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Awnsham Churchill

Lot 38211: Churchill - Various Birds including Dodo Bird, Cockatoo, Bat, Heron

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

January 22, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This important engraving is from Awnsham Churchill's A Collection of Voyages and Travels. The engraving is from the third (and considered best) edition of the work published in London in 1744 by Henry Lintot and John Osborne. The first edition was published in 1704. Part of the engravings we're able to present came from the rare supplement by Thomas Osborne.

Churchill and Osborne's work was celebrated for its range of illustrations and original accounts. The supplement included information from Lord Oxford's Library. Some of the illustrations in the work pertained to the following voyages: Brawern and Herckemann’s Voyage to Chili in 1642 and 1643; Captain John Monck’s voyage in 1619 and 1620 to Hudson’s Straits, to discover a passage between Greenland and America; Nieuhoff’s voyages to Brazil and the East Indies; John Smith’s travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America from the years 1592 to 1629; the life of Columbus by his son; Barbot’s description of North and South Guinea; and an account of the discovery of America from Herrera’s History of the West Indies.

"This is a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts. The third edition is considered to be the best edition because of its greater inclusion and its copious index. This set contains the rare two volumes, known as the Harleian Voyages, compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Osborne." (Hill)

Dimensions

~ 8 3/4" by 14"

Artist or Maker

Awnsham Churchill

Medium

Engraving

Date

1744

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be some minor imperfections or occasional faint offset to the engravings in this work. Occasionally some of the engraving lines will appear yellowish, but this is a trick of the photography process not an imperfection on the engraving. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

A Collection of Voyages and Travels…

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