ALLEN (WILLIAM) Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched During Lander's Last Visit in 1832-33, FIRST EDITION, SUBSCRIBER'S COPY, John Murray, 1840

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Lot 71
ALLEN (WILLIAM)
Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched During Lander's Last Visit in 1832-33, FIRST EDITION, SUBSCRIBER'S COPY, John Murray, 1840

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,131) inc. premium
ALLEN (WILLIAM)
Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched During Lander's Last Visit in 1832-33, FIRST EDITION, SUBSCRIBER'S COPY, 22 hand-coloured views on 10 sheets, including a folding panorama (one short tear repaired), one hand-coloured lithographed map, publisher's cloth, gilt-lettered with Royal Arms on upper cover, some fading [Abbey Travel 284], oblong folio (277 x 362mm.), John Murray, 1840

Footnotes

  • SUBSCRIBER'S COPY of a series of views "made on the spot during John Lander's expedition (a "mission of peace and charity") up the Niger river. Allen accompanied the expedition, at the request of the Admiralty, to make a survey of the river. "Apparently only a few copies were issued coloured" (Abbey)

    Provenance: "Richenda Buxton from her father, January 15th 1841", inscription on title. Richenda was the daughter of Edward North Buxton, who subscribed to two copies of Allen's work.
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