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william bligh, mutiny, fletcher christian, bounty, maritime, ship, timor, australia, voyage

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The hospitable behaviour of the Governor of Timor to Lieutenent Bligh (Coupang, Timor)

William Bligh - Voyage to Timor:As HMS Bounty turned to return to Tahiti with her mutinous crew, Leieutenent William Bligh steadfastly set course for the nearest European outpost at Timor. Though the small cutter was dangerously overloaded with 19 men, Bligh succeeded in sailing first to Tofua for supplies, then on to Timor. After sailing 3,618 miles, Bligh arrived at Timor after a 47-day voyage with only one man was lost during the ordeal when he was killed by natives on Tofua. Here records “The hospitable behaviour of the Govenor of Timor to Lieutenant Bligh” in Coupang, Timor on August 19,1789, as printed in November 1791 in London. Moving on to Batavia, Bligh was able to secure transport back to England. In October 1790, Bligh was honorably acquitted for the loss of Bounty and records show him to have been a compassionate commander who frequently spared the lash. In 1791, Bligh returned to Tahiti aboard HMS Providence to complete the breadfruit mission. The plants were successfully delivered to the Caribbean without any trouble. Five years later, Bligh was promoted to captain and given command of HMS Director. While aboard, his crew mutinied as part of the greater Spithead and Nore mutinies which occurred over the Royal Navy's handling of pay and prize money. Standing by his crew, Bligh was commended by both sides for his handling of the situation. Posssibly on the strength of htis he was to continue his carreer as Governor of New South Wales where he was confronted by the dubious activities of the now infamous RUM CORPS, that lead to the Rum Rebellion of 1808...
A novel animated timeline of William Bligh's carreer!
Original copper-plate engraving by William Bromley, A.R.A. (1769-1842) after Perter Paul Benazech (1744-?). Hand coloured.
Published J Stratford, London July 31, 1802
Size of Plate mark 215mm x 172mm
Condition = some discolouration around edges of paper
AUD$105

Burke and Wills Expedition, original wood engraving, Illustrated London News, 1862, australian, camels

AUSTRALIAN EXPLORATION

The Burke and Wills Australian Exploration Expedition: Departure of the Expedition from the Royal Park, Melbourne, August 20, 1860

Original wood engraving for The London Illustrated News possibly after Nicholas Chevalier's famous painting.Note Camels and Afgans a the rear. (The camel was introduced to assist in Australian exploration by John Ainsworth Horrocks in 1846, although the outcome was as unfortunate as the ill-behaved camel, Harry, caused a shotgun to fire wounding Horrocks and leading to his death. The accompanying artist that recorded this earlier ill-fated expediton was Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) and the original watercolours are on show at the Gallery of South Australia. Gill nursed the wounded Explorer while others attempted to find assistance. He recorded the desperate situation between tending to the wounds.)
Published "The Illustrated London News", February 1, 1862
Condition = Excellent with later hand colouring Price= AUD$ 185


PACIFIC VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

D'Entrecasteaux Voyage 1791-93: 25 September 1791 Rear Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux departed Brest in search of Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse, last seen by the First Fleet in 1788. His expedition followed La Pérouse's proposed path through the islands northwest of Australia while at the same time making scientific and geographic discoveries...
'Huttes des Sauvages de la Nouvelle Caledonie',ethnology, anthropology, native artifacts, 
Pacific, caledonia, original copper engraving, Published Paris, 1800

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"Huttes des Sauvages de la Nouvelle Caledonie"(Implements and Huts in New Caledonia)

Original copper-plate engraving after Jacques-Julien Houtou de LaBillardiere(1755-1834), a naturalist and author of the offical account of the Déntrecasteux Voyage. In May 1793, he arrived at the island of Vanikoro, which is part of the Santa Cruz group of islands. D'Entrecasteaux thought he saw smoke signals from several elevated areas on the island, but was unable to investigate due to the dangerous reefs surrounding the island and had to leave. He died two months later.Jacques Labillardière, attached to the expedition, eventually returned to France and published his account, Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse, in 1800.
It was not until 1826 that an Irish captain, Peter Dillon, found enough evidence to piece together the events of the tragedy. In Tikopia (one of the islands of Santa Cruz), he bought some swords he had reason to believe had belonged to La Pérouse. He made enquiries, and found that they came from nearby Vanikoro, where two big ships had broken up. Dillon managed to obtain a ship in Bengal, and sailed for Vanikoro where he found cannon balls, anchors and other evidence of the remains of ships in water between coral reefs. He brought several of these artifacts back to Europe, as did Dumont d'Urville in 1828. De Lesseps, the only member of the expedition still alive at the time, identified them as all belonging to the Astrolabe. From the information Dillon received from the people on Vanikoro, a rough reconstruction could be made of the disaster that struck La Pérouse, which was confirmed by the find and search of the shipwreck of the Boussole in 1964. In May 2005, the wreck was formally identified as that of the Boussole.
Antoine-Raymond-Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux ~ Background
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Hand tinted.
Size of image = 39cm x 24cm
Price AUD$275

Pirogue de Líle de Bouka/ Pirogue des Arsacides' original copper plate engravings by Copia after Piron,
 pacific, Solomon, French exploration , published Paris 1800

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"Pirogue de L'Ile de Bouka/Pirouge des Asacides"

Original copper-plate engraving by Copia after Antoine-Louis Piron (1763-1819) who was the official draughtsman on the Reserche. Bouka, or Buka, was named by Bouganville during his voyage (1766-1769)in 1768 after the name he thought the natives gave coconuts. Terre des Asacides became the Solomon islands.
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Uncoloured as published.
Size of image = 39cm x 25cm
Price AUD$255

Effets dedes Habitans des ILes des Amis' original copper plate engravings
 by Piron after Labillardiere, published Paris 1800

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"Effets des Habitans des ILes des Amis" (Anthropological studies of artifacts(woven baskets) of the Pacific Island, Iles des Amis)

Original copper-plate engraving by Louis Peree (b. 1769) after either Antoine-Louis Piron (1763-1819) or Jacques-Julien Houtou de LaBillardiere(1755-1834
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper, hand tinted
Size of image = 39cm x 24cm
Price AUD$225

Effets des Habitans des ILes des Amis' original copper plate 
engravings after Labillardiere, published Paris 1800

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"Effets des Habitans des ILes des Amis"(Anthropological studies of artifacts of the Pacific Island, Iles des Amis)

Original copper-plate engraving unattributed but probably after either Antoine-Louis Piron (1763-1819) or Jacques-Julien Houtou de LaBillardiere(1755-1834
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Uncoloured as printed.
Size of image = 39cm x 25cm
Price AUD$175

Effets des Habitans des ILes de la Nouvelle Caledonie'
 original copper plate engravings by Piron after Labillardiere, published Paris 1800

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"Effets des Sauvages de la Nouvelle Caledonie" (Anthropological studies of artifacts of the Pacific Island of New Caledonia)

Original copper-plate engraving unattributed but probably after either Antoine-Louis Piron (1763-1819) or Jacques-Julien Houtou de LaBillardiere(1755-1834
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Uncoloured as printed.
Size of image = 39cm x 25cm
Price AUD$195

Breadfruit, Gorget, Captain James Cook, Bligh, third voyage, Webber'
 original copper plate engravings by Roberts, London c.1786

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Captain James Cook's Third Voyage
(1776-79)

"A Branch of the Breadfruit tree the principal support of the Natives of the Douth Sea Islands /A Gorget worn by the Naval and Military Officers in the South Sea Islands

Original copper-plate engraving by Roberts for Reverend Thomas Bankes, BANKES's New System of GEOGRAPHY Published by Royal Authority after John Webber (1752-1793). Webber was the young artist who accompanied Cook on his fatal third voyage. Such images as these would have created quite a stiras in them the British public were able to se representation of life in these mysterious Pacific Islands. They were printed by a number of publishers, primarily Alexander Hogg, and Bankses's New System of Geography.
(The words 'Breadfruit' and 'Bligh' were to become historically intertwined: in 1787 Captain William Bligh sailed in the HMS Bounty to Tahiti to obtain Breadfruit trees when the fruit was needed for experiments to see if they were successful in feeding the slave population. Before reaching their next destination, the Carribean, the infamous Mutiny broke out...)
Published by C. Cook,17 Paternoster Row,London c.1787-1790
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Uncoloured as printed. Full plate mark in excellent condion. Usual age spots. Such double plates have been cut i half in past years. This is a rare survivor.
Size of plate mark = 21cm x 32.5cm
Price SOLD

Lake Albert, South Australia, original steel engraving, Published London, 1876

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Lake Albert (Emu Hunting)

Original steel engraving by Arthur Willmore (1814-1888) after S. Prout (1806-1876). Lake Albert is a fresh water lake near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia and is separated from the Narrung Peninsula by the salt water Coorong.It is filled by water from Lake Alexandrina and the only major town on the lake is Meningie.This Scene depicts a hunting party of to men on horseback and a pack of dogs in pursuit of an Emu.
Prout was born in Plymouth and was a member of the New Watercolour Society in London. Prout lived for some time in Sydney and Hobart before returning to England.
Published London 1876
Condition = Excellent. Uncoloured.
Size of image = 12cm x 18cm
Price AUD$90

Sydney Heads, 1876

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"Sydney Heads"

Original steel engraving by C. Cousen after S.Prout (1806-1876).Hand Coloured. L
Prout was born in Plymouth and was a member of the New Watercolour Society in London. Prout lived for some time in Sydney and Hobart before returning to England.
Published London 1876. Condition+ Excellent
Price AUD$165

View of Ballarat Gold-field, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1887.

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"Township of Ballaarat (sic) from Baths Hotel, showing part of the camp and the 'Logs',1855"(Victoria, Australia)

Original triple-tint lithograph by F.W. Niven & Co after Samuel Thomas Gill
Published Ballarat c.1887
Size of image = 19 cm x 11cm
SOLD

View of Ballarat Gold-field, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1887.

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"Creswick Creek (Near Ballaarat) from Spring Hill,1855"(Victoria, Australia)

Original triple-tint lithograph by F.W. Niven & Co after Samuel Thomas Gill
Published Ballarat c.1887
Size of image = 19 cm x 11cm
Price= Sold
Condition = Good with slight discolouration in bottom left corner

View of Ballarat Gold-field, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1887.

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"John Alloo's Chinese Restaurant, Main Road, Ballaarat, 1853"(Victoria, Australia)

Original triple-tint lithograph by F.W. Niven & Co after Samuel Thomas Gill
Published Ballarat c.1887
Size of image = 19 cm x 11cm
Price= Sold
Condition = Good with slight discolouration in bottom left corner

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View of Ballarat Gold-field, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1887.

"Improvements in Machinery-The First Horse Puddler, Pennyweight, Ballaarat, 1853"(Victoria, Australia)

AP7 Original triple-tint lithograph by F.W. Niven & Co after Samuel Thomas Gill
Published Ballarat c.1887
Size of image = 19 cm x 11cm
Price= SOLD Condition = Good

View of Ballarat Gold-field, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1887.

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"Arrival of Geelong Mail- Main Road, Ballaarat, 1854"(Victoria, Australia)

Original triple-tint lithograph by F.W. Niven & Co after Samuel Thomas Gill
Published Ballarat c.1887
Size of image = 19 cm x 11cm
Price= Sold
Condition = Good

View of Geelong, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1857.

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"Geelong"(Victoria, Australia)

Original copper engraving, hand coloured by H. Bibby after H. Winkles
Published c.1855
Size of image = 18 cm x 12cm
Price= AUD$66
Condition = Good with slight discolouration in bottom right corner

View of Geelong, Victoria, Australia by S.T.Gill, c.1857.

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"Steam Packet Wharf, Mack's Hotel,&c. Geelong"

Original steel engraving by J. Tingle after Samuel Thomas Gill (1814-1880)
Published Sands and Kenny, Melbourne and Sydney, 1857
Size of plate mark image = 17.5 cm x 25cm
Price=SOLD

police station and town hall, Melbourne, by S.T.Gill

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"City Police Station and Town Hall, Melbourne"

Original steel engraving by J. Tingle after Samuel Thomas Gill, hand coloured.
Published Sands & Kenny, Melbourne, 1857

Size = 15.5cm x 19cm
Condition = Good with plate mark.
SOLD

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