Lot 11: Daniell (Thomas & William) A Picturesque Voyage to India



2015-11-05 11:27:55

Lot 11: Daniell (Thomas & William). A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the Way of China, 1st ed., 1810, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, within wash borders and on thick card, some scattered spotting, small shelf number inkstamp to front endpaper, bookplate removed from front pastedown, a.e.g., contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco gilt, joints cracking, spine a little rubbed and faded, some scuff marks, oblong folio Abbey Travel 516; Tooley 173. The Daniells left England in April 1785 on board the Indiaman Atlas, arriving in Whampoa, China, in August. The plates include views of Madeira, the Cape of Good Hope, Java, Macao, Canton and Calcutta, while the accompanying text includes observations and descriptions of native peoples. Having spent several months in China, the Daniells then sailed on to Calcutta. (1) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History Maps, Prints & Sporting Art Early Printed Books Military History Wednesday, 11th November 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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