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[A European amoung Natives.]
[A European amoung Natives.]
[Amsterdam, Olfert Dapper, 1671.]
Engraving, 130 x 165mm, set in German text.
A European among West Indian natives. Published in Armold Montanus' 'America'.
[Ref: 7131]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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l'Amérique.
l'Amérique.
Guérard del. Imp. Lemercier. Régnier et Bettanier lith.
Paris publié par J. Bulla et F. Delarue 10, rue JJ Rousseau. London, published, 15 March 1844 by the Anaglyphic Company, 12 Denmark St. Soho. [n.d. c.1850.]
Fine coloured lithograph. 306 x 254mm. 12 x 10".
An allegorical figure of America; a young girl playing a guitar, wearing a semi-turban head-dress with rose clip.
[Ref: 23955]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegory of the exploration of America.]
[Allegory of the exploration of America.] Histoire Générale des Voyages Depuis le commencement du XV.me Siècle. Dix-huitieme Partie. Livre Premier. Premiers Voyages, Découvertes, et Etablissemens des Européens en Amérique.
J. van Schley fecit.
[Paris 1763.]
Engraving. 55 x 140mm (2¼ x 5½"), set in text.
A scene featuring allegorical figures including the Four Continents and Time, with a globe being unveiled. From Prevost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'. American interest.
[Ref: 41458]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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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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American Hunting Scenes.
American Hunting Scenes.
[Published in the U.S.A, n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph. 625 x 485mm.
Plate 3.
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Portrait & Uniform of An American General. A real representation of the Dress of An American Rifleman.
Portrait & Uniform of An American General. A real representation of the Dress of An American Rifleman. Engraved for Barnard's New Complete & Authentic History of England.
Roberts sculp.
[London: Alexander Hogg, 1783.]
Engraving. 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate at top, edges worn.
Contemporary depictions of American Revolutionary War figures set within a decorative border. Their hats both have the skull and cross bones representing 'Death or Liberty'.
[Ref: 44610]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tea Tax Tempest, or the Anglo-American Revolution.
The Tea Tax Tempest, or the Anglo-American Revolution.
[Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg.]
[n.d., c.1778.]
Etching with very large margins, fine impression, scarce. Scratched letter proof. Platemark: 405 x 485mm (16 x 19"). Light foxing in margins. Small spot of repaired damage in lower right title area.
Famous American Revolution satire, in which a figure of Time uses a magic lantern to project an allegorical representation of revolution in America, showing the consequences of the Stamp Act and the tax on tea, watched by an audience personifying the four continents. In the title area, two medallions depicting Holland and Switzerland as precursors of the American struggle in their own experiences of oppression. One (left) is inscribed "Auto da fe" and "Holland. 1560". It represents a man tied to the stake, while a monk, holding up a crucifix, holds a torch to the pile. On the right. is "Wilhelm Tell, Switzerland. 1296". Legendary Swiss patriot William Tell aims with a cross-bow at the apple on his son's head, while Austrian bailiff Gessler on horseback points at the child. Between the medallions is part of an oak-tree. The medallion representing Holland is supported (left) by the Dutch lion holding in his paw a sheaf of seven arrows representing the United Provinces. Hercules with his club (right) supports the medallion of Switzerland. An adaptation, in reverse, of 'The Oracle' by John Dixon. Engraved and published in Nuremberg by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (1743 - 1790).
BM Satires: 5490.
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American Mode of Travelling in Winter.
American Mode of Travelling in Winter.
J.M.Burbank del.t. Printed by L.M.Leferre, Newman St.
Published by L.Burbank, 18, York Terrace, Camberwell New Road [n.d., c.1840].
Very rare lithograph, with hand colour. Image 200 x 280mm (8 x 11"). Scrapes, filled worm holes, and closed tears; creased.
A horse-drawn sleigh transports a family through a wintry American landscape.
[Ref: 25933]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Amerique.  Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
L'Amerique. Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
N. Arnoult fecit.
A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image St. Claude aux Halles avec Pri. du Roy. [n.d.].
Engraving, 11½ x 7.5/8".
One plate of the set of four 'Quatre Parties du Monde', representing America. One European woman holds a parrot while reaching out to a monkey sitting on a black pageboy's shoulder. Another woman shoots an arrow at monkeys in a tree.
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The Unfortunate Death of Major Andre [with 'The Manner in which the American Colonies Declared themselves Independant of the King of England, throughout the different Provinces, on July 4 1776]
The Unfortunate Death of Major Andre [with 'The Manner in which the American Colonies Declared themselves Independant of the King of England, throughout the different Provinces, on July 4 1776]
Hamilton delin Goldar sculp
[both from Barnard's New Complete & Authentic History of England, 1783]
Two engravings, both approx 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Both trimmed to image, losing text and border, and glued to backing sheets. With text for the Death of Major Andre glued to sheet separately.
Two scenes of American interest, from Edward Barnard's history of England (1783). The first shows Americans celebrating the Declaration of Independence in 1776 (one person waves a flag while another holds a sign reading 'America Independant 1776') while the second shows the hanging of John André at Tappan, New York on 2 October 1780. André, an army officer and spy, was aide-de-camp of Henry Clinton, commander-in-chief of British forces in America from 1778. In this capacity André handled the correspondence between Clinton and various American spies, and also negotiated with General Benedict Arnold, who was planning to surrender to the British the fort at West Point, New York. André was on his way to a personal interview with Arnold when, disguised as a civilian, he was seized by American militiamen. He was brought before a military board convened by George Washington, found to have acted in the character of a spy, and sentenced to hanging. André's actions were commemorated by a monument erected in Westminster Abbey in London, where his remains were transferred in 1821.

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Athabaliba
Athabaliba ultimus Rex Perunaorum.
[Pieter van der Aa.]
[n.d., c.1710.]
Fine engraving. Platemark: 285 x 170mm (11¼ x 6¾"). Very large margins.
A portrait of Atahualpa, the last Incan king (1497-1533), executed by the Spanish conquistadors. Plate 10 from the scarce series of historical portraits, 'Principum et illustrium quorundam virorum. Qui in Europa alibique terrarum, qua fama, qua eruditione celebres fuerunt, verae imagines', published Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) c.1710.
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Battle of Atlanta.
Battle of Atlanta. Death of Gen. James B. McPherson- July 22d 1864, Army of the Tennessee Engaged.
Copyrighted 1888 by Kurz & Allison. Art Publishers, 76 & 78 Wabash Ave, Chicago, USA.
Chromolithograph with large margins. Framed. Printed area: 470 x 635mm (18½ x 25"). Frame: 600 x 750mm (23½ x 29½"). Unexamined out of frame.
A scene showing the Battle of Atlanta, fought between the Union army, under William Tecumseh Sherman, and the Confederate Army, commanded by John Bell Hood, during the American Civil War. Kurz & Allison made their name as publishers of large Civil War scene such as this during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
[Ref: 47109]   £480.00  
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[Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean for Spain.]
[Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean for Spain.] [Toma de posesion de la mar del sur.]
[Drawn and lithographed by Vicente Urrabieta Ortiz.]
[Madrid : Lit. J. Donon y Ayguals de Izco, 1849.]
Lithograph with hand colour; rare. Printed area 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17¾"). Some toning. Cut inside titles.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa (c.1475-1519) crossed the Isthmus of Panama in 1513 and became the first European to reach the Pacific from the New World. From 'Colección de láminas de la Historia de la Marina Real Española. Litografías de los Mejores Artistas Españoles.'
[Ref: 35917]   £280.00  
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By the Honorable William Bishop Esquire President of His Majesty's Council and Commander in Cheif of this Island Chancellor Ordinary and Vice Admiral of the same.
By the Honorable William Bishop Esquire President of His Majesty's Council and Commander in Cheif of this Island Chancellor Ordinary and Vice Admiral of the same. To all to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting.... Given at Pilgrim this Twenty eighth day of January One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four and in the thirty fourth year of His majesty's Reign.
Mss. commission, lacking seal, dated 1794, on fine Whatman paper.

A commission in Barbados for Matthew Coulthurst 'to be His Majesty's Advocate for his Vice Admiralty Court of this Island'.
[Ref: 508]   £490.00  
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[Bison.]
[Bison.]
Revd. Mr. Rackett [on stone].
[British, n.d., c.1818.]
Extremely rare pen lithograph on coarse drawing paper, sheet 270 x 380mm. 10½ x 15". Perhaps privately printed.
This charming and somewhat naive natural history study, probably observed from life, must be the work of amateur artist Thomas Rackett (1757 - 1841), the Rector of Spetisbury, Dorset. Rackett was an antiquary, archaeologist and numismatist. From an early age he displayed a remarkable talent in natural history, music, and drawing. His parochial duties were not onerous, and he was able to pursue his many interests with zeal. He travelled widely throughout the western counties studying burial-mounds, and was often accompanied by his daughter Dorothea. In 1794 and 1796 he toured the west country collecting minerals with Thomas Hatchett FRS and Dr. Maton MD, physician to Queen Charlotte. He was an active member of the Linnean Society, the Society of Antiquaries, and the Royal Society. He contributed several very fine drawings to the second edition of John Hutchins's 'History of Dorset'. Rackett corresponded with a wide range of people, among them Mrs. Garrick, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Tiberius Cavallo, Richard Gough, and Mrs. Siddons, and wrote to people as far afield as India, Moscow, Nova Scotia, Boston, and Cape Town. Bison are large, even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. The two extant species are the American bison, also known as the American buffalo (although it is only distantly related to the true buffalo), and the European bison, or wisent (Bison bonasus), found in Europe and the Caucasus. They are closely related to cattle, gaur, kouprey and yaks, with which bison have a limited ability to interbreed.
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[Hunting bison]
[Hunting bison]
[Anon.]
[ n.d., c.1860.]
Hand-coloured lithograph, stamp of John Jerrard, 172 Fleet St, London on verso, image 260 x 355mm. 10¼ x 14". Margins trimmed. Closed puncture to centre of image. Small tear from upper edge
The hunters in this scene are wearing typical spanish style costumes. Hunting bison is offered by large ranches in the New Mexico highland to this day and traditionally bison was hunted in Texas.
[Ref: 22596]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portraits of Simón Bolívar & José Domingo de La Mar on a pull of a design for a blue transferware.]
[Portraits of Simón Bolívar & José Domingo de La Mar on a pull of a design for a blue transferware.]
[n.d., c.1825.]
Engraving, printed in blue on linen, very scarce. 145 x 170mm (5¾ x 6¾").
A design for a a piece of underglaze blue transferware, apparently celebrating independence campaigns in Peru. Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) & José Domingo de La Mar (1778-1830) both fought in the Peruvian War of Independence (18211827), with de la Mar derving as president for five months (September 22, 1822 to February 27, 1823) and Bolívar between 1824-27).
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William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 120 x 80mm (4¾" x 3?").
Bookplate of William Penn (1644-1718), founder and 'Absolute Proprietor' of the Province of Pennsylvania, featuring his armorial.
[Ref: 9361]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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M. Bougainville hoisting French Colours on a small Rock, in Maghellan Streights.
M. Bougainville hoisting French Colours on a small Rock, in Maghellan Streights.
Vangro delin. Royce sculp.
London, Published by Alex,r Hogg at the Kings Arms No. 16 Paternoster Row. [n.d., c.1794.]
Engraving. Platemark: 285 x 170mm (11 x 6¾").
Louis Antoine de Bougainville holding a French flag, standing on a rock with other figures, with a small boat and large ship in the distance. Bougainville served as aide-de-camp to the French General Montcalm in Canada from 1759 to 1761, assisted in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, and then established a French colony on the Falkland Islands in 1764. After the French gave up the colony to the Spanish, he led the expedition of the first French circumnavigation from 1766 to 1769. A plate from 'A new, complete, and universal collection of authentic and entertaining voyages and travels to all the various parts of the world.', publised by Alexander Hogg, 1794.
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Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull. No.10.
Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull. No.10.
Catlin del._on Stone by Mc.Gahey. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
(From Catlins N.A. Indian Collection.) [London: Geo. Catlin, 1844.]
Lithograph with hand colour. 425 x 579mm (16¾ x 22¾").
A buffalo surrounded by wolves. "There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of which is the white wolf, found in great numbers in high latitudes and near the Rocky Mountains. These animals are equal in size, in many instances, to the largest Newfoundland dog; and, from the whiteness of their hair, appear, at a distance on the green prairies, much like a flock of sheep, and often are seen to the number of fifty or a hundred in a pack; and in this way following the numerous herds of buffaloes from one end of the year to the other, gorging their stomachs with the carcasses of those animals that fall by the hands of the hunters or from sickness and old age. Whilst the buffaloes are grouped together, the wolves seldom attack them, as the former instantly gather for the combined resistance, which they effectually make. But when the herds are traveling, it often happens that an aged or wounded one lingers at a distance behind, and when fairly out of sight of the herd, is set upon by swarms of these voracious hunters, which are sure to last to torture him to death, and use him up at a meal." An exhibition of Catlin's 'American Indian Portraits' is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery. George Catlin (1796-1872) was a Pennsylvanian-born artist who made five trips to the western United States to document the Native American peoples and their way of life. From Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio".
Abbey Travel: 653.10.
[Ref: 29516]   £650.00  

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Buffalo Hunting on the W. Prairies.
Buffalo Hunting on the W. Prairies.
[1848]
Lithograph with hand-colouring and gum arabic, rare, printed area 215 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"). Paper tone; originally printed on sheet with 'Forcing a passage through the burning prairie'.
Plate from 'Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory' by Captain Henry James Warre (1848). Warre (1819-98), aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief of the forces in British North America, made the sketches for the book in 1845-6 while undertaking a secret military reconnaissance tour of what is now Oregon and Washington, assessing the strategic value of the region. The land dispute between America and Britain which occasioned the mission was resolved by the Treaty of Oregon in 1846.
Abbey 656.16
[Ref: 43413]   £380.00  
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[Hunting Buffaloes.]
[Hunting Buffaloes.]
[after Felix O.C. Darley.]
[n.d., c.1869.]
Steel engraving on india, proof before letters, rare; 215 x 290mm (8½ x 11½"). Soiled & foxed.
A buffalo hunt on the Western Plains, with a European rider shooting a buffalo with a pistol. Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-88), regarded as the first American illustrator of note. His works include the illustrations for Washington Irving's 'Rip van Winkle' and 'Sleepy Hollow', as well as works by Dickens and James Fenimore Cooper.
[Ref: 45630]   £240.00  
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Bunker's Hill.
Bunker's Hill.
[after John Trumbull.]
Wood engraving on shiny paper. Printed area 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾").
A later printing of a keyplate to John Trumbull's famous scene 'The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill'. Trumbull painted several versions, but made more money from the engraved versions, including an edition published in London by Poggi in 1798 and one he published himself in New York in 1808.
[Ref: 45678]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The first Interview of Christopher Columbus with the Natives of America.
The first Interview of Christopher Columbus with the Natives of America.
Engraved for Middleton's Complete System of Geography.
[n.d., c.1777.]
Etching and engraving. 295 x 175mm (11½ x 7"). Trace of water stain to lower left corner.
Christopher Columbus (1451 1506) landed within the Bahamas Archipelago in October 1492 at a locale he named San Salvador. Mistaking the Carribean island for the East-Asian mainland, he referred to its inhabitants as "Indians". Severely underestimating the circumference of the Earth, Columbus had hypothesized that a westward route from Iberia to the Indies would be shorter and more direct than the overland trade route through Arabia. If true, this would have allowed his royal Spanish patrons entry into the lucrative spice trade. Plate to Charles Theodore Middleton's 'A new and complete system of Geography ... Embellished ... with ... copper plates, etc.', London 1777-78.
[Ref: 9664]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Land discovered by Columbus.
Land discovered by Columbus.
Turner R.A. Goodall.
London, Published 1833, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Pall Mall.
Engraving. Sheet size: 290 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Very large margins. Trimmed inside plate at lower edge. Slight foxing.
A seascape at night, with Columbus standing on the deck of his ship in the left foreground, folding his arms, the crescent moon in the right sky to the right. After JMW Turner. A vignette to the poem 'The Voyage of Columbus' in 'Poems' by Samuel Rogers.
Rawlinson: 401.
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The Landing of Columbus.
The Landing of Columbus.
Turner R.A. Goodall.
London, Published 1833, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Pall Mall.
Engraving. Sheet size: 290 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Very large margins. Trimmed inside plate at upper edge. Slight foxing.
A coastal view with a line of figures landing on the shore on the right, with a boat and ships in the bay on the left, and the sun settingon the horizon behind. After JMW Turner. Avignette to poem 'The Voyage of Columbus' in 'Poems' by Samuel Rogers.
Rawlinson: 402: III.
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Columbus setting sail.
Columbus setting sail.
Turner R.A. Goodall.
London, Published 1833, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Pall Mall.
Engraving. Sheet size: 290 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Very large margins. Trimmed inside plate at upper edge. Slight foxing.
A view of a busy harbour in Genoa, with a crowd on the quay in the left foreground waving hands towards leaving ships in the bay on the right. A church and other buildingscan be seen on higher ground in the left background. After JMW Turner. Avignette to poem 'The Voyage of Columbus' in 'Poems' by Samuel Rogers.
Rawlinson: 399: III.
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An Indian Cacique of the Island of Cuba, addressing Columbus concerning a future state.
An Indian Cacique of the Island of Cuba, addressing Columbus concerning a future state.
B. West delin.t. F. Bartolozzi sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1794.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾"). Trimmed inside plate.
A meeting between Christopher Columbus and a cacique (Taino for chief) and his people. Columbus is backed by a priest and some soldiers to the left. The natives appear to have an offering of fruit, including pineapples, shown on the right. After Columbus' arrival, Cuba became a Spanish colony, ruled by a Spanish governor in Havana. In 1762, Havana was briefly occupied by Great Britain, before being returned to Spain in exchange for Florida.
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Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain.
Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain. Engraved for Middletons Complete System of Geography.
Wale delin. Grignion sculp.
[n.d., c.1780]
Etching with small margins. 260 x 200mm (10 x 8"). One tear in margin into plate. Crease across bottom left corner.
Interior scene in which Christopher Columbus presents an account of his discover of America to the King and Queen of Spain. Several figures stand in the background and a ship can be seen in the distance.
[Ref: 33268]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Christofel Colonus.
Christofel Colonus.
[Pieter van der Aa.]
[n.d., c.1710.]
Fine engraving. Platemark: 295 x 170mm (11½ x 6¾"). Very large margins.
Portait of Christopher Columbus (1451- 1506), with a sextant in hand and sea charts before him. Within a decorative oval made up of sea monsters on either side, while one of his ships sails in the background Plate 23 from the scarce series of historical portraits, 'Principum et illustrium quorundam virorum. Qui in Europa alibique terrarum, qua fama, qua eruditione celebres fuerunt, verae imagines', published Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) c.1710.
[Ref: 39271]   £260.00  
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The American Continental Congress.
The American Continental Congress.
Dodd del. Page sc.
[n.d., c.1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed.
A view of the First Continental Congress, a meeting of twelve delegates from the Thirteen Colonies which took place from 5th September to 20th October 1774, in response to the Intolerable/Coercive Acts put in place in response to the Boston Tea Party. An illustration from Cowleys "History of England" 1774.
[Ref: 45664]   £420.00  
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[Cortez scuttling the Spanish fleet in Mexico, 1519.]
[Cortez scuttling the Spanish fleet in Mexico, 1519.] Emulo de Agatocles: Imitador de Timarco: Digna Copia de Lauria.
Dib y lit.o por Urrabieta. Lit. de Ayguals de Izco.
[Madrid : Lit. J. Donon y Ayguals de Izco, 1849.]
Lithograph with hand colour, rare. Printed area 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17¾").
Hernán Cortez watching his ships sink, having scuttled his fleet to strand his troops in Mexico, preventing a possible mutiny. The title compares him to three historical figures: Agathocles, tyrant of Syracuse; Timarchus, tyrant of Miletus, and Roger of Lauria (c. 1245 17 January 1305), a Sicilian admiral in the service of Aragon. Drawn and lithographed by Vicente Urrabieta Ortiz for 'Colección de láminas de la Historia de la Marina Real Española. Litografías de los Mejores Artistas Españoles.'
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David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat.
David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat. Sporting Anecdotes. The Hardest Fend Off!! [...]
Drawn & Engraved by H. Alken.
Published March 1st 1839 by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse, Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St.
Aquatint printed in colour with gum arabic, platemark 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"), on Whatman paper watermarked 1837. Crease through centre.
Davy Crockett (1786-1836), American frontiersman, soldier, and politician, encountering a bear. He approaches the bear, which has one of Crockett's dogs in its clutches. Already a media star in his lifetime, this print was published three years after he was killed at the Alamo. Print made by Henry Alken (1785-1851), painter and engraver who specialised in hunting, coaching, racing and animal subjects. His work was highly sought-after in sporting circles, particularly amongst the huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray.
[Ref: 39541]   £450.00  
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Charles-Henri, Comte d'Estaing,
Charles-Henri, Comte d'Estaing, Chevalier des Ordes du Roi, Lieutenant Gen.l de ses Armées, Vice-Amiral de France; Né le 24 Novembre 1729.
[French, c.1780.]
Engraving. 175 x 120mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed within plate right and bottom, thread margins elsewhere.
Oval portrait of Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, comte d'Estaing (1729-94), within a decorative border featuring putti wearing Amerind feather headresses and pointing at a map of the Americas. A French general and admiral who had already fought against the British in India during the Seven Years' War, D'Estaing commanded the French fleet sent to aid the rebels in the American War of Independence. He blockaded New York in 1778, captured St Vincent and Grenada in the West Indies and participated in the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Wounded, he returned to France in 1780, after which he fell out of favour, not regaining a command until just before the war ended. In 1789 he supported the French Revolution but was guillotined during the Terror for being a reactionary. Before his execution, he wrote: 'After my head falls off, send it to the British, they will pay a good deal for it!'.
[Ref: 40549]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteeen United States of America.
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteeen United States of America. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands...We mutually pledge to each other, our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. [Followed by signatures of 56 delegates of the Continental Congress.]
Boston. Entered into Congress in 1838 by T. H. Bridgham in Clerks Office of District Court of Massachusetts.
Wood engraving. On verso Dun Fox! with Taylors' compliments, 145 x 114mm. 5¾ x 4½ Some toning around the edges.
The United States Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced the separation of the thirteen American colonies away from Great Britain, creating independent states. A copy of the Declaration that was signed by Congress is known as the engrossed or parchment copy, and was given the title of "the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America".
Bidwell, "American history in image and text" in 'Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, v, 98, pt. 2, 1988'
[Ref: 18185]   £360.00  
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Fac-similes of the Signatures to the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776.
Fac-similes of the Signatures to the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776.
[British, Anon., n.d., c.1820.]
Etched facsimile autograph sheet, 255 x 200mm. 10 x 8". Centrefold (as usual), with two small holes. Full margins. Faint offsetting.
A British reproduction of a fragment of John Binn's engraved facsimile of the 1776 American Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence announced that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as independent states and no longer part of the British Empire. Binn, an Irish-born Philadelphia journalist and publisher of The Democratic Press, was one of the first to realize in 1816 the potential market for a "splendid and correct copy of the Declaration of Independence, with fac-similes of all the signatures..." (as described in his solicitation for subscribers). It was finally published in 1819. From an unidentified publication.
[Ref: 20970]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Discovery of America.
The Discovery of America.
E. Edwards del. W. Walker sc.
[Publish'd as the Act directs, 3. Jan. 1778, by Fielding & Walker in Pater-noster Row London.]
Engraving. Plate 233 x 171mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Cut.
Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. He strikes the ground with a sword to claim the land for Spain while some of his men kiss the ground. A group for native Americans stands nearby. Frontispiece to "The History of America, from its discovery by Columbus...Volume I".
[Ref: 20845]   £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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Drake Conveying the Spanish Judges and Criminal Savages of Anguatulco, in Procession on Board his own Ship.
Drake Conveying the Spanish Judges and Criminal Savages of Anguatulco, in Procession on Board his own Ship.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving, 114 x 164mm.
A book illustration of one of Francis Drake's raids on the Spanish settlements along the Pacific coast of South America.
[Ref: 7751]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Captn Daviss's Men taken off the Rock by their Comrades.
Captn Daviss's Men taken off the Rock by their Comrades.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving, 105 x 165mm. 4¼ x 6½".
From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the voyages of Captain James Davis (1580 - 1623). Davis was a founder and builder of the first English colony in New England (Sagadahoc, Maine), referred to as a northern Virginia colony. After the remaining members of that colony gave up and returned in discouragement to England in 1609, he sailed for the southern Virginia colony where he became one its earliest settlers, one of the "ancient planters." Numbered 'page 304' upper right.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 13205]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt:, Drake, going off to Sea on a Raft in Quest of his two Pinaces.
Capt:, Drake, going off to Sea on a Raft in Quest of his two Pinaces.
J. June, Sc.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving, 100 x 165mm. 4 x 6½".
From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the travels of Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596). Drake's circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports in the Americas. Drake's increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s, which were an important factor contributing to Philips II's decision to launch the Armada against England in 1588.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 13203]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The dream of Francis Xavier.] Den droom van Xaverius van Indien te bekeeren.
[The dream of Francis Xavier.] Den droom van Xaverius van Indien te bekeeren.
[Antwerp: Plantin, 1640.]
Engraving, 105 x 135mm (4¼ x 5¼"), set in text.
A young boy with a bow and quiver of arrows carries a native American wearing feathered headdress. Published in Jean Bollandus's 'Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der societeyt Jesu', a history of the Jesuits which contained emblems by Abraham van Diepenbeek (1596-1675), a follower of Rubens. In 1537 Francis Xavier had a recurring dream in which he that he was carrying an Indian on his back as penance. This led him to leave Rome in 1541 and undertake missionary work in India, Goa, Japan, and China, for which he was eventually made a saint. Despite this work being in Asia the 'Indian' is often portrayed as an American.
[Ref: 41459]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Dying Buffalo Bull, in Snow Drift. No.17.
Dying Buffalo Bull, in Snow Drift. No.17.
Catlin del._Mc.Gahey lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
(From Catlins N.A. Indian Collection.) [London: Geo. Catlin, 1844.]
Lithograph with hand colour. 430 x 579mm (17 x 22¾").
Indians hunting bison in a bleak snowy landscape. "In this view the reader is introduced to the optimum of dreariness and severity which the hunters of the northern prairies have to contend with in the depths of winter. An intensely cold day, and dry and sand-like snow three or four feet in depth, drifting before the wind, and a herd of buffaloes labouring to plough their way through it, whilst they are urged on by a party of Indians on snow-shoes, deeply clad in furs, and dealing death to them with their spears. The dying bull in the foreground of this picture, and that in the preceding plate, were carefully sketched by my own hand whilst the animals were thus struggling with death; and I therefore confidently offer them as faithful delineations of their forms and looks, as well as fit and impressive subjects for contemplation for those who may ever have the time, and feel disposed to sympathize with the cruel destruction and extinction of this useful and noble animal. An exhibition of Catlin's 'American Indian Portraits' is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery. George Catlin (1796-1872) was a Pennsylvanian-born artist who made five trips to the western United States to document the Native American peoples and their way of life. From Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio".
Abbey Travel: 653.17.
[Ref: 29515]   £850.00  
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The Indians Astonished at the Eclipse of the Moon foretold by Colombus.
The Indians Astonished at the Eclipse of the Moon foretold by Colombus. Engraved for Drake's Voyages.
[n.d.]
Coloured engraving. 185 x 250mm (7¼ x 9¾"). Paper toned.
Desperate for supplies, Columbus impressed the natives of Jamaica by correctly predicting a lunar eclipse for February 29, 1504. He threatened that the gods would turn off the moon if they did not continue to feed his crew.
[Ref: 45052]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Emigrants Crossing the Plains.
Emigrants Crossing the Plains.
F.O.C. Darley fecit. H.B. Hall, Jr sc.
New York, D.Appleton & Co. Entered according to act of Congress, A.D. 1869...
Coloured steel engraving. Printed area 180 x 205mm.
The archetypal western wagon train. The artist is the American Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888), regarded as the first American illustrator of note. His works include the illustrations for Washington Irving's 'Rip van Winkle' and 'Sleepy Hollow'. The illustrated edition of James Fenimore Cooper's complete works (1855-61) was advertised as a 'Monument of American Art'.
[Ref: 7141]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A South View of Oswego, on Lake Ontario, in North America.
A South View of Oswego, on Lake Ontario, in North America.
Engraved for the London Magazine, 1760.
Engraving on watermarked laid paper, sheet 150 x 270mm. 6 x 10½". Trimmed within plate. Pin hole to sky.
Fort Oswego was an important frontier post for British traders in the 18th century. A trading post was established in 1722 with a log palisade, and New York governor William Burnet ordered a fort built at the site in 1727. The fort established a British presence on the Great Lakes. During the French and Indian War, this fort was captured and destroyed by the French in 1756. The site is now included in the city of Oswego, New York. Illustration to the London Magazine, numbered in image, with key lower left.
From Capper Album.
[Ref: 10950]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Wellingtonia Gigantea, Lindl.
Wellingtonia Gigantea, Lindl.
J.M. Lapham, ad nat. del. L. Stroobant, Lith, in Horto Van Houteano.
Gent: Louis van Houtte, 1854.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 340 x 245mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Folded as issued, faint offset.
A view of a Sequoiadendron giganteum (also known as the giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, or Wellingtonia), the world's largest tree, shown with figures to show scale. Published in van Houtte's 'Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe', after the tree had been introduced to Europe by William Lobb for James Veitch's Nursery. The first European reference to the tree was in 1833, but the first scientific naming of the species was by John Lindley in December 1853, as recorded here. However the name 'Wellingtonia' had already been used, but the name was not corrected until 1939.
[Ref: 37119]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hierogliphics [sic].
Hierogliphics [sic].
Lith. by E. Weber & Co. Balto.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 140 x 225mm. 5½ x 9". Foxing, tatty and chipped lower extremity.
A traveller inspects some hieroglyphs carved into rocks, probably in central America. Hieroglyphs are characters made by graphical figures, be it animals or objects. An illustration from a book published in the USA, printed in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
[London Published by Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street.]
Mezzotint and etching with hand-colouring and gum-arabic, very rare;sheet 185 x 220mm (7¼ x 8½"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line.
Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas in Mexico, He defended the rights of indigenous Peruvians against the slavery imposed on them by the Spanish Conquistadors. Here depicted on his deathbed, he attended by grateful Peruvian Indians.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 35229]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
London Published by Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street. [n.d. c.1845.]
A rare coloured lithograph with added gum-arabic. Plate 197 x 222mm. 7¾ x 8¾". Some spotting and foxing.
Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas in Mexico, He defended the rights of indigenous Peruvians against the slavery imposed on them by the Spanish Conquistadors. Here depicted on his deathbed, he attended by grateful Peruvian Indians.
[Ref: 20787]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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