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Earl of Castlemains Embassy to the Pope [ms below image]
Earl of Castlemains Embassy to the Pope [ms below image]
Gio Batta Lenardi Romo Inv et delin Arnoldo Van Westerhout fiam.o Sculp [1687]
Engraving, sheet 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Roger Palmer, earl of Castlemaine (1634-1705), ambassador to James II, in Rome kneeling before Pope Innocent XI. Putti in top left carrying likeness of James II. Illustration from John Michael Wright's 'An Account of his Excellence Roger Earl of Castelmaine's Embassy from his sacred Majesty James the IId' (London, 1688). One of few engravings after Giovanni Battista Lenardi (1656-1704), member of the Accademia de San Luca who produced several works for churches in Rome.
[Ref: 42549]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupid flying away from Troy]
[Cupid flying away from Troy]
A. Jehotte Sculp.t
imp.imé par Chardon fils [n.d., c.1820]
Rare proof engraving on india, platemark 210 x 230mm (8¼ x 9"). Large margins.
Cupid, carrying a torch, flies away from the burning city of Troy. The Trojan horse, which allowed the Greeks to enter the city, looms over the buildings. Cupid played a decisive role in the conflict by shooting Helen with an arrow which made her fall in love with the Trojan prince Paris, who who she eloped. The torch that Cupid holds here suggests that he has set the city ablaze. By the Liège printmaker Arnold Jéhotte (1789-1836).
[Ref: 37677]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ontdekking van America.]
[Ontdekking van America.]
[A. Montanus.]
[t'Amsterdam, 1671.]
Copper engraving. 171 x 204mm. 6¾ x 8". Page cut.
A depiction of 1492 and the arrival of Christopher Colon on the shoreline, ships in the distance. From 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America' by Arnoldus Montanus.
[Ref: 20794]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Petrus Leley. Pictor Caroli II Magnae Brittanniae Regis.
Petrus Leley. Pictor Caroli II Magnae Brittanniae Regis.
P: Lely delin. A: de Jode Sculp.
[n.d. c.1666.]
Engraving, with very large margins. Collector's mark on verso. Plate 361 x 285mm. 14¼ x 11¼".
Sir Peter Lely (1618 - 1680), portrait painter and Principal Painter to Charles II. Born of Dutch parents, he trained in Haarlem, came to London in the 1640s and quickly established a reputation as a portraitist, becoming easily the most fashionable painter of his time. He formed a celebrated collection of paintings and drawings and was well known for his high living.
Ex Collection: Defer-Dumesnil, Pierre Defer (1798-1870). Lugt: 739.
[Ref: 24802]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Raid on the Medway.] Disegno dell'Ingresso, et Abbrvecia, Mento di Vascelli Inglesi Fattoda'gli Olandesi nella Riviera di Hattan.
[Raid on the Medway.] Disegno dell'Ingresso, et Abbrvecia, Mento di Vascelli Inglesi Fattoda'gli Olandesi nella Riviera di Hattan.
A. Blom. del. et. f.
[n.d., c.1667.]
Rare etching. Plate: 380 x 300mm (15 x 12") very large margins. Three vertical folds, damage to edge of plate in lower left edge.
A scene showing the burning of the English fleet following the Dutch raid on the Medway in June 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. From Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato's ''Teatro del Belgio o sia descritione delle diecisette Provincie del medesimo''.
[Ref: 42717]   £280.00  
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Peru. Guarme.
Peru. Guarme.
[A. Montanus.]
[t'Amsterdam, 1671.]
Copper engraving. Sheet 178 x 203mm. 7 x 8". Page cut.
A view of the fortifications at Guarme, or present-day Huarmey, Peru; men landing goods and barrels with boats with a settlement and church in the distance. The Text discusses Joris van Spilbergen's fleet landing at Guarme to replenish their food stores, but the natives fled with all their goods and hid in the mountains. From 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America' by Arnoldus Montanus.
[Ref: 20791]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Expugnatio Paytae.
Expugnatio Paytae.
[A. Montanus.]
[t'Amsterdam, 1671.]
Copper engraving. 178 x 209mm. 7 x 8¼". Page cut.
Paita in northwest Peru. It was the Spanish capital from 1578 for a decade before the permanent attacks of English pirates and corsairs made it necessary to relocate the capital inland to Lima. From 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America' by Arnoldus Montanus.
[Ref: 20793]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Day.  Such Favor ne'er to man was given, So dear to friendship dear to blisses; young love himself looks down from heaven, To smile on such a Day as this is!
Day. Such Favor ne'er to man was given, So dear to friendship dear to blisses; young love himself looks down from heaven, To smile on such a Day as this is!
Harper Pinxt. Arnold Sculpt.
London Published by W.J. White Brownslow Street, Holborn, January 1, 1828.
Mezzotint. 215 x 275mm.
[Ref: 3031]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Americus Vesputius.
Americus Vesputius.
[Arnoldus Montanus.]
[Amsterdam, n.d. c.1671.]
Copper engraving with large margins. Plate 285 x 178mm. 11¼ z 7". Chip in paper lower left.
Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci, for whom America is named. He is seen here holding a set of calipers, atlas and compass, with a globe before him. A celestial globe appears above and a ship, presumably from his epocryphal voyage, over his shoulder. Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer. The Americas are generally believed to have derived their name from the feminised Latin version of his first name.
[Ref: 23984]   £260.00  
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