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[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, 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 very close to the plate mark, a few spots and some rubbing but overall an excellent impression. Mounted. Rare and impressive portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Palliser (1722-1796) was born in Yorkshire, entering...
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.....
London: Fisher, Son & Co, 1847. Stipple engraving by W.Holl, 225 x 145 mm. (plate size); fine portrait of Banks seated, with facsimile autograph below the title. Joseph Banks (1743-1820) is depicted here later in life as the President of the Royal Society, wearing the insignia of the Order of Bath.
London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1810. Stipple engraving, 380 x 300mm. (plate size), a little toning at the margins, very good. Fine engraved portrait of Henry Bathurst, the Tory politician who instigated the Bigge reports into the convict system of New South Wales under the administration of Governor Macquarie...
London: Joyce Gold, 31 January, 1812. Engraved oval portrait, 95 x 75 mm.; tipped onto an early album leaf, with ink border. Uncommon: one of the last published portraits of Arthur Phillip, issued two years before his death, and updated to reflect his promotion in July 1810 to the new...
London: T. Boys, June, 1820. Engraving, 140 x 90 mm. Good portrait of Banks after Phillips, published quickly after the death of the great man in 1820. The elaborate border shows Banks surrounded by the accoutrements of science and natural history. As the caption to this portrait explains, this was...
London: 1835. Engraving, 230 x 140 mm. An uncommon portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, after Phillips. Although evidently an accomplished image, and while clearly dated 1835, little is known about the production of this portrait. The engraver "Herdiviller" does not seem to have been recorded in the standard references such...
Edinburgh: Engraved for the Naturalist's Library, circa 1835. Engraving, 160 x 100 mm. An attractive and well-executed portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, engraved by William Home Lizars. As the full caption here suggests, this portrait was engraved for the Naturalist's Library, an important series of books published by Sir William...
London: H. Colburn & Co., August 1st, 1820. Engraving, 215 x 140 mm. An excellent copy of this engraved portrait of Banks after Thomas Phillips, published soon after the great man's death in 1820. This portrait is another example of the popular reproductions of the most famous image of Banks...
London: Charles Knight, n.d., but circa 1835. Engraving, 138 x 107 mm. A very good engraved portrait of Banks, based on the painting by Thomas Phillips commissioned by the Royal Society, a famous image of Banks in his later life as President of the Royal Society, with the motto "Nullius...
Glasgow & Edinburgh: William Mackenzie, n.d., circa 1835. Engraving, 138 x 107 mm. A very good engraved portrait of Banks, based on the famous painting by Thomas Phillips commissioned by the Royal Society. Perhaps the most famous of the images depicting Banks in his later life, this portrait shows him...
Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithographic view, 185 x 295 mm; mounted. An idyllic view of Government House and its castellated bathing house seen across Farm Cove, from the Botanical Gardens. The signal station on Fort Phillip Hill is in the background to the left and Macquarie Fort to the right...