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The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
Jodocus Hondius Flander coelavit Anno Domini 1611.
Engraving, sheet 375 x 235mm (14¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
The Royal Arms at the time of James I, with border comprising the arms of the different kingdoms he reigned over. It was engraved by Jodocus Hondius as a frontispiece for John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', his county atlas, first published 1611-12.
[Ref: 42622]   £260.00  
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[Royal Coat of Arms]
[Royal Coat of Arms] Carolo Dei Gratia Fidei Defensori Anno Restaurato DDD CLVIIIII
R. Gaywood fecit [1660]
Etching, sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Text and tomb of Charles I verso.
Illustration from 'The Sphere of Gentry' (1661) by the herald-painter Sylvanus Morgan. Although not credited here, the painter and etcher Francis Barlow (d.1704) is known to have worked on designs for the book's illustrations. British Museum cataloguing states that Barlow's hand is visible in the rendering of the lion and unicorn in this print.
[Ref: 42828]   £230.00  
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[Swords of Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fairfax and John Lambert, each striking relevant document; with facsimile of 1821 text by Walter Fawkes]
[Swords of Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fairfax and John Lambert, each striking relevant document; with facsimile of 1821 text by Walter Fawkes] Cause and Effect 1626-1648.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, very scarce; sheet 295 x 475mm (11½ x 18½"). Folded in half as issued. Private plate.
Trompe l'oeil depiction of the swords of Cromwell, Fairfax and Lambert at Farnley Hall, each striking relevant documents. Besides it is an explanatory text written by Walter Ramsden Hawkesworth Fawkes (1769-1825), politician and art collector. One of Fawkes' closest friends was J.M.W. Turner, who often visited Fawkes at Farnley Hall (which he inherited in 1792). Fawkes was a notable collector of Turner's work, and Turner painted a series of gouaches around Farnley, depicting shooting parties, expeditions and domestic scenes. This print was made after a design by Turner and issued as a private plate.
Rawlinson 826a ('The drawing is at Farnley Hall, and the Engraving was made for the Fawkes family').
[Ref: 42833]   £420.00  
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