DANIELL (SAMUEL) A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon], [T. Bensley, 1808]

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Lot 62
DANIELL (SAMUEL)
A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon], [T. Bensley, 1808]

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 15,518) inc. premium
[DANIELL (SAMUEL)
A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon], 12 hand-coloured plates (11 aquatints, some printed in colours, and one etching) by William Daniell after Samuel Daniell, paper watermarked "Whatman 1801", without title and letterpress text, maroon half morocco gilt, gilt morocco lettering panel on upper cover [Abbey Travel 410; Nissen ZBI 1036; Tooley 170], oblong folio (443 x 595mm.), [T. Bensley, 1808]

Footnotes

  • Complete suite of Daniell's fine landscape, costume and natural history plates of Sri Lanka. The plates depicting animals "are partly printed in colour, which enables a brilliant effect to be obtained, particularly on the bodies of the animals, where the colour is broken by tiny white flecks of the aquatint grain, giving a subtle sheen, and conveying the impression of smooth bulk, especially on the flanks of the elephant" (Abbey).

    Comprises: Distant View of Trincomale; The Spotted Antelope; A Maha Modliar and Toddy Gatherer; View between Galle and Mattura; Wild Boar; Water Carrier; The Ferry at Caltura; The Elk; A Gentoo Chitty Man and Woman; The Fishing Cove near Columbo; The Elephant; A Singaleze Man and Woman.
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DANIELL (SAMUEL) A Picturesque Illustration of the Scenery, Animals, and Native Inhabitants, of the Island of Ceylon], [T. Bensley, 1808]
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