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London: John Stockdale, 1792.
Hunter and Bradley as pioneer map-makersEngraved chart, 720 x 400 mm. Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook surveys...
London: J. Stockdale, 1792. Engraving, 280 x 215 mm. (sheet size), good condition overall. Portrait of Captain Hunter seated, in naval uniform and holding papers in his left hand (one of which depicts a ship passing between two headlands). Captain John Hunter (1737 - 1821) was appointed second captain, under...
England: circa 1450. Illuminated leaf, 201 x 132 mm., 2-line initial in burnished gold on blue and pink ground, numerous 1-line initials in blue and burnished gold alternately, each with calligraphic penwork, 21 lines in gothic text. An unusual English Psalter leaf with free marginal decoration. The 2-line initial introduces...
France: circa 1420. Illuminated leaf on vellum, 265 x 175 mm., double-column text written in an attractive bâtard script in dark brown ink, lightly ruled, rubrics in red, handsome 4-line initial in burnished gold leaf on a blue and red background with delicate white filigrans, initial two lines alternatively 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 on hair-line stems; 4-line initial in dark red and heightened in grey and white on a liquid gold panel enclosing a coloured flower, three 1-line...
Southern France: circa 1475.
Superb illuminated miniature of King DavidArched miniature depicting King David kneeling in prayer, 91 x 65mm., set in elaborate illuminated border on three sides; 4-line illuminated initial D (of "Domine" - O Lord), eight lines of gothic text on the other side;Mounted. A superb late...
Paternoster Row, London: Goff & Co., February 8th. 1787.
Rev. Richard Johnson; Chaplain of the first Christian service in Australia on February 3rd. 1788.Engraving, 17 x 11 cms. title inscribed around oval half length portrait; vignette below depicting a redemption scene by a harbour with sailing ships, captioned with...
[England]: circa, 1820.
Nonplussed kangaroos on Sydney harbourSingle leaf from a scrapbook, 215 x 260 mm., the engravings and captions neatly cut-out and pasted down, views to both sides of the sheet; in a nineteenth century frame. Marvellous page from a scrap book with a naïve scene depicting "Natives...
London: Dickinson & Watson, 1779. Mezzotint, 38 x 28cm. Henry Keppel had first served in the Malacca Straits in the early 1840s during the campaign against the Borneo pirates. During that time he formed a close friendship with Sir James Brooke, who had been appointed rajah of Sarawak in perpetuity...
London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1842. Handcoloured stipple engraving, 220 x 140 mm. (leaf size). Portraits of two natives of King George's Sound, Western Australia, published in Prichard's The Natural History of Man. James Cowles Prichard (1786-1848) spent several decades amassing pictorial information to support his theory that all of the world's...
London: W. Faden, 1822.
"Fine pasture country, uninhabited and considered as neutral ground"Engraved chart, hand coloured; 605 x 890 mm. Detailed topographic map of the Albany district (present day South Africa) presenting a wilderness mapped but largely untamed. This map was published by William Faden (1749-1836), one of the...
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836. Engraving, 135 x 220 mm. Charming engraved plate depicting the memorial to La Pérouse erected by the Dumont d'Urville expedition to Vanikoro. The plate was published in Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie.....
Noumea, New Caledonia: August 1883.
The major retrieval of anchors and cannons from the La Pérouse wrecks in VanikoroTwo albumen photographs, 135 x 200 mm, with manuscript captions in ink, mounted on card and framed together; with 3 pp. folio manuscript in ink on official paper with printed heading...
London: G. & J. Robinson, 1798. Engraving, 255 x 190 mm. Attractive portrait of La Pérouse, "Commodore in the French Navy, born at Alby in 1741". Jean-Francois de Galoup, Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific...
Paris: Blaisot, n.d., circa 1800.
La Pérouse portraitLine engraving, 190 x110 mm. (plate size). Fine portrait of the navigator published while his fate was still a mystery. La Pérouse, inscribed "Célèbre Navigateur Français." La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI.....
Paris: Dufour & Mulat, n.d., but circa 1820. Engraving, 210 x 150 mm. (plate size). A fine portrait. La Pérouse, was born at Alby in 1741. Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean. He was...
London: Charles Knight, circa 1830. Stipple engraving, 140 x 110 mm (plate size). Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Fine. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI to head an expedition to the Pacific...
London: William Mackenzie, circa 1840. Stipple engraving, 170 x 120 mm (plate size). Good. Almost identical to the portrait printed by Charles Knight (Nan Kivell & Spence p.171), this one has the addition of bushes in the background and the sky. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and...
Vanikoro (Santa Cruz Islands) and ?Paris: c.1838 and possibly worked on later.
La Pérouse's final encampment on VanikoroPencil drawing, 245 x 407 mm; inscribed at the lower left "E. Goupil" and dated 1838; titled as above on mount. This fine original drawing from the Dumont d'Urville expedition of 1837-1840...
London: circa 1800. Engraving. 250 x 200mm, mounted. A fine portrait of a New Caledonian man by Piron. This image was first published in Labillardière's account of the D'Entrecasteaux expedition. Piron was the official artist on the expedition, in which Australia was circumnavigated twice, and the islands surrounding investigated for...
London: Alexander Bassano, circa 1875.
Wife of the Governor of NSWCabinet card, measuring 165 x 110 mm., early manuscript annotation, the card in very good condition overall. Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, who married the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833. Lithographed view, 218 x 297mm., mounted. The voyage of the Favorite under Laplace's command was aimed at re-establishing French influence over Indo-China and the Pacific as well as gathering detailed trading information, hydrographic data and natural history specimans. Although it was a difficult voyage, scientifically it...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833. Aquatint view, 222 x 320 mm.; mounted. A fine view of the Derwent River, one of only two Tasmanian illustrations published from the La Place voyage. The Favorite arrived in Hobart on 11 July 1831, both ship and crew in a weakened condition. Their stay was...