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Author
TAYLOR, Isaac The Reverend
Title
Scenes in Europe & Asia; Scenes in Africa & America; Scenes in Commerce.
Published
London: John Harris, 1830.
Description
3 octavo vols. VOL 1. SCENES IN EUROPE AND ASIA, FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF LITTLE TARRY-AT-HOME TRAVELLERS.(172 x 110 mm) published ca. 1830. 2 coloured folding maps. 32 coloured plates each with 3 views depicting methods of travel, punishment, ruins, daily life and customs of the several countries depicted. VOL 2. SCENES IN AFRICA AND AMERICA, FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF LITTLE TARRY-AT-HOME TRAVELLERS.(172 x 110 mm) published ca. 1830. 2 coloured folding maps. 32 coloured plates each with 3 views depicting barbary, rituals, wildlife, work, hunting, and buildings of the area. VOL 3. SCENES OF COMMERCE, BY LAND AND SEA; OR, “WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?” ANSWERED. FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF LITTLE TARRY-AT-HOME TRAVELLERS. (163 x 105 mm) published ca. 1830. 18 coloured plates each with 3 views depicting all manner of commerce i.e. farming, fishing, trapping, and mining. A SCARCE WORK, three volumes beautifully bound with red morocco title labels in gilt to spine, twin lined rule in gilt to boards, ornate rolled gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, spine comprised of six elaborately decorated gilt compartments, titled in the second compartment, gilt raised bands. All edges gilt. A fine copy.

Coloured plates in order:

Volume 1. Scenes in Europe & Asia.

1. Frontispiece. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Man at a Country Stile.. Scene 2. Boats on the River Thames. Scene 3. Johnny Groat's House (Scotland.)
2. A Map of Europe (folding).
3.'Europe'. Scene 1. Whaling. Scene 2. Men shooting Polar Bears on the ice. Scene 3. Icelandic scene.
4. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Fox catching crabs. Scene 2. Recovering lost Sheep. Scene 3. A Whirlpool.
5. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Lapland Witch selling a Wind. Scene 2. Travelling with a Sledge drawn by Reindeer. Scene 3. The North Cape.
6. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Gustavus Vasa rousing the Dalecarlians. Scene 2. Women at Plough. Scene 3. Punishing a cruel boy.
7. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Petersburgh. Scene 2. The Emperor Travelling. Scene 3. Greek Ladies.
8. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Athens. Scene 2. Grecian Wedding. Scene 3. Scylla and Charybdis.
9. 'Europe'. Scene 1. The Grotto Del Cani. Scene 2. The Arch of Titus. Scene 3. The Leaning Tower at Pisa.
10. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Swiss Peasants. Scene 2. An Avalanche. Scene 3. Native of Hungary.
11. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Gipsies. Scene 2. Bridge of Boats. Scene 3. The Postillion.
12. 'Europe'. Scene 1. The Prater. Scene 2. Polish Gentlemen. Scene 3. Inflammable Springs.
13. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Hunting the Wild Boar. Scene 2. Timber Floats on the River Rhine. Scene 3. German Peasant.
14. 'Europe'. Scene 1. The Blind Workman. Scene 2. Skaiting to Market. Scene 3. The Treckschutz.
15. 'Europe'. Scene 1. The Catacombs. Scene 2. Vineyards.
Scene 3. Dancing.
16. 'Europe'. Scene 1. The Wolves. Scene 2. The Bull Fight.
Scene 3. Columbus going out.
17. 'Europe'. Scene 1. Illuminated Images and Saints. Scene 2. Lisbon Earthquake. Scene 3. The Land's End.
18. A Map of Asia (folding).
19. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Turkish Caravan. Scene 2. Caravanserai.
Scene 3. Bashkir Man and Circassian Woman.
20. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Tartar Repast. Scene 2. Tartars catching a Horse. Scene 3. Abandoning the Sick and Aged.
21. 'Asia'. Scene 1. The Samoyeds. Scene 2. Finding a Mammoth. Scene 3. Russian Excile.
22. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Kamtschadale Travelling. Scene 2. Short Arithmetic. Scene 3. The Glutton catching Deer.
23. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Japanese. Scene 2. Japanese Bigotry.
Scene 3. Burial of a Seaman at Lewchew Island.
24. 'Asia'. Gathering the Leaves of the Tea Plant. Scene 2. Chinese Shuttlecock. Scene 3. A Chinese receiving his Wife.
25. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Ladrone Proa. Scene 2. Sumatran Priests smoking for rain. Scene 3. Battle between the Tiger and the Rhinoceros.
26. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Burning Prayers. Scene 2. The Liar's Mouth Sewed Up. Scene 3. Houses Built on Tall Posts.
27. 'Asia'. Scene 1. The Grand Lama. Scene 2. The Priest sprinkling a house. Scene 3. Drinking out of an Enemy's Skull.
28. 'Asia'. Scene 1. The Tiger's visit. Scene 2. Superstition of the Faquirs. Scene 3. Chariot of Jaggernaut.
29. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Widow Burning Herself. Scene 2. Pearl Fishery. Scene 3. Travelling on an Elephant.
30. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Ancient Babylon. Scene 2. Ladies Travelling. Scene 3. Game at Ball.
31. 'Asia'. Scene 1. The Arab and his Goat. Scene 2. Pilgrims at Mecca. Scene 3. Bedoween Tents.
32. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Internal Apartment. Scene 2. Acre. Scene 3. Marriage of the Sea and Land Waters.
33. 'Asia'. Scene 1. Mount Tabor. Scene 2. Sea of Galilee. Scene 3. Grotto at Nazareth.
34. 'Asia'. Jacob's Well. Scene 2. The River Jordan. Scene 3. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Volume 2. Scenes in Africa & America.

35. Frontispiece. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Taken by a Corsair. Scene 2. Christian Slaves Harnessed. Scene 3. Hawking.
36. A Map of Africa (folding).
37. 'Africa'. Scene 1. The Best Scholar. Scene 2. Hunting the Lion. Scene 3. Night Camp of Camels.
38. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Sultan of Fezzan. Scene 2. A Traveller Left Behind. Scene 3. The King of Darfur Planting Corn.
39. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Tombuctoo. Scene 2. Mr. Park Drinking with the Cows. Scene 3. Washing for Gold.
40. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Termites, or White Ants. Scene 2. Sepents Hunting Fowls. Scene 3. Mumbo Jumbo.
41. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Canary Birds Wild in their Native Woods. Scene 2. Island of St. Helena. Scene 3. Kidnapping.
42. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Slaves Being Sold at Auction. Scene 2. Hiding the Fetiche. Scene 3. Serpent Worship.
43. 'Africa'. Scene 1. The King Blessing his People. Scene 2. A Great Man Travelling. Scene 3. Striking a Bargain.
44. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Crossing a River. Scene 2. Hottentots. Scene 3. An African Kraal.
45. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Hunting the Ostrich. Scene 2. Annual Visit to the Graves. Scene 3. Bowing to the Anchor.
46. 'Africa'. Scene 1. A Crocodile Seizing a Bullock. Scene 2. Lesson of Charity. Scene 3. Sacred Ducks.
47. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Wild Elephant. Scene 2. Selling Gold Dust. Scene 3. Military Horn.
48. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Eating Live Flesh. Scene 2. The Rise of the Nile. Scene 3. Queens of Sennaar.
49. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Grand Ruins at Luxor. Scene 2. Boat of Pitchers. Scene 3. Dancing Serpents.
50. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Mummies. Scene 2. Pyramids. Scene 3. The Sphynx.
51. 'Africa'. Scene 1. Thrashing with Oxen. Scene 2. Ancient Egyptian Idols. Scene 3. Bringing away the Tomb of Alexander.
52. A Map of America (folding).
53. 'America'. Scene 1. Columbus First Landing. Scene 2. Indians Alarmed at the Pen and Ink. Scene 3. India and Catching Anchovies.
54. 'America'. Scene 1. Planting the First Sugar Cane in the West Indies. Scene 2. Spaniards Destroying their own Ships. Scene 3. Meeting of Cortez and Montezuma.
55. 'America'. Scene 1. Montezuma harangues his Subjects.
Scene 2. Seizing the Great Mexican Standard. Scene 3. Alarm of the Peruvians at an Eclipse.
56. 'America'. Scene 1. Discovery of the Peruvian Bark. Scene 2. Pizarro seizes the Inca. Scene 3. Chimborazo.
57. 'America'. Scene 1. Penguins. Scene 2. Patagonians. Scene 3. Catching Wild Cattle.
58. 'America'. Scene 1. Diamond Washing. Scene 2. Slaves at Work. Scene 3. Free Inhabitants.
59. 'America'. Scene 1. Black King of Hayti. Scene 2. Bay of Honduras. Scene 3. Nootka Sound.
60. 'America'. Scene 1. Inside of an Ourte at Oonalashka. Scene 2. Obtaining Light. Scene 3. Captains Lewis and Clarke at the Pacific Ocean.
61. 'America'. Scene 1. A Child Preserved from Fire. Scene 2. Meeting of Two Indian Women. Scene 3. Consulting the Medicine Stone.
62. 'America'. Scene 1. The Pipe of Peace. Scene 2. Indian Sagacity. Scene 3. Hunting the Buffalo on the Ice.
63. 'America'. Scene 1. Catching Deer in a Pound. Scene 2. The Rattle-Snake. Scene 3. The Humming Bird.
64. 'Ameica'. Scene 1. The Beaver. Scene 2. Boiling in Wooden Vessels. Scene 3. Annual Mart at Hudson's Bay.
65. 'America'. Scene 1. Wigwam Village. Scene 2. Salting Houses. Scene 3. The Falls of Montmorency.
66. 'America'. Scene 1. Carioling. Scene 2. Niagara. Scene 3. Emigrants for Conscience Make First Landing in America.
67. 'America'. Scene 1. Cultivating Tobacco. Scene 2. Carolina Rice. Scene 3. Rock Bridge, Virginia.
68. 'America'. Scene 1. Travelling to a Distant Settlement. Scene 2. New Seller's First Log House. Scene 3. Kentucky Cavern.

Volume 3. Scenes of Commerce.

69. Frontispiece. Scene 1. Distilling of Spirits. Scene 2. The Dessert (Portugal Grapes). Scene 3. Orange Trees.
70. Scene 1. Monkeys in China. Scene 2. Tea Ships in China. Scene 3. The Flower of the Coffee-tree.
71. Scene 1. Sugar Cane. Scene 2. Turbot Fish. Scene 3. Salmon Fish.
72. Scene 1. Trolling for Shrimps. Scene 2. Oysters for Sale. Scene 3. Anchovy Fishing at Night
73. Scene 1. Turtles. Scene 2. Grapes from a Vineyard. Scene 3. Sherry from Spain.
74. Scene 1. Melons. Scene 2. Pineapple. Scene 3. Pack-horses.
75. Scene 1. Coal Waggons. Scene 2. Sailing Ships. Scene 3. Chinese Junks.
76. Scene 1. Canal Boats. Scene 2. Steam Ship. Scene 3. Large Raft.
77. Scene 1. Cotton Plant. Scene 2. Lace Making. Scene 3. Wool.
78. Scene 1. Arctic Bear. Scene 2. Sable. Scene 3. Coral.
79. Scene 1. Plucking Geese. Scene 2. Eider Duck. Scene 3. Salt Storeage.
80. Scene 1. Wheat. Scene 2. Rice. Scene 3. Timber.
81. Scene 1. Turpentine from the Pine Tree. Scene 2. Stone Works. Scene 3. The Royal Exchange.
82. Panning for Gold. Scene 2. Silver Mining. Scene 3. Quicksilver.
83. Scene 1. The London Docks. Scene 2. The Tobacco Plant. Scene 3. Whale Fishery.
84. Scene 1. Whaling. Scene 2. Cod Fish. Scene 3. A Laplander, travelling with his Reindeer near Drontheim, in Norway, discovered Copper.
85. Scene 1. Discovery of Lead. Scene 2. Coal Mining. Scene 3. Mined Coal loaded onto a Ship.
86. Scene 1. Smugglers. Scene 2. A Loadstone. Scene 3. New England Pilgrims and Native Americans.
Hand coloured plates
86
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Category
Map, Travel/Scenery, World
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1328