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Recent Auction Highlights - MBAPRINTS | Travel, Sport & Natural History | 20th july 2021Browse all

83-68401
£450-£550

Basilius Besler. I. Abutilon Auicenna. II. Lathyrusperegrinus svavitererubescens. III. Lathyrusperegrinus ecceruleopurpurascente flore. Nuremberg, 1713. Hand-coloured copper-engraving, from Hortus Eystettensis..
Copper-engraving, with fine hand colour.
Dimensions: 520 by 420mm. (20.50 by 16.50 inches).

65-87552
£300-£400

Jean Theodore Descourtilz, Ornithologie Bresilienne: Tanagra Tricolor, Tanagra Talao, Tanagra Multicolor, Tanagra Chrysogaster. Chromolithograph, from Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil, c.1852-56.. Chromolithgraph plate printed in colour and finished by hand. Overall sheet size: 602mm by 432mm.

11-66401
£400-£500

David Roberts & Louis Haghe, Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, London, 1849. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt..
Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'.
Dimensions: 325 by 485 mm. (12.75 by 19 inches).

58-79089
£220-£280

Jacques Barraband, La Perruce Tui, plate 70, Langlois, Paris, 1805. Hand-coloured stipple engraving, from Levaillant's Histoire Naturelle des Perroquet..
Original stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, with strong colour, trimmed to just outside plate-mark, small tear to left side, otherwise a fine copy with clean, strong colours.
Dimensions: 347 by 260mm (13.5 by 10 inches).

15-66443
£500-£600

David Roberts & Louis Haghe, Suez, London, 1846-9. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt..
Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt', foxed.
Dimensions: 330 by 490mm. (13 by 19.25 inches).

42-67358
£180-£220

Samuel Howitt & Thomas Williamson, The Ganges Breaking its Banks; with Fishing &c. - Le Ganges se Debordant; avec des Pecheurs, &c., Thomas McLean, London, 1819. Aquatint with original hand-colouring..
Aquatint engraving with original hand-colour.
Dimensions: 375 by 490mm. (14.75 by 19.25 inches).

70-59814
£300-£400

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Astur approximans [Australian Goshawk], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia..
Original hand-coloured lithograph.
Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 inches).

1-88642
£500-£600

David Roberts, Interior of the Mosque of the Sultan El Ghoree, F.B. Moon, London. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt & Nubia..
Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt and Nubia.
Dimensions: Page size 60,4 x 41,8 cm. Image size: 48,6 x 34,1 cm.

49-59447
£120-£180

Colonel Ward & Richard Blagdon, Multura Fort, Edward Orme, 1804. Aquatint with original hand-colouring..
Aquatint, with original hand-colour.
Dimensions: 305 by 365mm. (12 by 14.25 inches).

16-66446
£450-£550

David Roberts & Louis Haghe, Bethlehem, London, 1846-9. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' The Holy Land..
Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Holy Land', foxing to sky.
Dimensions: 370 by 515mm. (14.5 by 20.25 inches).

77-59879
£120-£180

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Casuarius Bennetti [Bennett's Cassowary (2 Heads)], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia..
Original hand-coloured lithograph.
Dimensions: 545 by 370mm. (21.50 by 14.25 inches).

48-59740
£450-£550

Henry Salt, A View within the Fort of Monghyr, London, 1809. Aquatint with original hand-colouring, from Twenty-Four Views in St Helena, The Cape, India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt..
A magnificent original hand-coloured aquatint.