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Landing of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in Aberdeen.
Landing of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in Aberdeen.
[Anon., c.1848]
Rare lithograph, sheet 180 x 275mm (7 x 10¾"). Rare.
Queen Victoria and family disembarking at Aberdeen, probably for their first visit to the city in September 1848. A huge crowd awaits the royal arrival. Queen Victoria's visit followed soon after she purchased the nearby castle of Balmoral, sight unseen. After Victoria had it rebuilt between 1853 and 1855. It has continued to be a popular residence with the monarchy ever since.
[Ref: 41641]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Duke of Queensbury & Diver presenting the Act of Union to Queen Ann.
The Duke of Queensbury & Diver presenting the Act of Union to Queen Ann.
Hamilton delin. A.W.Warren sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs September 3; 1803 by J.Stratford N.o.112 Holborn Hill.
Engraving. Plate: 215 x 170mm, (8½ x 6¾"). Large margins. Some light creasing.
An interior scene in which Queen Anne (1665-1714), who sits on the throne, is presented with the Acts of Union, signed 1st May 1707, which united Scotland and England and formed Great Britian.
[Ref: 36828]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague]
[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague] Arc de Triomphe dans l'Avant Cour, erige pour sa Majesté Britannique, 1691 [parallel text in Dutch]
J. V. D. Avele fec.
Apud Carolum Allard cum Priv. ord. Holl et Westvrisiae.
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Tipped into album sheet; central fold. Trimmed to border.
Huge triumphal arch erected in the Hague on the occasion of William III's visit in 1691 (the first time he had returned to the Netherlands since being crowned king of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1688). The arch was one of a series which channelled the procession towards the town hall. Plate from a Dutch publication comprising twenty plates depicting key episodes from the Glorious Revolution.
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[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague]
[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague] Eere Poort op de groote markt, opgerecht voor Z.K.M. van Groot Britanje. 1691. [parallel text in Dutch]
Hugo Allard f [in image lower right]
Apud Carolum Allard cum Priv. ordinum Hollandiae et Westvrisiae.
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Tipped into album sheet; central fold. Trimmed to border.
Triumphal arch erected in the marketplace in the Hague on the occasion of William III's visit in 1691 (the first time he had returned to the Netherlands since being crowned king of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1688). The arch was one of a number which channelled the procession towards the town hall. Plate from a Dutch publication comprising twenty plates depicting key episodes from the Glorious Revolution.
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[Queen Anne presiding over the House of Lords in Session.]
[Queen Anne presiding over the House of Lords in Session.] Het Hoog en Lager Huys van Engeland.
R. de Hooge fecit [in image].
[tot Amsterdam, by Pieter Rotterdam, Boekverkooper on de Vugaendam.]
Etching, sheet 450 x 580mm (17¾ x 22¾"). Trimmed, losing text and vignettes below image; vertical folds. Few very minor repairs. A rich impression.
Queen Anne (1665-1714) seated on throne at right, presiding over the Lords. Above two allegorical figures representing Plenty (with a cornucopia) and War (with a shield) hold a scroll showing Anne with Prince George of Denmark besides her presiding over the Commons. Second state (published c.1702) of a print first published in 1689, showing William III on the throne shortly after his coronation. It was subsequently reworked to fit the arrival of successive monarchs up to and including George II in 1727. Etched by Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708), exponent of the late Dutch Baroque best known for his political caricatures of Louis XIV and his prints glorifying William III and the Glorious Revolution. De Hooghe's output as an artist was broad, however, and he had other talents and responsibilities: in 1689 he was placed in charge of obtaining building materials for the royal hunting lodge of Het Loo; the same year he became a Doctor of Law at Harderwijk University; he designed ceiling paintings for municipal buildings and church windows; and he wrote several political and historical treatises.
Landwehr 159 ii/iii
[Ref: 42823]   £380.00  
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Eugene Aram
Eugene Aram convicted at York Assizes Aug.t 3 1759 for the Murder of Dan.l Clark of Knaresborough in the County of York [...]
Thornton Sculpt
Published by Alexr Hogg.
Rare engraving with 10pp letterpress, sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
Eugene Aram (d.1759), murderer and philologist, with extensive letterpress biography, as published in the 'Wonderful Magazine', which specialised in stories of eccentric and remarkable individuals. Aram was a considerably learned man, self-taught for the most part, who worked as a schoolteacher for much of his life. In 1758 the discovery of what was believed to be the skeleton of Daniel Clarke, a shoemaker from Knaresborough who disappeared in 1745 shortly after coming into money, led to Aram being named as an accomplice to Clarke's murder. Aram was tried in York in 1759, and he and the other defendant, a linen weaver named Houseman, accused each other. All of the evidence was circumstantial and Houseman turned crown's evidence in return for acquittal. Aram defended himself, and the letterpress to this print quotes Aram's speech, with its philosophic argument against the circumstantial evidence. Nevertheless a conviction was obtained and Aram was hanged at Knavesmire in 1759. The letterpress concludes by wondering how 'a man with abilities so superior, could think of embruing his hands in the blood of a fellow-creature'. While Aram's achievements as a linguist have subsequently been discredited, he was to be immortalized in Thomas Hood's ballad 'The Dream of Eugene Aram' (1829) and Edward Bulwer's eponymous novel of 1832.
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The Earl of Argyle, Only two Hours before his Execution, and the Distress and Astonishment of one of the Council who condemned him, on seeing him in a transquil Sleep.
The Earl of Argyle, Only two Hours before his Execution, and the Distress and Astonishment of one of the Council who condemned him, on seeing him in a transquil Sleep. Vide Fox's Hist.y of the Reign of James II. Page 218.
Published and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Davidson Alnwick.
Woodcut. Very scarce. Sheet size: 465 x 340mm (18¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate. Horizontal central crease. Glued to backing sheet at corners.
Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish Protestant leader, about to be executed for his opposition to the Roman Catholic James II of Great Britain and Ireland (James VII of Scotland), yet found fast asleep beside a letter inscribed, 'Your Affectionate Husband ... Argyle'. Two council members enter from the right, astonished with his composure, with the executioner holding a raised axe in the shadows of the cell behind the door. A rare illustration to 'A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James II', written by Charles James Fox. It was left unfinished at his death in 1806 and was not published until 1808.
Ex collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 39022]   £280.00  
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Thomas Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong Binnen Londen, gehangen en gevierendeelt.
J.L. [c.1690]
Etching, rare, sheet 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5¼"). Glued to backing sheet.
The execution of army officer and conspirator Sir Thomas Armstrong (1633-84). Armstrong associated with Charles II's natural son the duke of Monmouth and plotted to secure Monmouth's succession to the throne. Following disclosure of the Rye House plot (to murder Charles II and the future James II to spark an insurrection) Armstrong was indicted for high treason. He moved to the continent but was captured, brought back to England, and executed. His head was affixed to Westminster Hall, three of his quarters displayed in London, and the fourth at Stafford.
[Ref: 42544]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Naisby.
The Battle of Naisby. This Battle which gave the fatal turn to the Kings Affairs happen’d on the 14 June 1645, the first charge was given by the right wing of Horse & Foot commanded by Prince Rupert & his Brother, who bore down all before them; the left wing & the Northern Horse engaging Cromwell & the Enemies right wing against odds of num.rs & ye advantage Ground were put to Flight...caused them all to turn their Horses & ride upon ye Spur as if every Man was to shift for himself after this Disorder ye K. not being able to prevail w.th his Troops to rally & charge ye Enemy He retreated as well as He could & left Fairfax entire Master of the Field. [Translated into French].
Parrocel Pinx. Dupuis Sculp.
London 1727.
Fine etching and engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 412 x 470mm (16¼ x 18½"). Some creasing and scuffing to paper.
The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English Civil War, where the main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Extensive letterpress description below image.
See NAM: 35605.
[Ref: 28993]   £240.00  
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The Bill of Rights ratified at the Revolution by King William, and Queen Mary, previous to their Coronation.
The Bill of Rights ratified at the Revolution by King William, and Queen Mary, previous to their Coronation.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Etching and engraving. plate 305 x 210mm (12 x 8¼"). Cut into platemark.
William III and Mary II, enthroned, a cleric standing before them , holding out text of Bill of Rights; passed on 16 December 1689 as a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention of Parliament to William and Mary, inviting them to become joint sovereigns of England.
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Boadicea.
Boadicea. Queen of the Iceni, leading the Britons against the Roman army under Suetonius, Seeing her troops defeated with the slaughter of 80,000 men, She terminated her life by poison, in order to avoid falling into the power of the Roman General.
Painted by Henry Singleton. Engraved by William Bond.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple. 280 x 195mm (11 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Queen Boadicea in a chariot being drawn to left, spear in her right hand, with her daughters slumped in despair at her knees.
[Ref: 44094]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Boadicea.
Boadicea.
Craig del. Raddon sc.
Published by Nuttall, Fisher & C.o. Liverpool, Jan.y.1.1814.
Engraving with etching. Sheet: 130 x 210mm, (5 x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate. Some pin holes on left edge. Some creasing.
Depiction of Boadicea, queen of the Iceni tribe, praying, alongside a druid to her Celtic god before battle with the Romans.
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[Boadicea the British Queen. Animating the Britons to defend their Country against the Romans.]
[Boadicea the British Queen. Animating the Britons to defend their Country against the Romans.]
[T. Stothard R.A. del.t W.m Shap sculp.]
[Engraved & Published by W. Sharp, from a Drawing by T. Stothard R.A. January 28, 1812.]
Etching and engraving, proof before all letters, large margins on three sides. Plate 330 x 369mm (13 x 14½").
Boadicea standing on a horse-drawn chariot, right arm raised, holding a pike in the other hand, her hair falling down her back, addressing a group of men armed with round shields, pikes and swords, with two women sitting in the chariot, their heads in their hands, in a round-arched frame with arms of Britain and Rome in the spandrils.
See Ref: 28968 for lettered copy.
[Ref: 28994]   £220.00  
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Anna Bulleyn, Gemalinne van Hendrik de VIII [koning van Engeland binnen Londen onthalst.]
Anna Bulleyn, Gemalinne van Hendrik de VIII [koning van Engeland binnen Londen onthalst.]
I. L. [Jan Luyken.]
[n.d., 1699.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 135mm, 6½ x 5¼". Trimmed, losing part of the title, laid on album paper.
Anne Boleyn about to be beheaded by a swordsman, as Henry regarded the axe as too common.
[Ref: 15245]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bristol during the Reform Act Riots of 1831]
[Bristol during the Reform Act Riots of 1831] View of the New Prison & Two Toll Houses, on Fire. As it Appeared, Oct. 30th 1831
J. Jones sc. Pub.d by A. Giudice [c.1832]
Etching and aquatint, sheet 95 x 120mm (3¾ x 4¾"). Very rare.
One of several prints made in the wake of the 1831 Bristol Riots. These were amongst the several manifestations of civil unrest which took place after the House of Lords rejected the second Reform Bill. The Reform Bill aimed to improve 'rotten boroughs' standards and to give Britain's fast growing industrial towns greater representation in the House of Commons. The riots continued for three days during which the palace of Robert Gray the Bishop of Bristol, the Mansion House, and private homes and property were looted and destroyed, along with the demolition of much of the gaol and toll houses. Work on the Clifton Suspension Bridge was halted and Isambard Kingdom Brunel was sworn in as a special constable.
[Ref: 41070]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegorical scene with Britannia welcoming shipwrecked family]
[Allegorical scene with Britannia welcoming shipwrecked family]
F. Hayman delin.t Ant. Walker Sculp.t et donavit
Engraving, platemark 220 x 175mm (8½ x 7"). Small margins.
Probably one of a series of engravings after designs by Francis Hayman for a planned history of Britain which was abandoned after the first part of its publication.
[Ref: 44793]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Évacuation de la Hollande par Les Anglo-Russes, et Capitulation de Duc D’Yorck,
Évacuation de la Hollande par Les Anglo-Russes, et Capitulation de Duc D’Yorck, le 10 Brumaire An 8. No. 143.
Duplessi-Bertaux inv. aqua forti. Dupréel sculp.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Etching with 4 pages of text. Plate 254 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Some foxing and creasing.
A scene from the end of the Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland (27th August - 19th November 1799), showing the English and Russian evacuating Holland after the Convention of Alkmaar, signed 18th October. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
RMG: PAD5627. NAM: 1995-02-9.
[Ref: 28292]   £220.00  
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A British Female bordering upon the Picts.
A British Female bordering upon the Picts.
[A. van Buysen.]
[n.d. c.1753.]
Engraving. 319 x 221mm (12½ x 8¾"). Cut. Laid upon album sheet.
A British female warrior with spear and sword bordering upon the Picts, a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people living in ancient eastern and northern Scotland.
[Ref: 28981]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[History of Great Britain.]
[History of Great Britain.]
Published by E.C. Edlin, 37 New Bond Street. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured engraving, with small margins, paper watermarked: J Whatman 1830. Plate 275 x 410mm (10¾ x 16¼").
Popular print depicting 24 key historical scenes from early English history, from 'The Landing of Caesar' to 'The Body of Richard 3 thrown across a horse after the Battle of Bosworth', A.D. 1485.
[Ref: 29984]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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A Briton bordering upon the Picts.
A Briton bordering upon the Picts.
[A. van Buysen.]
[n.d. c.1753.]
Engraving. 319 x 221mm (12½ x 8¾"). Cut. Laid on album sheet.
A Briton warrior bordering upon the Picts, a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people living in ancient eastern and northern Scotland.
[Ref: 28979]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The manner of Burning a Woman convicted of Treason.
The manner of Burning a Woman convicted of Treason.
Dodd delin. J. Lodge sculp. [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 205 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Small margins on 3 sides.
Engraving published in the 'Tyburn Chronicle'.
[Ref: 46568]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Capture of Archibald Campbell, ninth earl of Argyll]
[Capture of Archibald Campbell, ninth earl of Argyll] Le Comte d'Argile est battu et fait prisonnier [parallel text in Dutch]
Adr. Schoonebeek exc [c.1690]
Etching, rare, sheet 150 x 185mm (6 x 7¼"). Glued to backing sheet.
Archibald Campbell, ninth Earl of Argyll (1629 – 1685), politician and clan leader who was executed for treason. A confederate of James Duke of Monmouth, for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act, was found guilty of High Treason in 1681 and sentenced to death. In a abortive attempt to invade Scotland in 1685, Argyll was trying to cross the Clyde at Inchinnan, in disguise and armed with three loaded pistols, but was captured, ignominiously, by a weaver, John Riddel and his identity revealed (as depicted here). Having been sentenced to death in 1681, he was swiftly executed.
[Ref: 42545]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Caractacus, King of the Silures, deliver'd up to Ostorius, the Roman General, by Cartismandua, Queen of the Brigantes.  Caractacus, Roi de Silures, livré à Ostorius, le Général Romain par Cartusmandua, Reine des Brigantes. Histoire D'Angleterre.
Caractacus, King of the Silures, deliver'd up to Ostorius, the Roman General, by Cartismandua, Queen of the Brigantes. Caractacus, Roi de Silures, livré à Ostorius, le Général Romain par Cartusmandua, Reine des Brigantes. Histoire D'Angleterre.
W. Hamilton Pinx.t Fran.s Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t
London Publish'd Feby. 14.th 1788 by S. Vivares, Great Newport Street..
Stipple. Plate 338 x 407mm. 13¼" x 16". Very fine.
Caratacus, British king. Caratacus was one of several sons of the great British king Cunobelinus and on his father's death around AD 40 he and his brother Togodumnus appear to have divided the Catuvellaunian kingdom. Their forces opposed the Roman invasion in AD 43 but Togodumnus died shortly after the battle at the Thames and Caratacus fled west. He re-emerged five years later leading the Silures of south-east Wales. When the Romans planted fortresses at Kingsholm (Gloucester) and Wroxeter, Caratacus withdrew into central Wales and began to organize the Ordovices. In a pitched battle, perhaps near Caersws, his forces fought well but lost. He himself escaped and fled to Brigantia, but was handed over to the Romans by Queen Cartimandua.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9199]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Trial of Queen Caroline.
Trial of Queen Caroline.
W. Read del. & sc.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Aquatint. Sheet: 270 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Vertical folds.
A scene showing the trial of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV, for adultery in 1820.
[Ref: 41568]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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(No.3.) Cato Street Conspiracy. Interior View of the Secretary's Room adjoining the Hay-Loft where Thistlewood & the Principal Conspirators retreated on Ruthen, Smithers, & Ellis entereing the Loft on the night of Feby. 23rd. 1820.
(No.3.) Cato Street Conspiracy. Interior View of the Secretary's Room adjoining the Hay-Loft where Thistlewood & the Principal Conspirators retreated on Ruthen, Smithers, & Ellis entereing the Loft on the night of Feby. 23rd. 1820. A. A cask, containing weapons & ammunition. B.B. Two marks on the wooden front of the Cupboard near the large window, looking to Cato Street; made by the bullet's from a pistol, fired at Thistlewood, by Ellis the Patiole, at the moment he stabbed Smithers_ C. Small window looking into the adjoining small Room. The bottles on the Chimeny Piece were found there and represented in the Drawing._The Rooms were found generally dirty, & had the appearance of not having been recently used._ (Size of the Room 7.ft 6in by 4ft._)
W.H. Harriott. delin.t 26 Feb.y 1820. Printed by F. Major 4 Greenland Place, Cromer St. Price s1./pluin_s2/.coloured._
London. Published by S.&J. Fuller 34 Rathbone Place 26 1820.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Publisher's stamp. 342 x 272mm. 13½ x 10¾". Crease along right-hand edge. Small tear upper left-hand corner. Some staining into image.
The Cato Street Conspiracy refers to the attempt to murder all the British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool in 1820. Here an interior view of the secretary's room, adjoining the hayloft where Arthur Thistlewood, the ringleader of the group, killed the arresting officer, Richard Smithers.
[Ref: 21314]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Return of Her Majesty, from the Ceremony of the Coronation June 28th. 1838.
The Return of Her Majesty, from the Ceremony of the Coronation June 28th. 1838. Presented Gratis with No.37 of the Fly!
W. Clark lith. 202 High Holborn.
Published by F. Glover. Water Lane, Fleet St.
Lithograph. 222 x 286mm. 8¾ x 11¼". Repaired tears on edges.
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) leaving Westminster Abbey after the Ceremony of Coronation as the new sovereign of Great Britain on June 28th, 1838. She was the first monarch to take up residence at Buckingham Palace.
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M.r. Chancellor's first Audience of the Czar of Muscovy.
M.r. Chancellor's first Audience of the Czar of Muscovy.
Drawn by Corbould. Engrav'd by George Cooke.
Engraving. Sheet: 180 x 225mm, (7 x 9"). Trimmed within plate. Stains in corners.
An interior scene showing the first meeting between English explorer Richard Chancellor (d. 1556) and Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) Tzar of Russia in 1554. Chancellor had set out to find a north-east passage to China, on hearing of Chancellor's arrival Ivan summoned him to Moscow. It was through this and subsequent meetings that a trade was opened between England and Russia.
[Ref: 38612]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
[Anon., c.1705]
Engraving, sheet 270 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼"). Trimmed, losing top of image, and tipped into album sheet with hand-drawn borders; folded along lower edge. Very scarce.
King Charles I and Edward Walker stand by a large drum serving as a table. Troops, horses and tents in distance. By autumn 1642, at the beginning of the English Civil War, Walker (1612-77) was Charles' secretary at war. In april 1644 he was made secretary extraordinary of the privy council. Illustration to Walker's 'Historical Discourses'.
[Ref: 37357]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Martyrdom of Charles the First, King of England,
The Martyrdom of Charles the First, King of England, who was beheaded on the 30.th Jan.y 1648, In the 40.th Year of his Age, & the 24.th Year of his Reign.
Drawn, Transferred to Stone & Printed, by J. Netherclift.
London, Pub.d at J. Netherclift's Lithographic Establishment, 8 Newman St. Oxford St. [c.1840]
A rare lithograph on india, printed area 485 x 450mm (19 x 17¾"), with large margins.
Facsimile of Charles I's death warrant, with portraits of leading Parliamentarians and views of the king during the trial and moments before his execution. An earlier engraving of the death warrant had been published by the Society of Antiquaries in 1750.
For the 1750 engraving see ref. 45272.
[Ref: 46753]   £360.00  
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The King's Escape from Hampton Court
The King's Escape from Hampton Court
[1738]
Etching, 245 x 145mm. 9½ x 5½". Trimmed to image; horizontal crease
Charles I, technically a prisoner of Cromwell at Hampton Court, prepares to make his escape. Below is an exterior view of the palace.
[Ref: 14694]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Warrant to Collonel Francis Hacker &c, for Beheading of K.Charles the First [...]
The Warrant to Collonel Francis Hacker &c, for Beheading of K.Charles the First [...] A View of the Place and Manner of K. Charles the First's Execution.
[n.d., c.1790's.]
Engraving. Sheet 195 x 235mm (7¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed to plate.
An engraved text with the wording of Charles I's execution warrant, with an engraving of the event underneath.
[Ref: 42437]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Karel de I. Koning van Engelandt, onthoofd te Whitehal den 30 January des Jaars 1649.
Karel de I. Koning van Engelandt, onthoofd te Whitehal den 30 January des Jaars 1649. [Below:] D. Men breekt het standbeeldt van Karel den I. af.
B. Picart del. et sculp. 1730.
Covens et Mortier excud. [n.d. c.1730.]
Etching and engraving, rare. Sheet 173 x 190mm. 6¾ x 7½".
View of the execution of Charles I outside the Banqueting House at Whitehall, the king with his head on a block, the executioner raising the axe, other figures and soldiers on either side; the King's Gate in the background.
[Ref: 27305]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Apotheosis or Death of the King.
The Apotheosis or Death of the King.
[n.d., c.1670, but 19th century copy]
Engraving. J. Whatman watermark 1813. Plate: 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½"), with large margins.
An allegorical scene showing the ascension of Charles I into heaven after his execution at Banqueting Hall as shown in the scene in the background. Charles I is lifted to heaven by angels and cherubs.
[Ref: 42037]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Englands Royal Pattern, or the History of King Charles ye First, from his Marriage to his Death. Hull Summoned by the King 3d. April 1642.
Englands Royal Pattern, or the History of King Charles ye First, from his Marriage to his Death. Hull Summoned by the King 3d. April 1642. The first Essay the Parliament made towards Sovereign Power was their seising upon Hull and sending Sr. John Hotham there as their Governour whereby they became Masters of Majesty’s Magazine. The Gentlemen of Yorkshire here upon prevailed with the King to demand restitution of that place and attended his Majesty to the Gates, but He found them shut against Him, the Bridges drawn up, the Walls mann’d and all things in Readiness for the reception of an Enemy, and Sr. John Hotham from the Wall acquainted the King that He durst not open the Gates, being entrusted by the Parliament. His Majesty replied, that if He persisted in that resolution He shou’d be obliged to proclaim him a Traitor and His disobedience wou’d probably bring many miseries on the Kingdom, by He still refused His Majesty Entrance, and was thereupon proclaim’d a Traitor.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Etching and engraving, . 413 x 470mm (16¼ x 18½"). Cut to platemark, one central fold.
Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, on ramparts above drawbridge, refusing admission to Charles I, on horseback, centre.
[Ref: 28992]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eight scenes from the life of Charles I]
[Eight scenes from the life of Charles I]
Sold by Tho: Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. / N.B. Booksellers & Country Chapmen may be furnisht / by the said John Bowles with all sorts of Maps & the best & newest sortment of Prints at the lowest Prices.
Eight engraved plates each platemark approx. 200 x 250mm (8 x 10") bound in original brown paper wrappers. Rare complete. Tears to plate two and plate six
Eight scenes from the life of Charles I spanning the Civil War and the monarch's death: 'The Marriage of the King'; 'Hull summoned by the King 3d April 1642', 'The Kings Declaration to his Gentry & Army September 1642'; 'The Battle of Naisby 14 June 1645'; 'The King siezed by Joyce at Holmby House'; 'The Kings Escape from Hampton Court'; 'The Tryal of the King'; 'The King taking leave of his Children 23 Jan. 1648'; 'The Apotheosis or Death of the King'. Bowles also published larger versions of these scenes.
For larger versions of individual plates, see 7913 ('declaration to his Gentry'); 7915 ('siezed by Joyce'); 7916 ('taking leave of his children')
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His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
[Anon., c.1705]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 270 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼"). Trimmed, losing top of image, false margins left and right; vertical fold. Very scarce.
King Charles I and Sir Edward Walker stand by a large drum serving as a table. Troops, horses and tents in distance. By autumn 1642, at the beginning of the English Civil War, Walker (1612-77) was Charles' secretary at war. In April 1644 he was made secretary extraordinary of the privy council. Illustration to Walker's 'Historical Discourses' (1705).
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His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
His most Sacred Majesty King Charles the first giveing his Royall Orders to his Secretary of War Sr. Edward Walker Kt. concerning ye. great Rebellion.
[Anon., c.1705]
Engraving. Sheet: 285 x 340mm (11½ x 13½"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
King Charles I and Sir Edward Walker stand by a large drum serving as a table. Troops, horses and tents in distance, two men stand by a flag and several canon on a hill. By autumn 1642, at the beginning of the English Civil War, Walker (1612-77) was Charles' secretary at war. In April 1644 he was made secretary extraordinary of the privy council. Illustration to Walker's 'Historical Discourses' (1705).
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[Warrant for the Beheading of Charles I]
[Warrant for the Beheading of Charles I]
Sumptibus Societat. Antiquariæ Lond. 1750
Engraving, platemark 415 x 475mm. (16¼ x 18¾") large margins.
Facsimile of death warrant for Charles I (the original is held by the Parliamentary Archives), in memorial frame surmounted by royal monogram. Charles I (1600-1649) was declared guilty on charges of high treason and "other high crimes" at a public session of the High Court of Justice on Saturday 27 January 1649 and sentenced to death. Fifty-nine of the Commissioners signed the warrant (their seals adjacent to signatures). The beheading took place on Tuesday, 30 January 1649. The warrant records the year 1648 because, from the 12th century to 1752, the civil or legal year in England began on 25 March. The execution took place at Whitehall on a scaffold in front of the Banqueting House. Published by Society of Antiquaries of London.
For coloured impression see ref. 1233. Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
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Enthauptung des Königs in England Ano 1649.
Enthauptung des Königs in England Ano 1649.
[n.d., c.1663.]
Engraving. Platemark: 230 x 300mm (9 x 11¾"). Very large margins. Crease as normal.
The execution of Charles I (1600-1649) at Whitehall, January 30th 1649, which took place in front of the Banqueting House, with the head of Charles held up to the crowd below. Coats of arms are either side of the title above. An illustration to 'Theatrum Europaeum', a journal on the history of the German-speaking lands by Matthäus Merian, published between 1633 and 1738.
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[Execution of Charles I, 1649]
[Execution of Charles I, 1649] Endhauptung der Konigs in Engelandt Ano 1649
[Anon., c.1649-55]
Engraving, rare; platemark 235 x 310mm (9¼ x 12¼"), large margins. Central crease as normal. Repaired tear on right.
The execution by beheading of Charles I, following his trial (in which he was found guilty of treason). The king's head, severed from his body, is held aloft by an executioner. The Banqueting House in Whitehall behind. Anonymous German engraving, probably first published as a broadside with text below. It subsequently appeared in the 'Theatrum Europaeum' (1663).
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[Charles I praying, before his execution, and his execution]
[Charles I praying, before his execution, and his execution]
Two etchings, dimensions 120 x 70mm (4¾ x 2¾") and 105 x 130mm (4 x 5"). Trimmed. Both tipped into same album sheet.
Charles I imprisoned, shortly before his execution, with verses written by him ('Felons obtain more Privilege than I / They are allow'd to answer ere they die'). Below the execution of Charles I in front of the Whitehall Banqueting House, a print published to illustrate a 1661 Dutch translation of David Lloyd's "The true portraicture of his sacred majesty, Charles the II, wherein is interwoven a complete history of the high-born Dukes of York and Gloucester" (1660), by Lambert van den Bos.
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The Tryal of the King
The Tryal of the King The Army having purg'd the House of Commons and left none but their own Creatures to sit there [...]
[Anon., c1750]
Engraving, sheet 180 x 225mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
The trial of Charles I (1600-49), which took place at Westminster Hall over six days in January 1649, after the king was charged of treason against England by using his power to further his personal interests rather than those of the country. The king is in the dock, wearing a hat, facing to the right. The king was found guilty, and executed by beheading outside the Banqueting House of Whitehall palace shortly after. Copy of an earlier print, one of a set depicting scenes from the life of Charles I, published by John Bowles in 1628.
For the complete set of Bowles' scenes from the life of Charles I see ref. 33980.
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Koning Karel de II wort voor een Verrader des Ryks en onbekwaam tot de Krone verklaardt.
Koning Karel de II wort voor een Verrader des Ryks en onbekwaam tot de Krone verklaardt.
[n.d. c.1685.]
Etching. 90 x 109mm. 3½ x 4¼".
Charles II (1630-1685) had no choice but to flee England, following the appointment of Cromwell as Lord Protector, who placed the British Isles under military rule. Despite various family connections, the French and Dutch allied themselves with Cromwell's government, forcing Charles to flee to Spain territories of Southern Netherlands. On the advise of General Monk he left Brussels and travelled to the Netherlands where he made his Declaration and was after wards proclaimed King. He left the Netherlands via The Hague and Schevelingen in May 1660. Anonymous engraving probably Dutch from a Broadside that would have small engravings arranged in rows or alternatively around one central etching.
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The Departure of Charles Stuward the II Kinge of England Scotland, France and Yrland from the Hollands coast at Scheveling for England the 2 of June Anno 1660
The Departure of Charles Stuward the II Kinge of England Scotland, France and Yrland from the Hollands coast at Scheveling for England the 2 of June Anno 1660
T'Amsterdam, bÿ Dancker Danckerts Inde Calverstraet inde Danckbaerheyt. [n.d., c.1660.]
Etching, very scarce. 380 x 500mm. Several repaired tears.
A scene of crowds gathering to watch Charles II leaving Holland to return to England to take his throne after the Interregnum caused by the Civil War.
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[Portrait of Charles II, with three prints relating to his escape following the battle of Worcester]
[Portrait of Charles II, with three prints relating to his escape following the battle of Worcester]
[various printmakers, early eighteenth century]
Four etchings and engravings, various dimensions, tipped into album sheets.
Soon after the battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, the fugitive Charles II met with the royalist army officer William Careless, and on 6 September they hid together in boughs of an oak tree to hide from pursuing Commonwealth forces. That night they retired to nearby Boscobel House, before Charles II made his way south disguised (unconvincingly) as a servant, narrowly avoiding capture several times before finally obtaining passage to the continent via Shoreham six weeks after the battle. This group of prints includes: a portrait of Charles II; an image of Charles II and Careless 'advising under the Royal Oak'; Charles II travelling in disguise with royalist army officer Henry Wilmot in attendance; and a bird's-eye view of Boscobel House, the Royal Oak, and the surrounding area.
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Gezanten aan den Koning tot Breda gezonden.
Gezanten aan den Koning tot Breda gezonden.
[n.d. c.1685.]
Etching. 95 x 108mm. 3¾ x 4¼". Repaired tear.
Charles II made his "Declaration of Breda" on the 4th April 1660. In it he gave his promise to pardon the cromes of the Civil War. By the 8th May he had been declared King. Anonymous engraving probably Dutch from a Broadside that would have small engravings arranged in rows or alternatively around one central etching.
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Doot van Koning Karel de tweede op den 12 feb. 1685.
Doot van Koning Karel de tweede op den 12 feb. 1685.
[n.d. c.1685.]
Etching. 95 x 108mm. 3¾ x 4¼".
Charles II (1630-1685) on his deathbed surrounded by family, his company and cardinals. Kneeling by his bed is his brother James II of England, who succeeded him as King of England and Ireland and James VII of Scotland. Anonymous engraving probably Dutch from a Broadside that would have small engravings arranged in rows or alternatively around one central etching.
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[Banquet held for Charles II at the Prins Mauritshuis, the Hague, 1660]
[Banquet held for Charles II at the Prins Mauritshuis, the Hague, 1660]
J. T. vliet in. Pierre Philippe Sculpsit [1660]
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 415 x 505mm (16¼ x 19¾"). Crease through centre.
Charles II moved to the Hague during the Civil War as a guest of the prince of Orange, until 1660, when parliament proclaimed him king and invited him to return. This print shows a banquet held for Charles II. Charles II is on the right, between his aunt Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and his sister Mary, Princess of Orange. It was one of six illustrations published in 'Verhael van de Reys van Carel II, Coning van Groot-Brittannië, in Hollandt van 25 Mey tot 2 Junij 1660'. Engraved after Jacob Toorenvliet (1641-c.1719), painter and printmaker based in Leiden.
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[Charles II entering the Hague in a carriage, Mauritshuis on right]
[Charles II entering the Hague in a carriage, Mauritshuis on right]
J. T. vliet in. Pierre Philippe Sculpsit [1660]
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 295 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"). Fold through centre as normal.
Charles II moved to the Hague during the Civil War as a guest of the prince of Orange, until 1660, when parliament proclaimed him king and invited him to return. This print shows Charles II entering the Hague en route to England: he turned down invitations from France and Spain to embark for England from their territory, instead accepting an invitation from the Dutch states general. He sailed for England on 23 May 1660, arriving in triumph six days later. One of six illustrations published in 'Verhael van de Reys van Carel II, Coning van Groot-Brittannië, in Hollandt van 25 Mey tot 2 Junij 1660', a volume published in the Hague in 1660. Engraved after Jacob Toorenvliet (1641-c.1719), painter and printmaker based in Leiden.
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[Embarkation of Charles II from the Netherlands to England, 1660]
[Embarkation of Charles II from the Netherlands to England, 1660]
AV. Venne Inv P. Philippe Fc: 1660
Etching, sheet 300 x 380mm (11½ x 14¾"). Trimmed to image, losing letterpress text above and below; fold through centre as normal.
When parliament proclaimed Charles II king and invited him to return in 1660, he turned down invitations from France and Spain to embark for England from their territory, instead accepting an invitation from the Dutch states general. This print shows him departing for England from Scheveningen on 23 May 1660 (he arrived there in triumph six days later). One of six illustrations published in 'Verhael van de Reys van Carel II, Coning van Groot-Brittannië, in Hollandt van 25 Mey tot 2 Junij 1660', a volume published in the Hague in 1660. Engraved after Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662), Dutch artist and poet who lived in the Hague from 1625 onwards. He played an active role in the Guild of St Luke in the city.
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