RESULTS: Travel, Science and Natural History

Travel, Science and Natural History
South Kensington – Thursday, 22 April 2010
Sale no: 5489 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]





Lots Sold: 186

Lots Offered: 238

Sold by Lot: 78%

Sold by £: 89%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.545  /  €1.151






Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Emily Eden (1797-1869), Portraits of the Princes & Peoples of India



Indian Private


Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854), Well and building at Sabachtsché (Yucatán)



UK Trade


William Daniell, R.A. (1769-1837), Hindu women and Brahmans at a ghat on the Ganges



Indian Private



Comment: Nick Martineau, Director said:

 “We are delighted with the outcome of our Spring Travel, Science and Natural History sale, which saw exceptionally strong international bidding both on Christies Live and via the telephones. Interest came from an array of countries around the world, including the Bahamas, Japan, USA, India, Malaysia and Russia; over a quarter of all lots were bought or underbid by clients bidding online.

Key areas of interest included the Atlases and Globes, as well as the Indian, Chinese and Americas sections, which achieved strong prices such as £55,250 realised for an exceptionally rare set of privately published handcoloured lithographs of Portraits of the Princes & Peoples of India after Emily Eden. A fine album of 19th century Indian photographs by Bourne & Shepherd fetched £25,000.

We’d like to thank all who contributed to the success of the sale and we now look forward to our autumn season of Travel sales in September.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Ashfield                     020 7752 3121              



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