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Ardebil.
Ardebil.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼").
A prospect of the city of Ardabil, an ancient city in Iranian Azerbaijan known for its silk and carpets. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47530]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Be Content in every Station.
Be Content in every Station. Fortune who no Diversion knows/ Like disappointment laughs to see,/ How variously she can her Gifts transpose,/ Sometimes to one, Sometimes to another free./ Be sure to enjoy her while she's pleas'd to stay./ But if for flight she does prepare,/ Don't you at parting drop a Tear,/ But hold your Virtue fast for that alone you may./ Fortune a Goddess is to fools alone,/ The wise are always Masters of their own.
James Arnold
[n.d, c.1750]
Pen and ink, 405 x 335mm. 16 x 13¼". Repairs at top.
A handwritten poem on the virtues of self-sufficiency, surrounded by decorative figures. Unique.
From Capper Archive.
[Ref: 11270]   £480.00  
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Derbendt.
Derbendt.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Crease in centre as normal.
A prospect of the ancient city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea in Dagestan, now part of Russia. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47531]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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De Roem der Kunst. Jan Van Huysum.
De Roem der Kunst. Jan Van Huysum. Wilt gy een Wonder zien in 't handlen der Penceelen? ... Geen die hem overtreft of heeden by Hem haalt.
A. van Halen fecit.
[n.d. c.1730.]
Rare mezzotint. 254 x 171mm. 10 x 6¾". Cut to image. Rust stain top left.
Portrait of Jan van Huysum, half-length and standing behind an inscribed pedestal, looking at left, holding a drawing of a flower, a flower painting on an easel behind him, fruit and flower in foreground. Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) was a Dutch painter, known for his flower pictures.
[Ref: 24070]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jahanara Begum] Segum Saheb.
[Jahanara Begum] Segum Saheb.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with large margins. Some spotting
A full length portrait of Jahanara Begum (1614-81), eldest daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan. Although the title of the print reads 'Segum Saheb', Ogilby's text refers to her as 'Begum Saheb', 'My Lady Princess'. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47536]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Kallenkyns autaer, de tiende.
Kallenkyns autaer, de tiende.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with large margins. Some spotting, old ink mss. in edge of plate.
A representation of Kalki, tenth and final avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, with his white horse Devadatta. He is destined to ride to war against Kali and, after defeating evil on Earth, rule over a new golden age. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47533]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Kissna of Krissna of Krexno d'achtste autaer.
Kissna of Krissna of Krexno d'achtste autaer.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with very large margins. Creasing.
From Ogilby's text: ''This Kisna, or Krexno, is represented with four Arms, whereof one of the Left is held up, pointing with the Fore-finger to the Cow Camdoga; one of the Right Arms, holding a Periwincle in the Hand, extends downwards; the other two Hands seem to stop the holes of a Fife held to the Mouth of the Image. The Feet also seem as if treading the Measures of a Dance. The Head is cover'd with a Golden Crown, with several Points rais'd and beset with Pearls and Precious Stones... On each side stand two Images of Women, in rich Habits, each in a different posture worshipping him''. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47537]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Wamans autaer, de vyfde.
Wamans autaer, de vyfde.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with large margins. Some spotting in margins.
The god Mahadu, in the form of a dwarf called Vanan, tricking Bell Ragia. Asking for alms, he requests the grant of all the land he he can cover in three strides. When Bell Ragia agrees Mahadu makes one step from Bell Ragia, then steps from the Earth into the Clouds. The third step is onto Bell Ragia's heart, forcing him into an infernal pit 'Patalam', making him prince of the pit. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47535]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nur Jahan] Nurmahal.
[Nur Jahan] Nurmahal.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with large margins. Some spotting.
A portrait of Nur Jahan (1577-1645), empress consort of India as the 18th and last wife of Jahangir. On their marriage husband nicknamed her Nur Mahal, 'Light of the Palace', but later changed it to Nur Jahan, 'Light of the World'. Her niece, Mumtaz Mahal, inspired the Taj Mahal. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47534]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peru] Athabaliba ultimus Rex Peruanorum.
[Peru] Athabaliba ultimus Rex Peruanorum.
[Amsterdam, Olfert Dapper, 1671.]
Engraving. 280 x 170mm, 11 x 6¾". Trimmed at bottom.
A portrait of Atahualpa, the last Incan king (1497-1533), executed by the Spanish conquistadors. From Montanus's 'De Nieuwe en onbekende Weerelde'.
[Ref: 15237]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cusco.
Cusco.
[Amsterdam, Olfert Dapper, 1671.]
Copper engraving. 275 x 360mm, 10¾ x 14¼".
A view of Cusco in Peru, from Montanus's 'De Nieuwe en onbekende Weerelde'.
[Ref: 20001]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Pouching
Pouching
[Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼") Small margins. Central crease as normal.
An unidentified city in China, from Arnoldus Montanus' 'Asie'.
[Ref: 51169]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Kom
Kom
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Crease in centre as normal.
A prospect of the ancient city of Qom in Persia. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 48272]   £320.00  
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Rauchenara Begum.
Rauchenara Begum.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving 285 x 175mm (11¼ x 7"), with very large margins. Some spotting.
A full length portrait of Roshanara Begum (1617-71), a Mughal princess and the mastermind behind her brother, Aurangazeb's accession to the Mughal throne. She is best known today for building her pleasure gardens, now one of the largest in Delhi. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 47532]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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De Stadt Souratte.
De Stadt Souratte.
[Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671.]
Engraving. 250 x 350mm.
Dutch East-Indiamen in the harbour of Surat in Gujarat, India. From Arnoldus Montanus' 'Asie'.
[Ref: 4271]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Tangere [inscribed in banner cartouche in sky].
Tangere [inscribed in banner cartouche in sky].
[Pieter van der Aa.]
[1702.]
Etching, 200 x 280mm. 7¾ x 11". Some paper discoloration.
A panorama from the sea, with ships, of Tangier or Tangiers in northern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. Plate to an atlas by Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733), Dutch publisher, mainly active in Leiden, best known for maps and atlases. He worked together with brother Balduinus under the joint name of Janssonii van der Aa.
[Ref: 10296]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[World War I Aeroplanes: two RAF single-seater Scout aircraft attacking a larger German two-seater fighter.]
[World War I Aeroplanes: two RAF single-seater Scout aircraft attacking a larger German two-seater fighter.]
Norman G Arnold [19]18- [crayon signature.]
[British, 1918.]
Set of three sepia photomechanical prints on thick grey paper mounts; each signed & dated and with pastel Remarque of bi-plane. Each image c. 195 x 250mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Each plate is captioned, numbered in sequence and signed by the artist to the verso in pencil, with note "Original in possession of officers mess RAF Uxbridge". One rust spot to second image; generally good.
Three dramatic images showing three stages of a dog fight in the sky between British and German biplanes. Arnold was a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Ten of his watercolours are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum. The RAF was formed on 1 April 1918, and is the oldest independent air force in the world.
[Ref: 27378]   £460.00   view all images for this item
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