la Lune a Ceylan. Mai 1841.
Lith par de Rudder d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry, 134 Rue de Bac.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 490 x 600mm (19¼ x 23½"), with very large margins. Messy lower border.
A night-time processions, one carrying a large bell. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55147]   £1,850.00  

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La Cour du Roi de Gwalior.
La Cour du Roi de Gwalior.
Lith par de Rudder lith d'après le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imp.é par Auguste Bry, G.de Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.
Tinted lithograph. 460 x 685mm (18 x 27"), with very large margins. Some spotting to margins on right. A few small tears on extreme edges on right.
An interior, with the young Maharajah Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia (1834-1886) surrounded by armed courtiers. He holds a katar, a ceremonial dagger. To the right are two dancing girls. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55156]   £2,300.00  

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[Lammasery at Hanleh, Frontier of China.]
[Lammasery at Hanleh, Frontier of China.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Sepia watercolour. Sheet 455 x 605mm (18 x 23¾"). Surface scratch.
A view of a hilltop lamasery (a monastery of lamas), in a barren landscape. The title is in ballpoint ink on reverse.
[Ref: 54935]   £480.00  
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Rivière de Bezouki.
Rivière de Bezouki.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. Finot imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 285 x 375mm (11¼ x 14¾"), with very large margins with blindstamp of 'La Favorite' in bottom margin.
A river of Java, with a waterfall. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols). Colour-printed examples are rare.
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[Ref: 54668]   £350.00  
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Banjowangui.
Banjowangui.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. Finot imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 285 x 375mm (11¼ x 14¾"), with large margins, with blindstamp of 'La Favorite' in bottom margin.
Banyuwangi, on the coast of Java facing Bali. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols). Colour-printed examples are rare.
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[Ref: 54679]   £360.00  
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Hebrew Woman & Child.
Hebrew Woman & Child.
David Wilkie ft 1840. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 410 x 285mm (16 x 11½"), with large margins.
A seated woman wearing an embroidered jacket and headdress, with a small child on her lap. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 54739]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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Danse Cachemirienne.
Danse Cachemirienne. Environs de Simla dans l'Himalaya (Août 1842.)
Lith par de Rudder lith d'après le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imp.é par Auguste Bry, G.de Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.
Tinted lithograph. 530 x 685mm (21 x 27"), with very large margins. Small tear and spotting in the margins. Uncut.
A woman dances in front of a temple in a clearing of a forest of fir. Musicians play a drum, pipe and wide-mouthed horn. Shimla was the summer capital of the British Raj. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
(see ref 55154 for a view of the temple)
[Ref: 55153]   £1,800.00  
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Temple Rustique aux environs of Simla.
Temple Rustique aux environs of Simla. aux Himalaya, près la Cascase appelée Lal-Pani.
Girard lith d'après le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry, à Paris.
Tinted lithograph. 450 x 330mm (17¾ x 13"), with very large margins. Damp stains in margins at extreme top.
A temple in a clearing of a forest of fir. Shimla was the summer capital of the British Raj. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55154]   £850.00  
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Audience Solennelle donee par le Roy de Siam a Mr. le Chevalier de Chaumont  Ambassadeur extradordinaire de sa Majeste de ce Roy
Audience Solennelle donee par le Roy de Siam a Mr. le Chevalier de Chaumont Ambassadeur extradordinaire de sa Majeste de ce Roy ou il fut accompagne de Mr. L'euque de Metellopolis et de Mr. l'Abbe de Choisy et de deus gentilshomes francois de ceux qui l'avoient suiui en ce voyage. Il presenta le lettre de sa Majeste dans un coupe d'or, et le roy se baissa pour y atteinder tandis que Mr. Constans son principal ministre vetu a la francoise et le pemiers Mandarins etoient prosternez. Mr. l'Ambassadeur se couurit et s'as set quand il eut salue le roy et comance sa harangue ce ful le 18 du mois de octobre l'an 1685 que se fit cette ceremonie avec une distinction singuliere po.co ministre de France qui fut visite de tous les ambassadeurs autres pieces et continuellem accompagne et servi par les principaux mandarins.
Aparis ches Nolin Rue S.t Jacques a la place de la Victoire C. Pr. Regis.
[n.d. c. 1680]
Rare engraving. 320 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate mark on left side. Tear in lower left side into plate mark, affecting the title area and image. Tear and creasing in lower left corner. Staining on 3 sides of very large margins.
Alexandre, Chevalier of Chaumont, ambassador to Louis XIV of France, presents a letter from the king to King Narai of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (now a province in Thailand), at the Hall of Sanphet, 1685. Alexandre, holding the letter on a golden plate, refused to raise it up to King Narai on his balcony; the king was forced to lower himself, to the great distress of the court at Sanphet, who can be seen desperately gesturing that the ambassador raise the letter. Alexandre's successes as ambassador were limited and he returned to France in 1688. Drawing by Jean-Baptiste Nolin (1657-1708), engraver to King Louis XIV.
[Ref: 54688]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Principale Rue de Lucknow.
Principale Rue de Lucknow. Capitale du Royaume d'Aoude (Janvier 1842].
Lith. par De Rudder de'après le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Imp.é par Auguste Bry, G. de Medaille d'Or, de S.M. l'Emereur de Russie [n.d., 1850].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 530 x 680, with very large margins. Tear touching image taped at top. Uncut.
A regal procession of elephants and a camel, guarded by soldiers with a good view of Lucknow. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55145]   £2,200.00  

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Macao.
Macao.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc. Finot imp.
de Sainson Edit. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 285 x 380mm (11¼ x 15") very large margins.
Prospect of the Portuguese trading port of Macao (Macau), from 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...'. Colour-printed examples are rare.
SP Lohia Collection 5256: ''The coloured version of the 'Album Historique' is a work of extraordinary quality. It ranks among the finest plate books produced in the 19th century, the colouring being o
[Ref: 54665]   £650.00  
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Fort S.t George on the Coromandel Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England.
Fort S.t George on the Coromandel Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England. Le Fort S.te George sur la Cote de Coromandel. Appartemante a la Compagnie Angloise des Indes Orientales.
I. Van Ryne delin.
Published According to Act of Parliament. Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, N.o 53 Fleet Street, London. c. 1810
Engraving with fine original hand colour. 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"), with large margins. Laid on album paper. Margins bit messy.
A view of the English fortress at Madras, with several peaked mountains behind and ships on the sea in the foreground, including one firing guns. The East India Company purchased a costal piece of land originally called Chennirayarpattinam or Channapatnam where the Company began the construction of a harbour and a fort. The fort was completed on 23 April 1644 at a cost of £3,000, coinciding with St George's Day, hence its name.
[Ref: 55175]   £320.00  
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Vue Prise à Malacca.
Vue Prise à Malacca.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
De Sainson Edit. Finot imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 265 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"), very large margins, with blindstamp of 'La Favorite' in bottom margin.
View at Malacca, Malaysia; some Europeans on horseback in right foreground. From 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols). Colour-printed examples are rare.
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[Ref: 54666]   £390.00  
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Bombay on the Malabar Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England.
Bombay on the Malabar Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England. Bombay sur la Cote de Malabar. Appartemente a la Compagnie Angloise pour les Indes Orientales.
I. Van Ryne delin.
Published According to Act of Parliament. Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, N.o 53 Fleet Street, London. c. 1810
Engraving with fine original hand colour. 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"), with very large margins. Laid on album paper. Tear in top margin that runs slightly into the image
A view of of Bombay (Mumbai) with ships on the sea in the foreground, including one firing guns. Mumbai became under control of the East India Company when in 1661 Charles II of England married Catherine of Braganza and as part of her dowry Charles received the ports of Tangier and the Seven Islands of Bombay.
[Ref: 55176]   £350.00  
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[A mounted column of Western and Central Asian soldiers.]
[A mounted column of Western and Central Asian soldiers.]
[London: Dickinson & Son, n.d., c.1850.]
Rare large tinted lithograph. Sheet 385 x 715mm (15¼ x 28¼"), publisher's blind stamp. Some wear to lateral margins.
Russian officers, possibly diplomats, escorted by Persian(?) horsemen, one of whom has a falcon on his gauntlet. We have been unable to trace the publication: the large size suggests it was not issued in book form.
[Ref: 53078]   £650.00  
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Princesse de Perse
Princesse de Perse A son air grave et dalaigneux Vous ne diriers pas qu'elle pense Aqulque larcin amoureux Mais c'est encor pis qu'en france.
Chez H Bonnart rue S. Iacques vis avis les Mathurins au Coq avec privi.
[n.d. c. 1675-1700]
Etching with engraving. 270 x 195mm (10½ x 7¼"). Small left margin.
A Persian princess dressed in finery. Engraving by Henri Bonnart II (1642-1711), known for his work on fashion and costume, along with his four brothers. From an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family.
[Ref: 54720]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Cochinchine-Philippines.
Cochinchine-Philippines. Femmes Cochinchinoises. Togals.
Lauvergne del. Himely sc.
de Sainson Edit. Finot imp. [Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833-1835.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 285 x 380mm (11¼ x 15") very large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed into plate at top.
Two costume images: women of Cochinchina and men and women of the Philippines. From the 'Atlas Historique' of the 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830, 1831, 1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace...' (5 vols). Colour-printed examples are rare.
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[Ref: 54667]   £390.00  
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Poonah.
Poonah. No XIII.
Drawn by Henry Salt. Engraved by D.Havell.
Published as the Act directs by William Miller, Albermarle Street, May 1st 1809.
Coloured aquatint, fine colour, 1817 watermark. Sheet 480 x 640mm (18¾ x 25¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. From Salt's monumental series of Oriental scenery, 'Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, The Cape, India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt'. He accompanied Lord Valentia on a diplomatic mission to counteract Napoleon's efforts in Egypt.
Abbey Travel: 515.
[Ref: 55163]   £950.00  
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Habitation Européenne à Simla. (Mai 1842.)
Habitation Européenne à Simla. (Mai 1842.)
Lith par de Rudder lith d'après le Dessin du Prince A. Soltykoff.
Paris, Imp.é par Auguste Bry, G.de Medaille d'Or de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie.
Tinted lithograph. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), with very large margins. Uncut.
A bungalow on the slopes of a hill in Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 55152]   £550.00  
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Route de Colombo A Kandy.
Route de Colombo A Kandy. (Ceylan) Mai 1841.
Lith par de Rudder d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltikoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry 134, rue du Bac [n.d., 1850].
Tinted lithograph, printed area 400 x 320 (15¾ x 12½) very large margins. Uncut.
A group travels a dirt road that leads from the capital to Kandy. One man rides an elephant that pulls a cart with another man inside; a man holding a stick walks beside them. Women rush from a dense folliage of palm trees, one of them carries a small curved blade. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
[Ref: 54985]   £950.00  
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Offrande d'un Chef Kandien a un Temple de Boudha.
Offrande d'un Chef Kandien a un Temple de Boudha. Aux environs de Kandy (Ceylan) MAi 1841
Lith par de Rudder d'après le dessin du Prince A. Soltikoff.
Imprimé par Auguste Bry 134, rue du Bac [n.d., 1850].
Tinted lithograph, printed area 400 x 580 (15¾ x 22¾) very large margins. Uncut.
A Kandyan Chief makes an offering to a Buddhist temple at nightime light by fire, they ride on an elephant that holds foliage in its trunk. Prince Alexey Soltykoff (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov, 1806-1859) had worked for the Russian Foreign Service (including visits to Constantinople, London and Teheran) before retiring and making two trips to India (1841–43 and 1844–46). In 1850 his sketches were lithographed in this large folio format and published as 'Voyages dans l'Inde'.
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Gathering of Tea. [&] Taching, or Firing, of Tea.
Gathering of Tea. [&] Taching, or Firing, of Tea.
Sangso, a Chinese pinx. Sutherland sculp. [&] Wo-siong pinx.t.
London, Published by Dr Thornton, Dec.r 1, 1808.
Pair of aquatints. 440 x 540mm (17¼ x 21¼"), with very large margins. Framed. Centre folds as issued. Unexamined out of frames.
Two scenes in oriental style of tea production, from Dr Robert Thornton's 'The Philosophy of Botany, Being Botanical and Philosophical Extracts'. The first shows Chinese picking leaves, with figures climbing ladders and cut steps to reach plateaus with tea fields. The second shows a garden under a cliff with stairs, with a man drying the leaves in a furnace under a waterfall, two men drinking tea and a pavilion with tea chests on racks.
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Tippoo Saib's Two Sons taking leave of their Mother,
Tippoo Saib's Two Sons taking leave of their Mother, Previous to their being deliver'd up to Lord Cornwallis as Hostages at the Termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792. Plate 1. 286.
Published 12th May, 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Worm holes filled, laid on thick paper.
After being besieged in Serinpatam for a fortnight, Tipu Sultan surrendered to General Cornwallis, ending the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1792-4). Under the Treaty of Seringapatam he was forced to cede one half of Mysore's territory to the East India Company's allies and pay a large reparation. Two of his sons were sent as hostages until he paid, which Tipu did promptly.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. See 54288.
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