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[The Battle of Bears and Frogs].  Turmæ ranarum periunt non vulnere multo Artus si vivet, quæque salire solet.
[The Battle of Bears and Frogs]. Turmæ ranarum periunt non vulnere multo Artus si vivet, quæque salire solet.
Eckstiene pinx [John Eckstein]. Reynolds sculp.
London Pub.d April 1.st 1801.
Rare mezzotint. 430 x 550mm (17 x 21¾"), large margins. Collector's blind stamp of a bee, in lower margin. Repaired tears, central fold, month engraved in a ferrent style to the rest of the inscription.
An army of bears storm a hill defended by frogs with cannon, bayoneting and shooting some as others hop into a pond to escape. A rough translation of the Latin title is 'The host of frogs perish and their limbs, used to jumping, twitch on'. The BM has two examples, one matching this state, and another with a different title ('Im Belles Ferro Ceciderunt Igne Robusti') and joke signatures, from the Lennox-Boyd collection, as this example. The collector's stamp, a blind-stamped Napoleonic Bee, is that of William J. Latta of Philadelphia, a collector of Napolionic prints, who began his collection c.1880, sold it Anderson Galleries, New York, in four sales 1913-4. Lugt (L.2825) says of the collection that it ''was reputed to be the most beautiful of its kind in the world. The portraits were remarkable for the beauty of the prints and the rarity of the states; the series of caricatures was particularly comprehensive''.
BM 1872,0511.896 & 2010,7081.5049. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 54044]   £320.00  
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Cane Brake Cañon, From near Camp 16.
Cane Brake Cañon, From near Camp 16. Colorado Exploring Expedition. General Report - Plate II.
J.J. Young from a sketch by F.W. Eglofstein. Lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway, N.Y.
[Washington: Government Printing Office. 1861.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 165 x 220mm (6½ x 8¾").
A view looking along the Colorado River, surrounded by towering rock formations, a steamer on the river, from a sketch by Baron Frederick W. von Eglofstein (1824-85), famed for being the first person to employ ruled glass screens, together with photography, to produce engravings, and his superbly accurate relief map of the Grand Canyon. From the 'Report Upon The Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 By Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps Of Topographical Engineers, Under The Direction Of The Office Of Explorations And Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, In Charge.'
[Ref: 39913]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Denmark] Christian IX,
[Denmark] Christian IX, Konge til Danmark. Roi de Danemark.
Paul Hagelstein pinx: Billoin lith.
Propriete de l'Auteur, Depose. Imp. Simonau & Toovey, Brux. [n.d., c.1880.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 560 x 410mm. 22 x 16".
Christian IX (1818 - 1906), King of Denmark from November 16, 1863 to January 29, 1906. London publisher's blindstamp.
[Ref: 9763]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Denmark] Christian IX.
[Denmark] Christian IX. Koonge til Danmark Rooi de Danemark.
Paul Hagelstein pinx. Billoin lith.
Propriete de l'Auteur, Depose. Imp. Simonau & Toovey, Brux. [n.d., c.1880.]
Lithograph with gold text, 445 x 300mm. 17¼ x 12". Stains at top
Christian IX (1818-1906), King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906, succeeding Frederick VII.
[Ref: 11195]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Colonel Gaudin de Soter, the Royalist of Martinique.
Colonel Gaudin de Soter, the Royalist of Martinique.
From a sketch by Eckstein, in the possession of Major Gen.l Fred. Maitland.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Stipple engraving, rare. Sheet size: 260 x 175mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside plate. Toning around the edges. Small crease lower left and upper right corners. Dusty.
Colonel Julien Denis Gaudin de Soter led the royalist attack in 1793 during the French Revolution in Martinique. Britain then held control for some years until the French monarchy re-established itself. In 1794 the French Convention abolished slavery, previously upheld by the British.
[Ref: 40029]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Laudon, General Autrichien.
Laudon, General Autrichien.
d'Apres J.Steiner.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue S. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 280 x 169mm.
[Ref: 2067]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Pont de la Guillotière.
Pont de la Guillotière. Album Lyonnais.
Dessiné d’apres nature et lith. Par Ed. Hostein.
Imp. Lemercier à Paris. [n.d. c.1839.]
Embossed stamp: "Societé des Amis des Arts de Lyon.". Lithograph. Sheet 437 x 546mm. 17¼" x 21½".
From 'Album lyonnais. Vues pittoresques de Lyon et de ses environs, publiées par la Société des Amis des Arts de Lyon, dessinées et lithographiées par MM. Champin, J. Coignet, Dauzats, Desjardins, Hostein, Villeneuve et Cie'.

[Ref: 8962]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Nannette Schechner, Königlich Baiersche Hof-und-Kammersängerin.
Nannette Schechner, Königlich Baiersche Hof-und-Kammersängerin.
Nach der Natur gez: u. lith: von Stein.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph. Some spotting and scuffing. Small tear to the bottom right-hand corner.
Nanette Schechner (1806-1860) was an opera singer, with some time spent with the Vienna Opera House.
[Ref: 16565]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Ralph Walker.
Ralph Walker.
Eckstien del. Ridley, sculp.t.
Pub by Ja.s Asperne 32, Cornhill Dec.r 1, 1803.
Stipple. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") large margins. Edges spotted.
Ralph Walker (1749-1824), Scottish civil engineer. He was appointed resident engineer of the West India Docks in August 1799; engineer to the East India Docks Company (working with John Rennie) in 1803; engineer for the Surrey Commercial Docks Company in 1807; and engineer to the East London Waterworks Company, 1807-24.
[Ref: 43395]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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