Photographs - Topographic

  • # 21645

    F.G. RADCLIFFE (publisher)

    [SPELEOLOGY] Waitomo, Ruakuri and Aranui, New Zealand. “The most beautiful caves in the world.”

    Whangarei, NZ : F.G. Radcliffe [c.1910]. Small oblong quarto, original silver-lettered grey wrappers and green ties, [24] pp, all monochrome photographic illustrations; a pristine copy.

  • # 21617

    Hong Kong Harbour & Victoria City from The Peak.

    [Hong Kong : s.n., c.1920]. Real photo postcard. Gelatin silver print on card stock, 87 x 137 mm, titled in the negative along with sequence number ’42’; verso printed ‘Post Card’ (without publisher’s imprint); not postally used; pin hole at top edge centre, tiny surface blemish towards left edge centre, else fine condition.

  • # 21602

    Photographer unknown.

    Photograph of the Repulse Bay Hotel, Hong Kong, circa 1930.

    Original gelatin silver print on matte paper, 80 x 130 mm; taken by an unidentified amateur photographer, inscribed in ink verso: ‘Repulse Bay with Hotel in background. Hong Kong’; fine condition.

  • # 21318

    Anon.

    Photographs of British colonials and local Malays on Bukit Hitam rubber plantation, Selangor, Malaysia, circa 1910.

    Group of 21 gelatin silver photographs, most in format 80 x 100 mm (some 135 x 85 mm), mounted recto and verso of 3 album leaves removed from a disbound album; the album owner’s handwritren captions to pages, identifying a number of the people in the photographs (we know the compiler of the album was …

  • # 21611

    [UNDY; EVANS; TUFFIN; PEARCE; SINCLAIR; YOUNG; DIEMER; LYNCH; ROBERTS; SALVATORE; CURRIE; BORNSTEIN; TESTER; GLATTAUER; CHAPMAN; NAISMITH]

    The spirit within Australia : the land and the people

    A limited fine press edition artists’ book designed to showcase Australia via original photographic based art from a selection of established and emerging Australian artists. Woodinville, WA (USA) : Veritas Editions, 2017. Album (310 x 383 x 35 mm) with 15 tipped in original prints, plus 1 loose original print in a custom linen-covered portfolio …

  • # 21603

    REPUBLIC OF CHINA. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE.

    China’s New Industrial Enterprises (中國新事業之一斑), 1915

    [Drop title]. [Shanghai? San Francisco?] : s.n., [1915]. Oblong octavo (130 x 195 mm), original cloth backed pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), pp 64, all full page half tone photographic plates with captions in Chinese and English; introduction by Chang Chien, Minister of Agriculture and Commerce (also printed in Chinese and English); contents very clean and …

  • # 21231

    [KING, Henry, 1855-1923]

    [HUNTER VALLEY] View of the Post Office, West Maitland, showing the adjacent W. Bussell’s Post Office Hotel and premises of T. Edmunds, saddler, circa 1890.

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, typed caption to mount: ‘New South Wales, &c.’, together with printed label with sequence number ’26’; photographer’s manuscript caption in negative at lower left is only partially legible: ‘[Henry King] Sydney’; the slide is in fine condition. The Post Office in High Street, …

  • # 21246

    Photographer unknown.

    Views of Turner’s homestead, clearing the land and planting lemon trees near Renmark, South Australia, 1892-93.

    Three silver albumen print photographs (160 x 110 / 160 x 110 / 90 x 135 mm), laid down on individual sections cut from the pages of a disbound nineteenth century album, with undidentified photographer’s manuscript captions beneath each image: ‘Camp, Renmark. Sept. 92 (after clearing)’; ‘Block at Renmark shewing young lemons, Oct. 92’;  ‘Turner’s. Renmark. …

  • # 19499

    THE NONPARIEL PHOTOGRAPHIC CO.

    Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.

    [Cover title]. [Fremantle? Perth?] : The Nonpariel Photographic Co., [1892]. Late nineteenth century album, oblong quarto (245 x 310 mm), original blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (bowed, some flecking and mild staining), upper board with original red morocco title label lettered in gilt ‘Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.’; floral-patterned lining …

  • # 20562

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal women and children on a riverbank, New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20637

    MOORE, R.P. (Robert Percy) (1881-1948)

    Panoramic photograph of a large Māori group at Whakarewarewa model village, Rotorua, New Zealand.

    [New Zealand : R.P. Moore, c.1925]. Hand coloured gelatin silver print photograph, 200 x 980 mm (approximate), in original glazed wooden frame, 210 x 1000 mm; the photographer’s title in negative (which in Moore’s panoramas generally appears at bottom centre) is either hidden by the frame or else was trimmed when the photograph was mounted; …

  • # 20777

    HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]

    Man mounted on a racing camel near Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …

  • # 20453

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-67

    View of Millers Point, Parramatta River from the Flagstaff, Sydney, 1858-59.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 77 mm (arched format), original plain greyish buff mount 84 x 172 mm, verso with studio label printed in blue ‘Stereoscopic Views of Sydney and Environs by W. Hetzer, Photographic Artist, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’ and an accompanying contemporary caption in ink ‘Millers Point – Parramatta …

  • # 20447

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-67

    Sydney from Governor Bourke’s statue, on the edge of the Inner Domain, circa 1859.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 77 mm (arched format), original plain greyish buff mount 84 x 172 mm, verso with contemporary caption in ink ‘Sydney – from the Domain’; both albumen prints are in fine condition, with good tonal range and sharp detail; the mount is free from foxing. This view, looking …

  • # 20442

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-67

    View of George Street, Sydney, showing the Commercial Bank and Bank of New South Wales, 1860-63.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 77 mm (arched format), original plain greyish buff mount 84 x 172 mm, verso with studio label printed in blue ‘Stereoscopic Views of Sydney and Environs by W. Hetzer, Photographic Artist, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’ and an accompanying contemporary caption in ink ‘George St. / Commercial …

  • # 20917

    Photographer unknown.

    Immigrants disembarking from T.S.S. Paparoa at Brisbane, November 1914.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 86 x 140 mm, verso inscribed in ink: ‘T.S.S. Paparoa, Brisbane, Nov. 1914. Emigrants disembarking at Brisbane. A rather poor one by the C/O [Chief Officer]’, with indecipherable signature bottom right; fine condition. T.S.S. Paparoa was a cargo and passenger vessel owned by the Australasian Union Steamship Company. …