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Woodburn Catalogue 27 Wildflowers
Catalogue #27 (September 2019), “Wildflowers,” contains 80 items including two significant 19th century American color plate titles: William P.C. Barton’s FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA (Philadelphia 1821-23) with 106 hand-colored plates; and Asa Strong’s THE AMERICAN FLORA (NY 1855) bound in four elaborately gilt-tooled volumes, with 191 colored plates. In addition, a “Collection of Books on the Botany of the Caribbean, Central America, and Northern South America” is also offered. It contains 95 books on the flora of this region including Francisco Sauvalle’s scarce FLORA CUBANA (Havana 1873) as well as an inscribed copy of Blas Pablo Reko’s privately printed MITOBOTANICA ZAPOTECA (Tacubaya, Mexico 1945).
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Specialities : Pacificana
Koapena, the formidable New Guinea chief of the Hood River region, south-east of Port Moresby, was painted in 1885 by the Russian scientist and artist Miklouho-Maclay. Koapena was known as "a great fighting chief, one of the finest men we have seen" (Lyne, "New Guinea", p. 114).
The portrait superbly illustrates the late-nineteenth-century relationship between Australia and New Guinea; furthermore it specifically illustrates the personal bond that existed between the enigmatic Russian explorer, artist and ethnographer Miklouho-Maclay and the British commander of the Australian Station, Sir James Erskine at the very time that Sir James had proclaimed New Guinea as a British Protectorate - a momentous event in the history of both countries.
This important painting has remained in the family of Commodore Erskine until recent times. For a full catalogue description click here:
To accompany this we have prepared an online catalogue of fifty items of ethnographic interest, which can be seen here:
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