VAT included (see terms) | Exclude VAT

Be Content in every Station.
Be Content in every Station. Fortune who no Diversion knows/ Like disappointment laughs to see,/ How variously she can her Gifts transpose,/ Sometimes to one, Sometimes to another free./ Be sure to enjoy her while she's pleas'd to stay./ But if for flight she does prepare,/ Don't you at parting drop a Tear,/ But hold your Virtue fast for that alone you may./ Fortune a Goddess is to fools alone,/ The wise are always Masters of their own.
James Arnold
[n.d, c.1750]
Pen and ink, 405 x 335mm. 16 x 13¼". Repairs at top.
A handwritten poem on the virtues of self-sufficiency, surrounded by decorative figures. Unique.
From Capper Archive.
[Ref: 11270]   £480.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

De Roem der Kunst. Jan Van Huysum.
De Roem der Kunst. Jan Van Huysum. Wilt gy een Wonder zien in 't handlen der Penceelen? ... Geen die hem overtreft of heeden by Hem haalt.
A. van Halen fecit.
[n.d. c.1730.]
Mezzotint, rare. 254 x 171mm. 10 x 6¾". Cut to image. Rust stain top left.
Portrait of Jan van Huysum, half-length and standing behind an inscribed pedestal, looking at left, holding a drawing of a flower, a flower painting on an easel behind him, fruit and flower in foreground. Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) was a Dutch painter, known for his flower pictures.
[Ref: 24070]   £230.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[Peru] Athabaliba ultimus Rex Peruanorum.
[Peru] Athabaliba ultimus Rex Peruanorum.
[Amsterdam, Olfert Dapper, 1671.]
Engraving. 280 x 170mm, 11 x 6¾". Trimmed at bottom.
A portrait of Atahualpa, the last Incan king (1497-1533), executed by the Spanish conquistadors. From Montanus's 'De Nieuwe en onbekende Weerelde'.
[Ref: 15237]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Cusco.
Cusco.
[Amsterdam, Olfert Dapper, 1671.]
Copper engraving. 275 x 360mm, 10¾ x 14¼".
A view of Cusco in Peru, from Montanus's 'De Nieuwe en onbekende Weerelde'.
[Ref: 20001]   £220.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

De Stadt Souratte.
De Stadt Souratte.
[Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671.]
Engraving. 250 x 350mm.
Dutch East-Indiamen in the harbour of Surat in Gujarat, India. From Arnoldus Montanus' 'Asie'.
[Ref: 4271]   £280.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Tangere [inscribed in banner cartouche in sky].
Tangere [inscribed in banner cartouche in sky].
[Pieter van der Aa.]
[1702.]
Etching, 200 x 280mm. 7¾ x 11". Some paper discoloration.
A panorama from the sea, with ships, of Tangier or Tangiers in northern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. Plate to an atlas by Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733), Dutch publisher, mainly active in Leiden, best known for maps and atlases. He worked together with brother Balduinus under the joint name of Janssonii van der Aa.
[Ref: 10296]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[World War I Aeroplanes: two RAF single-seater Scout aircraft attacking a larger German two-seater fighter.]
[World War I Aeroplanes: two RAF single-seater Scout aircraft attacking a larger German two-seater fighter.]
Norman G Arnold [19]18- [crayon signature.]
[British, 1918.]
Set of three sepia photomechanical prints on thick grey paper mounts; each signed & dated and with pastel Remarque of bi-plane. Each image c. 195 x 250mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Each plate is captioned, numbered in sequence and signed by the artist to the verso in pencil, with note "Original in possession of officers mess RAF Uxbridge". One rust spot to second image; generally good.
Three dramatic images showing three stages of a dog fight in the sky between British and German biplanes. Arnold was a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Ten of his watercolours are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum. The RAF was formed on 1 April 1918, and is the oldest independent air force in the world.
[Ref: 27378]   £460.00   view all images for this item
enquire about this item add to your wishlist