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Afghaun Foot Soldiers in their Winter Dress,
Afghaun Foot Soldiers in their Winter Dress, with entrance to the Valley of Urgundeh.
[L.t James Rattray] Day & Son, lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Hering & Remington, 137 Regent Street. [1848.]
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 420 x 585mm (16½ x 23") with very large margins.
Two Afghan 'Rangers', members of a British irregular unit raised in Kohistan, north-east of Kabul. Their commander, Lieutenant Maule of the Artillery, described having his hands full trying to impose discipline among these "wild, unruly, merry fellows"; Maule, his subaltern and white NCOs were all murdered by their troops in November 1841, two months after Rattray had left the area. The artist, James Rattray (1818-54), a second lieutenant in the 2nd Grenadiers of the Bengal Army, served in Afghanistan during the First Afghan War (1839-42), taking part in the famous retreat from Kabul, manning the rear guard. This lithograph is from the second edition of Rattray's 'Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan from Drawings made on the Spot', published the year after the first.
Abbey: Travel 513.
[Ref: 51338]   £480.00  
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North West View of the Fort of Bombay.
North West View of the Fort of Bombay.
Drawn by William Westall, A.R.A. Engraced by R.G. Reeve.
[London: R. Ackermann, n.d., c.1826.]
Fine aquatint printed in colours and hand-finished. 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
The defences of Bombay facing the sea. The fort was started by the Portuguse and improved by the British; Grindlay considered them too extensive, needing too large a garrison. From Robert Grindlay's (1786-1877) 'Scenery, costumes and architecture, chiefly on the western side of India,' 1826-30. Grindlay, founder of the ANZ Grindlays Bank, came to India in 1803, aged only 17, and worked with the East India Company, serving with the Seventh Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-1820. William Westall (1781-1850) had travelled to Australia as artist for the Flinders expedition. Westall found the Australian landscape boring, and so, when the expedition broke up after the lead ship, the 'Investigator', was condemned, Westall travelled to India. This was without the permission of his employers, the Admiralty, who sacked him, although they still paid him to complete nine full oil paintings of his sketches of Australia.
Abbey Travel 442.
[Ref: 51252]   £360.00  
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Remains of a Bridge near the Tantee Bazar,
Remains of a Bridge near the Tantee Bazar, Respectfully inscribed to his excellency Sir George Nugent Bart, K.B. &c. &c. &c.
Drawn by C. D'Oyly Esq.r. Engrav'd by J. Landseer Engraver to the King, & F.S.A.
Published 4 June 1814 by J. Landseer, 33, Foley Street, London.
Etching on steel. 265 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼") with large margins. A little creasing.
Tanti Bridge (Weaver's Bridge) in Dhaka, plate 20 of Charles D'Oyly's 'Antiquities of Dacca'. D'Oyly (1781-1845) was a member of the Bengal Civil Service based in Calcutta, Dhaka and Patna from 1797 to 1838 when he retired. In 1848 Dickinson & Co. published his 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs', for which he is best known.
[Ref: 51315]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Town and Citadel of Ghuznee.
Town and Citadel of Ghuznee.
[L.t James Rattray] W.L.Walton, lith: Day & Son, lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Hering & Remington, 137 Regent Street. [1848.]
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 420 x 585mm (16½ x 23") with very large margins.
A view of Ghazni, a walled city with an elevated citadel in eastern Afghanistan, protecting the main road to Kabul. It was captured by the British on July 23, 1839, during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) The artist, James Rattray (1818-54), a second lieutenant in the 2nd Grenadiers of the Bengal Army, served in Afghanistan during the First Afghan War (1839-42), taking part in the famous retreat from Kabul, manning the rear guard. This lithograph is from the second edition of Rattray's 'Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan from Drawings made on the Spot', published the year after the first.
Abbey: Travel 513.
[Ref: 51336]   £380.00  
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Jaffa from the Sea.
Jaffa from the Sea.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 285 x 375mm (11¼ x 14¾"). Two tears in upper edge, one entering printed border.
An interesting perspective of Jaffa, now a suburb of Tel Aviv, looking past the sails of a boat.
[Ref: 51375]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Jugdelluk, The Last Stand Made by General Elphinstone's Army in the Calamitous Retreat.
Jugdelluk, The Last Stand Made by General Elphinstone's Army in the Calamitous Retreat.
[L.t James Rattray] Day & Son, lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Hering & Remington, 137 Regent Street. [1848.]
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 420 x 585mm (16½ x 23") with very large margins.
Jagadalak, where the remnants of the army of General William Elphinstone that had occupied Kabul during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) were destroyed. The artist, James Rattray (1818-54), a second lieutenant in the 2nd Grenadiers of the Bengal Army, served in Afghanistan during the war, taking part in the famous retreat from Kabul, manning the rear guard. This lithograph is from the second edition of Rattray's 'Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan from Drawings made on the Spot', published the year after the first.
Abbey: Travel 513.
[Ref: 51337]   £350.00  
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[Jazzar Pacha] Gezzar Pacha Condemning a Criminal.
[Jazzar Pacha] Gezzar Pacha Condemning a Criminal.
Sketched on the Spot by F.B. Spilsbury & drawn by D.l Orme.
Sold & Published Feb.y 14th. 1803, by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to His Majesty & the Royal Family, 59, New Bond Street.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet 270 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Trimmed within plate.
Ahmad Pasha (c.1725-1804), known as 'al-Jazzar' (the Butcher), Ottoman governor of Sidon from 1776. In 1799, aided by Sir Sidney Smith and the Royal Navy, al-Jazzar defended Acre from the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. A scene from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria'.
Abbey Scenery 383.
[Ref: 50676]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Woman of Kamtschatka.
A Woman of Kamtschatka.
J. Webber del. W. Sharp sc.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving, fine impression. 265 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Trimmed to the plate.
A portrait of a woman from the Kamtschatka peninsula in the Russian Far East, facing left, wearing traditional clothing and head scarf. A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. 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: 51196]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Fortress of Alimusjid, and the Khybur Pass.
Fortress of Alimusjid, and the Khybur Pass.
[L.t James Rattray] W.L.Walton, lith: Day & Son, lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Hering & Remington, 137 Regent Street. [1848.]
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 420 x 585mm (16½ x 23") very large margins.
A view of the Khyber Pass and the fortress of Ali Masjid, which overlooked the narrowest part of the pass and was garrisoned by the forces of Dost Mohammed. The artist, James Rattray (1818-54), a second lieutenant in the 2nd Grenadiers of the Bengal Army, served in Afghanistan during the First Afghan War (1839-42), taking part in the famous retreat from Kabul, manning the rear guard. He was sent to the pass to take the fortress but, as he finished sketching this scene, ''suddenly a report was heard, and, to my utter astonishment, walls and bastions composing the fortress blew up simultaneously in the air, like a whirlwind of sand; and so completely was it swept off from the summit of the mountain, that when the dense cloud cleared away not a vestige of the building remained''. From the second edition of Rattray's 'Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan from Drawings made on the Spot', published the year after the first.
Abbey: Travel 513.
[Ref: 51335]   £350.00  
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[A general prospect of Palmira from the north west.]
[A general prospect of Palmira from the north west.]
R. Hancock sculp.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. Sheet 180 x 260mm (7 x 10¼"). Trimmed to image at sides, laid on album paper.
A view of the classical ruins of Palmyra, based on the image published in Robert Wood's account of his expedition to the Near East. The title comes from the Bowles/Sayer edition of the same scene.
[Ref: 51356]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Attack and Capture of the Forts at the Entrance of the River Pei-Ho_ China on the 20th May 1858.
Attack and Capture of the Forts at the Entrance of the River Pei-Ho_ China on the 20th May 1858. By the Allied British and French Gun Boats and Boats of the Squadron in the Gulf of Pechili. Respectfully dedicated by permission to their Excellencies Rear Admiral Sir M. Seymout K.C.B. and Rear Admiral E. Reigault de Genouilby G.E.L.H. K.C.B.
From a Sketch by F.J.E.B. Bedwell. _ T.Picken Lith. Day & Son, Chromolith. to the Queen.
London Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Tinted lithograph with fine hand colour. Printed area 400 x 600mm (15¾ x 23½"), with very large margins. Image trimmed and laid on sheet with printed titles, as issued.
In 1858 a British naval squadron with Royal Marines attempted to capture the Taku forts at the entrance to the Pei-Ho River, and were ignominiously defeated.
[Ref: 51390]   £750.00  
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The Arch Crossing the Ravine.
The Arch Crossing the Ravine. Triumphal Arch crossing the Ravine leading to Petra [in plate].
David Roberts R.A.
London Pub.d by F.G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Aug. 18th 1842.
Tinted lithograph with later colour. Printed area 390 x 295mm (15¼ x 11½"). Framed. Unexamined out of the frame.
An ancient bridge over the ravine that leads to Petra. It collapsed in 1896. From David Robert's monumental six volume ''Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia. From drawings made on the spot by David Roberts...'', lithographed by Louis Haghe.
[Ref: 51294]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ghoree on the Indus.
Ghoree on the Indus.
[Lithographed by Charles Haghe after William Edwards.]
[London: Graves & Co., 1846.]
Rare 1st issue tinted lithograph, finished with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Original backing board stained and scratched.
Published in 'Sketches in Scinde' by Lieutenant William Edwards of the 86th or Royal County Down Regiment, and aide-de-camp to General Sir Charles Napier. Edwards was present during Napier's conquest of Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in 1842.
Abbey: Travel 469.
[Ref: 51311]   £380.00  
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The Round Tower, Fort Hyderabad.
The Round Tower, Fort Hyderabad.
[Lithographed by Charles Haghe after William Edwards.]
[London: Graves & Co., 1846.]
Rare 1st issue tinted lithograph, finished with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Original backing board stained and scratched.
The Round Tower of Pacco Qillo, a fort built by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro c.1768 when he founded the city of Hyderabad. Published in 'Sketches in Scinde' by Lieutenant William Edwards of the 86th or Royal County Down Regiment, and aide-de-camp to General Sir Charles Napier. Edwards was present during Napier's conquest of Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in 1842.
Abbey: Travel 469.
[Ref: 51310]   £380.00  
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