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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...
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...
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...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833.
One of the best early views of SydneyAquatint view, handcoloured, 220 x 315 mm. mounted. A superbly-coloured example of one of the best early Sydney views. This view of Sydney Cove was made during the Laplace voyage. It shows Circular Quay brimming with ships, the...
London: 1853. Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields. The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the...
London: Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa 1855.
Australia Felix: fine portrait of Westgarth's partner Alfred Ross.Engraving, 545 x 400 mm. (sheet size), laid down on publisher's light card, mounted. Fine and rare large format engraving of Alfred Ross, Australian merchant, partner of William Westgarth, and eminent member of the...
Paris: 1814. Handcoloured engraving, 140 x 250mm, mounted, with caption letterpress laid down. This hand coloured engraved view is a smaller rendition of the engraving by Milbert, which appeared in Peron's Voyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes….. Paris 1807. It is the view seen from Nicholas Baudin's camp in 1802...
probably Weimar: circa 1808.
Rare German version of the Lesueur Sydney viewSingle sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin...
London: J.H. Bohte, 1822. Handcoloured engraving, 289 x210mm.; mounted. The Reed Warbler is an interesting bird, found down Eastern Australia to Victoria and Tasmania, but coming and going mysteriously in the southern parts of its habitat. Besides being a migrant, the Reed Warbler, as its name indicates, is a merry...
London: J.H. Bohte, 1838.
Australia's first professional artistEngraved plate with contemporary handcolouring, 280 x210mm. The graceful Sydney honey-eater engraved by Australia's first professional artist John Lewin, who arrived in the colony in 1800 and established himself as our first natural history illustrator. Aside from being Australia's first natural history...
Hobart: M. & N. Hanhart, circa 1857.
From the personal collection of John Alexander FergusonTinted lithograph measuring 380 x 550 mm., mounted. Attractive Hobart view with good view of the township and wharves during the middle nineteenth-century. Provenance: from the collection of he great Australian bibliographer, John Alexander Ferguson.
London: J. Souter, November 1824.
Idealised Australian parkland viewHand-coloured aquatint, 265 x 355 mm., mounted. An attractive plate from the Joseph Lycett's Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Dieman's Land, published in London in 1825 and a landmark in the development of Australian illustrated books. Lycett...
London: for the Linnean Society, 1845. Engraving, 243 x 300 mm. (plate size). Fine engraved portrait of Alexander Macleay, after the oil painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence commissioned by the Linnean Society and displayed in their prestigious portrait gallery of eminent naturalists at Burlington House, London. Macleay was Secretary of...
Np: circa 1680. Woodcut engraving, 180 x 130 mm. From Isaac Bullart's "Académie des Sciences et des Arts…" (François Foppens: Brussels, 1682 & 1695), by the printmaker Nicolas de L'Armessin (signed bottom right). Magellan's expedition was the first to cross the Pacific and the first circumnavigation of the globe. The...
London: John Booth Duke Street Portland Place, 4 June 1810.
The first panoramic views of Sydney to be exhibitedPair of uncoloured aquatints joined as a panorama as intended, 340 x 980 mm; in original bird's-eye maple frame. A rare panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. John Eyre arrived in New...
Martens before the BeagleLithograph, 150 x 245 mm., Very rare indeed: an example of the work being done by Conrad Martens before he sailed on the Beagle. Any art relating to this early part of his career is most uncommon. Conrad Martens (1801-1878), perhaps the best known...
London: Hodgson & Graves, 1839.
Melbourne: the manMezzotint measuring 305 x 230 mm. (plate size). A beautifully executed mezzotint portrait of William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, after whom the capital city of Victoria was named in 1837. Although printed in 1839, at the height of Melbourne's career and while...
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...