Auction 22.03.2000

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 22.03.2000

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John Fisk Allen (1785-1865)

John Fisk Allen (1785-1865) Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America. With a brief account of its discovery and introduction into cultivation: with illustrations by William Sharp, from specimens grown at Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Boston: printed and published for the author by Dutton

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £28,000 - £35,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and Daniel Charles Solander (1736-1782)

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and Daniel Charles Solander (1736-1782) Illustrations of Australian Plants Collected in 1770 during Captain Cook's Voyage around the World in H.M.S. Endeavour by ... Banks ... and Solander ... with Determinations by James Britten F.L.S. London: The Trustees of the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) Banks' Florilegium. A publication in thirty-four parts of seven hundred and thirty-eight copperplate engravings of plants collected on Captain James Cook's first voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour 1768-1771 . London: Alecto Historical Editions in association with

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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James Bateman (1811-1897)

James Bateman (1811-1897) The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. Large 2° (734 x 520mm). 1p. subscriber's list, addenda & corrigenda slip bound at back. Lithographic pictorial title, 40 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES, drawn on stone by

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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James Bateman (1811-1897)

James Bateman (1811-1897) A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants. Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine' since the issue of the 'First Century.' London: J.E. Taylor & Co. for L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large 4° (308 x 240mm). Half-title. 100 hand-coloured lithographic

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920)

Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920) Asiatic Palms - Lepidocaryeae. Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press (vols.I & II) or Bengal Secretariat Book Depot (vol.III), 1908-1921. 3 volumes in 6 (including 3 volumes of plates), large 4° (360 x 288mm.) or 2° (548 x 363mm). 5 series titles ?only (of 6), 5 volume

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Elizabeth Blackwell (circa 1700-1758)

Elizabeth Blackwell (circa 1700-1758) A Curious Herbal, Containing five hundred cuts of the most useful plants.. after drawings, taken from the life. London: Samuel Harding in St. Martin's Lane, 1737[-?1739]. 2 volumes, 2° (445 x 275mm). Engraved throughout, two titles, seven dedicatory leaves, one

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Elizabeth Blackwell (c.1700-1758)

Elizabeth Blackwell (c.1700-1758) Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum id est Elisabethae Blackwell Collectio Stirpium quae in Pharmocopoliis ad Medicum usum asservantur.. cum praefatione.. Christoph. Iacobi Trew. Nuremburg: printed by Johann Joseph Fleischmann [vol.I & VI], Christian de

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £18,000 - £25,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Mathieu Bonafous (1793-1852)

Mathieu Bonafous (1793-1852) Histoire Naturelle, Agricole et Économique du Mäis. Paris: Madame Huzard nèe Vallat-la-Chapelle, printer & publisher, & Bocca in Turin, publisher, 1836. 2° (540 x 357mm). Half-title. Wood-engraved portrait vignette of the dedicatee Henri-Alexandre Tessier, 11

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Benjamin Maund (1790-1864)

Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) The Botanic Garden. London: Baldwin & Cradock, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Sherwood & Co., and Groombridge & Co., 1825[-1851]. 13 volumes, 4°. Letterpress titles, prefaces, indices. Engraved title to each volume, engraved dedication (in vol. IV), 312 hand-coloured engraved

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Robert Sweet (1783-1835)

Robert Sweet (1783-1835) Cistineae. The natural order of Cistus, or Rock-rose; illustrated by coloured figures & descriptions of all the most distinct species, and the most prominent varieties... with the best directions for their cultivation and propagation . London: Tilling for James Ridgway

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Robert Sweet (1783-1835)

Robert Sweet (1783-1835) The Florist's Guide, and cultivator's directory; containing coloured figures of the choicest flowers, cultivated by florists . London: Tilling for James Ridgway, 1827-1832. 2 volumes, 8° (240 x 149mm). 200 hand-coloured engraved plates by J.Watts after Edwin Dalton Smith

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Chinese School, 19th Century

Chinese School, 19th Century A small collection of Chinese botanical watercolours of flowers. [n.p. but ?Canton: n.d. but circa 1800]. 5 FINE WATER- AND BODYCOLOUR DRAWINGS of flowers, some heightening with gum arabic, one titled in ink in English at foot of leaf, all on Chinese pith paper, laid

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Chinese School, 19th Century

Chinese School, 19th Century An album of original watercolour and bodycolour drawings of flowers, plants and birds. [China: c. 1820]. 2° (534 x 366mm). 19 original pencil, watercolour and bodycolour drawings (17 botanical, 2 of birds), all heightened with gum arabic, 393 x 292mm. and smaller, ten on

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Chinese School, 19th Century

Chinese School, 19th Century An album of Chinese botanical watercolours of fruit and vegetables. [n.p., n.d. but ?Canton: circa 1830]. Small oblong 2° (231 x 336mm). 8 fine water- and bodycolour drawings of Chinese fruits, some heightening with gum arabic, 7 titled in ink in English at foot of leaf

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Antoine M. Chazal (1793-1854)

Antoine M. Chazal (1793-1854) Flore Pittoresque dédiée aux dames, par A. Chazal, elève de Mr. Van Spaendonck . [Paris, Rouen, etc.: by subscription from the author and others, 1818-1825]. 2° (349 x 260mm). Collation: 1-4 2 (pp.[1]-16). Stipple-engraved title, with lettering printed in gold and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Fabio COLONNA (1567-?1650)

Fabio COLONNA (1567-?1650) Phytobasanos sive plantarum aliquot historia... accessit etiam piscium aliquot, plantarumque novarum historia. Naples: Orazio Salviani for Giovanni Giacomo Carlino & Antonio Pace, 1592. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (191 x 137mm). Roman, italic and Greek types, 38 lines

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Company School, 19th century

Company School, 19th century Camellia reticulata White Camellia unsigned, watercolour and bodycolour, watermark 'J. Whatman 1816', mounted onto card (slight paint loss to three leaves) 17¾ x 12.7/8 inches (450 x 327mm.) Provenance : Robert de Belder (sale 27 April 1987 Sotheby's lot 75 [part lot

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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David Nathanael Friedrich Dietrich (1799-1888)

David Nathanael Friedrich Dietrich (1799-1888) Forstflora. Beschreibung und Abbildung aller fr den Forstmann wichtigeren wildwachsenden Bäume und Sträucher, sowie der ntzlichen und schädlichen Kräuter, Gräser und Sporenpflanzen. Sechste neu bearbeitete Auflage . Revised and edited by Felix von

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1836)

Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1836) Flore [Pittoresque et] Médicale des Antilles ou traité des plantes usuelles des colonies Franaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises. Paris: published by the author and others, 1821-1829. 8 volumes, 8° (214 x 134mm). 7 half-titles, 7 titles, verso of vol.I

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Dionys Dodart (1634-1707)

Dionys Dodart (1634-1707) Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des Plantes . Paris: by Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy at l'Imprimerie Royale, [colophon date: 1675]-1676. Broadsheet 2° (545 x 414mm). Letterpress title with engraved vignette of Louis XIV's arms. Engraved frontispiece of the Académie Royale des

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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John Edwards (1742-1815)

John Edwards (1742-1815) The British Herbal, containing one hundred plates of the most beautiful and scarce flowers and useful medicinal plants which blow in the open air of Great Britain, accurately coloured from nature with their botanical characters, and a short account of their cultivation

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) Passiflora vespertilio (Passion Flower) signed 'G.D.Ehret.p.' (lower right), inscribed 'Granadilla folio lunato; flore parvo, albo, fructu succulento ovato. Houst.' (lower centre) pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and gum arabic, watermark of the figure

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Elizabeth Christiana Fanshawe (1778-1856)

Elizabeth Christiana Fanshawe (1778-1856) A portfolio of 135 original watercolour drawings of fungi, [England: 1799-1811]. The unbound drawings all on paper (sheet size: 365 x 225mm. and smaller), most with pencilled notes identifying the species, the location of the specimen, and the date the

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Robert Desmond Fitzgerald (1830-1892)

Robert Desmond Fitzgerald (1830-1892) Australian Orchids. Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1875-1894. 2 volumes in one, 2° (480 x 325mm). Title, dedication, synopses and introduction to volume I, seven section titles. 1 uncoloured lithographic plate, 118 hand-coloured lithographic plates, 10 double-page

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Robert Furber (c.1674-1756), [and Richard Bradley (1688-1732)

Robert Furber (c.1674-1756), [and Richard Bradley (1688-1732)] The Flower-Garden Display'd, in above Four Hundred Curious Representations Of the most Beautiful Flowers; Regularly dispos'd in the respective months of their blossom, curiously engrav'd on copper-plates fom [sic.] the designs of Mr

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Appoline-Marie-Franoise Gaillard (fl. 1833-1842), called Lucy de Beaurepaire

Appoline-Marie-Franoise Gaillard (fl. 1833-1842), called Lucy de Beaurepaire A bouquet of Paeonia actiflora (Peony) signed, inscribed and dated 'M e Lucy de Beaurepaire 1839/Eleve de M r Redoute' (lower left) pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, on vellum, in a French 19th-century

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Attributed to Anton Hartinger (1806-1890)

Attributed to Anton Hartinger (1806-1890) Hibiscus syriacus (Pink Hibiscus) white chalk and bodycolour, on buff paper 18.7/8 x 14.1/8 in. (530 x 473 mm

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Sir John Hill (1716-1775)

Sir John Hill (1716-1775) Exotic Botany illustrated, in thirty-five figures of curious and elegant plants: explaining the Sexual System; and tending to give some new lights into the vegetable pholosophy. London: printed at the expense of the author, 1759. 2° (476 x 290mm). Title, 4pp. dedication to

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000

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Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911)

Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) Illustrations of Himalayan Plants [chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F.Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service]. London: Lovell Reeve, 1855. 2° (500 x 368mm). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title, dedication leaf, 4pp. introduction

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 22 Mar 2000