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The American Colonies.
The American Colonies.
[Drawn and engraved by George Bickham.]
[n.d., 1748.]
Extract, disbound, 21 engraved plates, numbered 165-185. Each c. 260 x 160mm (10½ x 6¼"). Some damp staining and wear to edges.
Twenty-one pages of engraved-text description of the American colonies (fourteen with illustrations), including New York, New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina, published in George Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain'. One of Bickham's interests was calligraphy, so the text is engraved with great verve.
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A New Collection of Landskips.
A New Collection of Landskips.
Engrav'd by G. Bickham jun.r MDCCXXXII
London Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill
Seven engravings with original part stitching, platemarks each approx 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6").
Set of landscapes in portrait orientation, mostly with prominent figures, engraved by George Bickham (c.1704-71), engraver and printseller. This set dates from Bickham's early career working as a journeyman engraver for the Bowles and Overton families, before he began to publish himself. Bickham's later work was enormously varied and controversial, and included some of the most imaginative political prints of the mid-18th century (the witty draughstmanship he brought to those prints can be seen even here).
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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A Map of the King of Great Britain's Dominions in Europe, Africa, and America.
A Map of the King of Great Britain's Dominions in Europe, Africa, and America.
G. Bickham Fecit.
[n.d., 1748.]
Engraving. 280 x 315mm (11 x 12½"). Binding folds, worm holes in bottom margin.
A map centred on the Atlantic Ocean, showing from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, marking British possessions including Gibraltar, Minorca, the Gold Coast of Guinea and the colonies in North America and West Indies. From George Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain'.
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[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[Engraved by George Bickham.]
[n.d., 1753.]
Engraving. Sheet 260 x 155mm (10¼ x 6"), with good margins. Slight foxing.
A sheet of stylish engraved italic text explaining the maps in Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain', with a chapter heading vignette of cherubs with surveying instruments including a theodolite.
[Ref: 45304]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. O Dea Certe.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. O Dea Certe. No longer shall ye widow'd Land bemoan, A broken Lineage, and a doubtful Throne...Already for th'Illustrious Youths complain, And pity Monarchs doom'd to sigh in vain. Addison. And God said I will bless her, and she shall be a Mother of Nations: Kings of people shall be of her. Gen: Cap.17. v.16
G: Bickham Sculp:
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving with very large margins, scarce. Plate 209 x 166mm (8¼ x 6½"). Publication line scratched, creases in margins.
Queen Caroline (1683-1737), Queen of George II, as Princess of Wales. Her parents died whilst she was still a child and she spent her early life in Berlin before marrying Prince George of Hanover in 1705.
Provenance: Heritage Hexham.
[Ref: 30108]   £240.00  
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One of the French King's Houshold Soldiers taken Prisoner, and the Standards tken at the Battle near Deltingen 16th of June O.S. 1743 [...]
One of the French King's Houshold Soldiers taken Prisoner, and the Standards tken at the Battle near Deltingen 16th of June O.S. 1743 [...]
G. Bickham jun. 10 May's Buildings.
Very rare etching with hand-colouring, sheet 330 x 200mm (13 x 8"). Trimmed to plate; good colour.
Likeness of a French soldier captured at the Battle of Dettingen, during the War of the Austrian Succession, in which British forces (in alliance with those of Hanover and Hesse) defeated a French army. Etching by George Bickham (c.1704-71), engraver and printseller. Bickham began his career working as a journeyman engraver for the Bowles and Overton families, before he began to publish himself. Bickham's later work was enormously varied and controversial, and included some of the most imaginative political prints of the mid-18th century.
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The Honest Merchant
The Honest Merchant or, Thorowgood to Trueman [...]
Bland, Scrip.t G.B. Sculp. [c.1741]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8"), large margins.
Plate engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters (John Bland in this case) over 212 plates.
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Invoyces
Invoyces Invoyces shew the Cost and Charges on Goods sent by Sea from one Place to another [...]
G.J. Bickham sc. [c.1733-41]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8") large margins.
Plate engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
[Ref: 44508]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Map of Ireland, Divided into the Provinces and Counties.
A Map of Ireland, Divided into the Provinces and Counties.
G. Bickham Fecit.
[n.d., 1748.]
Engraving. 255 x 160mm (10 x 6"). Two worm holes in bottom margin.
A small map of Ireland published in George Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain'.
[Ref: 45600]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Knowledge
Knowledge In Nature's Search we to the Cause advance; / But Knowledge must inform our Ignorance [...]
[George Bickham, c.1733-41?]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, sheet 280 x 235mm (11 x 9¼"). Trimmed inside platemark lower edge.
Plate probably engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758) and published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
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To Mr. Charles Snell, Mr. George Shelley, Mr. Robert More, Mr. Ralph Snow, Mr. Thomas Ollyffe, Mr. John Clark,
To Mr. Charles Snell, Mr. George Shelley, Mr. Robert More, Mr. Ralph Snow, Mr. Thomas Ollyffe, Mr. John Clark, Writing Masters of London / A Poem on Writing [...]
[...]nted Written & Engraven by George Bickham, & Sold by H. Overton at ye White Horse without Newgate, by J. King at ye Globe in ye Poultry, & by J. Barnes at ye Crown in ye Pall-Mall London
[c.1720]
Very scarce broadsheet, sheet 495 x 345mm (19½ x 13½"). Trimmed; fold through centre. Cut inside image on left. Time stained.
Large engraving sheet with multiple portraits by George Bickham (1683/4-1758), writing-master and engraver, then the finest engraver of calligraphy in London. Bickham engraved both the individual portraits of the various writing-masters depicted here, and also engraved their individual copy-books. The calligraphic figures bordering the portraits are reminiscent of those of Edward Cocker (see ref 38877). The legend at the bottom of the sheet 'Blest Britains then and blest Britannia too; For in this Art these Six the World outdoe' epitomizes the gifted generation of writing-masters commemorated here.
See Sloan, 'A Noble Art: Amateur artists and drawing masters 1600-1800' Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38878]   £450.00  
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The Battle of Staffard in Piedmont.
The Battle of Staffard in Piedmont. Between ye French & ye Armies of ye Emp.r Spain & Savoy, Where Prince Eugene commanded ye Retreat w.th exquisite Conduct.
G: Bickham jun.r Delin et Sculp.
Publish'd by W. Rayner Nov.r 22 1785 According to Act of Parliament.
Engraving. Plate: 200 x 330mm (8 x 13"). Slight foxing.
A military scene showing the Battle of Staffarda which took place on 18th August 1690 between France and the allied force of Duchy of Savoy and Spain.
[Ref: 46425]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Success.
Success. The United Penmen for Forming the Man of Business.
Printed for and sold by G. Bickham. Bickham Fecit
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8") large margins.
Plate engraved and mezzotint by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
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Tahmas Kuli Khan.
Tahmas Kuli Khan. Sophi of Persia. This Prince from the low condition of a shepherd (his Father living in ye same Occupation) rais'd himself to the Throne of one of ye most flourishing Empires in ye World; and has fill'd all Asia for some time with Terror & Astonishment.
Drawn from the life, whilst in the Field of Battle, by a private Centinal, and brought over to England by and Eastern Merchant.- Engraved from ye original, with ye additional decorations design'd by G Bickham jun.r.
Sold at ye Blackmoor's Head opposite Surry Street in ye Strand, 20 June 1740.
Engraving. Sheet size: 365 x 230mm. (14½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark. Repaired hole in printed area on left below image.
A portrait of 'Tahmas Kuli Khan', more commonly known as Nader Shah (1688 - 1688), in a decorative border including a shepherd and an angel. Nader ruled as Shah of Iran (173647) and was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty. Because of his military genius, some historians have described him as the Napoleon of Persia or the Second Alexander. He was a member of the Turkic Afshar tribe of northern Persia, which had supplied military power to the Safavid state. Nader rose to power during a period of anarchy in Iran, and reunited the Persian realm. He became so powerful that he decided to depose the last members of the Safavid dynasty, which had ruled Iran for over 200 years, and become shah himself in 1736. His victories briefly made him the Middle East's most powerful sovereign, but his empire quickly disintegrated after he was assassinated in 1747. Nader Shah has been described as "the last great Asian military conqueror". and he is credited for restoring Iranian power.
[Ref: 31656]   £240.00  
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[With a vignette of a festival] Yorkshire.
[With a vignette of a festival] Yorkshire.
G.B. [George Bickham.] Fecit.
[n.d., 1748.]
Three engraved sheets, each 255 x 160mm (10 x 6").
An engraved-text desciption of Yorkshire, the first page surmounted with a vignette of a street market with a high-wire acrobat, musicians and a dancing dog, and the last page with a vignette of a militia armed with swords and staves. It was published in George Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain'.
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England's Glory.
England's Glory. A View & Representation of ye Battle of Zenta, fought on ye 11th of Sept.ber 1696 [...]
Bickham junr sculpsit
Publish'd by W. Rayner Nov.r 22 1735 Acc.ing to Act of Parliament
Engraving, sheet 355 x 480mm (14 x 18¾"). Folds. Very slight hole in fold.
The Battle of Zenta, fought on 11 September 1697 near Senta (now part of Serbia). In a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683-99), Habsburg Imperial forces routed the Ottoman army as it crossed the river Tisa, as shown here. Engraving from the popular patriotic series depicting British naval achievements, 'England's Glory'. It was published to promote a pro-war (with Spain) agenda, and to undermine Prime Minister Robert Walpole's policy of avoiding military conflict, by William Rayner (1699 - 1761).
[Ref: 41181]   £280.00  
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