"Singapore Roads with the English Residences, Institution, & c". Lithograph. George Edward Madeley.

"Singapore Roads with the English Residences, Institution, & c". Lithograph.

London: Ackermann & Co, October 1840. Extraordinarily rare hand colored lithograph, a view of Singapore looking down towards the harbor dotted with sailing ships, with residences in the middle ground, a Malay hut, trees and cattle in the foreground. From Madeley's 'Six Views of Singapore and Macao, from Drawings made on the Spot in 1840', and signed "C. H. S. del" at the left. The volume itself is extraordinarily scarce - it is not in the Abbey Travel or Chater Collection. See the India Office Collection, British Library. OCLC: 454779806 & Copac cite only the copy at SOAS University of London.

George Edward Madeley (1798-1858), British engraver, lithographer and printer was recognized for his portraits of prominent people, medical atlases, botanical works, wall charts and separate prints. He also created a series of lithographed satiric designs of tradesmen, based on the compositions of G. Spratt. Madeley's works are held at the British National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the V&A.

A copy is illustrated at the website of the Norman Bobins collection SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection. It is not recorded on Rare Book Hub as ever having appeared at auction. The lithograph 11 1/4 x 7 1/2", matted. Very good condition. Item #23854

Price: $4,500.00

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