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Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue.
Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue. Alexander enters Babylon in Triumph Amidst the Shouts and Acclamations of the People [parallel text in French]
Le Brun Pinx Parr Sculp
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre. Probably copied from the larger set of engravings published in Paris by Audran.
For Audran's engraving of the same painting see ref. 45145.
[Ref: 45161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.
Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles. To great Apelles when young Ammon brought The darling idol of his captive heart...Quitted his title to Campaspe's charms And gave the fair one to the friend's embrace.
Miller Pinxit. J.B. Michel Sculpsit.
John & Josiah Boydell ext. 1786. Publish'd March 1st. 1786, by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Stipple. Plate 325 x 395mm. 12¾ x 15½". Trimmed to the platemark along the bottom edge.
Alexander stands on the right and addresses Appeles, who is seated in front of his easel. Campaspe, seated on the chair to the left, is conversing with two women.
See BM: 1953,0214.35.
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Alexander Emperor of Russia.
Alexander Emperor of Russia.
London, Published by Thomas Kelly, Pater-noster Row, Jan. 21. 1815.
Engraving. 267 x 203mm (10½ x 8"). Paper slightly cut.
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825) also known as Alexander the Blessed. He served as Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825 and Ruler of Poland from 1815-1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
[Ref: 28260]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Two Journals. Jou.l 1.
The Two Journals. Jou.l 1. ''Look here upon this picture_and others, [/] The counterfeit presentment of two brothers, Hamlet''.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d July 1814 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Creasing at corners. Small margins.
A series of eight vignettes illustrating the activities of Tsar Alexander I during his visit to London in June 1814. Alexander insisted on staying in the Pulteney Hotel where his sister, the Duchess of Oldenburg had taken up residence. The Duchess is shown wearing her poke-bonnet in a style which became known as an Oldenburgh bonnet. This is a companion to BM Satire 12291 which depicts a day spent by George IV.
BM Satire 12290.
[Ref: 47245]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander I. Kaiser von Russland.
Alexander I. Kaiser von Russland.
Gez: u. gest. v. E. Henne. [n.d., c.1820]
Hand-coloured engraving. Rare. Sheet: 165 x 245mm (6½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A full-length portrait of Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825).
[Ref: 44550]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Emperor of Russia.
Alexander Emperor of Russia. Drawn from the Life.
Published by S. Phillips, July 21 1814
Etching with very large margins, platemark 205 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Fine impression; slight foxing; tipped into album sheet. Rare.
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), known as Alexander the Blessed, Tzar from 1801, Ruler of Poland from 1815, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania. Probably from a drawing by Thomas Phillips made at the time of the visit of the Allied Sovereigns to England in June 1814 to celebrate the Peace of Paris. In 1817 Phillips (who also had the rare distinction of having painted Napoleon from life, in 1802) painted a large canvas (now in Petworth House, Sussex) commemorating the event, showing Alexander.
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Alexander the First, Emperor of all the Russias.
Alexander the First, Emperor of all the Russias.
Painted by Mr. Volkoff, Member of the Academy of Arts at St.Petersburg. Engraved by Henry Meyer, G.t Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London.
London Published by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, 1814.
Stipple. 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14") large margins.
Alexander I (1777-1825), Tsar of Russia, after Roman Maksimovich Volkov.
[Ref: 45029]   £330.00  
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Alexander 1.st.
Alexander 1.st.
London. Pub:d May 2.1814, by Colnaghi & Co. 23 Cockspur St. Charing Cross.
Stipple, etching and crayon manner, with large margins. Plate 272 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Very fine.
Alexander I (1777-1825) served as Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825, and the first Russian King of Poland from 1815 to 1825. He was also the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
Provenance: Elizabeth Anne Hippisley of Ston Easton.
[Ref: 29441]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Emperor of Russia [Alexander II]
The Emperor of Russia [Alexander II] The Whitehall Review 13th July 1878
Judd & Co. Lith. Doctors Commons London
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Foxing.
Alexander II (1818-81), Emperor of Russia. Known as 'Alexander the Liberator' for his emancipation of Russia's serfs in 1861, Alexander also carried out many other reforms. He oversaw the sale of Alaska to the United States, fought a brief war with Turkey in 1877-8, and incorporated Poland into Russia in response to the uprising of 1863. He was assassinated by revolutionaries in 1881.
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The Czarewich [Alexander III]
The Czarewich [Alexander III] The Whitehall Review 14th September 1878.
Judd & Co. Lith. Doctors Commons London
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Foxing.
Alexander III (1845-94), Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland, as a Tsesarivich (heir apparent). Three years after this portrait was published, Alexander succeeded his father Alexander II as emperor, ruling the country in a highly conservative way, reversing some of his father's liberal reforms but also avoiding Russian involvement in any major wars.
[Ref: 43505]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
B. West pinx. F. Bartolozzi, sculp 1788.
Stipple, printed in sepia, faint watermark. 565 x 715mm (21¾ x 28¼") with very wide margins. Damage to margins, margin rebuilt in the top left corner.
Colin Fitzgerald pulls the antler of a stag and raises his spear to kill it. Other huntsmen rush to the aid of the fallen king. Alexander (1241-86) may have survived this episode, but he died aged 44 falling from a horse. His heir was his granddaughter, Margaret, Maid of Norway, but she died before she could be crowned, leaving the throne of Scotland to John Balliol.
[Ref: 52663]   £390.00  
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Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres.
Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres. A Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le Duc d'orleans.
Se vend à Paris avec privil. du Roy au Palais du Luxembourg ou le dit Audran demeure. Par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Benoist Audran.
[n.d. c.1711.]
Copper engraving. Plate 411 x 368mm. 16¼ x 14½". Some creasing.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was King of Macedon and is remembered for uniting the states of Greece. He managed to conquer Persia, Egypt and a number of other kingdoms up to the borders of India. He died of a sudden fever, as depicted here on his death bed, at the palace of Nebuchadnezzarr II of Babylon. Engraved in reverse from the painting by Le Sueur now in the National Gallery, London.
IFF 12: ii. BM: X,8.61.
[Ref: 17326]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Il Est D'un Roy de se Vaincre Soy Mesme Sui Victoria Indicat Regem.
Il Est D'un Roy de se Vaincre Soy Mesme Sui Victoria Indicat Regem.
Car. le Brun pinxit. Audran excudit.
Se vend a Paris chez B. et I. Audran rue et faubourg S.t Jaque vis a vis la rue S.t Dominique. [n.d., c.1675.]
Engraving, rich impression. Plate: 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼''). Small margins. Small repaired tear in title left.
A classical scene showing Alexander the Great and Hephaeston being greeted by the Queens of Persia outside Darius's tent. From a series of plates after Charles le Brun's 'Battles of Alexander'.
[Ref: 49662]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great.
J. Chapman sculp.
London Published as the Act directs Sep.r 29.th 1804 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple. Plate 178 x 113mm. 7 x 4½". Water stain to lower edge of margin, large margins.
Alexander the Great (356-323BC). Head and shoulders to right, head in profile, wearing armour, a fur-trimmed cloak and a plumed helmet decorated with a dragon. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes' (24 volumes, published 1810-1829, primarily by J. Wilkes, some volumes by G Jones).
[Ref: 23278]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandre le Grand avalle la medecine, au mesme temps quil fit lire a son medecin  la lettre, qui le taxoit d'empoisonnement.
Alexandre le Grand avalle la medecine, au mesme temps quil fit lire a son medecin la lettre, qui le taxoit d'empoisonnement.
J. Le Potre in. et Fecit.
Sold by S. Sympson Catherine Street Strand [n.d., c.1732].
Engraving. 230 x 295mm (9 x 11½"). Narrow margins.
The famous scene of Alexander the Great drinking a potion prepared by Philip of Acarnania, despite being warned by Parmenion that his physician had been bribed by Darius III to poison him, showing his trust in his friend. The scene is presented within an elaborate baroque architectural surround. In 1732 Samuel Sympson advertised for sale a volume of '164 different designs of the celebrated Master Le Potre' [Jean Lepautre] ... The said Mr Sympson having purchased the plates from France, the prints will be sold at a very low rate'. Sympson moved to Maiden Lane soon afterwards.
[Ref: 57715]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ,
Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ, nuc a Michaele van Lochom Sculptore. Regio Ienioris typi tabulis expressæ.
Parisus Apud Petrum Mariette via Jacobæa. sub signio Spei. [n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving. 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6¼").
The title-page to a series of 12 prints depicting the life of Alexander the Great. The design features military trophies, a lion, two winged putti and figures of Bellona and Abundance. After Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630).
[Ref: 26550]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin]
Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin] Dicono tutti com se condotto, / Vantano gli altri sua gran Pieta. / Ma per mostrar il suo Merito / Che s'uaguagli a sua Dignita.
[Anon, c.1680]
Engraving, platemark 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Unidentified collectors' stamp verso; rare.
Pope Alexander VII (1599-1667), portrait in oval with laudatory verses in Italian below. Alexander VII is remembered for his numerous urban interventions in Rome, often carried out by sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini and the painter Pietro da Cortona.
[Ref: 34842]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique.  Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique. Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
[Drawn & etched by Maria Catherine Fanshawe]
Published as the Act directs May 8, 1806, for Eliza.h Alexander & Eliz.h Atkins, No.11, Hanway Yard.
Etching with aquatint. Sheet: 330 x 230mm (13 x 9''). Trimmed, rubbing and tear in bottom edge. Messy.
A seated portrait of centenarian Elizabeth Alexander. Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834) was best known for her poetry, including the 'Riddle on the Letter H', which was originally mistakenly ascribed to Lord Byron.
[Ref: 48673]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique.  Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique. Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
[Drawn & etched by Maria Catherine Fanshawe]
Published as the Act directs May 8, 1806, for Elizah.Alexander & Elizh.Atkins, No.11, Hanway Yard.
Etching. 325 x 310mm.
A seated portrait of centenarian Elizabeth Alexander.
[Ref: 2393]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandretta
Alexandretta
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 90 x 210mm. 3½ x 8¼".
A view of Iskenderun (formerly Alexandretta), a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, from an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11256]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Abord de la Ville d'Alexandrette.
Abord de la Ville d'Alexandrette. Costumes des Grades postès sur le rivage de la Mer, Navires abrités dans le golfe.
Dessiné par L. F. Cassas. Comencée par Miger, et Terminée par ***.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving with some etching, small margins. Plate: 295 x 465mm (11¾ x 18¼"). Foxing. Diagonal crease in upper margin into plate.
View of the shore of Alexandria with portraits of guards posted to watch the ships in the harbour. From 'Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palastine, et la Basse Aegypte' 1799-1800. Louis Francois Cassas (was a member of the retinue for the French ambassador to the Ottoman Court. After being commissioned by the ambassador to capture the sites of the Levant, Cassas travelled throughout Syria, Northern Egypt and Palastine between 1784 and 1787.
[Ref: 35420]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandria.
Alexandria.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1848.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½").
European and Turkish warships at anchor in the harbour of Alexandria. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe. This example comes from the library of Sir Richard Hungerford Pollen (1815-81), 3rd Baronet of Redenham, an amateur artist listed as a subscriber to this work. However this is not a hand-coloured subscription plate but is still an early printing, one issued in wrappered parts prior to the bound First Edition.
Abbey Travel 272.
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The Obelisks at Alexandria, Called Cleopatra's Needles.
The Obelisks at Alexandria, Called Cleopatra's Needles.
L. Meyer del.t.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1802.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. E & P 1801 watermark. Plate: 290 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"), with very large margins.
A view of an Ancient Egyptian obelisk at Alexandra. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), was a Italian-German artist commissioned who travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776-1794 as one of the earliest and most important late 18th century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His 3-volume work, "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire", contained 96 aquatints by Thomas Milton.
Abbey Travel 369.
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Part of the New City of Alexandria, with the Light House.
Part of the New City of Alexandria, with the Light House.
L. Meyer del. T. Milton direx.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, Feb, 1802.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint, E & P 1801 watermark; Plate: 290 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"), with large margins.
A view of Alexandria with the light house in the distance. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), was a Italian-German artist commissioned who travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776-1794 as one of the earliest and most important late 18th century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His 3-volume work, "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire", contained 96 aquatints by Thomas Milton.
Abbey Travel 369.
[Ref: 46225]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandria.
Alexandria.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1848.
Tinted lithograph with touches of later hand colour. Printed area 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½") large margins.
European and Turkish warships at anchor in the harbour of Alexandria. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
Abbey Travel 272.
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Hospital der Griechen zu Alexandria.
Hospital der Griechen zu Alexandria.
G. Döbler sc.
[Prague: Bohmanns Erben, 1825.]
Sepia aquatint. Sheet 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the Leper Hospital of Alexandria, etched by Jiri (George) Döbler for the scarce Prague edition of 'Voyage dans le Levant' by Louis, Comte de Forbin. Forbin (1779-1841), a painter and antiquarian, succeded Vivant-Denon (head of Bonaparte's 'Savants') as curator of the Musée du Louvre after the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy. He travelled around the Levant 1817-18, painting and collecting artifacts for French museums. The original French edition was illustrated with lithographs.
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[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...]
[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...] Le Fameux Phare, que Ptolomée Philadelphe, Roi d'Egypte fît élever a l'entrée du Port de Alexandrie [...]
J: B: F: v: E: del:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
The Pharos, the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built between BC 280 and 247. The plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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[The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801.]
[The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801.]
Painted by P.I. de Loutherbourg R.A. Etch'd by Anth.y Cardon.
London Pub.d 1803 by Anth.y Cardon No 31 Clipstone Street Fitzroy Square.
Stipple, scratched-letter working proof, framed. 620 x 820mm, 24½ x 32¼". Slight spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
The Battle of Alexandria, in which the British army under General Ralph Abercromby fought the French on the way to lay siege to the city of Alexandria. It shows Abercromby in discomfort from the spent bullet that hit him, causing his death a week later. The finished print was published in 1804, with a dedication to the Abercromby's memory and a remarque of the trophies of war. From 'de Loutherbourg's Campaigns in Egypt and Italy'.
Government Art Collection: 1537. Ogilby 568: 2. See 22852 for keyplate.
[Ref: 21582]   £490.00  
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Plan of the Action of the 21st of March Fought near Alexandria,
Plan of the Action of the 21st of March Fought near Alexandria, by the French under General Menou And the English Under Sir Ralph Abercrombie.
[after J. Bathurst.]
[London: William Faden, 1801.]
Engraved map. 440 x 280mm, 17¼ x 11". Binding fold, mount burn around image.
A detailed plan of the British victory at the Battle of Alexandria which allowed them to advance towards the city and lay siege to it. The French garrison surrendered on 2nd September 1801, ending Napoleon's ambitions outside Europe.
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[The Iron Steam Yacht 'Alexandria', 416 Tons.Built for H.I.M. the Emperor of Russia, by C J Mare & Co of Blackwall. Designed By Mr. Watermann Junr. &. Fitted With Engines Of 140, Horse Power By Sir John & Mr. George Rennie.]
[The Iron Steam Yacht 'Alexandria', 416 Tons.Built for H.I.M. the Emperor of Russia, by C J Mare & Co of Blackwall. Designed By Mr. Watermann Junr. &. Fitted With Engines Of 140, Horse Power By Sir John & Mr. George Rennie.]
[T.S. Robins Del.t E.T. Dolby Lith. M. & N. Hanhart Imp.t.]
[Published May 14.th 1852 by Messers. Fores, 41, Piccadilly, London.]
Coloured lithograph, proof before all letters. 425 x 573mm (16¾ x 22½").
A view of the steam yacht 'Alexandria', which was built for the Tsar of Russia in England. The boat steams through the water with a pair of small boats with fishermen using a net in the foreground.
See Ref: 8913 for a lettered version.
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Interview with the Viceroy of Egypt, at his Palace, Alexandria, May 12th 1839.
Interview with the Viceroy of Egypt, at his Palace, Alexandria, May 12th 1839.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1849.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 370 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼"). With added colour & crease below title.
Mehmet Ali (1769-1849) meeting with a group of Europeans including the British Consul Major-General Patrick Campbell (1779–1857), Lieut. Waghorn and Roberts himself. Roberts did not have his pencil, so he reconstructed this scene from memory. Although this was an informal meeting, the Europeans were worried that Mehmet Ali was going to declare independence from the Ottoman Empire. The following year (1840) the British Navy blockaded the Nile Delta, forcing Mehmet Ali to accept a compromise, in which he was given hereditary rule of Egypt as an Ottoman viceroy. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
Abbey Travel 272.
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Fores's Marine Sketches  The Iron Steam Yacht 'Alexandria',  416 Tons.
Fores's Marine Sketches The Iron Steam Yacht 'Alexandria', 416 Tons. Built for H.I.M. the Emperor of Russia, by C J Mare & Co of Blackwall. Designed By Mr. Watermann Junr. &. Fitted With Engines Of 140, Horse Power By Sir John & Mr. George Rennie.
T.S. Robins Delt. E.T. Dolby Lith. M. & N. Hanhart Impt.
Published May 14th. 1852 By Messrs. Fores, 41, Piccadilly, London.
Coloured lithograph, image 310 x 450mm. 12¼ x 17¾". Some surface soiling; tear in lower inscription.
A fine view of the Imperial Russian Steam Yacht. Also inscribed below the image with statistical details The ship's length was 195ft. 10in. with a breadth of 21ft. 7in.
[Ref: 8913]   £680.00  
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Fac-Simile Of The Alexandrian Manuscript.
Fac-Simile Of The Alexandrian Manuscript. Proposals For Publishing By Subscription Pentateuchus Graecus E Codice Ms. Alexandrino, Qui Londini In Bibliotheca Musei Britannici Asservatur, Typis Ad Similitudinem Ipsius Codicis Scripturae Fideliter Descriptus Cura Et Labore Henrici Herveii Baber, A.M. Musei Britannici Bibliothecarii. [Details of the publication and how would-be subscribers can obtain copies, as well as price, follow.]
British Museum, October, 1812. Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, London.
Printed letterpress advertisement, broadside, 327 x 202mm. Tatty lower edge.
Subscribers are solicited for Henry Hervey Baber's edition of the Old Testament portion of the Codex Alexandrinus, ‘Vetus Testamentum Græcum e Codice MS. Alexandrino ¼ typis ad similitudinem ipsius codicis Scripturæ fideliter descriptum cura et labore H. H. Baber,’ in 3 vols. It was published eventually in 1816-21. Baber (1775 - 1869), philologist, entered the service of the British Museum in 1807, and in 1812 was promoted to the office of keeper of the printed books, in the general duties of which post, and in work upon the catalogue of books in the collection, he was actively engaged for twenty-five years. Besides his keepership, Baber also held the rectory of Stretham in Cambridgeshire, to which he was appointed in 1827. In the year 1837 he resigned his post at the British Museum, and retired to his rectory. His resignation was partly made in consequence of a recommendation of a parliamentary committee in 1836, that officials of the museum should not hold any other situation conferring emoluments or entailing duties. Pentateuch ('five rolls or cases') is the Greek name for the Torah, the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible: the name is derived from two Greek words: pente, meaning 'five', and teuxos which roughly means 'case', a reference to the cases containing the five scrolls of the Laws of Moses. In Christianity, these books are found in the Old Testament. The Codex Alexandrinus is a 5th century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament. Along with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus, it is one of the earliest and most complete manuscripts of the Bible. It derives its name from Alexandria where it resided for a number of years before given to the British in the 17th century. The manuscript's original provenance is unknown. A 13th or 14th century Arabic note on folio 1 reads: 'Bound to the Patriarchal Cell in the Fortress of Alexandria. Whoever removes it thence shall be excommunicated and cut off. Written by Athanasius the humble.' A 17th century Latin note on a flyleaf (from binding in a royal library) states that the manuscript was given to a patriarchate of Alexandria in 1098, although this may well be 'merely an inaccurate attempt at deciphering the Arabic note by Athanasius.' The codex was brought to Constantinople in 1621 by Cyril Lucar (first a patriarch of Alexandria, then later a patriarch of Constantinople) who then presented it to Charles I of England in 1627, thus becoming part of the Royal Library, British Museum and now the British Library. It was saved from the fire at Ashburnam House (the Cotton library) on 23 October 1731, by the librarian, Dr Bentley.
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[Part of frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature']
[Part of frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature']
[Ric. Gaywood Sculp]
[1660]
Etching, 65 x 160mm. 2½ x 6¼". Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Top part of the frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature, being the Summe and Substance of Naturall Philosophy ... First designed by John Wecker ... and now much Augmented and Inlarged by Dr R. Read' (London, Simon Miller, 1660). Shows portraits of Saint Alberto Magnus and Alexis of Piedmont, author of 'The secretes of the Reuerende Maister Alexis of Piedmont containing excellent remedies against diuers diseases, woundes, and other accidentes, with the maner to make distillations, parfumes [...]' (1592).
BM 1884,1213.36 (full frontispiece)
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Alfabete de Sordi-Muti A. Padrecca Sordo-Muts desegno' il 27 Gennajo 1817 in Milano.
Alfabete de Sordi-Muti A. Padrecca Sordo-Muts desegno' il 27 Gennajo 1817 in Milano.
Padrecca.
Lithograph. Printed area 400 x 280mm. Creased.
This manual alphabet is executed using only one hand, and are frequently found as parts of sign languages. These are not used for writing per se, but for spelling out words while signing.
[Ref: 4524]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Alfred, East-Indiaman, 1400 Tons. To Captain A. Henning & the Officers of the Ship This print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servent, William Foster.
The Alfred, East-Indiaman, 1400 Tons. To Captain A. Henning & the Officers of the Ship This print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servent, William Foster.
T.G. Dutton, del. et lith. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, W.m Foster, 114 Fenchurch Street - Portsmouth, A.Hinton. [n.d., c.1870]
Hand coloured lithograph. Sheet: 480 x 370mm, (19 x 14½"), large margins. Repaired tear in title area and damage in extreme bottom left corner.
A naval scene showing The Alfred, an East Indiaman built by the shipping company R & H Green who were based at Blackwell Yard. An eastindiaman was any ship under the license of the East India Companies.
[Ref: 40165]   £520.00  
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Position of the English, and Spanish & French Squadrons, before the Action on the 12 July 1804.
Position of the English, and Spanish & French Squadrons, before the Action on the 12 July 1804.
Owen del. Wells sc.
Publish'd by Bunney & Gold, Sep.1.1801.
Aquatint. 145 x 234mm. 5¾ x 9¼". Time staining around the edges.
Saumarez's actions off Algeciras and Gibraltar. On July 12th 1801 aboard Caesar, Admiral Sir James Saumarez led the last attack against the French Admiral Linois. This being the second stage of the battle meant that the extensive damage that the British had received during the first stage allowed for the French and Spanish ships to escape to Cadiz.
[Ref: 20163]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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De Stadt Gigeri. The Citÿ Gegery.
De Stadt Gigeri. The Citÿ Gegery.
[London: John Ogilby, 1670.]
Engraving with very large margins. 270 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Centre fold as normal.
A view of Jijel (once known as Djidjelli) in Algeria. In 1664 (less than a decade before this print was first published in Dapper's 'Beschrijvinge der Afrikaanse Gewesten', 1668), the French took the city but were expelled the same year. This example comes from the English edition, published by John Ogilby with the grand title of 'Africa: being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacente Islands', with the Dutch title and 10-point key duplicated into English.
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De Stadt Gigeri.
De Stadt Gigeri.
[Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1668.]
Engraving. 270 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Central crease as normal.
A view of Jijel (once known as Djidjelli) in Algeria. In 1664 (four years before this print was first published in Dapper's 'Beschrijvinge der Afrikaanse Gewesten', 1668), the French took the city but were expelled the same year.
[Ref: 30218]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Beschiessung der Stadt Algier durch die englische Flotte, unter den Besehlen des Admirals Exmouth, den 27 August 1816.
Beschiessung der Stadt Algier durch die englische Flotte, unter den Besehlen des Admirals Exmouth, den 27 August 1816.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured wood engraving. Printed area 180 x 285mm, 7 x 11¼". Laid on board.
A rare illustration of the bombardment of Algiers, with a five-point key underneath. In an attempt by Britain to force the Dey of Algiers to give up slavery, the British fleet threatened bombardment if their demands weren't met. As they approached the Dey sent out many men in small boats to attempt to board the ships, resulting in the hand-to-hand fighting seen here. The following day the Dey surrendered, not knowing the British had already used up all their ammunition.
[Ref: 15656]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Afbeelding van Algiers, en het Omleggende Land.
Afbeelding van Algiers, en het Omleggende Land. Wanneerde Moullie W.N.W. een half Myl van uw is na't Lveen Geteekend door Martinus Lambrechts, Captein ter Zee 1734.
[Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen II, c.1734.]
Rare etching with engraving. 330 x 630mm (13 x 24¾"), very large margins. A little restoration to tears in margins.
A view of Algiers from the sea, with a 17-point key. It was drawn by Martinus Lambrechts, a sea-captain who regularly patrolled the area protecting Dutch merchants from the Barbary pirates, and who published 'Handboekje voor den Zeeleerling' (Handbook for the sea-farer) in 1731. The dedication is to Reynier Crabeth, a former Mayor of Gouda and commissioner of the admiralty of Amsterdam. The van Keulen family were the premier sea chart publishers in Amsterdam from the the 1680s to the beginning of the 19th century.
[Ref: 54908]   £390.00  
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Algier.
Algier.
[Engraved by Matthäus Merian.]
[Frankfurt c.1650.]
Engraving. 220 x 350mm (8¾ x 13¾"). Torn, creased.
A bird's-eye view of Algiers in Algeria, with the city walls, outlying forts and several galleys in the harbour. At the time the city was nominally part of the Ottoman Empire, but it was essentially independent, with piracy the main source of income.
[Ref: 30213]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Conference of Capt.n Sir Ja.s Brisbane with the Dey of Algiers, August 30th 1816.
Conference of Capt.n Sir Ja.s Brisbane with the Dey of Algiers, August 30th 1816.
Drawn by G.F.L. [George Francis Lyon.]
[London: James Jenkins, c.1816.]
Aquatint with hand colour. Sheet 135 x 210mm (5¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed into aquatint border.
A group of naval and military officers in audience with the Dey of Algiers, Omar Agha. Two days after the Anglo-Dutch bombardment of Algiers in retaliation for the Dey's violation of a previous anti-slavery treaty, Sir James Brisbane, Admiral Lord Exmouth's Flag Captain, led a delegation to Omar Agha, achieving the release of 3,000 Christian slaves. Captain George Francis Lyon (1795-1832) went to sea at the age of thirteen and wrote and illustrated books on his travels, which included crossing the Sahara, serving under Parry as commander of the 'Hecla' and following Frankin into Hudson's Bay. He went to Mexico in 1826 as commissioner of the Real del Monte and Bolaños Mining Companies, dying on a voyage from Buenos Aires to London.
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To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, This Plate, the North East View of ye City, Mole, Fortifications, & Port of Algiers in Barbary [...]
To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, This Plate, the North East View of ye City, Mole, Fortifications, & Port of Algiers in Barbary [...] [parallel text in French]
R. Wilkins pinx.t / J. Basire sculp.t
Published as the Act directs, by R. Ball April 12th 1776
Fine engraving, platemark 480 x 600mm (19 x 23½"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
Detailed view of Algiers, now the capital of Algeria. Some parts of image lettered, referring to a separate key (not included). After a painting by the obscure marine painter Robert Wilkins (c.1740-90), who exhibited in London 1772-78.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38490]   £620.00  
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Outline of the Attack upon Algiers exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
Outline of the Attack upon Algiers exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
R. & E. Williamson sculp.t [after Henry Aston Barker].
[London: Henry Aston Barker, n.d., 1818.]
Engraving. Sheet 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"), with letter press key label stuck on. Folds and staining.
A visitor's keyplate for the exhibition of a 360º painting on the inside of the rotunda of Barker's Panorama, a purpose-built gallery in Leicester Street. Visitors would climb stairs to a viewing platform and use this as a guide to the painting. It was issued as a folding plate in a leaflet, 'Description of Lord Exmouth's attack upon Algiers : painted by Henry Aston Barker', written by James Jennings. The rotunda is preserved within the French Catholic 'Church of Notre Dame de France'.
[Ref: 50454]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Sala de las dos Hermanas.
Sala de las dos Hermanas.
[engraved by William Gauci after John Frederick Lewis.]
[London: Hodgson, Boys and Graves, 1835.]
Tinted lithograph with some hand colour, trimmed to image and laid on card but fine issue. Sheet 270 x 330mm (10½ x 13"."
'The Hall of the Two Sisters', from 'Lewis's Sketches and Drawings of the Alhambra: Made During a Residence in Granada, in the Years 1833-4'. John Frederick Lewis (1804-76) RA, became known as 'Spanish Lewis' to differentiate him from his artist brother, Frederick Christian Lewis ('Indian Lewis'), who travelled to Asia.
Abbey Travel, 148.
[Ref: 40266]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734.
Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734. His beard they burnt, then vengeance the Turk hurl'd On all near him, and kill'd would have the World [...]
Drawn from Nature by a Passenger.
Sep.r 6th 1787
Engraving, sheet 220 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾"). Creases.
According to an often-reprinted story, Ali Mustapha was a Turk who, travelling economically on a barge in France, was sleeping when his fellow passengers set fire to his beard. Upon awaking (as the text and image here recount), the enraged Ali Mustapha killed several people on board the barge and 'could not be stop'd till he was shot with a Pistol, of which wounds he died at Sens three Days after'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', which specialized in extraordinary events.
[Ref: 37947]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
DC. [Dominic Custos.]
[n.d., c.1600.]
Engraving. Sheet 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed, bottom left corner lacking
Ali Pasha, Ottoman governor of Buda. Published in 'Atrium heroicum Caesarum'.
[Ref: 29882]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Al-Tebelen.
Al-Tebelen.
Mauzaisse. 1825. Lithog. de C.Motte.
[c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 295 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Publisher's blind stamp under title. Cut.
Head and shoulders portrait of Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Ottoman Albanian ruler, surnamed Aslan, 'the Lion', or the 'Lion of Yannina', who fought for independence from the Ottoman Empire. His cruelty has become legendary. Byron visited Ali's court in Ioánnina in 1809 and wrote to his mother: 'His Highness is a remorseless tyrant, guilty of the most horrible cruelties, very brave, so good a general that they call him the Mahometan Buonaparte ... but as barbarous as he is successful, roasting rebels, etc, etc.'. Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (1784-1844) appears to have painted this portrait after Ali's death.
[Ref: 26961]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Ali, Vizier of Albanien, also called Pacha of Jannina.
Ali, Vizier of Albanien, also called Pacha of Jannina. This Print forms one of the Series of Greek Portraits (4thPart) now in course of publication in London by A. Friedel, & Sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in Town & Country. June 1826.
Bouvier lithog.
Coloured lithograph. 'J. Whatman' Turkey Mill watermark. Printed area 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") Some spotting.
Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Lion of Yannina, a Muslim Albanian ruler who served as an Ottoman pasha of the western part of Rumelia, the Ottoman Empire's European territory. A cruel ruler, he set about creating an almost-independent Greek-speaking state, allying himself with Napoleon, the British and whoever would serve him best. He eventually irked Sultan Mahmud II enough to send an army to bring him back under Ottoman control. Accepting the offer of a pardon he retired to a monastery, but soldiers were sent to arrest him for execution. Aged 82 he died fighting, shot through the floor of his room then beheaded.
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