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Portrait of Bennilong; a native of New Holland,
Portrait of Bennilong; a native of New Holland, who after experiencing for two years the Luxuries of England, returned to his own Country and resumed all his savage Habits.
[London, 1817.]
Engraving. 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate at top, narrow margins elsewhere.
Bennelong (c.1764-1813) was an aborigine kidnapped by Governor Philip in 1789 and forced to learn English, following orders from King George III to open relations with the locals. He was brought to England in 1792 and was said to have had an audience with the king, although there is no evidence. He returned to Australia in 1795 where he returned to the bush and led a clan. His grave was found in 2011 in the garden of a private house in present-day Putney, New South Wales, which is being turned into a museum. From George Alexander Cooke's 'Modern and Authentic System of Universal Geography'.
Rex Nan Kivell Collection, NK4777. A similar portrait thought to depict Bennelong, signed 'W.W.' is now in the Dixson Galleries of the State Library of New South Wales.
[Ref: 58729]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hawaii] Sandwich Islands.
[Hawaii] Sandwich Islands.
W.m Bligh del.t.
[London: Nichol & Cadell, 1784.]
Engraving. Sheet 200 x 425mm (8 x 16¾"). Trimmed within plate, folded twice as normal.
Six coastal profiles of the islands of Hawaii, as seen by the crew of the Resolution, Captain James Cook's ship on his Third Voyage, the first Europeans to reach the islands in January 1778. Two of the profiles are attributed to William Bligh, who was Master of the Resolution, priot to becoming captain of the Bounty.
[Ref: 58947]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Singular Animal called Kangaroo found ont the Coast of New Holland.
A Singular Animal called Kangaroo found ont the Coast of New Holland.
[after George Stubbs.]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving. 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed to image.
A copy of the famous portrait of a kangaroo by George Stubbs, here published in Cooke's 'A Modern and Authentic System of Universal Geography'.
CLB 375 V.
[Ref: 58733]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Man of Cape Dieman in New Holland.
A Man of Cape Dieman in New Holland.
Prior del.t. A.W. Warren sculp.
[London: J. Debrett, 1800.]
Engraving. 210 x 165mm (8¼ x 6½"). Trimmed to plate on two sides, narrow margins elsewhere.
A profile of an Aboriginal man, copied from the plate after Jean Piron. From the English edition of Jacques Labillardière's ''An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse... Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux'', an expedition that crossed the South Pacific, visiting Australia, New Zealand and the East Indies between 1791-3.
[Ref: 58734]   £130.00  
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