Bonhams: Travel and Exploration -albums, prints, books, 25106, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
02/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
Page Size: 85 items in 4 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Die Eigentliche und Warhafftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,125.00

ROBERTS (HENRY) A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capt. James Cook in this and his Two Preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships Under his Command,

1784GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00

Novae Guineae forma, & situs,

Antwerp, 1593GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold

India quae Orientalis et insulae adiacentes, Amsterdam,

c.1633GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,000.00

Kaart der Reyse van Abel Tasman, Dordrecht, J. van Braam, and Amsterdam, G. Onder de Linden, 1726

Dordrecht, and Amsterdam1726GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 2,750.00

Carte generale de la Nouvelle Hollande... 1808,

?Paris, c.1820GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,750.00

A collection of approximately 52 views, native groups and portraits (including carte-de-visites),

mostly late nineteenth centuryGBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 2,750.00

Group of 22 views and "native types" of Japan,

nineteenth centuryGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

Album of portraits and trade-types (26), and views (24),

c.1880-1900GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 812.00


Yokohama, 1883GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 625.00
41Alexander Rattray

Joss House near Iwan, Hong Kong; Chinese Houses near Iwan, Hong Kong the first 10.5 x 15cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8in); the second 8.5 x 15.5cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/8in). (2)

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
45After Lieutenant L.G. Heath, RN

'Hong Kong & c. As seen from the Anchorage' each 17.5 x 76cm (6 7/8 x 29 15/16in). (3)

London1847GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 625.00

A group of 4 photograph albums, relating to a tour of duty of H.M.S. Kent based at the China Station, visiting China, Canton, Hong Kong, Macao, North Borneo, Singapore, and neighbouring regions,

c.1909-1911GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,750.00

Description geographique, historique et commerciale de Java et des autres iles de l'Archipel Indien, Brussels, H. Tarlier and Jobard, 1824

Brussels, 1824GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold

Mar di India, Amsterdam, 1650

Amsterdam, 1650GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00

A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon

1808GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,500.00


c.1860GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 2,000.00

Group of approximately 20 albumen print portraits, views and scenes, including: a portrait of Takht Sing, Maharaja of Jodphur (1819-1873),

1880sGBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 5,625.00

A collection of views in the Punjab, including Markunda, Mundi, Naggar and the Kullu Valley, Rohtang Pass to Ladakh, many relating to bridge engineering works, with a few portrait groups,

c.1864-1865GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 8,750.00

H.H. Ganga Singh, The Maharaja of Bikaner, standing full length in ceremonial military costume with hand on sword, in a studio setting with western-style carpet, red curtains and a throne,

c.1915GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00

Sir Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Idar, quarter-length portrait with medals at chest,

early twentieth centuryGBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,500.00

Raol Shri Sir Bhavsinhji II Takhtsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar, half-length portrait wearing a necklace of three rows of pearls,

early twentieth centuryGBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00

Large portrait of an unidentified princely ruler wearing a heavy necklace of gold, emeralds and rubies, seated on a gold throne with arms in the form of lions, his feet resting on a cushion, against a studio background with red curtain and a landscape vie

first half of twentieth centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00

Large portrait of an unidentified youthful princely ruler, standing full-length wearing rich jewellery on headwear, arms and waistband with a string of pearls, in a studio setting with very large gold throne with lion-shaped arms, carved pillars and a vie

first half of twentieth centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold

Portrait of a unidentified Maharaja wearing an elaborate emerald necklace, full length seated in a studio setting (Western carpet, panelled wooden walls with inset painted view, and red curtain),

early twentieth centuryGBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 750.00
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
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