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Pondicherry attack'd by the British Fleet under Admiral Boscowen.
Pondicherry attack'd by the British Fleet under Admiral Boscowen.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Plate: 225 x 370mm (9 x 14½''). Thread margins.
A battle scene showing Admiral Boscowen's attack and seige of the French settlement at Pondicherry during the Anglo-French Wars.
[Ref: 50891]   £260.00  
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Pouching
Pouching
[Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼") Small margins. Central crease as normal.
An unidentified city in China, from Arnoldus Montanus' 'Asie'.
[Ref: 51169]   £260.00  
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Sarawak; its Inhabitants and Productions:
Sarawak; its Inhabitants and Productions: Being Notes During a Residence in that Country with His Excelleny Mr. Brooke. By Hugh Low Colonial Secretary at Labuh-An.
London: Richard Bentley, New Berlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1848.
First Edition. 8vo, original gilt-decorated red cloth, all edges gilt; pp. xxiv+416, 4 steel-engraved plates, two wood-engraved plates of weapons, two wood-engraved text illustrations. Front inner hinge taped, some gatherings strained, a little foxing throughout, ink ownership inscription on prelim; lacking plate of beetles.
An account of a thirty-month stay in Sarawak with James Brooke ('the White Rajah'), by Sir Hugh Low (1824-1905), a colonial administrator and naturalist. His primary interest was botanical, leading him to explore much of Sarawak, but his account is a general description
[Ref: 51061]   £290.00   view all images for this item
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The approach of the Emperor of China to his tent in Tartary, to receive the British Ambassador.
The approach of the Emperor of China to his tent in Tartary, to receive the British Ambassador.
W. Alexander del.t. J. Fittler sculp.
London, published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving. Platemark: 495 x 360mm. (19¼ x 14¼") large margins on 3 sides.
A grand procession in which the Emperor of China is being carried into an impressive, large, domed tent to receive the Brirish Embassador. Plate 25 from Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
[Ref: 50559]   £280.00  
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