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Armilegium.
Armilegium. Die Staffen steigen stets, Mars heget seine Ruh, Vulcan ihm neü Beräht muss rüsten imer zu...Behättes feürgeschoss mist wahrene Slaubesschirm Thüt an dem himels Schloss nuemahle lährestürm.
Johannes Meyer fecit.
Gesellschaft der Constaflern im Zeüghause zu Zürich A.o1706.
Copper engraving. Plate 190 x 292mm. 7½ x 11½". Small tear to bottom left corner outside the plate mark on the edge of the paper.
A scene depicting precision arms practice with a town in the background. Eight officers face each other, and aim between each other shoot. The four on the right fire first with precision timing. The officers on the left are less precise. Surrounding the main image are four small depictions of archers, a rifle on a plinth, a cannon fuse on a plinth, and a man dismanteling his rifle.
[Ref: 16576]   £220.00  
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Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrstag 1787.
Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrstag 1787.
J.B. Bullinger f.
Copper engraving. Sheet 230 x 192mm. 9 x 7½". Some spotting and scuffing.
A military scene, battle re-enactment in the hills. A castle sits on the hill above an encampment below with smoke billowing into the air from the firing of cannons. In the foreground, two generals look on at the spectacle, three officers stand behind them ready with arms.
[Ref: 16597]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Züricherischen Jugend auf das Neujarh 1805. von der Stadtbibliothek.
Der Züricherischen Jugend auf das Neujarh 1805. von der Stadtbibliothek.
Ioh. Heinrich Meyer del. et Sculp.
[n.d. c.1805.]
Etching. Plate 178 x 154mm. 7 x 6".
A view looking over to Zürich across Lake Zürich; dedicated to the young people of Zürich at the beginning of 1805.
[Ref: 16549]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Pyrobolothesia. Bellica sic tormenta reguntur. So besteht der Stuken saz zuberschiessen einen Blaz. Stutstellung.
Pyrobolothesia. Bellica sic tormenta reguntur. So besteht der Stuken saz zuberschiessen einen Blaz. Stutstellung. Inder alten Krieges zeit hat man ganz mit andern Waf. Aüsgeubt bewaltes straffen...Und mit gegen ob uns walte, fern abwende krieges Noht. Und die ganz Artillereÿ Nur ein friedes zierdeseÿ.
Johannes Meyer fecit.
Gesellschaft der Constaflern im Zeughause zu Zürich A.1708.
Copper engraving. Plate 235 x 318mm. 9¼ x 12½". Paper toning. Small tears along bottom edge. Some spotting.
A scene depicting the firing of cannons in Zurich and other forms of warfare from an encampment and turreted fortress. A scene of fortification and tactics. Around the main image are four smaller depictions of a a battering ram, cannon balls, a measure for the line of battle, and armour suit pierced by various spears.
[Ref: 16568]   £280.00  
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Utilis Armis Advocor et Gressus in Nova Castra Fero. Ov. Fast. L.111. Dir Amnumision, der haussrath der Bellonen...Wan jeder seinrs orts nach utrecht das seine thut.
Utilis Armis Advocor et Gressus in Nova Castra Fero. Ov. Fast. L.111. Dir Amnumision, der haussrath der Bellonen...Wan jeder seinrs orts nach utrecht das seine thut.
Ioh: Rud: Holzhalb Fecit.
Einer Kunts und Tugend liebenden Jugend zu Zürich verehrf, von einer Militarische Gesellschaft der Pförtnern auf das Neür Jahr 1750.
Copper engraving. Plate 217 x 368mm. 8½ x 14½". Large margins. Slight foxing.
A scene in the town centre depicting the transport of military units, all in perfect order. Surrounding the main image are four images of arms positions. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16557]   £280.00  
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Quemque suae rapiunt - in praelia causa', Hos polluta domus, legesque in pace minedae, Hos ferro fugienda fames. Luc. Phars. Lib.11.
Quemque suae rapiunt - in praelia causa', Hos polluta domus, legesque in pace minedae, Hos ferro fugienda fames. Luc. Phars. Lib.11. Au'ff! fasset Tapffren Naith/die Trommelwird gerührt...das Batterland, und Bott, wird der sein Leben, Das Sclaven fessel scheüt mit frohem Mutshingeben.
Militarische gesellschafft der Pförtneren en Zürich auf das Neü Jahr 1745.
Copper engraving. Plate 247 x 286mm. 9¾ x 11¼". Watermark in paper. Large margins.
Military officers off duty, relaxing, drinking and playing games at the barracks. In the foreground, a groups of generals are involved in business with the sign-up of new and willing young officers. Surrounding the main image are four images of arms positions. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16553]   £250.00  
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IV. Neujahrblat von der Gesellschaft der Feuerwerter in Zürich auf das Jahr 1809.
IV. Neujahrblat von der Gesellschaft der Feuerwerter in Zürich auf das Jahr 1809. Nach dem Unglücklichen Ausgang der Schlacht ben Bindonissa, die wir dir, lieber Jüng=ling! in unferm lesten Blatt erzählten, gehorchte Selvetien...Den Schauplass des Krieges auch nue bon einem dieser Feldzüge in unferm Rupfer zu entwersen, gestattere der Raum nicht, une einzelne Borsälle desselben militärisch dargestellt herauszuheben, dazu liesern uns auch die umständlichsten Schriststeller lange nicht die erfor=derlichen sülfsmittel; darum wählten wir eine Gegend aus, die in dem frühern un spätern
Aquatint. Sheet 235 x 191mm. 9¼ x 7½".
A military training scene.
[Ref: 16599]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Sammlung Derjenigen Final = Exercitien_ Welche von der Militarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich, theils durch sich selbst theils_mit Freywilligen zu zügern ab der Landschaft voll == führt worden.
Sammlung Derjenigen Final = Exercitien_ Welche von der Militarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich, theils durch sich selbst theils_mit Freywilligen zu zügern ab der Landschaft voll == führt worden.
I.R. Holzhalb delin et Sculpsit.
Herausgegeben von der Mili=tarischen Gesellschaft, auf das Neüe Jahr 1784.
Copper engraving. Plate 305 x 375mm. 12 x 14¾". Watermark in paper. Large margins.
A scene depicting the manner of attack and defense during maritime warfare on the Zürichzee, with the city of Zürich in the background. In the foreground, a colonnaded archway with two military states on either side, and naval paraphernalia in the centre: cannon, compass, armour, sword, cannonballs, spade and axe; amongst others. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16555]   £280.00  
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Zurich.
Zurich. No.1.
Lith. par Hostein, figures par Bayot. Lith. de Bernard et Frey.
a Paris, publie par Vreith et Hauser, Boul.d des Italiens [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 300 x 445mm. 11¾ x 17½".
View of Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, located at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. From a topographical series, possibly 'Le Moyen Age pittoresque' 1837-39.
[Ref: 25941]   £260.00  
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