Photographs - Topographic

  • # 18595

    FRITH, Frederick (1819-1871)

    [HOBART] Mt. Wellington from St. George’s Hill, 1857.

    Silver albumen print mounted on card, 192 x 222 mm (image, oval format), 240 x 285 mm (mount), inscribed in ink by the photographer across the bottom edge of the mount ‘F. Frith. Photo. 1857’ and ‘Mount Wellington’; the print faded in the upper section, otherwise in good condition; the mount toned and with some …

  • # 18445

    CLARK BROS.

    Horse team hauling timber, probably Western District, Victoria, 1890s.

    Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 110 x 165 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Clark Bros. Photographers, 25 Thomas St. Windsor’; the albumen print is in fine condition with beautiful rich tones and sharp detail. Surviving examples of images by Clark Bros., whose premises were located close to St. Kilda Junction, suggest …

  • # 18275

    Photographer unknown.

    An early colliery in Lithgow, New South Wales, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, 115 x 185 mm, unmounted; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Lithgow’; no photographer’s imprint; 15 mm edge tear bottom right, otherwise in fine condition, with excellent tonal range and superb detail of the colliery’s infrastructure (chimney, chute and kiln), 11 employees and their dog, and the scarified and partially denuded hillside …

  • # 18110

    PATERSON BROTHERS

    View of Rolland’s Pier Hotel, Williamstown, Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 12 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb unrecorded photograph of the Pier Hotel, Williamstown, Felix W. Rolland, proprietor. The detail is extremely sharp and all the …

  • # 17937

    Photographer unknown.

    New Station at Fat Shan [Foshan], China, on the Canton and Hankow Railway. Circa 1910.

    Bromide print photograph, 127 x 178 mm, unmounted, recto with contemporary inscription in ink across bottom margin ‘New Station on Canton & HongKong [sic] R.R. at Fat Shan, China. Bronson’; verso with another contemporary inscription in pencil (in the same hand, but corrected and written slightly later?) ‘New Station at Fat Shan, China, on the …

  • # 18480

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 18431

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 17961

    [FRANZEN, Claus, 1857-1947]

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Die erste Reise S.M.S. Bismarck

    An important archive of photographs taken on the first voyage of the German Imperial Navy warship SMS Bismarck, 1879-1880, documenting the ship’s visits to Patagonia, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Sydney, Peru and the Falkland Islands. Provenance: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), the “Iron Chancellor”. Folio portfolio, 450 x 360 mm, contemporary full crushed …

  • # 18142

    THE LIVERPOOL DRY PLATE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

    [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] The Liverpool Dry Plate and Photographic Printing Company. Price list of Collodio-Bromide plates.

    Liverpool, U.K. : Henry Greenwood, Printer, [1873]. Octavo sheet, 200 x 125 mm, printed recto only; [together with] the original covering letter relating to the price list, in manuscript on the company letterhead, octavo, 2 pp, written by the owner Peter Mawdsley to an American customer, George May Powell, dated 6 September 1873, explaining the …

  • # 17859

    Photographer unknown.

    Group of photographs of Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, 1901.

    Four silver albumen print photographs, in identical format 110 x 150 mm, mounted recto and verso of a page removed from a travel album, all with an accompanying manuscript caption by the photographer and with a date of 1901; they show the Vale of Coolgardie Mine, Bonnievale; Lake View Mine; interior of the Church of …

  • # 17893

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    Melbourne illustrated by photographs. First series.

    Melbourne : Charles Nettleton, 1868. Oblong quarto, original tan pebbled cloth boards with blind decoration (upper board darkened around the edges, worn at corners and head and tail of spine), front pastedown with binder’s ticket of William Detmold, Collins Street, Melbourne; front hinge cracked; all edges gilt; lithographed title leaf on thin paper followed by …

  • # 17787

    WILLETTS, George

    Photograph of the grave and headstone of brothers Thomas and Alfred McVeigh, Ballarat New Cemetery, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (102 x 64 mm), recto imprinted ‘Willetts, Photo. Bridge Street, Ballarat’; verso with decorative lithographed back mark including the legend ‘Secure the shadow, ‘ere the substance fade’, an advertising slogan which had been made popular as early as the 1850s by daguerreotype photographers specialising in postmortem images; both the albumen …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.