John RUSSELL, A chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are inserted the observations and discoveries of Cap.tn Byron, Cap.tn Wallis and Captain Carteret Enlarge 1 /1

John RUSSELL

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A chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are inserted the observations and discoveries of Cap.tn Byron, Cap.tn Wallis and Captain Carteret c.1780 Title Notes: Voyage I
Page: plate 2
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper engraving and etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre left of backing sheet, 'JWHAIMAN'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage number upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '1 [enclosed in circle]'. Inscribed with plate number lower right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2'. Inscribed with voyage and plate numbers verso upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2 / 1 [enclosed in circle]'. Inscribed with voyage number verso lower right of backing sheet in black pencil, '1'.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 51.4 h x 75.4 w sheet (irregular) 51.4 h x 73.0 w sheet (folded) 62.4 h x 39.0 w backing sheet 62.4 h x 77.8 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.2
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
Provenance:
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction, 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2013.