Topographical Pictures including Selections from the Kelton Collection

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 29.10.2019

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HARRIS, John (1667?-1719). Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca. Or...

HARRIS, John (1667?-1719). Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca. Or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels. London: T. Woodward, A. Ward, et al., 1744-1748. A fine set of the second and best edition, especially prized for its maps – particularly Tasman’s map of the 'Southern Continent

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Joe Duncan Gleason (1881-1959)

Joe Duncan Gleason (1881-1959) In Southern Seas signed 'J Duncan Gleason' (lower right), and signed and titled '"In Southern Seas" by J Duncan Gleason' on the stretcher oil on canvas 24 ¼ x 34 1/8in. (61.6 x 86.6cm.) Painted circa 1932 Provenance Ann M. Thomas, Los Angeles

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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PARKINSON, Sydney (1745-1771). A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in...

PARKINSON, Sydney (1745-1771). A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour . London: for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773. First edition of Parkinson's journal which remains the finest personal account of Cook's first voyage, with valuable South-Sea vocabularies and the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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[COOK, James (1728-1779).] – [FIRST VOYAGE.] John HAWKESWORTH (1715-1773...

[COOK, James (1728-1779).] – [FIRST VOYAGE.] John HAWKESWORTH (1715-1773). An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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COOK, Captain James (1728-1779) – [SECOND VOYAGE]. A Voyage towards the...

COOK, Captain James (1728-1779) – [SECOND VOYAGE]. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 . London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. First edition of Cook’s second voyage. After the

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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COOK, Captain James (1728-1779). A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round...

COOK, Captain James (1728-1779). A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775 ... the third edition. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1779. The third edition of the narrative of Cook's

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797)

William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797) Matavie Bay in the Island of Otaheite (Matavai Bay, Tahiti) remains of a title 'Mat[avai]' (in Hodges's hand) on the reverse, titled (in Hodges's hand) ‘Matavie Bay in Otahiete' and again 'Matavee (changed to 'Matavie') Bay in the Island of Otaheite’ and with

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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After Nathaniel Dance, R.A.

After Nathaniel Dance, R.A. Omai a Native of Ulaietea, by F. Bartolozzi stipple engraving, published London, 1774 22 3/8 x 13 ¾in. (57.2 x 34.9cm

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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HODGES, William (1744-1797). Early issues of the engraved plates to...

HODGES, William (1744-1797). Early issues of the engraved plates to accompany the narrative of Cook's Second Voyage. London: 1776-1777. Extremely rare – perhaps unique – bound collection of early versions and proofs of the illustrations used in the narrative of Cooks' Second Voyage, printed on

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797)

William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797) A View of Vaitepiha Bay, Tahiti (Tautira Valley from Tautira Bay) oil on canvas 14 ¼ x 20 ½in. (36.2 x 52.1cm.) Provenance (according to the Phillips 1992 catalogue) Purchased from Hodges by George Woodward towards the end of the artist’s life, and thence by descent

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797)

William Hodges, R.A. (1744-1797) A waterfall in the Tuauru Valley, Tahiti oil on panel 29 7/8 x 48 3/8in. (75.9 x 122.8cm.) Provenance Private Collection, England; sale, Christie’s, London, 21 Sept. 2005, lot 283

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793)

John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793) Portrait of Captain James Cook, R.N., small half length, in captain's full-dress uniform in a painted oval oil on canvas laid down on board 14 ¼ x 11 ½in. (36.2 x 29.2cm.) Provenance (possibly) The artist's sale, Christie's, London, 14-15 June 1793 ('The Genuine and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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After John Cleveley

After John Cleveley Views in the South Seas: A View of Huaheine; A View in Moorea; A View in Matavai Bay; and A View of Owhyhee, by F. Jukes each engraved 'Drawn on the Spot by Ja s Clevely / Painted by Jn o Clevely London.' (in the margin lower left), all dedicated and titled in the margins

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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English School, 1796, after John Webber, R.A.

English School, 1796, after John Webber, R.A. A Man and Woman of Sandwich Islands indistinctly signed(?), inscribed and dated ‘Stirld: 26th Nov: 1786 / A Man and Woman of Sandwich Islands.’ pencil on paper 6 ½ x 8 7/8in. (16.5 x 22.6cm.) Provenance Webster [probably Kenneth Webster (1906-1967

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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[COOK, Captain James (1728-1779)] – [THIRD VOYAGE.] Alexander SHAW...

[COOK, Captain James (1728-1779)] – [THIRD VOYAGE.] Alexander SHAW (fl.1783). A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, To the Southern Hemisphere; with a Particular Account of the Manner of the Manufacturing the same in the various Islands of

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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[JAMES COOK, R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1789)]

[JAMES COOK, R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1789)] Royal Society's Medal in commemoration of Captain Cook (1784) silver medal, by L. Pingo, the obverse with a bust of Cook and legend 'IAC.COOK OCEANI INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMUS REG SOC LOND SOCIO SUO', the reverse with an emblematical figure of Britannia and legend

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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[James Cook, R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1779)]

[James Cook, R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1779)] A silver dessert spoon said to have been taken by James Cook on his voyages silver dessert spoon, old English pattern, hallmarked London 1750, maker’s initials "EJ", the handle engraved with the initials "JC", a later paper label with the spoon states: "Spoon

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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PERON, François (1775-1810) and Louis Claude de Saulces de FREYCINET...

PERON, François (1775-1810) and Louis Claude de Saulces de FREYCINET (1779-1842). Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes, exécuté par ordre de Sa Majesté l'empereur et roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goelette le Casuarina, pendant les anneés 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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ARAGO, Jacques (1790-1855). Promenade Autour du Monde pendant les années...

ARAGO, Jacques (1790-1855). Promenade Autour du Monde pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820,… Atlas Historique et Pittoresque . Paris: LeBlanc, 1822. First edition Arago's Atlas volume containing some of the most realistic expedition illustrations of their time , well outside the classical

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Louis Choris (1795-1828)

Louis Choris (1795-1828) A tattooed woman of the Radak Islands, wearing a crown; Californian Indian woman's dress; and [King Kamehameha and atttendant, Sandwich Islands], Hawaii the first indistinctly titled 'Ein … von den Radak Inseln' , the second indistinctly titled 'Tracht der Indianer, in den

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1846

Chinese School, circa 1846 Yerba Buena (San Francisco), California, with shipping in the bay inscribed 'San Francisco' in the lower margin bodycolour on paper in a Chinese carved gilt wood frame 6 ½ x 10 ¾in. (16.5 x 27.3cm.) painted image 10 ½ x 13 7/8in. (26.7 x 35.2cm.) including margins

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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S.R. Lock, R.N. (fl.1847)

S.R. Lock, R.N. (fl.1847) Ship Harfely Going into the Harbour of Tahiti, June 26th 1847; View of Papeete - Tahiti - Sketched July 1847; The island of Eimao – or Moorea by Sunset - July 1847 – small Isle in foreground is called Nicholas Island or; Interior of temporary tent at Government Point

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Richard Read the Elder (c.1765-after 1827)

Richard Read the Elder (c.1765-after 1827) The New Zealand Chief King Tetora (Te Toru) signed, inscribed and dated '[sketche]d by Read the Elder Taken from the Life 1824/ the New Zealand Chief King Tetora' and further indistinctly inscribed pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on stretched

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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ANGAS, George French (1822-1886). The New Zealanders Illustrated . London...

ANGAS, George French (1822-1886). The New Zealanders Illustrated . London: Thomas McLean, 1847. First edition of 'one of the most important collections of New Zealand prints' (Ellis). Son of George Fife Angas, a founding colonist of South Australia, Angas was an accomplished artist and naturalist

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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TATE, Robert Ward (1864-1938). ‘Vailima’, typescript description of the...

TATE, Robert Ward (1864-1938). ‘Vailima’, typescript description of the journey from Apia to Vailima, illustrated with 31 photographs, [Apia, Samoa], 1919. 15 typescript pages, 260 x 202mm, with photographs chiefly pasted onto facing pages, 29 photographs (80 x 135mm and smaller) depicting scenes

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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English School(?), 19th century

English School(?), 19th century A Pacific Island, thought to be Samoa, with a ship moored offshore watercolour on paper 8 7/8 x 13 3/8in. (22.7 x 33.9cm.) There is a pencil sketch of a palm tree on the reverse

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)

Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) Le Pacifique mysterieux. Mers du Sud (1951) signed 'Paul Jacoulet' in pencil, with the Peach seal (lower right), printed titles in French and Japanese in the margins, stamped 'No. 114/350' on the reverse woodcut in colours heightened with silver paint on handmade paper 18 ¾

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)

Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) Un Homme de Yap, Ouest Carolines (1936) signed 'Paul Jacoulet' in pencil and with the Mandarin Duck seal (lower right), printed titles in French and Japanese in the margins, stamped 'No.204/350' on the reverse woodcut in colours on handmade paper 18 ½ x 14 3/8in. (47 x

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)

Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) Femme tatouée de Falalap. Ouest Carolines (1935) signed 'Paul Jacoulet' in pencil and with the Mandarin Duck seal (lower right), printed titles in French and Japanese in the margins, stamped 'No. 314/350' on the reverse woodcut in colours on handmade paper 18 ¾ x 14 1/8in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960)

Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) Fleurs des Iles Lointaines. Mers de Sud signed 'Paul Jacoulet' in pencil and with the Butterfly seal (lower right), printed titles in French and Japanese in the margins, stamped with a seal on the reverse woodcut in colours on handmade paper 14 1/8 x 18 ¾in. (35.9 x

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Oct 2019