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Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840) & William (1769-1837) A Picturesque Voyage to India by Way of China.

Auction:
3245T
Lot:
1074
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3245T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 08, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840) & William (1769-1837) A Picturesque Voyage to India by Way of China. London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810 Oblong folio, illustrated with fifty hand-colored aquatint plates with letterpress captions on facing pages; some offsetting, some spotting throughout; bound in half leather (rubbed and with some surface tearing to leather) and marbled paper boards, 14 x 10 in.

The Daniells, an uncle-nephew team of British artists, departed for the Far East in the spring of 1785. They traveled to and depicted Madeira, the Cape of Good Hope, Java, Macao, Canton and Calcutta. Approximately half of the images capture life in China in the late 18th century, and text accounts include ethnographic notes, geographical descriptions, and highlights of the sea journey such as crossing the international date line, a man overboard, the albatross, and other incidents.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Calcutta, London, China, India, Book arts, Daniell, Letterpress printing, Longman, Madeira, Orme, Painters, Printing, Thomas Daniell, Visual arts

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