The Travel, Science & Natural History sales held bi-annually at Christie’s South Kensington encompass the Golden Age of Colonial Exploration in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and the scientific discoveries made during the Age of the Enlightenment. This exciting sales category contains a broad spectrum of items from the written accounts of voyages made by early travellers and the navigational and scientific instruments they used to the paintings, prints, maps, atlases and globes that resulted from those expeditions into newly discovered lands beyond Europe.
Please contact one of the specialists below if you are interested in a complimentary market valuation or wish to discuss the inclusion of your property in an upcoming Travel, Science & Natural History sale.
Travel, Science & Natural History
Portraits of the Princes & Peoples of India
Published London, 1844
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), circa 1690
A study of a Pygmy Rattlesnake
pen and ink and watercolour, on paper
keyboard with crackle black painted metal case, plugboard in the front with ten patch leads, carrying case with spare bulbs, and green night-time filter
Invented and made by W. Jones and sold by him in Holborn, circa 1787. LONDON.
Australischer Wald. Character des Illawara Gebietes. [Australian forest in the Illawarra District]
oil on canvas
Twenty Four Views taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia & Egypt
London: William Miller, 1809
A Princely Family
bodycolour on paper
Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore
Magnificent exterior and interior views of Constantinople, published in 13 parts
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Nicholas Lambourn joined Christie's in 1981 and has specialized in Australian Paintings since the mid-1980s. Working in the UK, Europe and Australia, he has sourced some of the major modern Australian paintings that have come to auction over the last 20 years - from Nolan's epic Riverbend II, sold in London on behalf of the Sir Sidney Nolan Trust for £450,500 (A$1,022,181), a world auction record for the artist at the time (1993); to Fred Williams's Upwey Landscape for £720,000 (A$1,807,000), which shattered the previous world auction record for the artist's work set at Christie's (2006).
Helena Ingham joined Christie’s in 2004 as a graduate intern, moving into the Topographical department in 2006. She works primarily on the Exploration and Travel and Polar sales, helping secure collections – most recently The Charles Seymour “Silas” Wright Collection including Relics from Scott’s Last Expedition, sourced in Canada and sold in September 2010. Helena works with Nicholas Lambourn and Amanda Fuller on the Australian and South African Art sales, as well as working closely with Nicolas Martineau at South Kensington on collection sales, notably A Channel Island Treasure House: Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours from the Collection of the late John Appleby (sold November 2010). Helena graduated in 2001 from the University of York with a BA(Hons) in English Literature. She has recently returned to work following the birth of her daughter in 2011.
Amanda Fuller joined Christie’s Topographical department in 2010 as a Junior Specialist. Since starting at Christie’s, Amanda has contributed to the department’s various sales including Exploration & Travel, and Australian and South African sales in addition to working on Private Sales. Prior to joining Christie’s, Amanda worked with local auction houses and galleries in Melbourne. Amanda graduated from Monash University, Melbourne with a B.A.(Hons) in Art History and History, and the University of Melbourne with an M.A. in Art Curatorship.
Nick Martineau joined Christie's South Kensington in 1989 as a porter before becoming an administrator in the Wine department. In 1998 Nick was promoted to run the Antiquarian Prints department and three years later started the Topographical department at South Kensington working closely with the King Street Books & Manuscripts department. Nick manages bi-annual Travel & Natural History Sales at South Kensington whilst also cataloguing Prints for the Interior sales and advising other departments at South Kensington. Nick studied paper conservation and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art 1987-1989.