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[Hawaii] Îles Sandwich: Maison de Kraïmokou, Premier Ministre du Roi; Fabrication des Étoffes.
[Hawaii] Îles Sandwich: Maison de Kraïmokou, Premier Ministre du Roi; Fabrication des Étoffes.
A. Pellion delin.t. Villeroy sculp.t.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with large margins. Some spotting in margins.
Kalanimoku, the chief minister of the king of Hawaii, standing in the doorway of a hut, standing over his wife Likelike, who is beating a sheet of kapa, fabric made of plant fibre. Bottom left is an 'olo', the largest of the native surfboards, a size reserved for the royal class. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53640]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hawaii] Îles Sandwich. Vue de Morai du Roi à Kayakakoua, sur l'Île Owhyhi.
[Hawaii] Îles Sandwich. Vue de Morai du Roi à Kayakakoua, sur l'Île Owhyhi.
Dessiné par J.s Arago. Gravé par Lejeune.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with large margins. Some spotting in margins, creasing.
A morai or heiau, a temple near Kealakekua Bay, near where Captain Cook was killed. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53641]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hoorn Islands?]
[Hoorn Islands?]
[after Jacob Le Maire.]
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving 195 x 170mm (7¾ x 6¾"), set in text. Some overprinting of letterpress, as usual.
A view of the crew of the 'Eendracht' and 'Hoorn' enjoying the hospitality of islanders, during the circumnavigation of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten, 1615-7. The letterpress overprinting '1616 Majus' suggests the view is of the Hoorn Islands where they rested for three weeks, April 28th - May 12th, 1616.
[Ref: 53717]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marianas] Ruines de Colonnes Antiques, Vues sur L'Île Tinian. Ruines de Colonnes Antiques, Vues sur L'Îles Tinian.
[Marianas] Ruines de Colonnes Antiques, Vues sur L'Île Tinian. Ruines de Colonnes Antiques, Vues sur L'Îles Tinian.
J.s Arago delin.t. Fortier et Duparc sculp.t.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 315 x 230mm (12½ x 9"), with large margins. Some spotting of extreme margins.
Two views of ruins of latte stones (columns used as foundations of houses) on Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands. The lower scene shows a French officer and the astist being shown 'The House of Taga', with two lines of stone columns. When Anson visited Tinian in 1742 there were twelve columns standing; here there are at least nine. Today there is only one, the others toppled by earthquakes. Drawn by Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) and published in the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53638]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Îles Mariannes: Ruines de Piliers Antiques. Vues sur L'Île Rota.
Îles Mariannes: Ruines de Piliers Antiques. Vues sur L'Île Rota.
J.s Arago delin.t. Fortier et Duparc sculp.t.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 315 x 230mm (12½ x 9"), with large margins. Some spotting of margins.
Columns of latte stone (columns used as foundations of houses) on Rota in the the Northern Mariana Islands. Few such sites survive because of intensive sugar cultivation during the Japanese Mandate of the 1920s and 1930s. Drawn by Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) and published in the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53639]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Merkus, Gouverneur des Moluques, offrant des Babi-Roussas à l'Expédition de l'Astrolabe.
Mr. Merkus, Gouverneur des Moluques, offrant des Babi-Roussas à l'Expédition de l'Astrolabe. (Célèbes.)
de Sainson pinx. V. Adam Lith.
J. Tastu, Editeur. Lith. de Lemercier. [Paris, 1833.]
Lithograph, large publisher's stamp at bottom. Printed area 275 x 355mm (10¾ x 14") very large margins. Some spotting in margins
Henrik Merkus, Baron de Kock (1779-1845), governor of the Malaku Islands, offers babiroussas to the officers of the Astrolabe. From 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829.
[Ref: 53483]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[New South Wales] N.lle Holland; Port Jackson: Passage de Cox, dans les Montagnes-Bleues.
[New South Wales] N.lle Holland; Port Jackson: Passage de Cox, dans les Montagnes-Bleues.
Dessiné par Marchais d'après A. Pellion. Gravé par Schroeder.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with large margins. Crease in margin.
Europeans riding up a steep inline marked with a fence. Cox's Pass was the first route across the Blue Mountains known to the settlers. After a former convict living with the Aboriginies passed the details of the route to the Europeans, William Cox (1764-1837) built a 101-mile dirt track in six months, linking Sydney and Bathurst. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53643]   £320.00  
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Trees above a bay, New Zealand
Trees above a bay, New Zealand
H. Wallace.
[n.d., c.1910.]
Etching. 180 x 250mm (7 x 9¾) very large margins. Toning on margins of sheet.
Trees overhanging the Bay of Islands, North Island.
[Ref: 53559]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Woodland scene, New Zealand.
Woodland scene, New Zealand.
H. Wallace.
[n.d., c.1910.]
Etching. 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½") large margins.
Woodland scene in New Zealand.
[Ref: 53560]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fern forest, New Zealand]
[Fern forest, New Zealand]
H. Wallace.
[n.d., c.1910.]
Etching. 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8¾").
A forest of fern trees, overlooking a bay, probably Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
[Ref: 53561]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ein Tatuirter Nukahiwer. Habitans de Nakahiwa tatoué.
Ein Tatuirter Nukahiwer. Habitans de Nakahiwa tatoué. No.27.
Lith. von Honegger.
[Schinz, c.1845.]
Lithograph. 355 x 266mm (14 x 10½"). Foxing
A tattooed man of Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia. From Heinrich Rudolf Schinz's "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen".
[Ref: 53512]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Sidney.
View of Sidney.
Drawn from an Original Sketch by W.H. Wilson. Engraved by H. Bibby.
The London Printing and Publishing Company. [n.d. c.1850.]
Engraving. Sheet 180 x 280mm. 7¼ x 11".
A view of Sydney Harbour with ships and sailing vessels around the docking yard. Chimneys with smoke billowing are seen to the right with houses to the left across the bay. Plate facing p.109 of Australia by R. Montgomery Martin.
In the National Library of Australia.
[Ref: 53533]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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