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[Bhutan] View of Choka.
[Bhutan] View of Choka.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, June 1, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 350 x 475mm (13¾ x 18¾"), watermarked 'J. Whatman', 1810?
A view of a dzong (fortress) in Chukha, one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
[Ref: 52891]   £2,500.00  
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[Bhutan] View between Murichom & Choka.
[Bhutan] View between Murichom & Choka.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, July 25, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 480 x 350mm (19 x 13¾").
A precipitous path with steps cut into the rock. A European sits using a telescope to view the scenery. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
[Ref: 52893]   £2,500.00  
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[Bhutan] A Temple of Bode.
[Bhutan] A Temple of Bode.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, July 25, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 350 x 475mm (13¾ x 18¾").
A chorten (temple) flanked by tall dashis, prayer flags inscribed from top to bottom with the sacred Buddhist mantra 'om-mani-padme-hum'. In the distance is a Rajah's small villa. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
[Ref: 52892]   £2,500.00  
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Calcutta.
Calcutta.
Drawn by Henry Salt. Engraved by D. Havell. No. III.
Published as the Act directs by William Miller, Albermarle Street, May 1st 1809.
Coloured aquatint. 490 x 660mm (19¼ x 26"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1818 Turkey Mills'. Faint creasing. Trimmed to platemark at bottom, narrow margins elsewhere.
Plate three of Henry Salt's 'Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt', published 1809. Salt's (1780-1827) drawings were made when he accompanied George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, as his secretary on a mission to Abyssinia, to conclude an alliance there. This view was taken from Thomas Graham's house in Chowringhee with Fort William and the River Hooghly in the background. Annesley wrote, "Mr Graham resides in Chouringee, in a very excellent house, where I found apartments prepared for me, and for Mr Salt... Chouringee, an entire village of palaces, runs for a considerable length at right angles with it [the Maidan], and altogether, forms the finest view I ever beheld in any city."
Abbey: 515
[Ref: 52922]   £2,000.00  
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[Canton] Sketch from the Wall on the Morning after the Grand Attack.
[Canton] Sketch from the Wall on the Morning after the Grand Attack.
W.R. Snow Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart imp.
Dickinson Bro.s Lith.s 114 New Bond Street [1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Printed area 230 x 340mm (9 x 13¾"), with very wide margins.
A prisoner being carried on a bamboo pole, wrists and ankles tied. From Part III (of III) of William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong.William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong. Snow was an army officer when he visited Hong Kong. However in 1875 an affair with an Irish actress ruined his career and, rather than be posted to a backwater, he left his wife and disappeared. Under the alias Clifford Merton he worked as an author and illustrator of both adult and children's literature, until his wife found and exposed him in 1881. After another disappearance and name change, Richard André continued to write and illustrate books, as well as working in photography and the publishing business.
[Ref: 52714]   £320.00  
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On the Wall, Canton.
On the Wall, Canton.
W.R. Snow Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart imp.
Dickinson Bro.s Lith.s 114 New Bond Street [1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Printed area 230 x 340mm (9 x 13¾"), with wide margins. Slight tear in top margin.
Two Europeans wearing kepis and natives including a water carrier. From Part II (of III) of William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong.William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong. Snow was an army officer when he visited Hong Kong. However in 1875 an affair with an Irish actress ruined his career and, rather than be posted to a backwater, he left his wife and disappeared. Under the alias Clifford Merton he worked as an author and illustrator of both adult and children's literature, until his wife found and exposed him in 1881. After another disappearance and name change, Richard André continued to write and illustrate books, as well as working in photography and the publishing business.
[Ref: 52715]   £320.00  
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Military Train Coolies Going Home.
Military Train Coolies Going Home.
W.R. Snow Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart imp.
Dickinson Bro.s Lith.s 114 New Bond Street [1860.]
Tinted lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½"). Trimmed. Bit messy. Repaired tear at bottom.
A group of Chinese porters going home at sunset. From Part III (of III) of William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong. Snow was an army officer when he visited Hong Kong. However in 1875 an affair with an Irish actress ruined his career and, rather than be posted to a backwater, he left his wife and disappeared. Under the alias Clifford Merton he worked as an author and illustrator of both adult and children's literature, until his wife found and exposed him in 1881. After another disappearance and name change, Richard André continued to write and illustrate books, as well as working in photography and the publishing business.
[Ref: 52710]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Group of Coolies on the road at Dinner.
A Group of Coolies on the road at Dinner.
W.R. Snow Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart imp.
Dickinson Bro.s Lith.s 114 New Bond Street [1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Printed area 230 x 340mm (9 x 13¾"), with very wide margins.
Workers eating lunch with chop sticks. From Part III (of III) of William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong.William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong. Snow was an army officer when he visited Hong Kong. However in 1875 an affair with an Irish actress ruined his career and, rather than be posted to a backwater, he left his wife and disappeared. Under the alias Clifford Merton he worked as an author and illustrator of both adult and children's literature, until his wife found and exposed him in 1881. After another disappearance and name change, Richard André continued to write and illustrate books, as well as working in photography and the publishing business.
[Ref: 52712]   £320.00  
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A Funeral. Mode of Carrying the Coffin.
A Funeral. Mode of Carrying the Coffin.
W.R. Snow Del.t. M. & N. Hanhart imp.
Dickinson Bro.s Lith.s 114 New Bond Street [1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Printed area 230 x 340mm (9 x 13¾"), with very wide margins.
From Part II (of III) of William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong.William Roger Snow's 'Sketches of Chinese Life & Character', based on a visit to Hong Kong. Snow was an army officer when he visited Hong Kong. However in 1875 an affair with an Irish actress ruined his career and, rather than be posted to a backwater, he left his wife and disappeared. Under the alias Clifford Merton he worked as an author and illustrator of both adult and children's literature, until his wife found and exposed him in 1881. After another disappearance and name change, Richard André continued to write and illustrate books, as well as working in photography and the publishing business.
[Ref: 52713]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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