[The Battle of Vigo Bay.]
P. Decker Iun. del. Paulus Decker Archit: Inv: et del: Ornament. Iohan August Corvinus Sculpsit.
Cum Gratia et Privileg: Sac: Caes: Majest: Ieremias Woldd excudit, Aug: Vind: [n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 420 x 380mm (16½ x 15"). Trimmed, some staining. A naval scene showing the Battle of Vigo Bay which took place in October 1702 between the allies and Spain and France during the War of Spanish Succession. The scene is framed in ornate decoration with a plan of the town above. A plate from 'Repraesentatio belli ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...' published by Wolff.
[Ref: 42974] £340.00
[Seascape showing occupation of the Royal Sovereign by the Dutch?]
Printed for A. Mearne, T. Dring, B. Tooke, T. Sawbridge, & C. Mearne [c.1700]
Engraving, rare; sheet 295 x 180mm (11½ x 7"). Tipped into album sheet; letterpress explanation verso. Shipwreck scene: the work to which this is the frontispiece has not been identified but the verse explanation verso suggests that the scene depicted is the occupation the Royal Sovereign (previously named 'Sovereign of the Seas'), a ship ordered by Charles I in 1634 which was in regular service during the three Anglo-Dutch Wars, before finally being lost to fire at Chatham in 1697. It was repeatedly taken by the Dutch, but retaken each time.
[Ref: 42843] £480.00
[Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar.] Gibraltar ist eine auf des Berg Calpe...
Paulus Decker invent: et delin: Iohann August. Corvinus Sculpsit.
Cum Grat. et Priveleg: Sac. Caes: Maÿ: Ieremias Wolff. excudit Aug: Vind:. [n.d., c.1720..]
Engraving. Sheet: 425 x 390mm (16¾ x 15¼"). Trimmed, a central crease. A view of Gibraltar from the sea during the Siege of Gibraltar between 1704 and 1705 during the War of Spanish Succession. The scene is decorated with a ornate border. A plate from 'Repraesentatio belli ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...' published by Wolff.
[Ref: 42955] £380.00
[Siege of Gibraltar.] Die Glückliche Entsezung der Haupt Vestung Gibraltar.
P. Decker Iunior Histori del. I.I.R Sculpsit.
Cum Privileg. Sac. Caes. Majest. Ieremias Wolff excudit Aug. Vindelicorum. [n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 430 x 395mm (17 x 15½"). Trimmed, vertical crease. A view of Gibraltar from the sea during the Siege of Gibraltar between 1704 and 1705 during the War of Spanish Succession. The Spanish and Bourbon forces laid siege to the town in 1704 however they abandoned attempts to seize it after month of siege and the arrival of Sir John Leake with re-enforcements. The scene is decorated with a ornate border. A plate from 'Repraesentatio belli ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...' published by Wolff.
[Ref: 42957] £380.00
The Great Seale for the Lord High Admiral James Duke of York Brother of King Charles 2.d.
T. Simon G. Vertue del sculp.
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 155mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet. The seal of James, duke of York (subsequently James II) designed by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665). Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver, making many seals for public service during the interregnum. At the restoration he petitioned Charles II for the role of chief engraver but it was given to Thomas Rawlins, who had held the position under Charles I. Shortly after, however, he was given the office of one of the gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
See Alexander 978-1016 (individual plates not listed)
[Ref: 43090] £120.00
[Battle of Lowestoft.] Battaglia Navale tra'Inglesi, et Olandesi Successa adi 13 di Gingno 1665.
Engraving. Plate: 370 x 300mm (14½ x 12") very large margins. Vertical and horizontal folds, damage to edge and plate on lower left edge. Crease. A battle scene showing the Battle of Lowestoft fought between the English and the Dutch during the Second Anglo-Dutch War on the 13th June 1665. From Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato's ''Teatro del Belgio o sia descritione delle diecisette Provincie del medesimo''.
[Ref: 42718] £280.00
[Battle of Malaga.] Das See Treffen bey Malaga.
Paulus Decker Archit. invent. et delin. Iohan August Corvinus Sculps.
[Cum Privileg. Sac. Caes. Majest. Ieremias Wolff excudit Aug. Vindelicorum.] [n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 450 x 400mm (17¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed, part of publication line missing. Couple of rust spots; Central crease. A scene showing the Battle of Malaga in 1704, the largest naval battle in the War of Spanish Succession. The battle was fought between the United Provinces and England on one side and Bourbon France and Spain on the other. The scene is decorated with a ornate border, with a map of Malaga and its environs below. A plate from 'Repraesentatio belli ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...' published by Wolff.
[Ref: 42958] £380.00
[Raid on the Medway.] Disegno dell'Ingresso, et Abbrvecia, Mento di Vascelli Inglesi Fattoda'gli Olandesi nella Riviera di Hattan.
A. Blom. del. et. f.
Rare etching. Plate: 380 x 300mm (15 x 12") very large margins. Three vertical folds, damage to edge of plate in lower left edge. A scene showing the burning of the English fleet following the Dutch raid on the Medway in June 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. From Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato's ''Teatro del Belgio o sia descritione delle diecisette Provincie del medesimo''.
[Ref: 42717] £280.00
[Raid on the Medway.] Afbeelding van de Stad en Revier van Rochester, Chattam...
Engraving, with letterpress. Sheet: 260 x 340mm (10¼ x 13½"). Trimmed to image, tipped into album sheet, vertical central fold as normal. Letterpress trimmed and laid on album sheet below. Foxing & creasing. A scene showing the Raid on the Medway by the Dutch led by Admiral de Ruyter in 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Letterpress description in French below, with key identifying key locations and ships.
[Ref: 42935] £320.00
The Revolt of the Fleet.
T. Baston Delin. J. Harris [Fecit].
Engraving. Sheet: 410 x 445mm (16 x 17½"). Trimmed inside image; central vertical crease. The ornate top area engraved by G. van der Gucht, after Cheron. A scene showing the taking of the Royal Navy by Parliament in 1642 showing several rowing boats full of men approaching a fleet of ships. Text and title in English and French.
[Ref: 42931] £180.00
[Siege of Ostend.] Die Wunder Glükliche Eroberung der Haupt Vestung Ostende.
Paulus Decker Archit. invent: et delin. Martinus Engelbrecht Sculpsit.
[Cum Gratia et Priv: Sac: Caes: Maj. Ieremias Wolff excudit Aug. Vind.] [n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 450 x 360mm (17¾ x 14"). Trimmed, part of publication line missing. Vertical crease, not visible from front. A scene showing the Spanish attack on Ostend in 1604 following a three year long siege during the Eighty Years War, the Spanish eventually took the city and it was destroyed. The scene is framed in a decorative border. A plate from 'Repraesentatio belli ob successionem in Regno Hispanico...' published by Wolff.
[Ref: 42953] £320.00
[Battle of Plymouth.] Zee-Slagh Tusschen de M.r Michel de Ruiter en den H.r Georg Ascue By Plymuyden op den 26 August 1652.
Engraving. Sheet: 200 x 350mm (8 x 13¾"). Trimmed to image and tipped into album sheet. Central vertical crease as normal. A battle scene showing the Battle of Plymouth which took place on 16th August 1652 during the First Anglo-Dutch War between the Commonwealth Navy under the command of George Ayscue and the Dutch under Michel de Ruyter.
[Ref: 42936] £280.00
[Dutch raid on the river Medway, June 1667, showing (top) Rochester and (below) Sheerness] Afbeeldingh van de Stadt en Revier van Rochester, Chetham etc [...] Het Eylandt Shepey en 't Fort Shirenasse [...]
W. Schellinks pinx [in image upper right] R. de Hooge fecit [in image lower left]
N. Visscher excud [in image lower centre]
Etching; sheet 410 x 540mm (16 x 21¼"). Repaired along central fold; trimmed to platemark top and bottom; Scenes from the Dutch raid on the river Medway in Kent which ended the second Anglo-Dutch war (1665-7). The Dutch, led by Michiel de Ruyter, captured the fort at Sheerness (below) and proceeded to break the chain of English defences Etching 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. De Hooghe based the etching on works by Willem Schellinks (1623-78), who painted several versions of the Medway raid.
Landwehr: p55 1st state. See C Mendez & Grosvenor Prints "Restoration & Revolution 2002" No 5.
[Ref: 42400] £850.00
[Last Battle of Admiral Tromp.] Laeste Zeeflach van M.H. Tromp Admirael van Hollandt: etc Tegen die van Engelandr 1653.
Engraving. Sheet: 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed, some loss in left edge. Folds as normal. A view showing the Battle of Scheveningen fought between the English and Dutch during the First Anglo-Dutch War in which Admiral Tromp was killed by a sharpshooter while climbing the rigging of Sir William Penn's ship.
[Ref: 42949] £260.00