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London: for the Linnean Society, 1845. Engraving, 243 x 300 mm. (plate size). Fine engraved portrait of Alexander Macleay, after the oil painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence commissioned by the Linnean Society and displayed in their prestigious portrait gallery of eminent naturalists at Burlington House, London. Macleay was Secretary of.....
Np: circa 1680. Woodcut engraving, 180 x 130 mm. From Isaac Bullart's "Académie des Sciences et des Arts…" (François Foppens: Brussels, 1682 & 1695), by the printmaker Nicolas de L'Armessin (signed bottom right). Magellan's expedition was the first to cross the Pacific and the first circumnavigation of the globe. The.....
London: John Booth Duke Street Portland Place, 4 June 1810.
The first panoramic views of Sydney to be exhibitedPair of uncoloured aquatints joined as a panorama as intended, 340 x 980 mm; in original bird's-eye maple frame. A rare panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. John Eyre arrived in New.....
Martens before the BeagleLithograph, 150 x 245 mm., Very rare indeed: an example of the work being done by Conrad Martens before he sailed on the Beagle. Any art relating to this early part of his career is most uncommon. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), perhaps the best known.....
London: Robinson, 1798.
Rare Alaskan mapEngraved map, 410 x 510 mm; with original central fold. Fine and very detailed chart of Bucareli Sound in Alaska, prepared for the publication of La Pérouse's voyage, here in the English version. The engraving acknowledges its derivation from the mapping by Maurelle and.....
London: Hodgson & Graves, 1839.
Melbourne: the manMezzotint measuring 305 x 230 mm. (plate size). A beautifully executed mezzotint portrait of William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, after whom the capital city of Victoria was named in 1837. Although printed in 1839, at the height of Melbourne's career and while.....
Amsterdam: circa, 1730. Engraved map in contemporary handcolouring; 593 x 502 mm.; well framed. A rare map of the eastern Hemisphere, extending eastwards from South America to New Guinea: an earlier version first appeared in the Neptune François produced in Paris in 1693. The present map is on Mercator's projection.....
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, circa 1700.
Dutch seventeenth century map of the Australian coastEngraved map, 565 x 860 mm (map size); contemporary hand-colouring, framed. First issue of Mortier's important and highly attractive large format Dutch map depicting the "coasts of Asia" and including a good and substantial early depiction of.....
Miklouho-Maclay's portrait of Koapena for Sir James ErskineSigned with initials, dated twice and extensively inscribed: 31viii 81.Quapena/Luepada of Maupa/District Aroma/South Coast/New Guinea. / "Carthona"/Sydney/23 Jan. 1885/'Momento" from New-Guinea- Commodore J. Erskine. R.N.-, pen and brown ink and pencil with coloured chalk; 34cm x 25 cm, mounted and.....
[Sydney?]: circa 1840s.
Unsigned caricature of three men in mid-century New South WalesThree ink caricatures on a single sheet of laid foolscap paper, 215 x 340 mm. A charming naïve ink sketch executed in mid-century Sydney. The three figures make an interesting tableau and would seem to illustrate a......
London: Alex Hogg., n.d., but circa 1784.
Re-engraved for AndersonEngraving, 380 x 235 mm. Naïve oval portrait prepared as frontispiece for Anderson's New, Authentic and Complete Collection (1784-86). The scroll below gives birth and death information and names of the ships on each voyage.
London: Publish'd according to Act of Parlt. 25th October 1774.
The ideal image of the "Noble Savage"Etching and stipple engraving, 540 x 330 mm.; framed. A wonderful full-length portrait of Omai (also known as "Mai"), the Tahitian who was seen as an outstanding example of Rousseau's noble savage when.....
London: John Stockdale, 31 August, 1789.
After a drawing by LathamOriginal engraving, 260 x 190 mm. Mounted. Marvellous image of the "Vulpine Opossum" after an original drawing by Latham. This print is taken from Governor Phillip's Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay published by Stockdale in late 1789.....
Antwerp: Plantin, 1574.
Asia, from the great Ortelius atlasEngraved map, 380 x 500 mm, in good hand-colouring; well mounted and framed (frame size 620 x 725 mm). A particularly attractive example of this beautiful hand-coloured engraved map, published by Plantin in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, many editions of which.....
Antwerp: Plantin, dated 1587, but issued 1592.
A new edition of Ortelius' famous mapEngraved map, 362 x 492 mm (sheet size 465 x 590 mm); Latin text on verso; an excellent example, mounted. The great cartographer Ortelius' major world map, of great significance for the imagining of the Pacific.....
London: 53 High Holborn, circa 1780.
Barbarously murdered by a lesser James CookEngraved plate, 327 x 210mm. (plate size), fine. The mythology of discovery and empire. The full caption title reads: "Britannia seated on an eminence, with a lion at her feet. Neptune introduces Captain Cook, whom she instantly.....
London: published by the artist, 1787.
Cook's patronMezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed close to the plate mark; mounted. Rare and impressive mezzotint portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Like Cook a Yorkshireman, Palliser, who became governor of Newfoundland in 1764, encouraged Cook to pursue his charting.....
Sydney: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897.
Photographic Panorama of the Sydney Agricultural ShowFive-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic.....
Paris: circa 1500.
Exquisite late medieval manuscript leafFine illuminated leaf, 165 x 109 mm., double-sided, with a fine miniature of St Matthew, 42 x 40 mm., with three-quarter ornamental border divided into geometrical compartments, with blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves; one 2-line illuminated initial C......
London: Published by the executors of the late James Asperne, 1821. Stipple engraving, 145 x 220 mm., gently creased at one corner, very good. Contemporary engraved portrait of the great Arctic explorer and Australian settler. Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer who also served.....
London: 1834. Handcoloured lithograph; mounted, printed size approx 240 x 160mm. This lithograph of an Australian plant is taken from Joseph Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants. Paxton's note on the plant commented that it 'is a very distinct species of stypandra… raised from New Holland seeds.....
Paris: circa, 1807.
Sailed to Bass Strait on the Lady Nelson with James Grant.Engraved portrait, 305 x 250 mm. mounted. A beautiful portrait by Nicholas-Martin Petit from the first voyage account, depicting Oui-ré-kine (Wárrgan/Worogan), a young woman from Port Jackson who, together with her husband Yeranibe (Euranabie), had sailed.....