Port City Views

 

Prints:

Scans can be provided for most of these prints upon request. The prints can be professionally colored if desired. Additional prints of many of these port cities can be found in the specific regional listings on the website.

(Aden). Aden “The Gibraltar of the Red Sea” from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 9 1844). This engraving is 9 ½ x 6 inches, b/w, on the front page of the issue with masthead and accompanying text overleaf.   SOLD

(Andaman Islands).  Port Blair, South Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 14, 1867). 9 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $25

(Andaman Islands).  The Late Earl of Mayo, and Port Blair, Anadaman Islands Where the EAr of Mayo was Murdered, from Harper’s Weekly (April 6, 1872). Two views with accompanying text, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $35

(Bagamoyo).  Bilder aus Pangani, from Ueber Land und Meer (late 19th c.) Nine etchings from photographs also including Zanzibar and Tanga. 13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $20

(Bagamoyo). Zanguebar.—Vue de Bagamoyo, d’apres un dessin du R. P. Le Roy (c. 1870). A view of the town from the sea with dhows in the foreground. 7 x 5 ¼ inches, b/w, on a larger page with text and a floral border. $20

(Bombay). Bombay Harbour in the Monsoon, from R. Martin, The Indian Empire (London, 1860). 7 ½ x 5 inches, b/w. $40

(Bombay). Bombay, on the Malabar Coast, belonging to the East India Company of England (London, c. 1760).  7 1/ x 4 1/2 inches, b/w. A fine engraving with many ships in the foreground and the town behind.  $50

(Bombay). Bombay Harbour: Fishing Boats  in the Monsoon (London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1845). Drawn by Clarkson Stanfield; engraved by E. Goodall. 7 ¼ x 4 ¾, elegant hand coloring. $60 

(Calcutta). Panorama of Calcutta, from the Semaphore, Fort William—by Captain Thomas V. Cooke, Royal Marines Light Infantry. London, The Illustrated News of the World (June 5, 1858). Two views, each 13 ½ x 4 ½ inches, b/w, on a single sheet. $25

(Calcutta). “The Bore,” or Great Tidal Wave, at Calcutta, from  The Illustrated London News (July 4, 1857). 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf on this wave driving up the Hooghly River with the arrival of the south-west monsoon in late April. $25

(Calcutta). View of the Esplanade, Calcutta, Taken from the foot of the Ochterlony Monument.—from a drawing by Major T. J. Ryves. The Illustrated London News (Sept. 17, 1859). Two views, each 14 x 4 inches, b/w, on a single sheet. SOLD

(Cananor).  Bellin, Jacques N. Vue de Cananor (Paris, 1751).  10 1/2 x 7 inches, b/w. A detailed engraving of this settlement on the Malabar Coast with many ships in the foreground. $125

(Cape Town). View of Cape Town from Amsterdam Fort (London, Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1810). Drawn by William Haines, engraved by H. R. Cook.  8 ½ x 6 inch steel engraving, b/w.  SOLD

(Cape Town). Cape Town and Table Mountain, from Commodore Matthew Perry, Narrative of an Expedition to Japan…(Washington, D.C., 1856). 9 ½ x 7 inch lithograph drawn by Wm. Heine, lithograph by Sarony & Co., New York. This lithograph shows Perry’s ships at anchor in Cape Town Harbor with Table Mountain in the background. Perry’s fleet coaled in Cape Town from January 24-February 3, 1853, on their way to Japan. $100

(Cape Town).  Cape Town and the Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope (London, Henry Fisher Caxton, 1825).  9 x 6 1/2 inches, later hand color. $75

(Cape Town). Breakwater, Harbour, and Docks, Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, The Illustrated London News (Nov. 19, 1870). A broad vista of Cape Town harbor with ships in the foreground and the city and Table Mountain behind. 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w. $40

(Cape Town). A Perspective View of the Cape of Good Hope, Engraved for the Universal Magazine for J. Hinton and the King’s Arms in Newgate Street (November 1754?). 11 x 6 ½ inches, some offsetting, later hand color, beautifully matted. An elegant view of Cape Town from the sea with ships at anchor in the foreground and an inset of the castle. Despite its title, David Jolly does not list it as actually having been published in The Universal Magazine. SOLD

(Colombo). Distant View of Adam’s Peak from Fort Colombo Roads, from The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (June 8, 1833). Front page of this issue with masthead and accompanying text; the view is 5 ¾ x 5 inches with later hand coloring and looks from the sea toward the settlement with Adam’s Peak in the distance. $40

(Coylang).  De Stadt Coylang, from W. Schouten, Reistogt Naar en Door Indien (1775).  Copper engraving of the Dutch Fleet taking the City of Coylang on the Malabar coast.  11 1/4 x 8 inches, b/w. $100

(Dar-es-Salaam).  Bilder aus Dar-es-Salaam, from Das Bund fur Alle (late 19th c.). Six etchings from photos by C. Jacobi including:  the Gouverneursvilla and the Hotel Furst Bismarck.  13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

(Djibouti).  Rade de Djibouti, from Musee Scolaire, supplement to Petit Francais illustre (Oct. 24, 1903). Panorama of the waterfront, 13 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w. $25

(Durban). First Sale of Sugar in the Market Square of D’Urban, Port Natal, The Illustrated London News (February 2, 1856). 9 ½ x 6 ¼ with later land coloring. $35

(Durban). West-Street, in D’Urban.—From an Original Sketch, The Illustrated London News (Jan. 6, 1855). 9 ½ x 6 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $35

(El Wuish).  El Wuish.–Red Sea, from Captain Robert Elliot, R. N. Views in the East:  Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1833).  Drawn by C. Stanfield; engraved by E. Goodall,  7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, original color. $45

(Fomboni). Vue de Fomboni, capitale de l’ile de Mohely (Paris, c. 1850). 6 ½ x 5 inches, b/w. Drawn by M. H. Capitaine; engraved by Jules Pelcoq. A view of the town from the sea with ships in the foreground. $35

(Galle). Light House, Point de Galle, Ceylon, from Commodore Matthew Perry, Narrative of an Expedition to Japan….(Washington, D.C., 1856). 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches, drawn by Wm. Heine; lithograph by T. Sinclair. Perry’s fleet coaled in Galle from March 10-15, 1853, on their way to Japan. $40

(Goa). Mallet, Alain M.  Goa, from Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1683). A bird’s-eye view of Goa, 6 x 4 inches, with later hand coloring. SOLD

(Goa.)  Vue de Goa (Paris, c. 1800).  A delicate small engraving, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches, b/w. $35

(Karrack). The Island of Karrack–Persian Gulf, from The Illustrated London News (1873).  9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w. $15

(Karratschi). Karratschi (c. 1850). A detailed engraving overlooking the town with figures in the foreground and ships at sea and snow capped peaks in the background. 6 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches, color. $50

(Kerguelen). Sketches from H.M.S. Challenger: Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island, from The Illustrated London News (Juen 10, 1876). This is the complete front page of this issue inclduing masthead, 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  This could be beautifully colored and framed. $50

(Kerguelen). A View of Christmas Harbor in Kerguelen’s Land (Gomez, Tiebout, and O’Brien, 1796). 6 ¾ x 4 ¼, later hand coloring. A copperplate engraving of the harbor with figures, penguins, a seal, and ships in the harbor. SOLD

(Kochin). Kochin (Amsterdam, 1731). 10 ¾ x 6 ¾, b/w. A detailed steel engraving of this VOC port from the sea with a key to 13 buildings; various ships are in the foreground. The text is entirely in Dutch. $225

(Krakatoa).  The Island and Volcano of Krakatoa, Strait of Sunda, Submerged During the late Eruption, from Harper’s Weekly (Sept. 29, 1883). 9 x 4 inches, b/w.  $20

(Lorenzo Marquez). The Illustrated London News (Feb. 25, 1888). Three views of LM on a single sheet: Custom House viewed from the landing jetty; View from the Berea with the powder magazine in the foreground; and the railway bridge over the sluice of the swamp drainage. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $35

(Macao). The Grotto of Camoens, Macao (London, Fisher, Son & Co, c. 1845). Drawn by T. Allan; engraved by T. Bradshaw. 7 ½ x 5 inches, original color. $50

(Madagascar—various). Visages de Madagascar, presentes par Pierre Benoit. Edited by Les Ecrivains Francais (Bellevue (S.-et.O.), for the Gouvernement General de Madagascar, n.d., c. 1920s). Twenty-four aquarelles de Cheriane; legendes d’Andre Demaison. This is a 14 x 10 inch booklet with 24 colored plates; each plate has a tissue guard and detailed description. The binding is hand stitched; the cover is ragged but the plates are in fine condition. The plates are largely views and include: Tamatave (3), Diego-Suarez, Nossi-Be, Majunga (3), and Fort Dauphin. I cannot find a record of this book at the BL, LOC, Yale, etc. $275

(Madras). Fort George, Madras, from R. Martin, The Indian Empire (London, 1860). 7 ½ x 5 inches, b/w. A detailed engraving of the coastline with figures, cattle, ships at sea, and the town and fort in the distance. $40

(Madras). A Perspective View of Fort St. George on the Coromandel Coast Belonging to the East India Company (London, c. 1750). Printed for J. Hinton at the King’s Arms in Newgate Street, 9 x 7 inches, b/w, with some offsetting. A fine engraving of the fort from the sea with ships in the foreground.  $50

(Madras). Madras, in Pictures. From Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (1857), pages 19-35. A long article about Madras and its environs with 17 engravings. $50

(Mahe). Rade de Mahe; Habitation pres de Mahe; Hippopotames; Cocotier des Sechelles. Four wood engravings of Seychelles from M. Dumont d’Urville, Voyage pittoresque Autour du Monde (Paris, Chez L. Tenre, 1834). Each image is 5 ½ x 4 inches, later hand color. $175

(Majunga). A Cruise in the “Lancashire Witch,” II.—Madagascar, from The Graphic (Dec. 24, 1881). Seven views on a single sheet, 13 x 9 inches, b/w, including two of the village and another of the old Arab fort. There is also a nice sketch of a palanquin. $30

(Malacca).  The City of Malacca in the East Indies, from Middleton’s, Complete System of Geography (London, 1777).  10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, b/w. A detailed view of the town from the sea including the fort, many other buildings, and ships in the foreground.  SOLD

(Male). Sketches in the Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean, from The Graphic (June 4, 1881). Nine views of Male Island on a single sheet including: a street, the harbour, the Sultan’s palace, the fort, and the chief mosque, 13 x 9 inches, b/w. $35

(Male). C. W. Rosset, The Maldive Islands,  from The Graphic (October 16, 1886). Four pages of text, each 14 x 10 inches, b/w, including 23 engravings drawn from photographs taken by Rosset. All the engravings are from Male including the harbour, the Sultan’s palace, and the bazaar. One of the earliest descriptions and depictions of Male. $100

(Masulipatam). Bellin, Jacques N. Masulipatam (Paris,  1751).  14 x 9 inches, b/w. An elaborate and detailed copperplate engraving of the city, identical to that of Awhsham Churchill including buildings, ships, individuals, elephants.  $125

(Masulipatam). Churchill, Awnsham. The City of Masulipatam (c. 1695). A copperplate engraving 13 ¾ x 10 ¾ inches. A very detailed and elaborate scene looking across the town out to the sea, with many figures, elephants, and town churches, fort, other buildings.  SOLD

(Mayotte).  Mayotte, on the East Coast, with Dar-es-Salaam, from The Pictorial Life of David Livingstone (c. 1880).  Each waterfront drawing is 8 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches on a single sheet, b/w.  $15

(Meurka).  Meurka, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882). 6 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $10

(Meurka).  Marche de Meurka, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882). An elaborate engraving of the town and market, 9 1/2 x 7 inches, b/w. $15

(Moguedouchou).  Five engravings of Moguedouchou:  Le grande marche, Le grand Lab, Moguedouchou ou Mogadixo, Notre boutre entrant dans la rade de Moguedouchou, and Notre depart de Moguedouchou, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882).  Each engraving is 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, with very elaborate detail of buildings and people.  All five for $75.

(Mombasa).  Bombardment of Mombasa by HMS Nassau and Rifleman and Boats of HMS London, from The Illustrated London News (March 20 1875).  9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, b/w, with text on rear.  $25

(Mocambique Island and Quelimane). The Struggle Against the Slave Trade: Mocambique, parts 1 and 2, The Graphic (March 9, 1895 and March 16, 1895). Written and illustrated by H. H. Johnston, C. B., Commissioner and Consul-General of the Territories under British Influence North of the Zambezi. Five pages of text, each 14 x 10 inches, and 12 engravings including: Fort of Sao Sebastiao at Mocambique, View of the Town of Mocambique from the British Consulate, and two views of Quelimane. $75

(Mozambique Island). The East African Slave Trade, The Illustrated London News (July 19, 1873). Four views on a single sheet, 14 x 9 inches, including: Mocambique with Fort St. Sebastian, Mafamale Isle, Rovooma River, and Lurio River, with accompanying text overleaf.  $45

(Mozambique Island). Fort St. Sebastian, Mozambique, from The Illustrated London News (May 28, 1881). 8 1/2 x 4 inches, b/w. $35

(Mto Mtwara).  The Newly Discovered Harbour of Mto Mtwara, East Coast of  Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 19, 1874).  9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $20

(Muscat). East African Slave Trade—View of the Port of Muscat, Arabia, from Harper’s Weekly (July 5, 1873). Wood engraving of the harbor from the sea, 9 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches, b/w. SOLD

(Nicobar Islands). The Solar Eclipse Observatory in the Nicobar Islands, The Illustrated London News (June 26, 1875). Six views of the island on a single sheet, 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. $50

(Nicobar Islands).  The Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 15, 1870).  14 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $25

(Nossi-Be). Petites Iles Malgaches.—Vue de Nossi-Be (Paris, c. 1880). 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches, color with decorative border. $25

(Nossi-Be, and others). The French in Madagascar—Places and People in the Island, from The Graphic (Dec. 13, 1884). Nine engravings on a single sheet, 14 x 9 inches, b/w, including port views of Nossi-Be, Majunga, Ampasimbitika, and Bavatoby. $25

(Pemba).  The Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 24, 1881).  Two sketches by J. Bell of Pemba:  Depot of Stores for Boasts of HMS London at Funzi, Pemba; and Coaling Station of Boats of HMS London, at Funzi, Pemba, on a single sheet: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. with accompaning text.  $50

(Penang). Pulo Penang (London, Fisher Son & Co, 1831), from Capt. R. Elliot, R. N., Views in the East: Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, 1833). Drawn by S. Austin; engraved by S. Lacey. 7 ¼ x 5 inches, original color. $40

(Pondicherry). A Plan of Pondicherry in the East Indies Subject to France, from  The London Magazine (May 1759). A bird’s-eye view of Pondicherry with a key to 39 places in the town. 5 ¾ x 4 ½ inches, later hand coloring. $75

(Port Louis). Porte d’entre de la ville du Port Napoleon, from M. J. Milbert, Voyage Pittoresque a L’Ile-de-France, au Cap de Bonne-Esperance et a L’Ile de Teneriffe. This is the copperplate engraving No. 7, 7 ¾ x 6 inches, b/w, from the Atlas (Paris, A. Nepveu, 1812). $150

(Port Louis). Port Louis, Mauritius, from The Illustrated London News (June 13, 1868). A view from the sea with ships at anchor, the town, and mountains in the distance, 9 ¼ x 7 inches, later hand coloring. $100

(Port Louis). Vue de la Citadelle du Port Louis, from Amedee Grehan, Le France Maritime (Paris, c. 1839). Copperplate engraving drawn by Bouquet, engraved by Desjardins, 8 ¼ x 6 inches, color. $75

(Port Louis). Port Louis, Mauritius, from, Commodore Matthew Perry, Narrative of an Expedition to Japan….(Washington, D.C., 1856). Wood engraving 6 x 4 ¼ inches, b/w, drawn by Wm. Heine and engraved by N. Orr. A view of the harbor with anchored ships in the foreground and Pieter Both and other mountains to the rear. $125

(Port Mathurin). Views in Rodriguez Relating to the Transit of Venus, The Illustrated London News (November 28, 1874). Eight views on a single sheet 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. The views include Mathurin Village, the Isle of Rodriguez from the sea, and several of the transit equipment and activities. $100

(Rueit).  Rueit, from Illustrirte Zeitung (March 20, 1902).  A view of the waterfront with ships and cannons.  9 x 6 inches, b/w.  Overleaf there is an etching of Basra. $15

(Saint-Denis). Saint-Denis, Reunion, from Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1890). A wood engraving drawn by Taylor and engraved by Bertrand, 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches, overlooking the port from the mountains behind with later hand coloring. A facsimile of the title page is included. $100

(Saint-Pierre). Saint-Pierre, ile de la Reunion, from L’Illustration (c. 1860s). A wood engraving, 9 x 4 ¼ inches, later hand coloring. $40

(St. Pauls). The Island of St. Pauls, Indian Ocean, from Ballou’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion (c. 1855). Three views on a single sheet with accompanying text, 14 x 10 inches, b/w. $75

(Surate). Bellin, J. N. Vue de Surate du cote de la Riviere/Gezigt van Suratte, van de Zyde der Rivier (Amsterdam, 1757). 10 ¼ x 7 ½ inches, b/w. A view from the sea with the town, fort, and churches in the background; warships, dhows, and other vessels in the foreground. $100

(Tadjourah).  L’Incident Atchinoff, from L’Illustration (9 Mars 1889). Two full pages, each 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with two maps and five engravings including: Vue de Tadjourah, La baie de Tadjourah, and Le sultan de Tadjourah. $40

 (Tamatave). Sketches from Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 7, 1863). Two sketches on a single sheet, 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, including the Town and Harbour of Tamatave, on the East Coast; and View of the River Wundoroo, near Tamatave, with accompanying text. $30

(Tamatave). Embarking Cattle at the Port of Tamatave, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 17, 1864). A sketch by S. P. Oliver, engraved by M. Jackson. 14 x 4 ½ inches, b/w, including the fort, and many individuals endeavoring to get cattle aboard a small dugout canoe for transport to a larger ship in the harbor, with accompanying text. $30

(Thubare). A Small Harbour on the Arabian Coast, Upper Part of the Red Sea, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East: Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1833). Drawn by S. Austin, engraved by William Miller, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches, original color. $45

(Various). Islands of the South Indian Ocean Visited by the H.M.S. Comus in Search of Shipwrecked Crews, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 18, 1880).  Ten views:  6 of Crozet’s,  3 of Kerguelen, and 1 on St. Paul on a single sheet.  Each view is 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches, b/w.  $40

(Various). Views of the Slave Coast, East Africa, from The Illustrated London News (March 6, 1875). Views of Lamoo, Melindi, Magadona, Mombasa, and Brava on a single sheet, 13 ½ x 10 inches, later hand coloring, with accompanying text overleaf. $45.  I have the same views, b/w, for $30

(Various).  Stations of the British East Africa Company, from The Illustrated London News        (August 24, 1889).  Seven views on a single sheet including: Lamu, Kismayu, Malindi, and Zanzibar. 16 x 11 inches, b/w. $35

(Various). The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (August 16, 1873). Five views of Quiloa, Dar-es-Salaam, Johanna, Majonga, and Mayotte on a single sheet, 13 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, b/w, with accompanying text on all five ports overleaf.  $50

(Victoria). H.M.S. Lyra Disembarking Liberated Slaves at Fort Victoria, Seychelles, The Illustrated London News (January 5, 1867). 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches, later hand coloring. A view from the sea toward the town with ships in the foreground and mountains in the background. $60

(Witu).  The British Naval Expedition Against Witu, East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 6, 1890).  Five etchings of the British attack on Witu,  on the front page of this issue, including masthead, 15 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

(Zanzibar).  Please check the East Africa and Zanzibar list for many other Zanzibar prints. 

(Zanzibar).  Panorama of the Town of Zanzibar Looking East, from The Graphic (March 29, 1873).  Four views on a single sheet, including:  Negro huts, French, German, English, and American Consulates; Sultan’s Palace and Arsenal, New Battery, Bishop Tozer’s Central African Mission, Gaol, and British Indian Steam Navigation Steamship “Punjab”.  14 x 9 inches, b/w, with text on rear.  $50

(Zanzibar). Shangany, The European Quarter of Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (April 21, 1866). View from the sea of the various consulates with ships in the foreground, 9 ½ x 4 ½, b/w, with accompanying text. $30

(Zanzibar).  Forty Minutes Work at Zanzibar, from The Graphic (Oct. 10, 1896).  Three pages, each 15 x 11 inches, b/w, including seven photographs and much text on the bombardment of Zanzibar by the British on August 27, 1896.  Hundreds were killed and there was much destruction to the Palace Square, the Sultan’s corvette was sunk, etc.  $60

(Zanzibar). Effects of the Hurricane at Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (June 1, 1872). From a sketch by Lieut. Henn of the Livingstone Expedition. A view of the damaged waterfront, 9 ½ x 7 inches, b/w. $35

(Zaoudzi).  Vouillage de Zaoudzi, a Mayotte.–D’apres les dessins de M. de Montreal. (Paris, c. 185