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Launceston: Circa 1875.
A fine Colonial portrait with Tasmanian interestWatercolour portrait, 18 x 14.8 cm (mount size), very fine; preserved in a handsome folding travelling folder of burgundy roan, lined with green moire silk, gilt, the picture surround with gilt fillets and blind-embossed. A remarkable portrait in fine original...
London: 1845. Handcoloured zincograph print, mounted. Handcoloured print of the Australian species Oxylobium Ovalifoloium, from Swan River, Western Australia. Species closely related to another legumious plant of Australia; Oxylobium retusum, "a handsome greenhouse shrub, native of King George's Sound in New Holland, whence seeds were brought by Mr. J. Richardson...
circa 1845. Handcoloured zincograph, with accompanying page of text attached; mounted, approx 270 x 210mm. The Labichea is an Australian plant found on the Western Coast and also parts of Sydney. From The Floral Cabinet or Magazine of Exotic Botany by Knowles & Westcott.
London: Fisher Son & Co, 1834. Engraving, 230 x 145mm (plate size). Fine portrait of the great botanist as a young man. Hooker was born at Norwich in 1785. Following his father's fascination with exotic plants, he showed a precocious interest in botany and in 1809, through the encouragement of...
London: Alexander Hogg, circa 1780. Engraved chart, 185 x 355 mm, with decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner. An early map of the Society Islands in the South Pacific published by Alexander Hogg to illustrate the voyages and discoveries of the sea captains Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook...
London: Alexander Hogg, circa 1786. Engraved chart, 220 x 330 mm. Chart showing Cook's route around the Tongan Islands, which he discovered in 1773. The Islands are also known as the Friendly Islands because of the reception that Captain Cook received. Published for Anderson's New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages round the World.
London: circa 1788.
Cook's immortal nameEngraved view with poem, 195 x 105 mm., laid down on card. Rare Cook engraving, with commemorative poem, after a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Stothard was elected to the Royal Academy in 1794 and often collaborated with William Blake, although the present engraving...
London: imprint clipped, but S.A. Cumberlege, 1 July, 1781. Engraving, 145 x 180 mm., laid paper, mounted. Early and very important representation of the death of Captain Cook: evidently based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving actually predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now...
London: Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. [but 1784].
The very rare variant issueOval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size). Mounted. Rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber" and presumably quite literally printed...
Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.
Cape Tribulation to Cape YorkEngraved map, 295 x 335 mm.; original folds. French edition of Cook's chart, which was published the previous year in an engraving by John Cheevers after Cook's original for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This was the earliest...
Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.
Point Hicks to Cape YorkEngraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; with good margins; mounted. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage. The magnificent sweep...
The Queensland coast charted by Cook on the EndeavourEngraved map, 325 x 360 mm. Mounted. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the...
London: Printed for R. Sayer & I. Bennet at No. 53 in Fleet Street, "10 May 1770" but issued 1775.
Gilbert and Lane completing Cook's Newfoundland SurveyDouble page engraved chart, 518 x 716 mm. A splendid map from Cook and Lane's Newfoundland Survey. Prepared in 1770, and carrying that...
London: J K Sherwin, circa 1779.
Very first proof copy of first separately issued portrait of CookEngraving, artist's proof copy 275 x 235 mm, mounted and framed. A proof impression (before title, date and some letters) of the first issue of the first separately published engraving of Captain Cook...
New York: Benjamin Gomez, circa 1779. Engraving, 13 x 10 cm. mounted and in a handsome early timber frame. Engraved portrait appeared as frontispiece to the New York octavo edition of third voyage, the image is based on Nathaniel Dance's original portrait, commissioned by Joseph Banks, for which Cook sat...
London: J.Webber, June 4, 1784.
Proof impression before lettersStipple engraving, oval 120 x 95 mm. a proof before letters; mounted. A Proof impression before letters of John Webber's and Francesco Bartolozzi's fine oval portrait of Captain Cook. This portrait has a very large margin, unusual for this decorative oval...
London: circa 1790. Engraving, handcoloured, page size approx 160 x 240 mm; tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired. View from Cook's Second Voyage to the Pacific 1772-1775, showing Cook leaving Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides in 1774 by row boat with hostile natives ashore...
London: Boydell, 1808.
Summer habitations in far eastern RussiaHandcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm. Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1808 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John...
Venice: circa 1430. Illuminated leaf on vellum, 469 x 353 mm., with illuminated initial "I", 122 x 90 mm. (body of initial); initial on a burnished gold ground and painted in rich colours of blue, red, green and ochre, the initial extended with lush leafy decoration in similar colours with...
Reading in an Ottoman inspired InteriorOil on canvas, signed lower right 920 x 490 mm, in original Melbourne frame. This large and attractive oil painting is in the original timber frame with the label of the Melbourne maker, W. & C. Dean, Collins Street on verso. It is...
London: Joseph Cross, but sold by James Wyld, 1828.
With an inset depicting Port PhillipLarge hand-coloured engraved map, 1180 x 650 mm., dissected and backed on linen as issued, in an old case-binding of blue half pebbled morocco, lettered to spine. One of the great maps of New South...
London: Joseph Cross, Mar. 18th 1827, corrected to 1829.
With an inset depicting Port PhillipLarge hand-coloured engraved map, 990 x 640 mm., dissected and backed on linen as issued; folding into an early binding of half blue grained calf, marbled sides. One of the great maps of New South...