Bonhams: Travel and Exploration -albums, prints, books, 25106, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
02/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
Page Size: 85 items in 4 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Die Eigentliche und Warhafftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,125.00

ROBERTS (HENRY) A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capt. James Cook in this and his Two Preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships Under his Command,

1784GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00

Novae Guineae forma, & situs,

Antwerp, 1593GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold

India quae Orientalis et insulae adiacentes, Amsterdam,

c.1633GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,000.00

Kaart der Reyse van Abel Tasman, Dordrecht, J. van Braam, and Amsterdam, G. Onder de Linden, 1726

Dordrecht, and Amsterdam1726GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 2,750.00

Carte generale de la Nouvelle Hollande... 1808,

?Paris, c.1820GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,750.00

A collection of approximately 52 views, native groups and portraits (including carte-de-visites),

mostly late nineteenth centuryGBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 2,750.00

Group of 22 views and "native types" of Japan,

nineteenth centuryGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

Album of portraits and trade-types (26), and views (24),

c.1880-1900GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 812.00


Yokohama, 1883GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 625.00
41Alexander Rattray

Joss House near Iwan, Hong Kong; Chinese Houses near Iwan, Hong Kong the first 10.5 x 15cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8in); the second 8.5 x 15.5cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/8in). (2)

GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
45After Lieutenant L.G. Heath, RN

'Hong Kong & c. As seen from the Anchorage' each 17.5 x 76cm (6 7/8 x 29 15/16in). (3)

London1847GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 625.00

A group of 4 photograph albums, relating to a tour of duty of H.M.S. Kent based at the China Station, visiting China, Canton, Hong Kong, Macao, North Borneo, Singapore, and neighbouring regions,

c.1909-1911GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,750.00

Description geographique, historique et commerciale de Java et des autres iles de l'Archipel Indien, Brussels, H. Tarlier and Jobard, 1824

Brussels, 1824GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold

Mar di India, Amsterdam, 1650

Amsterdam, 1650GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00

A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon

1808GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,500.00


c.1860GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 2,000.00

Group of approximately 20 albumen print portraits, views and scenes, including: a portrait of Takht Sing, Maharaja of Jodphur (1819-1873),

1880sGBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 5,625.00

A collection of views in the Punjab, including Markunda, Mundi, Naggar and the Kullu Valley, Rohtang Pass to Ladakh, many relating to bridge engineering works, with a few portrait groups,

c.1864-1865GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 8,750.00

H.H. Ganga Singh, The Maharaja of Bikaner, standing full length in ceremonial military costume with hand on sword, in a studio setting with western-style carpet, red curtains and a throne,

c.1915GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00

Sir Pratap Singh, Maharaja of Idar, quarter-length portrait with medals at chest,

early twentieth centuryGBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,500.00

Raol Shri Sir Bhavsinhji II Takhtsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar, half-length portrait wearing a necklace of three rows of pearls,

early twentieth centuryGBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,000.00

Large portrait of an unidentified princely ruler wearing a heavy necklace of gold, emeralds and rubies, seated on a gold throne with arms in the form of lions, his feet resting on a cushion, against a studio background with red curtain and a landscape vie

first half of twentieth centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00

Large portrait of an unidentified youthful princely ruler, standing full-length wearing rich jewellery on headwear, arms and waistband with a string of pearls, in a studio setting with very large gold throne with lion-shaped arms, carved pillars and a vie

first half of twentieth centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold

Portrait of a unidentified Maharaja wearing an elaborate emerald necklace, full length seated in a studio setting (Western carpet, panelled wooden walls with inset painted view, and red curtain),

early twentieth centuryGBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,500 to $3,500
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