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Iean Baptiste Adanson. gebohren zu Paris d. 2en Julius 1732.
Iean Baptiste Adanson. gebohren zu Paris d. 2en Julius 1732.
Nach Natur gezeichnet v. Cless. gest. v. Westermayr.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 147 x 89mm (5¾ x 3½").
Jean-Baptiste Louis Adanson (1732-1803), the dragoman and Chancellor of France to the Orient. Like many Western Diplomats he was fascinated by Eastern civilisations and created watercolours and drawings to illustrate works on Turkish Music by his colleague Charles Fonton. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
[Ref: 29539]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Michel Adanson.
Michel Adanson. Mitglied des französischen National=Instituts Geb.zu Aix. i.d. Provence, im jahr 1727.
Nach Büste gez. v. Cless. Gest. v. Westermayr.
[n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 148 x 89mm. 5¾ x 3½".
Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French naturalist of Scottish descent. In 1748, funded by the director of the Compagnie des Indes, he left France on an exploring expedition to Senegal. He spent five years there, collecting and describing numerous animals and plants. In 1759 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science and in 1763 he published his 'Familles naturelles des plantes'.
[Ref: 26002]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier Table, on the Mer de Glace.
Glacier Table, on the Mer de Glace.
Drawn from Nature by Professor Forbes. L.Haghe lith. Day & Haghe. :ith.rs to the Queen.
[Edinburgh, A. & C. Black, c.1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 145 x 200mm, 6 x 8". Rare and interesting image showing scientific instruments.
From Professor James Forbes's 'Travels Through the Alps of Savoy'.
Abbey 62
[Ref: 10949]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Pissevache. Route de Chamonix.
Pissevache. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Pissevache falls, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33796]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonneville. Route de Chamonix.
Bonneville. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Bonneville, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33797]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chain of Alps from Grenoble to Chamberis.]
[Chain of Alps from Grenoble to Chamberis.]
Frank Short [pencil signature] Frank Short Sculp After J.M.W. Turner. [Short's monogram in image lower left.]
London, Published Novr. 1st. 1887, by Robt. Dunthorne at The Rembrandt Head, in Vigo Street.
Etching with mezzotint in sepia on india paper, 215 x 290mm. 8½ x 11½". A good impression, with full margins. Very slight foxing.
An evocative view in the Swiss Alps by Sir Frank Short RA PRE (1857 - 1945), one of the most important late Victorian exponents of the etching revival. He was both a reproductive and an original printmaker and also a noted teacher, holding the post of head of the engraving school at the Royal College of Art. From 'Selections from the Liber studiorum of J.M.W. Turner, R. A., for artists, art students, and amateurs : a drawing-book suggested by the writings of Mr. Ruskin...' (London: Blackie, 1890). Turner's 'Mountainous' subjects were the particular favourites of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin, who did more than anyone else to champion the virtues of the Liber as a drawing book for artists in the nineteenth century. Ruskin saw close study of the Liber as a means of training the young artist to see and draw what was true to nature.
See National Art Library (V&A Museum) 71.B.35. Hardie: 7. ii/ii.
[Ref: 23519]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sallanches. Route de Chamonix.
Sallanches. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Sallanches, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, with the Mont Blanc massif behind. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33792]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Bains St Gervais. près Chamonix.
Bains St Gervais. près Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33788]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Arveyron river emerging from the Mer de Glace, before merging with the Arve in Chamonix. It shows the grotto-like vault from which the river once emerged, painted by J.M.W. Turner in his 'Source of the Arveron in the Valley of Chamouni Savoy', 1816. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33789]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Scene from Le Jardin above the Glaciers of Talefre.
Scene from Le Jardin above the Glaciers of Talefre.
J. Calcott Delt. Charpentier Printrs.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 110 x 190mm. 4¼ x 7½". Tear on right extending into image, laid on conservation tissue to stabilise.
The Glacier de Talefre near Mont Blanc in the French alps.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 11112]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Servoz. (route de Chamonix.)
Servoz. (route de Chamonix.)
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Servoz, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, with the Mont Blanc massif behind. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33793]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Passage de la Téte-Noire. Route de Chamonix.
Passage de la Téte-Noire. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel.]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Tête Noire Pass, a precipitous route from Martigny to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33794]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier des Bussons (Inferieur). Chamonix.
Glacier des Bussons (Inferieur). Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title, some spotting.
The end of the Glacier des Bussons, looking up towards the Aiguille du Midi. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33785]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mont-Blanc prez Servoz. Route de Chamonix.
Le Mont-Blanc prez Servoz. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Mont Blanc from the foothills. It was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33786]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée de Chamonix.
Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of the valley of Chamonix, with Mont Blanc dominating the background. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33784]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Cascade des Pélerins. Chamonix.
Cascade des Pélerins. Chamonix.
Mottu.
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A waterfall with a rock formation that forces the flow to arch out from the rock face. Ruskin records a visit in his diary. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33795]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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La Mer de Glace. Chamonix.
La Mer de Glace. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the famous glacier looking south. Near this spot is the upper terminal of the Chamonix mountain railway. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33791]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier des Bois et Aigulle Verte. Chamonix.
Glacier des Bois et Aigulle Verte. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
The end of the Glacier des Bussons, looking up towards the Aiguille Verte. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33787]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Chamonix.
Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of the town of Chamonix, overshadowed by the mountains of the Mont Blanc massif. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33798]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Mont Blanc and the Village of Chamouni.
Mont Blanc and the Village of Chamouni.
L. Becker's Patent.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Engraving. 165 x 109mm (6½ x 4¼").
A view of the village of Chamonix nestled in the Chamonic Valley with Mont Blanc, and the Alps behind.
[Ref: 28626]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mont Blanc as Seen, from the Valley of Chamouni.
Mont Blanc as Seen, from the Valley of Chamouni.
Painted by Will.m Delamotte. Engraved by Thomas Lupton.
London. Published by Ja.s Bulcock, 163, Strand, (11 doors East of Somerset House,) May 1st 1828.
Mezzotint, rare. 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14"). Large margins. Surface wear on left corner mainly in margins and inscription area.
A view looking past Chamonix towards the glaciers and ridges of Mont Blanc.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35792]   £320.00  
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Dame D'Alsace.
Dame D'Alsace.
de Jean Veigel.
Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 277 x 165mm.
[Ref: 1986]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[View of Amboise.]
[View of Amboise.] In the Collection of the Earl of Bute.
Engraved by Captain W Baillie 1764 [in image lower right].
Etching printed in sepia, very fine impression; sheet 290 x 430mm (11½ x 17"). Trimmed to platemark. Signed by Baillie lower right.
View of Amboise in central France, with bridge across the river Loire and various figures at work. The city is known for containing the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques. After Lambert Doomer (1624-1700), Dutch artist who owned several volumes of Rembrandt drawings. Rembrandt was a passion of Baillie's which may have led him to engrave this scene.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34663]   £260.00  
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Six vues d'Amiens.
Six vues d'Amiens.
Lithographiées d'après nature et dédiées à la Société des Amis des Arts par Th. Mansson.
Chez Hacbect Jeune édit. à Amiens.
Folio, printed wrappers, 6 tinted lithographs, loose as issued, rare. Wear to wrappers, slight spotting of plates.
Six views, all depicting Amiens Cathedral, after Théodore Henri Mansson (1811-50).
[Ref: 35801]   £220.00   view all images for this item
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Prospectus Amphitheatri Anatomici Constructi Regnante Ludovivo Magno, Cureat Sumptibus Societatis Regiae Chirurgorum Parisiensium An. M.D.C.XVIV.
Prospectus Amphitheatri Anatomici Constructi Regnante Ludovivo Magno, Cureat Sumptibus Societatis Regiae Chirurgorum Parisiensium An. M.D.C.XVIV. Veüe de l'Amphitheatre anatomique construit...Sous le régne de Loüis le grand, Par les soins et aux dépens de la Compagnie Royalle des M.es Chirurgiens de Paris.1694.
A. Dieu In. et del. C. Simonneau et A. Perelle Sculp. Cum Pr. Reg. Christianissimi.
[n.d. c.1694.]
Engraving. 146 x 375mm (5¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
A view of Paris and the Seine, the bottom section of a larger print. The missing section is a view of the Amphitheatre of Anatomy constructed during the reign of Louis XIV for the French Royal College of Surgeons.
[Ref: 18169]   £260.00  
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[France] Andreossy.
[France] Andreossy. Déposé à la Bibliothèque Nationale le 15 Prairial, an onze an 9 de la Répl.que Fran.se
Drawn by J. Guerin and engraved by Anth.y Cardon.
à Paris, chez A.A. Renouard Rue Andrés des Arcs. No.42. [n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple. 330 x 242mm. 13 x 9½". Trimmed to the platemark.
Antonie-François Andreossy (1761-1828) was a French general and diplomat of noble and Italian descent. He served under Napoleon during the French Revolutionary Wars and accelerated through the ranks until in 1800 he was made Général de Division after assisting Napoleon during the 18 Brumaire Coup. After various artillery appointments he was made Ambassador to Britain, the Austrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire until in 1809 he was created a count of the First French Empire. On the fall of Napoleon he was called back to France and held high military administrative offices after the Bourbon Restoration, being elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1827.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18705]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne de Montmorency]
[Anne de Montmorency] Annas de Montmorency Comes Stabuli Sub Ludov.o 12.o Francisco i.o
[1660]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins. Slight foxing.
Anne de Montmorency (1493-1567), French soldier, statesman and diplomat. Montmorency spent most of his career serving under king Francis I, fighting in the Italian wars and then, as governor of Languedoc, defending Provence against the invasion of Charles V from northern Italy. He was also an important diplomat, working with Cardinal Wolsey to negotiate an alliance between Francis I and Henry VII in 1527, although he fell from favour after a settlement he brokered with Charles V failed. Montmorency recovered his previous status, however, under subsequent French monarchs. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
[Ref: 39893]   £240.00  
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[Anne of Austria]
[Anne of Austria] Anna Austriaca Regina Gallorum Reges [...]
[1660]
Engraving with two accompanying letterpress sheets, 17th century watermark; each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins.
Marie' de Medici (1575-1642), Queen of France as second wife of Henri IV. Following her husband's assassination at the hands of a fanatical Catholic in 1610 she acted as regent until her son, the future Louis XIII, came of age. A notable patron of the arts, Marie oversaw the construction and furnishing of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris (modelled after the Palazzo Pitti in Marie's hometown of Florence) and employed Rubens as her court painter. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men (and women) hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
[Ref: 40071]   £320.00  
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Vue d'Annonay [4].
Vue d'Annonay [4]. Prise de la Roche Chevalier. [&] prise de la Terrasse de Mr Soras a la reclusiere. [&] Prise des Egards. [&] Prise du Pre du Solier.
E.F. Imbard delt. Litho. de C. Motte.
[Paris: Imbard(?), n.d., c.1826.]
Set of four lithographs, each sheet c.315 x 465mm. 12½ x 18¼". Good clean impressions. Uncut
Four prospects of Annonay in the Rhône-Alpes region of southern France. Annonay is built on the hill overlooking the meeting of the deep gorges of the Deûme and the Cance, the waters of which supply the town. On June 4, 1783, the town was the location of the Montgolfier brothers first public unmanned hot air balloon flight. The event is celebrated annually each June, on the site of the flight in the place des Cordeliers. The Montgolfier brothers were natives of Annonay, and there is an obelisk in honour of them. Possibly from the larger series of views 'Elémens de paysage' after Etienne François Imbart (b.1785) draughtsman, lithographer and architect active in Paris 1819-1827.
See BNF: FRBNF40492958.
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[France] Arago.
[France] Arago.
Henri Sheffey pinx.t. Sixdeniers sculp.t.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue Racine No 3, et chez Schroth, edit.r Rue Traversiere St Honoré 25.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13¼). Slight scratch bottom right.
François Jean Dominique Arago (1786-1853), French mathematician, astronomer, whose recalculation of the Paris Meridian are commemorated by the 135 Arago medallions set into the ground through Paris. In the 1848 Revolution he joined the Provisional Government, in which he was responsible for abolishing flogging in the French Navy and then succeeded in procuring the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. In May he briefly served as Prime Minister of France, until the collective resignation of the Executive Power Commission in June. When Napoleon III took power in 1851 an oath of allegiance from all its functionaries, was required: Arago sent in his resignation as astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes rather than take the oath, but Louis-Napoleon refused it and made "an exception in favour of a savant whose works had thrown lustre on France, and whose existence the government would regret to embitter."
Wellcome: 90 Not in.
[Ref: 30840]   £290.00  
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Source de l'Arveiron.
Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
S. Morel M.d d'estampes à Genève.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris [c.1850]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 105 x 120mm (4 x 4¾").
The source of the Arveiron at Montanvert, near Chamonix. It was visited by the Shelleys and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, which contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 46115]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
Boilly del.
Mezzotint with very large margins; band around waist coloured; 540 x 360mm (21¼ x 14¼").
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Annibal Aubert du Bayet (1759-1797), French general and politician during the Revolution, show full-length in uniform, a battle raging behind. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he fought in the American Revolutionary War before travelling to France at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789. He began his political career with an anti-Jewish pamphlet 'Le cri du citoyen contre les Juifs', and was elected to the legislature in 1791. He served as President of the moderate 'Legislative Assembly' from 8 July 1792 to 22 July 1792, a month before the new National Convention took over, then as the Minister of Defense of France from November 1795 to February 1796. He was then appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, tasked with helping Selim modernise the army. He died of fever in Constantinople in 1797.
[Ref: 34981]   £360.00  
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J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736.
J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736. Collection Genérale des Portraits de M.M. les Députés à l'Assemblée Nationale tenue à Versailles le 4 Mai 1789. A.P.D.R.
De Vogues le J.ne del. A. Sergent excudit. Sergent sculp.
Chez Sergent rue Mauconseil, No 62. A Paris chez le Vache, M.d d'Estampes sous les Colonnades du Palais Royal, N.o 258. Et chez le meme à Versailles, rue des Chantiers, N.o 14.
Fine mezzotint, printed in sepia and black. Plate: 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"), very large margins. Faint marking in margins. Very slight repair above Bailly name.
A portrait of French mathematician, astronomer and early political leader of the French Revolution Jean Silvain Bailly (1736-1793). Bailly was the first to take the Tennis Court Oath on June 20th 1789 and became mayor of Paris following the storming of the Bastille. Bailly was executed during the Reign of Terror.
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[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789,
[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789, et Maire de Paris, Jugé à mort le 12 Novembre 1794.
Lavachez sc. Duplesi-Bertaux inv et del. Duplesi-Bertaux aqua forte.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), astronomer, mathematician and politician who presided over the Tennis Court Oath. He was guillotined at the Champs de Mars for refusing to testify at Marie Antoinette's trial. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
Wellcome: 148-2
[Ref: 28400]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
N. L'armessin sculp.
[n.d., 1682.]
Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7½ x 5½". Trimmed.
Francis Baldwin (1520-1573), a jurist prominent as first a friend and then opponent of John Calvin. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
[Ref: 16998]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
Maurin. Lith de Delpech, a Paris.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. 457 x 312mm. 18 x 12¼".
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594-1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
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Monsieur de Balzac:
Monsieur de Balzac:
R. Gaywood fecit. [n.d., c.1660]
Engraving, sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Rare; letterpress pasted below.
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594 - 1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
[Ref: 37680]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] [Louis Barbedor.]
[France] [Louis Barbedor.] Lodoicus Barbedor e Stato Regii [...]
J. Boulanger delin. et sculpsit
1650
Engraving, very scarce; 17th century watermark of a crown; 315 x 220mm (12¼ x 8½"). Trimmed inside platemark; crease through centre.
Louis Barbedor (1589-1670), writing master. Anagrams of his name in Latin below. Published in 'Les Escritures financière et italienne bastarde dans leur naiveté'. Engraved by Jean Boulanger (1608-c.1680).
[Ref: 31128]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Jean Bart. Ne a Dunkerque en 1650. Mort en 1702.
[France] Jean Bart. Ne a Dunkerque en 1650. Mort en 1702. Du grand Louis Jean-Bart etendit la puissance, L'Empire de Thetis admira sa valeur Et toujours ce soutien du pavillon de France Sera de nos marins le modele & l'honneur. Dedie aux Marins, a l'honneur, au courage et a l'amour de la patrie. En 181 paroitra le Portrait de l'Admiral Nelson.
Peint d'apres Nature par Hyacinthe Rigaud. Grave par Perrot.
Publie a Paris en 181 par Mr. Bernardini Illyrien, ancien Commissaire Principal de la Marine, de S.M. le Roi des Deux Siciles. Depose a la Direction generale.
Stipple printed in colour. Sheet 360 x 445mm. Tatty margins with some discolouration.
Jean Bart, French naval commander and privateer, who achieved his greatest successes during the War of the Grand Alliance (1688 - 1697). He captured 386 ships, destroying many more..
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[France] Jean Bart.
[France] Jean Bart.
J. Chapman sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on scrap sheet.
A portrait in an oval of French naval commander and privateer Jean Bart (1650 - 1702). Jean Bart was born in Dunkirk in 1650 and almost certainly spoke Flemish, at that time the native language in the region. When war broke out between France and the United Provinces in 1672, Bart entered the French service and became captain of one of the Dunkirk privateers. In this capacity he displayed such astonishing bravery, that Louis XIV sent him on a special mission to the Mediterranean, where he gained great distinction. He went on to achieve his greatest successes during the Nine Years' War (16881697).
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The Taking of the Bastile, at Paris, by the Patriotic Party on the Memorable 14th of July 1789.
The Taking of the Bastile, at Paris, by the Patriotic Party on the Memorable 14th of July 1789.
Drawn by Chalmers from a sketch taken on the Spot at the time.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. 190 x 225mm.
With a six-point key. Apparently pre-terror as the depiction of the Revolution is still friendly.
[Ref: 1194]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Prise de la Bastille par Les Bourgeois et Les Braves Gardes Francaises de La bonne Ville de Paris prise Le 14 Juillet 1789. Dediéé a la Nation.
Prise de la Bastille par Les Bourgeois et Les Braves Gardes Francaises de La bonne Ville de Paris prise Le 14 Juillet 1789. Dediéé a la Nation.
[A Paris, chez Bance rue St Severin, No. 25.]
Stipple printed in red, scarce. 272 x 381mm. 10¾ x 15". Cut, folded down centre, tear on left.
Storming of the Bastille: French guards firing the cannon and shooting at the prison on the left, while Governor de Launay is taken prisoner on the right. See the British Museum number 1868,0822.7435 for pair; "Monument du despotisme", the demolition of the Bastille after its fall.
[Ref: 23711]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Philippe Dece Iurisconsulte.
[France] Philippe Dece Iurisconsulte.
NL.
[n.d. c.1682.]
Engraving. 185 x 132mm. 7¼ x 5¼". Cut.
Philippe de Beaumanoir (c.1247-1296) was a French jurist and royal official. After his studies of law in Orleans, and possibly Bologna, he became bailiff of Clemont in the county of Beauvaisis, then senschal of Poitou and the Saintonge; he managed to hold some very senior positions in the realm. All of this administrative experience helped form the basis to his principal work: "Coustumes de Beauvoisis" of 1283, which was first printed in 1690. This work was later regarded as one of the best works bearing on old French customary law, and was often referred to with high admiration by Montesquieu, who called him "la lumiere de son temps". Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
[Ref: 17037]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Belleisle.
Belleisle.
[Engraved by J. Luffman for Mr Serres, Little Sea Torch. Published June 1801.]
Engraving with fine hand colour. Printed area 130 x 165mm, 5¼ x 6½". Some faint toning.
A chart of Belle Île in the Bay of Biscay, published while England was at war with Revolutionary France. From Serres's scarce marine pilot, 'The Little Sea Torch', an acknowledged English edition of Bougard's 'Le Petit Flambeau de la Mer', although extensively revised by Serres.
Abbey Life: 344.
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[Jérôme Bignon.]
[Jérôme Bignon.]
P. de Champaigne pinxit. F. Poilly sculpsit.
1664.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 390 x 320mm (15¼ x 12¼"). Light horizontal crease. Small surface marks on sheet.
A portrait of French laywer Jérôme Bignon (15891656), after Philippe de Champaigne (1602 - 1674). Bust directed to right, with curled hair and robes, in an oval frame on ledge with a coat of arms below the image. Jérôme Bignon was a French lawyer born in Paris, who gained great reputation after publishing 'Choréographie, ou description de la Terre Sainte' in 1600, which served to introduce the author to Henry IV, who placed him for some time as a companion to the Duke of Vendôme, and made him tutor to the 'dauphin', and afterwards Louis XIII.
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[France] In Effigiem Ioannis Iacobi Boissardi Vesvntini. [Greek script... ] In Eandem Effigiem A Nic. Lassaeo Affabre Fictam, Laelÿ Cleopassi Galathei. Oiffardi egregia ora pinxit arte Spirante in tabula, & sere loquente.
[France] In Effigiem Ioannis Iacobi Boissardi Vesvntini. [Greek script... ] In Eandem Effigiem A Nic. Lassaeo Affabre Fictam, Laelÿ Cleopassi Galathei. Oiffardi egregia ora pinxit arte Spirante in tabula, & sere loquente. Naturae aemulus artifez. Quid inquit. Bella in nos Lachesis, parantur ista... Vita in perpetuum tibi erogata est, Inuitis etiam, Iacobe, fatis.
[Jean-Jacques Boissard.]
[Cum priuilegio Regis Hisapniarum & Cancellarij Brabantiae as sex Annos. 1581.]
Engraved portrait and letterpress text, paper watermarked. 273 x 369mm. 10¾ x 14½". Water staining.
Portrait of Jean Jacques Boissard, as a foreward page. From "Habitus variarum orbis gentium, Habitz de nations estranges, Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreyss", a series of costume plates representing figures from various parts of the world, engraved after desgins by Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) and published by Caspar Ruts (fl.1575).
See BM: B,3.1.
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[France] Ianus Iacobus Boissardus Vesuntinus Anno Aet LXV.
[France] Ianus Iacobus Boissardus Vesuntinus Anno Aet LXV. Cous Alexandrum si nobilitanit Apelles, Dum pinxit docta Principis ora manu: Iane, tuum illustrat Theodori industria vultum, Qui tanto heic pictus cernitur artifice.
Petri Lepidi Metensis in Boissardi effigiem a Theo-doro de Bry sculptam.
[n.d. c.1600.]
Engraving, with Latin letterpress on verso. 146 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Cut.
Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) was a French antiquary and Neo-Latin poet.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25484]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Ianus Iacobus Boissardus Vesuntinus. Ao.97. Aet. LXIX.
[France] Ianus Iacobus Boissardus Vesuntinus. Ao.97. Aet. LXIX.
[Theodore de Bry.]
[n.d. c.1602.]
Engraving. 197 x 152mm. 7¾ x 6". Cut, laid on card.
Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528-1602), French antiquary and Neo-Latin poet.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
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[Francis de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguieres]
[Francis de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguieres] Franciscus de Lesdiguieres Comes Stabuli [...]
[1660]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins. Foxed.
Francis de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguieres (1543-1626), one of the greatest generals of his age. A protestant who came of age during the French Wars of Religion, Lesdiguieres distinguished himself both in France and in the ongoing wars in Italy. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
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Porte de la Grosse Cloche Bordeaux.
Porte de la Grosse Cloche Bordeaux.
D.Donald.
Published 1923 by the Museum Galleries, Museum Street, London W.C. Copyright.
Etching printed in colours, signed by the artist. 250 x 150mm, 10 x 6".
The "Great Bell Gate" in the 'Quartier Saint-Eloi', Bordeaux.
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