5x of albums - naval and world travel
Lot 56
NAVAL – AFRICA and CHINA. Five albums of watercolours and photographs kept by Lieutenant Charles B. Clark, RN, China, West Africa, South America and Europe, c.1870-1890s
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Five albums kept by Lieutenant Charles B. Clark, RN, recording his travels while serving on board serving on HM Ships Amethyst, Boxer and Immortalité, embellished with a series of charts and containing both photographs and drawings by him (some in watercolour), among the latter being a group drawn while serving in West Africa with the Boxer (including "The Camp in West Africa/ 9 to 14 July 1877", "Bombardment of Emblama, up the River Niger/ 17 August 77" by the Boxer and two other ships, views of Accra and castle, "Young Lady of Sulymah,/ W. Africa; Apr:79/ C.B.C.", "Sulymah;/ West Africa./ Apr: 1879/ CBC"); one album comprising mainly views of Nang-po and one of views in Spain and Portugal, in five albums, some wear, covers loose, etc., oblong folio and quarto, China, West Africa, South America and Europe, c.1870-1890s


  • One album contains a fine series of photographic views taken in Ning-po, China, in 1870-1871. Subjects include "'Taoutai' or Governor of Ningpo – 1870", "Pic-nic in a Temple on a Hill, near Ning-po", "Pagoda – near Ning-po", "Entrance to the River 'Yung', leading to Ning-po", "Bridge over the Ning-po River, leading to the Lakes", "Chinese Mandarin's Tomb", "European Cemetary – Ning-po", "H.M. British Consul, Mr Fittock's House, at Ning-po", "Monument to Men of H.M.S. 'Encounter', killed at taking of Ning-po, "American River Steamer lying alongside European Settlement/ Ningpo", "Stone Quarry near Nong-po" (two views), "Village of 'Nin-con-pro' – 20 Miles from Ning-po", "Chinese Temple – Ningpo", "Temple at Tien-dong' – 12 Miles from Ning-po", "Col: Crook (&c) in Command of Anglo-Chinese Troops – Ning-po", "Temple at Ning-po" (two views), "Bridge over the River between Ningpo and Nin-con-pro", "Anglo-Chinese Troops at Ning-po", "Native Shipping – City at Ningpo", "Swatow Junk at Ning-po", "Chinese Bridge – Village Market place", "Entrance to the River 'Yung'", "Missionary's House at Ning-po", "English Residents at Ning-po – 1870", W.B. Russell – Imp Chinese Customs/ Son of Dr Russell of Franco-Prussian War celebrity" [the war correspondent], "Mr White – Commissioner of Chinese Custom's House – at Ning-po", "Chas: W. Everard – H.M. Consular Service/ China", "H.M.S. 'Lieven' at Tientsin, Peiho River; China,/ Frozen in from Dec: 71 to March 72", and two of Charles B. Clark himself in naval uniform at Ning-po. Other photographs include "H.M. Gun Vessel 'Leven' at Kobe – Osaka, Japan/ January 1871", a two-sheet view of a "Scene on the Island of Dissae" (Disei), the floating dock at Bermuda, views of Portugal and Spain, etc.
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