The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage. Mrs Augustus PRINSEP, Captain Thomas PRINSEP.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.

Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage…
The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land [with] Illustrations to Prinsep's Journal of a Voyage.

London: Smith & Elder, 1833.

Complete set in fine original condition, comprising: Text, duodecimo, folding map, very good in the original cloth with paper label to front, the label rather worn; and Views, two parts quarto, the fine India paper issue of the ten views, the eleventh plate the engraved plan of Hobart, folding plate a little creased at the folds, but generally very good indeed in the original illustrated titling-wrappers. Views housed in cloth folder.

With the suite of views in original wrappers, and including the marvellous panorama of Hobart

One of the scarcer Australian view-books and a famous Tasmanian rarity. This is a most attractive set, with the text in the original green cloth, and the accompanying plates in the finer India paper issue and retaining the original titling wrappers.

One of the scarcer Australian view-books and a famous Tasmanian rarity. This is a most attractive set, with the text in the original green cloth, and the accompanying plates in the finer India paper issue and retaining the original titling wrappers.
"Mr and Mrs Augustus Prinsep were members of a large English merchant family living in Calcutta. After an extended visit to Van Diemen's Land between 1829 and 1830 Augustus Prinsep died unexpectedly. Mrs Prinsep published a short account of their travels under the title The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land in London in 1833 as a memorial of their last trip together. In a note at the end of that slim duodecimo volume she advised that a set of illustrations to the voyage would be published if there was any public interest. Clearly there was, since that same year a set of ten fine lithographs was issued in two parts, quarto, to accompany the text. The illustrations are after her own sketches and others made by Captain Thomas Prinsep, her brother-in-law. Seven of the plates are of Van Diemen's Land and three are of Penang and Angir" (Australian Rare Books).

Ferguson, 1695 (Text) and 1696 (Views); Wantrup, 231b.

Price (AUD): $9,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #3712432