Fine Art

  • # 17434

    Weber Costello

    New peerless 8 inch globe

    Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator band, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood, supported on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. …

  • # 17596

    [STORRIER]. VAN NUNEN, Linda.

    Point to Point. The art of Tim Storrier (deluxe edition with original lithograph)

    Sydney: Craftsman House, 1987. Folio, linen bound boards in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pictorial endpapers, 174pp. illustrated throughout. One of the deluxe edition of 150 copies signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by an original signed lithograph by Storrier, a delicate and detailed study of a saddle, typical of the artist’s background and …

  • # 17494

    [SEMMES, Raphael, 1809-1877]

    Photographic portrait of Captain Raphael Semmes, commander of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 100 x 62 mm); no photographer’s imprint, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Capt. Semmes, “Privateer Alabama”, destroyed by the Kearsage [sic.], June 19th 1864’; a couple of tiny spots of foxing to the print and mount, else a fine example of this rare studio portrait. This photograph …

  • # 17241

    CRAIG & SOLIN

    Holidaymakers among the wildflowers at Goongarrie, Western Australian goldfields, circa 1900

    Two stereographic albumen print photographs, each individual image approximately 80 x 70 mm, on cream-coloured card mounts 88 x 180 mm, imprinted ‘Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie / Australasian Stereoscopic Views, W.A. Series’; the left-hand prints have handwritten captions in the negative, Among the flowers at Goongarrie and Among the flowers …

  • # 16878

    HOMANN HEIRS.

    [WHALES] A pair of mid-eighteenth century broadsides on whales, whaling, and marine curiosities.

    1. Historia Animantium Marinorum Iconographica & quidem Repræsenatio ejus Specialis I, in qua Balaenarum Species, Figura, … exhibentur. Omnia ex Fr. Martens, Zorgdrager &c. itinerariis hausta, & in oblectamentum naturæ curiosorum edita ab Homannianis Heredibus ; cum privilegio s. cæs. maj. gratiosissimo. Also titled: Abbildliche Geschichte der See-Thiere u. zwar derselben I. besondere Vorstellung, in welcher die …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 11131

    MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)

    Istoricheskoe opisanie Drevniago Rossiiskago muzeia, pod nazvaniem Masterskoi i Oruzheinoi palaty,

    v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …

  • # 16142

    TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851); LLOYD, Hannibal Evans; HEATH, Charles (engraver)

    Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.

    London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1838. Elephant folio portfolio, original full red morocco with elaborate ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; working metal clasps;  original marbled paper lining to the interior; containing title-sheet, two contents sheets and [96] loose engraved plates, chine-collé, uniform plate size …

  • # 16523

    KLINGER, J. G. (firm)

    [GLOBE] The earth.

    Published by J. G. Klinger in Nuremberg. Constructed, delineated and etched by J. A. Buhler. Nuremberg : J[ohann]. G[eorg]. Klinger, [between 1841 – 1852]. Wooden and plaster globe (6 inches in diameter), covered with 12 glazed and hand-coloured gores, fitted and spinning with metal polar axis in a circular card box, the lid provided in …

  • # 17417

    Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]

    A Native American in the wilderness

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1180 x 890 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 11’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, light staining at upper …

  • # 16764

    [EMERY, N.M., compiler]; VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.

    Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …

  • # 4923

    DAMMANN, Carl; DAMMANN, F.W.

    [ABORIGINES] Ethnological photographic gallery of the various races of men.

    Cover title: Races of mankind. London : Trübner & Co., [1876]. First English edition. Oblong folio, green embossed cloth, upper board with gilt lettering (boards with a little discoloration), silk endpapers, all edges gilt, title page followed by 167 albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of 12 leaves of card, each page with printed frames …

  • # 16434

    KRUGER, Johann Friedrich Carl (Fred), (1831-1888); [PERKINS, Horace]

    Album of the kings &​ queens of Victoria

    [Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed faux tortoise-shell pattern papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, containing folding concertina of [12] panels with leporello reproductions of Kruger’s photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between …

  • # 16873

    Photographer unknown.

    An archive of photographs of Hong Kong and Canton taken by a crew member of USAT Hancock, 1901.

    [Hong Kong and Canton, April 1901]. Group of 67 silver gelatin photographs taken by an anonymous photographer with a private camera, all in format 95 x 115 mm, mounted recto and verso of [19] loose leaves from an album of the period, all with the photographer’s handwritten captions in ink beneath the image; 63 of …

  • # 15714

    [SCOTT, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912]

    An album of photographs documenting Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913; [together with] A manuscript plan of the Discovery, and two letters of Scott relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04.

    1. A rare photographic chronicle of the most celebrated expedition in the history of polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, officially known as the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Album of press photographs by various English and New Zealand agencies, 1910-1913. Small folio (310 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards (rubbed and …

  • # 13653

    GROSZ, George (1893-1959)

    Group of eight humorous buffet signs made for Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz’s American art dealers.

    [Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …

  • # 17314

    PICHON, René

    An archive of Art Deco perfume bottle and soap box designs.

    [France, between 1925 and 1930]. Archive comprising 39 works in watercolour and gouache, ranging in size from 268 x 348 mm to 127 x 167 mm, all laid on original cardboard sheets, some with original glassine, a selection numbered verso. A striking collection of commercial artworks produced by the artist and graphic designer René Pichon and his …

  • # 12826

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia

    Wild Raspberries (presentation copy)

    New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp [42], consisting of 14 leaves with original watercolour, one double page with original watercolour, four illustrated leaves uncoloured and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue …

  • # 11465

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    [SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes.

    Gouache on artist’s board, dimensions 320 x 257 mm; verso with a second design (uncompleted); [together with] Sonia Delaunay. Robes poèmes. [Also titled]. Sonia Delaunay 27 tableaux vivants. Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969. Quarto (285 x 195 mm), blue cloth boards with design by Delaunay, in concertina format with 27 full page pochoir illustrations after original designs …

  • # 17231

    A. BROWN & SONS

    [QUEENSLAND] Little people in other lands alphabet.

    London : A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., 5, Farringdon Avenue, E.C. and at Hull and York, [between 1890 and 1900]. Complete set of 26 large format alphabet cards, each 225 x 190 mm, chromolithograph printed on thin board, each with an upper and lower case version of a letter and an illustration of a young …

  • # 17306

    BARDIN, William (circa 1740 - 1798)

    A new, accurate and compleat terrestrial globe,

    accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv’d by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan’y 1st 1782 (inscription at South …

  • # 17301

    VISSCHER, Nicolaas (1618 - 1679)

    Orbis Terrarum tabula recens emendata et in lucem edita per N. Visscher

    [Amsterdam : Elzevir, 1663, but after 1677]. Copperplate engraving, 310 x 470 mm, early hand colouring, central crease as issued, text verso including chapter heading ‘Korte beschrijvinge van Lantschappen des Werelts’. Nicolaas Visscher’s second world map, originally issued in a bible published by Elzevir in 1663. This is the second state, with the additional text …

  • # 17134

    RIDER, Andrew (& Co.)

    Photograph of an oil painting of Strath Creek Falls, near Broadford, Victoria, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, cabinet card format, 165 x 107 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘Rider & Co., Williamstown’; verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Strath Creek Falls, Paintted [sic] By C. Brown / Near Broadford’; in fine condition. The picturesque Strath Creek Falls, which are located between Broadford and Yea, northeast of …

  • # 17194

    AUSTRAL STUDIOS

    Photograph of the Willaura Hotel, Western District, Victoria, circa 1915

    Gelatin silver print, 146 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount, lower margin of mount with printed label of ‘Austral Studios, Hamilton and Casterton’; the photograph is in very good condition; the mount has some mild scattered foxing, and there is a strip of paper loss along the bottom edge. Willaura is a …

  • # 17151

    PATERSON BROTHERS

    Photographic portrait of a mother and her two young children, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A lovely studio portrait of an affectionate mother and her young son and daughter.

  • # 17153

    BOTTERILL, John

    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17152

    BATCHELDER & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young graduand of the University of Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Batchelder & Co., Artist Photographers, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition, with some pale foxing. A rare portrait of an early alumnus of the University of Melbourne, which had been founded in …

  • # 17148

    LOMER, Albert

    Photographic portrait of Mary M. Mann as a young girl, Sydney, 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 55 x 40 mm (image), verso with imprint of Albert Lomer, Late Chandler & Lomer, Artist and Photographer, 419 George Street, Sydney, and contemporary inscription in ink Mary M. Mann, two years old when taken Feb. 14th 1869, With Sissie’s love; in fine …

  • # 17147

    DAVIES & CO.

    Patent Diamond Cameo carte de visite with portraits of a young gentleman, Melbourne, 1865-67

    Albumen print photographs on a carte de visite mount, four Patent Diamond Cameo portraits of an unidentified young gentleman, each 27 x 24 mm, card mount 100 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of Davies & Co., Post Office Photographic Studio, 5 Collins St. West, (3 Doors from Elizabeth St.), Melbourne; the portraits and mount with …

  • # 17150

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Photographic portrait of a wealthy lady, Melbourne, early 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C. Nettleton, Photographer by Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Prize Medallist London 1862, Prize Medallist Melbourne 1867. 1 Madeline Street, North Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 17197

    "CAVENDISH"

    [PLAYING CARDS] Patience games

    / with examples played through. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. London : Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1890. First edition. Oblong quarto, original blind blocked tan cloth (bright and unrubbed), upper board and spine lettered in gilt, lower board with publisher’s device in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 216, [8] publisher’s advertisements, illustrated; contents fresh, …

  • # 17280

    [ST. HELENA] Ste. Hélène. Tombeau de l’Empereur / St. Helena. The Emperor’s Tomb.

    Paris : Chamray, Photog. Editeur, 25 Avenue Montaigne, [c1870]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (168 x 112 mm, mount), verso with later inscription in ink: ‘This photograph was brought from St. Helena in 1852, by Frederick Banks. He was on his way to Australia & New Zealand in the “Great Britain” (Captain Grey) on …

  • # 17275

    UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

    Stereoview photograph of part of Canton’s red-light district, circa 1900

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 80 mm, mount 87 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption ‘A Street of “Flower Boats”, places of Amusement and debauchery, Canton, China’, imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, etc., and ‘Copyright 1900’; verso blank; in fine condition.

  • # 17274

    UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

    A pair of stereoview photographs of cemeteries in Hong Kong, circa 1900

    Two stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each individual image 80 x 80 mm, mounts 87 x 177 mm, rectos with printed captions ‘A Glimpse into the Parsee Cemetery, Hong Kong, China’ and ‘In the Protestant Cemetery at “Happy Valley”, Hong Kong, China’, respectively, imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, etc., and ‘Copyright 1900’; …

  • # 17156

    NAPOLEON, Antonio F.

    Photographic portrait of a young girl on a rocking horse, Barcelona, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Antonio F. Napoleon, Barcelona; the albumen print has some mottling in the negative, but is in very good condition; the mount is fine.

  • # 17155

    DAVIES & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young boy wearing a velvet jacket, dress and feathered hat, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Davies & Co., Photographers, 94 & 95 Bourke Street, East, Melbourne, opposite Theatre Royal’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. The unidentified, stiffly posed little boy in this portrait is dressed rather extravagantly for his visit …

  • # 17416

    Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]

    Interior of a Māori marae

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …

  • # 17327

    PELLERIN

    [RACISM; ÉPINAL PRINT] The black man

    Kansas City, Missouri : Humoristic Publishing Co., [1893-94]. No. 7. Épinal print, single sheet, folio (400 x 295 mm), chromoithographed, lower margin imprinted Imagerie d’Epinal. – Pellerin, imp.-édit. “Printed expressly for the Humoristic Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo.”; original horizontal fold, 8.5 cm tear at upper right corner affecting the fourth illustrated panel, a few small …

  • # 15826

    After JOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING (1837-1911)

    The Lama

    [Australia? United Kingdom? : artist unknown : between 1901 and 1910]. Carving from teak wood (Tectona grandis) in high relief, 580 x 340 x 40 mm, set in its fully contemporary oak frame, 680 x 440 mm; the carving is unsigned, and the back of the frame is also sans label or inscription; the work …

  • # 16910

    GOULTER, C. Ezra

    [FREEMASONRY] Photographic portrait of a man wearing masonic regalia, posing with his whippet. Melbourne, 1870s

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Goulter, Chapel Street, Prahran’; the albumen print in very good condition; the mount with a mild horizontal crease, not affecting the print.

  • # 17140

    MÜLLER, Thomas

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Collingwood, Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with wet stamp of ‘Th. Müller, Hoddle Street, Collingwood’; the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce portrait by Thomas Müller, who ran operated a photographic studio in Hoddle Street, East Collingwood, between 1874 and 1876.  

  • # 17143

    SMITH, A.V.

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, 1869

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘A.V. Smith, Photographic Artist, 29, Sturt Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print with a few toning spots, otherwise very good; the mount fine.

  • # 17138

    WILLETTS, George

    Phtographic portrait of two young women, Ballarat, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘From the Photographic Studio of G. Willetts, Photo Artist, Bridge Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print and mount are in good condition. An unusual and affectionate composition. The women are possibly sisters.  

  • # 17137

    SOLOMON & BARDWELL

    Photographic portrait of Rev. John Downes, Presbyterian minister, Ballarat, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm; verso with imprint of ‘Solomon and Bardwell, Photographers, Ballarat’, and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Rev. John Downes, First Minister of the charge / Rev. H.H. Donaldson, Present Minister of the charge’; the albumen print and mount in good condition, with a few light toning spots.

  • # 16309

    Anonymous.

    Double sided cheat’s handkerchief

    [China, circa 1850]. Manuscript calligraphy in Chinese characters in black and red ink on silk, 420 x 370mm (irregular); arranged in vertical columns, surrounded by a narrow border; a well preserved example, with minor restoration in places. The so-called “cheat’s handkerchief” was used as an aid by students undertaking civil service examinations under the keju …

  • # 16917

    TAPLIN, George, Rev. (1831-1879)

    The Narrinyeri : An account of the tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay. 

    Adelaide : J.T. Shawyer, Printer, 1874. Octavo, original flushcut limp cloth (somewhat sunned) with printed title label to front (loss to top left corner of label), front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, frontispiece tipped-in albumen print photograph with montage of head-and-shoulder portraits of identified Narrinyeri (Ngarrindjeri) men and women by Townsend Duryea, pp. iv, [ii], …

  • # 16726

    BULMER, Howard D. (photographer)

    East Gippsland and its gateway. Containing views along the Prince’s Highway, including the Lakes, Buchan Caves, etc.

    Melbourne : Carter & Taverner, [1927]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, original red wraps (lightly marked), title embossed in gold, staple bound, pp. [34]; all-illustrated with full-page photographic plates (1 in colour); a good copy. The majority of the photographs are topographic; four show Indigenous people in the Lake Tyers area. The Bairnsdale-based photographer, Howard …

  • # 16197

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of coolies carrying twist, Hong Kong, circa 1900

    Graphite on artist’s paper, 137 x 206 mm (sheet), captioned by the artist in the upper margin ‘Hongkong Coolies carrying Twist’; scattered foxing; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the …

  • # 16202

    SABIN, S.P.

    Panoramic sketch of the southern anchorage, Tungyin Island, south of Shanghai, circa 1901

    Graphite on artist’s paper, 180 x 645 mm (sheet), folding to 180 x 215 mm, captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Southern Anchorage “Tungyung” / S.P.S.’; unmounted; original fold lines and some creasing; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various …

  • # 16195

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of Wusong, near Shanghai, circa 1900

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 103 x 161 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Woosung S.P.S.’; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 …