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Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithograph view, 190 x 280 mm. John Skinner Prout was "the first itinerant painter in the colonies whose work ceases to be dominated by the requirements of topographical accuracy" (Smith, European Vision in the South Pacific). He arrived in the colony in 1841 and travelled to...
Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithograph view, 180 x 270 mm., mounted. A finely engraved lithograph showing Sydney from the Botanic Gardens looking across Woolloomooloo towards Potts Point and Garden Island.John Skinner Prout arrived in Sydney in 1841 and spent three years lecturing on art, working as a scene painter and...
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1893. Large oblong album of 27 original photographs mounted on card with letterpress title-page; bound in gilt lettered full dark blue morocco by the Government Binder. Rare and sumptuous album of early Sydney prepared at the artistic pinnacle of Government printing and binding.John Rae (1813-1900), a talented...
Straits of Magellan: aboard HMS Salamander, .
The Salamander under steam in the Strait of MagellanPair of original watercolours over pen and pencil, 76 x 298 mm and 80 x 298 mm; signed, inscribed with titles on verso; mounted. A pair of fine original watercolour views by Alexander Rattray...
Portrait of D.H. LawrenceAn original pen and ink portrait, 270 x 200mm; signed lower left Henry Rayner and inscribed "D H Lawrence 1929"; mounted and framed. This evocative portrait of the great writer brilliantly captures his likeness in his 44th year, at a time when he had returned...
Weimar: Geographical Institute, 1804.
Large Weimar map of AustralasiaEngraved map, handcolour outline, 450 x 610 mm., in fine condition, mounted. Johann Matthias Christoph Reinecke (1768-1818) of Halberstadt and Koburg was the official cartographer to the Geographical Institute in Weimar. His General Charte von Australien was republished five times between...
London: Published for Dr. Thornton, 25 March, 1800.
The bounty of Linneaus in English handsStipple engraved oval portrait of James Edward Smith above line engraved view of 'The Pursuit of the ship containing the Linnean Collection by order of the King of Spain', on the one sheet 480 x....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836.
Two dendroglyph carved treesEngraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting an Australian indigenous tomb, complete with carved trees and unusually formed earthen walls. Although the image is somewhat incongruous as a depiction of an Australian Aboriginal tomb, it does include...
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836.
Canary IslandsEngraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting sailors filling casks at the Canary Islands from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836. Engraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting coastal stilt dwellings on the Isle of Rawak (present day Indonesia) from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie.....
London: Journal of the Royal Gepgrahical Society, vol. 22, 1852.
Roe's final expeditionOctavo, pp. 1-57; with a folding engraved map, 220 x 435 mm; old half textured cloth and marbled sides; book-form box, The account of John Septimus Roe's final, arduous five-month expedition from Perth east of Esperance to...
Paris: Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1811.
Peninsular War map of CadizEngraved chart measuring 700 x 1023 mm., excellent condition. Very fine and large separately issued map of the city and harbour of Cadiz, prepared by the French navy during the Peninsular War. This map was issued by the.....
Rouen: circa 1480. Illuminated leaf, 182 x 116 mm., with an exquisite panel border on both sides of blue and gold acanthus leaves with unusual orange and red flowers on the verso and red and white flowers on the recto, with ten 1-line initials and two 2-line initials in red...
Rouen: circa 1480-1500. Illuminated leaf, 166 x 112 mm., panel border on each side of the leaf composed of blue and gold acanthus, coloured flowers, fruits and leaves; 15 1-line initials in dark red and blue alternately. Fine leaf from a French Book of Hours with a typical Rouen decorative...
Paris: Amedée Bedelet, circa 1858. Tinted lithograph, 165 x 233 mm.; marginal tear with early stick-tape repair leaving brown, not affecting image. This oft-reproduced image is based on a famous West Australian view by Louis de Sainson, which was published in the official account of Dumont d'Urville's three-year expedition in...
London: John Cooke, 1 February 1799.
Cook's friend and patronCopper engraving, 233 x 295 mm. Lord Sandwich, for whom Cook named the Hawaiian islands; after the portrait by Gainsborough. Cook's friend and patron John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in February...
Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1652. Handcoloured engraved map, 400 x 545 mm. (plate size); mounted. Stately double-hemisphere map by Nicolas Sanson, cartographer extraordinaire and geographer to Louis XIII. Sanson's principal historical importance lies in his role as a disseminator of knowledge: 'His maps, geographical tables and teaching captured the attention of...
Zurich: J. Honegger, 1845. Lithograph, 250 x 335 mm. Rare depiction of a group of Aborigines roasting lizards over a fire.The lithograph comes from Schinz's Naturgesichte und Abbildung des Menschen der Verscheulenen Rassen und Stamme, which was a comparative anthropological study of racial types and physiognomy.The author served as professor...
London: John Senex, 1721.
With the Tsar's route to China delineatedHand-coloured engraved map measuring 540 x 625 mm. (sheet size), with ornamental title caption to the top left corner; slight aging, very good condition, mounted. Finely engraved map of greater Asia (including Arabia, India and a small portion of...
London: Stockdale, 8 December, 1789. Stipple engraving, 230 x 180 mm. (plate size), some spotting else fine. Uncommon engraved portrait of John Watts, veteran of Cook's third voyage, who sailed with the First Fleet on board Lady Penrhyn. Although published by Stockdale and intended to be included in Governor Phillip's...
London: J. Stockdale, 1789.
First FleetStipple engraved oval portrait by Sherwin; 150 x 125 mm. The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage...
London: Henry Bohn, no date, but 1851.
Sir Joseph Banks emerges from his chrysalisHandcoloured engraving, 350 x 250 mm; mounted. Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks by the most famous artists of the day...
Australia's first botanical illustrations9 hand coloured engravings, each 235 x147mm, some with accompanying original letter press descriptions and all housed in a custom made solander case. A collection of nine superb hand coloured engravings from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - John Edward Smith's A....