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Echelle de la Gravure. Echelle de la Copie.
Echelle de la Gravure. Echelle de la Copie.
J.Bte. Fay del et Sculp.
A Paris chez Mondhare et Jean rue St. Jean de Beauvais. [n.d. c.1750.]
Engraving. 390 x 235mm. 15¼ x 9¼".
An ornate French periodic frame; decorated with floral patterns and designs. Perhaps the frame or border to a scientific image. The globes, scrolls, telescopes and compass suggest an explorer.
[Ref: 13037]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Eight Views after Nature...
Eight Views after Nature... Humbly dedicated to The Hon. Thomas Hervey Intendant of his Majesty's Gardens by his most Obedient Servant Peter Griffin.
[Drawn and engraved by James Fayram.]
Publish'd according to Act by P. Griffin next ye Globe Tavern Fleet [...] [n.d., c.1745.]
Rare etching. Sheet 135 x 160mm (5¼ x 6¼"), Trimmed to plate on three sides, 1cm into image on right.
The rare titlepage to a set of eight landscapes, with a figure of Time with a scythe, a sketching cherub and Artemis of Ephesus being revealed from behind a curtain by another cherub. This rare series was drawn, engraved and originally published by John Fayram in 1739; the British Museum only has this title and one plate from a Fayram edition and none published by Griffin. Fayham was a pupil of 'Godfrey Kneller’s Academy of Painting and Drawing' and painted portraits of Thomas Hervey and his father, John, 1st Earl of Bristol. He died in 1744, after which Peter Griffin bought the plates to this series.
[Ref: 52825]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Fort Utah On The Timpanogas. _ Valley Of The Great Salt Lake.
Fort Utah On The Timpanogas. _ Valley Of The Great Salt Lake.
A. Fay [in image]. Ackerman Lith. 379 Broadway.
[n.d., c.1853.]
Coloured lithograph, image 112 x 192mm. Soiling, crease through upper right corner.
Published in New York for Captain Howard Stansbury's 'An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah' 1853. His survey contributed to the accumulating of information essential for locating the trans-American railway route.
[Ref: 7909]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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