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France: circa 1480. Illuminated leaf, 182 x 118 mm., with a panel border of liquid gold on one side and red ground on the other, nine 1-line and two 2-line initials in red and blue and gold, eighteen lines of text;. A well-illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours.....
Northern France (probably Paris): circa 1475-1500. Illuminated leaf, 215 x 139 mm., with an illuminated panel border on each side of the leaf, one 2-line initial, eleven 1-line initial and nine line-fillers, 18 lines of neat gothic bookhand. A beautifully illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with all.....
Timor: during the expedition of the Uranie, 1818.
Beautiful original drawing from the Uranie expedition by Freycinet's official artistFine watercolour, the image 198 x 265 mm., on laid paper; pencil note "Mr. Arago" in Freycinet's later hand at bottom left; mounted. Fine scene in Timor, drawn by Jacques Arago.....
Paris: after 1820 and before final publication in 1826.
Freycinet insisting on ethnographic and scientific detailEarly proof plate before letters and number; manuscript caption and notes, bold ink note with instructions to engraver. Early stage of an important engraving from the official account of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in.....
Paris: circa 1828.
Ethnology of MicronesiaEngraved plate measuring 320 x 235 mm. (plate size). Early proof version (before number) of a splendid engraving made for the official publication of the Uranie voyage: it would appear in the Atlas Historique of Louis de Freycinet's Voyage autour du monde. Duperrey, who.....
Freycinet maps New South WalesEngraved chart, with inset captioned 'Ile Van-Diemen 1822', 310 x 240 mm (plate size). Intriguing map of New South Wales and Tasmania prepared by Louis de Freycinet for inclusion in the published account of his expedition titled Voyage autour du monde. This is.....
The French explore Sydney plainEngraved chart; 495 x 340 mm. Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared.....
A priest of Guam takes his ease during the Freycinet visitOriginal ink drawing, 310 x 245 mm., fully signed and dated, framed. Jacques Arago, artist on board Freycinet's Uranie during the French circumnavigation of 1817-20, drew this intimate portrait of the priest in Agana, the capital of.....
[Paris]: before 1810, perhaps closer to 1804.
"The Commander whose calm features you behold": Péron on FreycinetCircular portrait within rectangular engraving, signed in the plate "Roy del. & sculp."; plate size 102 x 79 mm on sheet 171 x 129 mm. A remarkable engraving: the only published portrait of.....
Blue Mountains AboriginesHandcoloured stipple engraving, 150 x 270mm. A marvellous engraved portrait of an Aboriginal elder of the Blue Mountains named Karadra and his companion Hara-o, after an original study by Alphonse Pellion; Karadra, the older man on the right, holds a clay tobacco pipe in his.....
Paris: 1822. Hand-coloured engraving, 190 x 270 mm., mounted. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The.....
Blue MountainsEngraving, 190 x 270 mm. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The.....
Superb presentation album honouring a campaigner for a wrongly convicted man's releaseLarge quarto (365 x 275 mm); contents comprising 14 vellum leaves heavily illuminated by F. Faulkner White, Gothic-style calligraphic text surrounded by multicoloured borders; title leaf with small oval albumen photograph of the recipient, Ralph Sanders.....
London: G. Garrard, 31 May 1811.
Sir Joseph Banks judges sheepshearingOriginal aquatint, stipple, etching and engraving; 540 x 800 mm., mounted and framed. A large detailed and striking image of the annual sheep shearing festival held by the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey, with Sir Joseph Banks a......
Germany: circa 1400-1500. Bifolium on vellum, 458 x 318 mm. (each leaf), each leaf written in double columns of 32 lines, ruled with ink, dark brown ink with rubrics and brown ink initials, two with decorative penwork, capitals touched with red, full margins. original sewn repairs in lower margin, a......
London: John Faber, 1732. Mezzotint measuring 350 x 250 mm. with detailed engraved caption. Mezzotint portrait of Admiral Charles Wager, an instrumental figure in the effective organisation of the British Navy in the first half of the eighteenth-century. Wager won his fame by capturing the rich Spanish prize Santa Cruz.....
London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1798.
Parliament is adjourned to Botany BayEtching; 320 x 360 mm., mounted. The original eighteenth century version of this rare transportation engraving, where the Parliament of Great Britain has been condemned - the chair of the Speaker being inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay".....
London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1851.
From among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South SeaOriginal etching, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted. (Two caricatures verso). Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks.....
London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (540 x 355 mm.), with letter-press text. The banded Honey-eater was bought to Gould's attention by Mr Benjamin Bynoe, Surgeon of the Beagle, who collected the specimen whilst on the northern coast. An interesting bird and further testament to Gould's statement that the.....
London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (365 x 540 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. The Crested penguin is occasionally found on the shores of Tasmania and the south coast of Australia. Gould borrows from Latham's description who calls it the Hopping Penguin and Jumping Jack due to its.....
London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (510 x 350 mm), with letter-press text. The Ewing's Acanthiza, Acanthiza Ewingii, is a native of Tasmania and was named after the Reverend Thomas James Ewing. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. John.....
London: published by the Author, 1848.
The "Orange Chat" of inland AustraliaHand-coloured lithograph (510 x 350 mm), with letter-press text. Delicately hand coloured original lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia, one of the great natural history publications of all time. Known more commonly today as.....
London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (360 x 540 mm.), with letter-press text. The Sombre Gallinule was encountered by Gould in the upper Hunter and also on the banks of the Murry in South Australia. An original hand coloured lithograph plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia.....