[Frontispiece to an almanac] The Prophetic Messenger for 1830.Hieroglyphic, for the Eventful Year 1830.
Hand-coloured etching, rare with aquatint, folding (as normal) frontispiece to 'The prophetic messenger, or, The events, predictions, and the weather, that will occur in each month...' by "Raphael". Lacking margins; closed tear into image lower right.
A kaleidoscope of vignettes illustrating the significant events anticipated for the year 1830; including representations of coronations, fires, extreme weather, political agitation, funerals, military campaigns and scientific advances. The 8vo annuals were published 1795-1832. Each issue has a folding coloured frontispiece.
See Cambridge University Library: Waddleton.d.9.1-3.
[Ref: 27491] £220.00