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Joseph François Borri,
Joseph François Borri, fameux Chimeste né à Milan, mort vers l'année 1680 dans le prison du Châteaux St Ange [...]
J. Ovens Pinxit. P. van Schuppen Sculp et ex. C.P.R. 1675.
Engraving, very scarce with small margins. 350 x 270mm (13¾ x 10½").
Giuseppe Francesco Borri (1627-95], alchemist, doctor and prophet. In 1644 he entered a Jesuit seminary in Rome, where he was taught by Athanasius Kircher, but he was expelled for disobedience. He set himself up as a doctor and alchemist, and according to Jesuit records, prophet and herald of the new era of papal theocracy. He was called before the Roman Inquisition in 1659 but fled Italy; he was condemned and burned in effigy. He spent the next few years moving around Europe, making himself rich by defaulting on a loan of 100,000 guilders in Amsterdam, and attending the court of Queen Christina of Sweden and Frederick III of Denmark, researching the 'Philosopher's Stone', the legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metals into gold. However, when he tried to travel to Turkey, he was arrested and handed over to the Vatican, which inprisoned him in the Castel Sant'Angelo, where he died of a fever.
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[Ref: 30951]   £420.00  
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Ismael Bouillaud Astronome.
Ismael Bouillaud Astronome.
Jacobus Van Schuppen ad vivum pinxit. P. Van Schuppen Sculpsit.
[Paris] C.P.R. 1697.
Engraving, 250 x 185mm. 9¾ x 7¼".
Ismael Boulliau (1605 - 1694) was a French clergyman and amateur mathematician who proposed an inverse square law for gravitation before Newton. Boulliau was one of the earliest members of the Royal Society, London, having been elected on April 4, 1667, seven years after its founding. By Pierre Louis van Schuppen (1627 - 1702).
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[Ref: 13982]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle upon Tyrne]
[Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle upon Tyrne] Here on this Figure Cast a Glance, / But so as if it were by Chance [...]
[Peter Ludwig van Schuppen after Abraham van Diepenbeck, 1662]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 160mm (10½ x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to album sheet with hand-drawn borders; staining; 'The Lady Elizabeth Beaumonth then Perfect Resemblance' in manuscript top of image.Rare.
Portrait of Margaret Cavendish (née Lucas), duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne (1623?-73), writer. To her left is Apollo, the god of music and poetry, and on her right is Pallas Athena, the goddess who visited with the Muses on Mount Helicon. Cornucopias are at the heads and feet of the divinities. Frontispiece to Cavendish's 'Plays written by the Thrice Noble, Illustrious and Excellent Princess, the Lady Marchioness of Newcastle' (1662).
See Cecile M. Jagodzinski, 'Privacy and Print: Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-century England'.
[Ref: 37362]   £320.00  
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[France] Philippus Despont Presbyter Parisiensis, Et in sacra Theologia Romana Doctor.
[France] Philippus Despont Presbyter Parisiensis, Et in sacra Theologia Romana Doctor. ætatis Suæ 73.
Jacobus Van Schuppen ad viuum pinxit. Pet. Van Schuppen Sculspit 1694.
Engraving, with large margins. 385 x 280mm, 15 x 11".
Philippe Despont, a Parisian doctor of theology, shown seated in front of a huge theological text, Despont completed.Marguerin La Bigne's 'Maxima Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum, et antiquorum scriptorum ecclesiasticorum...', a 27-volume compiliation of ancient and early medieval ecclesiastical authors.
[Ref: 27190]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Iames Francis Edward Prince of Wales & Prince and Steward of Scotl:
Iames Francis Edward Prince of Wales & Prince and Steward of Scotl:
N. de Largillierre pinxit. F. van Schuppen sculp. cum Pr. Regis 1692.
[French, c.1700.]
Copper engraving, sheet 345 x 275mm. 13½ x 10¾". Trimmed to plate. Laid down at two corners.
Bust portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender' (1688 1766), son of the deposed James II; as a child, Prince of Wales's feathers below, the title lettered to oval frame. As James III of England and Ireland and James VIII of Scotland, he claimed the English, Scottish and Irish thrones from the death of his father in 1701, when he was proclaimed king of England, Scotland and Ireland by his cousin Louis XIV of France. Following his death in 1766 he was succeeded by his son Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Succession. After Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746).
Sharp: 91.
[Ref: 18345]   £280.00  
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Iames Francis Edward Prince of Wales & Prince and Steward of Scotl:
Iames Francis Edward Prince of Wales & Prince and Steward of Scotl:
N. de Largillierre pinxit. F. van Schuppen sculp. cum Pr. Regis 1692.
[French, c.1700].
Engraving. Printed area: 340 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight crease to top right corner. Repaired tear.
A bust portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart ('The Old Pretender', 1688 - 1766, son of the deposed James II) as a child, with the Prince of Wales's feathers below, and the title lettered to decorative oval frame. On the death of his father in 1701 he was proclaimed king of England, Scotland and Ireland by his cousin Louis XIV of France. Following his death in 1766 he was succeeded by his son Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Succession. After Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746). For unframed impression see item ref: 18345.
Sharp: 91.
[Ref: 32814]   £380.00  
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