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Vue de l'Hospice & de la Chapelle des Capucins. au haut du Mont. St. Gothard. Summon Pontifici Summum Templum. Humillime Vovebat.
Vue de l'Hospice & de la Chapelle des Capucins. au haut du Mont. St. Gothard. Summon Pontifici Summum Templum. Humillime Vovebat.
Rosemberg pinxit. Descourtis sculp.
R. Bentzi Patriciorum Bernensium e numero. [n.d. c.1785.]
Fine coloured aquatint. 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". 2 small wax spots on top left.
The St Gotthard Hospice, located on the St Gotthard Pass, was entrusted to the care of the Capuchin Order in 1685 by Federico Il Visconti and stayed in their care until 1841. From "Vues Remarquables des Montagnes de la Suisse".
[Ref: 26119]   £240.00  
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[Le Naufrage.]
[Le Naufrage.]
[Charles Melchior Descourtis.]
Proof before all letters.
Magnificent, large and scarce colour aquatint, 395 x 520mm. 15½ x 20½". One or two spots to image; trimmed close to plate. Fine colour.
'The Shipwreck'. A young sailor watches in horror from the shore as a ship is hurled by a huge wave towards rocks on a tropical island or coastline; he is restrained by one white and two black companions. Other figures to shore; praying figure and black slave aboard the doomed ship. Charles Melchior Descourtis (1753 - 1820), engraved the set of six 'Paul et Virginie' after Jean Frédéric Schall. While this has a similar theme it isn't one from the set.
This print is, however, nearly identical to 'Le Naufrage de Virginie' (Mixelle after Lambert), which we also have in stock (see our ref. 28894). While the image sizes are identical, 'Le Naufrage de Viriginie' has a border around the edge, was printed from a larger plate, and shows significant differences to the waves and clouds.

Not in BM or BNF.
[Ref: 18009]   £1,100.00  
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[Chûte de la Tritt dans la Vallée de Mühle-thal.]
[Chûte de la Tritt dans la Vallée de Mühle-thal.]
[Wolf pinxit.] [Descourtis Sculp.]
[Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 387 x 285mm. 15¼" x 11¼". Proof before all letters. Very scarce.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books showing a trout weir on the Rhine?
[Ref: 9374]   £360.00  
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Vue du Fond de la Vallée de Hasly. Canton de Berne.
Vue du Fond de la Vallée de Hasly. Canton de Berne. Dedieé à S: M. Marie Caroline Louise Archiduchesse d’Autriche et Reine des deux Siciles.
Rosenberg. pinxit. Descourtis. Sculp.
Par son très humble et très respecteux Serviteur R. Hentzi. Chalco-Graphia Hentia…[Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 300 x 375mm. 11¾" x 14¾". Some tears in the title area. Staining. Some creasing.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books.
[Ref: 9376]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Swiss landscape with a small village and church set at the base of the mountains, where further houses are seen up the steep mountainside.]
[Swiss landscape with a small village and church set at the base of the mountains, where further houses are seen up the steep mountainside.]
[Wolf pinxit. Descourtis sculp.]
[Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. Proof before all letters. 292 x 375mm. 11½" x 14¾". Stain in the top right-hand corner, and crease in the bottom left-hand corner.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books.
[Ref: 9383]   £360.00  
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Vue de Schadau fur le Lae de Thun.
Vue de Schadau fur le Lae de Thun. Dedieé à S.A.S.M.gr. le Prince d’Orangde et de Nassau Stathouder hereditaire et Cap.t General des Provinces Unies.
Clement del. Descourtis Sculp.
Par son très humble et très respecteux Serviteur R. Hentzi. Gouv.r des Prague. Se vend à Paris chez Mr. Graff Rue des 2, Portes St. Sauveur et che Mr. Dexcourtis Graveur Rus les Grand Degrés No. 26. [Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 303 x 419mm. 12" x 16½". Some staining. A tear into the top of the image.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books.
[Ref: 9377]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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