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Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and

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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95

Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and

Schätzpreis
4.000 £ - 6.000 £
ca. 5.359 $ - 8.039 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas: 'A View in Annamooka, one of the Friendly Isle's'; 'View in Ulietea'; 'A View in Matavai, Otaheite'; 'A View in Pulo Condore', monochrome etchings and aquatints "au lavis", on cream laid paper, two sheets with indistinct text-based watermarks [not Whatman], platemarks each approx. 304 x 430 mm. (12 x 16 7/8 in), sheets approx. 400 x 570 mm. (15 3/4 x 22 1/2 in), some minor spotting and browning, mainly to margins, published by the artist, [circa 1787-1788], [bound with] Cook (Capt. James) [Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780], including two maps and 58 plates (of 61), without title and lacking plate nos. 27-29, without text leaves, engravings, on various laid papers, each sheet approx. 400 x 570 mm. (15 3/4 x 22 1/2 in), the front and back flyleaf watermarked 'J. Whatman 1821', occasional spotting and browning, some minor loss to margins in corners, bound in contemporary half-calf, spine gilt lettered, elephant folio, [circa 1784-1821]. Literature: [the four views] Joppien, Rüdiger and Smith, Bernard 'The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages', Yale, 1988, see nos. 3.44b; 3.157b; 3.120c; 3.397c ⁂ A very scarce set of Webber's "unpublished" aquatint views. Presumably bound together by an early collector, the four views in the present volume were Webber's first foray into the aquatint process and were separate from his later publication, Views in the South Seas. Only one of the four plates appears in this later publication, A View in Pulo Condore, but notably the buffalo driver is positioned differently, the lettering has changed, and it is printed in colour rather than monochrome; the variant states suggests that the present group of four are from an earlier printing, before the plate was re-worked, and before it appeared in Boydell's publication circa 1808-1820. Joppien and Smith record 3 or 4 other known impressions of these plates, with all but one or two in public collections (see The British Museum; Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington; National Library of Australia), and at the time of publication they wrote of two of the plates: "The subject was not included in the later series of Webber's 'Views'. No other versions are known to exist." [Joppien, op. cit., nos. 3.120c and 3.157b

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95
Auktion:
Datum:
27.09.2017
Auktionshaus:
Forum Auctions
4 Ingate Place
London, SW8 3NS
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@forumauctions.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
Beschreibung:

Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas: 'A View in Annamooka, one of the Friendly Isle's'; 'View in Ulietea'; 'A View in Matavai, Otaheite'; 'A View in Pulo Condore', monochrome etchings and aquatints "au lavis", on cream laid paper, two sheets with indistinct text-based watermarks [not Whatman], platemarks each approx. 304 x 430 mm. (12 x 16 7/8 in), sheets approx. 400 x 570 mm. (15 3/4 x 22 1/2 in), some minor spotting and browning, mainly to margins, published by the artist, [circa 1787-1788], [bound with] Cook (Capt. James) [Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780], including two maps and 58 plates (of 61), without title and lacking plate nos. 27-29, without text leaves, engravings, on various laid papers, each sheet approx. 400 x 570 mm. (15 3/4 x 22 1/2 in), the front and back flyleaf watermarked 'J. Whatman 1821', occasional spotting and browning, some minor loss to margins in corners, bound in contemporary half-calf, spine gilt lettered, elephant folio, [circa 1784-1821]. Literature: [the four views] Joppien, Rüdiger and Smith, Bernard 'The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages', Yale, 1988, see nos. 3.44b; 3.157b; 3.120c; 3.397c ⁂ A very scarce set of Webber's "unpublished" aquatint views. Presumably bound together by an early collector, the four views in the present volume were Webber's first foray into the aquatint process and were separate from his later publication, Views in the South Seas. Only one of the four plates appears in this later publication, A View in Pulo Condore, but notably the buffalo driver is positioned differently, the lettering has changed, and it is printed in colour rather than monochrome; the variant states suggests that the present group of four are from an earlier printing, before the plate was re-worked, and before it appeared in Boydell's publication circa 1808-1820. Joppien and Smith record 3 or 4 other known impressions of these plates, with all but one or two in public collections (see The British Museum; Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington; National Library of Australia), and at the time of publication they wrote of two of the plates: "The subject was not included in the later series of Webber's 'Views'. No other versions are known to exist." [Joppien, op. cit., nos. 3.120c and 3.157b

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 95
Auktion:
Datum:
27.09.2017
Auktionshaus:
Forum Auctions
4 Ingate Place
London, SW8 3NS
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@forumauctions.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
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