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  • The Life of Marco Polo – Liebig Advertising Cards

    The Life of Marco Polo – Liebig Advertising Cards

    A complete group of six attractive trade cards by Liebig issued mid-20th Century. In Dutch – Het Leven Van Marco Polo – “The Life of Marco Polo”

    Delightful images depicting various stages in the adventures of Marco Polo. Significant narrative, in Dutch, at the rear of each card … more than usual which makes for that special foreign language lesson.

    Each 10cms x 7.3cms in very good condition.

    Card 1 – First Departure for the East; 2 – The Roof of the World; 3 – Governor of Jaugia in Service of the Great Khan Koubilai; 4 – At the Head of the Victorious Army; 5 – The Battle of Cuzole; The recounting of his Travels – Il Milione.

    Marco Polo – his Life in Beautiful Images

    $60.00

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  • Riviere de Sourabaya – by Sigismond Himely – from the Voyage of La Favourite – 1835

    Riviere de Sourabaya – by Sigismond Himely – from the Voyage of La Favourite – 1835

    An original aquatint by Sigismond Himely (1801-1872)) of the River Sourabaya, Java Indonesia .

    Executed on India-laid paper being plate number 58 from “Voyage Autour du Monde par les Mers de l’Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830,1831,1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace” published in Paris in 1835 under the direction of Louise Auguste de Sainson.

    Plate size 28.8 x 38.2 cm. Included in the National Collection as part of the Rex Nan Kivell bequest NK685. Some minor ageing around the border a pretty clean image as can be seen from the scans

    Price $140.00 unframed

    Delicate image of the River Sourabaya, Java – 1835

    $140.00

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  • Fine Original Aquatint – Riviere de Bezouki (Java Indonesia) – Lauvergne from “La Favorite” – 1835

    Fine Original Aquatint – Riviere de Bezouki (Java Indonesia) – Lauvergne from “La Favorite” – 1835

    An original aquatint by Barthelemy Lauvergne (1805-1875) of the River Bezouki, Java Indonesia .

    Executed on India-laid paper being plate number 60 from “Voyage Autour du Monde par les Mers de l’Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830,1831,1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace” published in Paris in 1835 under the direction of Louise Auguste de Sainson.

    Plate size 28.8 x 38.2 cm. Included in the National Collection as part of the Rex Nan Kivell bequest NK685

    Some foxing as usual to the outer margins, the printed image really rather clean with a strong deep image.

    Price unframed $220.00 … ask about framing options if you wish.

    $220.00

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  • The Proud Admiral – 19th Century Oil on Board

    The Proud Admiral – 19th Century Oil on Board

    A good sized oil painting 60cm by 47cm for the artwork.

    A traditional 19th Century Naval pose of an Admiral, likely French, resting on his eye glass looking rather vaguely out at sea. Wearing his full naval regalia.

    Painted on board, artist unknown. The oils showing a lot of craquelure. Mounted in a simple gilt frame.

    Admiral contemplating his achievemenets!

    $690.00

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  • Easter Island Monuments – Cook’s Second Voyage – Benard Paris 1785

    Easter Island Monuments – Cook’s Second Voyage – Benard Paris 1785

    An original copper engraving from 1785 of the monuments at Easter Island. Engraved by Benard and published in Paris as part of the French version of Cook’s Second Voyage.

    “Moumens dans l’isle de Paques” a deep and dramatic depiction. Classical overtones and yet in a modern sense even “Daliesque” … we really admire the structure.

    Printed area 36cm by 21cm with near invisible central fold as issued. Strong thick paper and a strong dark ink image.

    Would frame nicely in Voyager uncoloured map style in cream mat with black core and charcoal frame. Here priced unframed at $190.00. Just enquire if you wish the framing option.

    Striking Image for the Easter island Curios

    $90.00

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  • A Young Pitcairn Girl – Original Hand Coloured Engraving – 1845

    A Young Pitcairn Girl – Original Hand Coloured Engraving – 1845

    A beautiful hand coloured engraving from Die Volker des Erdballs ….The Peoples of the Globe According to their Descent and Kindship by German geographer Heinrich Karl Wilhelm Berghaus (1797-1884).

    Junges Madchen von Pitcairn … Young Pitcairn Girl. Finely engraved in steel with vivid colouring and gum Arabic applied to create highlights and depth.

    Good condition the paper 25cm x 16cm … the girl’s image 16cm. Would frame as a nice library item for a Bounty/Pitcairn collector.

    Price $90.00 unframed … enquire if you wish framing options.

    Delightful engraving beautifully coloured

    $90.00

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