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Lot 286: HAKEWILL, James (1778-1843). A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica. London: Hurst and Robinson, 1825.

Est: $15,000 USD - $20,000 USD
Christie'sDecember 09, 2009New York, NY, US

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HAKEWILL, James (1778-1843). A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica. London: Hurst and Robinson, 1825.

2υo (329 x 231 mm). 21 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland and others after Hakewill. Full green morocco gilt, upper cover with gilt-lettered red morocco label.


FIRST EDITION OF THIS CELEBRATED SERIES OF JAMAICAN VIEWS, with one plate watermarked 1832, originally issued in 7 parts, 1824-25. Having published his Picturesque Tour of Italy in 1820, Hakewill visited Jamaica in 1820-21, making the thriving colony the subject of this "charming colour plate book." Although best known for his views, Hakewill was also a trained architect who became a competitor for the erection of the new houses of parliament in 1836. Abbey Travel 683 (copy in parts); Tooley 240; Sabin 29591.

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The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

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Christie's
December 09, 2009, 10:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US