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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [An early view of San Francisco]
San Francisco. No. 12. Strasse in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. Berlin: R. Wagner, 1862. Chromolithograph, 275 x 380mm, trimmed and laid on card, as originally issued, with publisher's title label on the reverse.
A view of San Francisco, looking up California Street from Montgomery Street towards Nob Hill. with the Parrott Building, St. Mary's Church and Grace Cathedral. Steam-powered trolley cars are shown moving between barrels littering the street, a decade before the introduction of the cable cars. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1818. From 1860 - 1862 Hildebrandt went on a world tour, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolour. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage was published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin. The original watercolours from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 18750]    £1,500.00 ($1,965 • €1,707 rates)


  ASIA 
 China 

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [A view of the Chinese theatre in Macao]
Macao. Sing Song. [Macao Theater Sing Song.] Berlin: R. Wagner, c.1865. Chromolithograph, 240 x 380mm, trimmed and mounted on board as issued, title label on reverse.
A matshed Chinese opera house near the Ama temple in Macao, near the modern Macau Maritime Museum. The shoreline is filled with sampans and junks. Born in Danzig, Hildebrandt went on a world tour 1860 - 1862, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolors. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage were published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin under the title of 'Reise Um Die Erde' (Journey around the Earth). The original watercolors from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 15838]    £950.00 ($1,245 • €1,081 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [A portrait of Alexander von Humboldt in his study]
[Alexander von Humboldt.] Berlin: Alexander Duncker, c.1848. Tinted lithograph with facsimile autograph, finished by hand. Printed area 315 x 360mm. Marginal tear repaired.
A scene of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) at work in his study, taken from a watercolour by fellow Prussian Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-68), executed when the famed explorer was nearly eighty. The facsimile hand writing states that it is a true representation of his study while he was writing his treatise 'Kosmos' (a term he reintroduced from ancient Greek). The explorer and painter had become friends, and Humboldt had been able to introduce Hildebrandt to some important clients: Hildebrandt's first trip to America was to paint Rio de Janeiro for Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. This led to a world tour, 1860 - 1862, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Thailand, Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage were published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin under the title of 'Reise Um Die Erde' (Journey around the Earth).
[Ref: 16819]    £980.00 ($1,284 • €1,115 rates)


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