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Société Phylarmonique è Anvers 1826.
Société Phylarmonique è Anvers 1826.
Lith. Roy.
Lithograph, printed area 160 x 205mm (6¼ x 8").
Musical society in Antwerp (Anvers), Belgium
[Ref: 43440]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arch of Augustus, Aosta.]
[Arch of Augustus, Aosta.] Arc de triomphe d'Auguste à Aoste.
Publié p.r J.P. Lamy à Basle, Berne, Lausanne, Genève. [c.1830]
Aquatint printed in black and sepia, platemark 180 x 200mm (7 x 8") very large margins.
The Arch of Augustus in the city of Aosta, Italy. The arch was constructed in 25 BC to commemorate the Roman victory over the Salassi, as a result of which the Romans founded Augusta Praetoria Salassorum (now Aosta) on Salassi territory.
[Ref: 46090]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sepulchre of Cecilia Metella Crasi; upon the Appian Way, Two Miles from Rome.
The Sepulchre of Cecilia Metella Crasi; upon the Appian Way, Two Miles from Rome. The Walls are 25 Feet thick, Sounding a Trumpet within it the Echo returns it 8 times.
Buisiri del: T. Smith pin: F. Vivares sc.
Publish'd 25 July 1746.
Fine engraving with etching. 550 x 400mm (21¾ x 15¾"). Tears in the margins. Slight staining.
A view of the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, whose father served under Julius Ceasar, built in the 1st Century BC and located on one of the southern roads into Rome. The scene shows the ruins of the rotunda and walls, several figures examine the fragments of ancient architecture which line the route.
[Ref: 40272]   £330.00  

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[France] Arago.
[France] Arago.
Henri Sheffey pinx.t. Sixdeniers sculp.t.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue Racine No 3, et chez Schroth, edit.r Rue Traversiere St Honoré 25.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13¼). Slight scratch bottom right.
François Jean Dominique Arago (1786-1853), French mathematician, astronomer, whose recalculation of the Paris Meridian are commemorated by the 135 Arago medallions set into the ground through Paris. In the 1848 Revolution he joined the Provisional Government, in which he was responsible for abolishing flogging in the French Navy and then succeeded in procuring the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. In May he briefly served as Prime Minister of France, until the collective resignation of the Executive Power Commission in June. When Napoleon III took power in 1851 an oath of allegiance from all its functionaries, was required: Arago sent in his resignation as astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes rather than take the oath, but Louis-Napoleon refused it and made "an exception in favour of a savant whose works had thrown lustre on France, and whose existence the government would regret to embitter."
Wellcome: 90 Not in.
[Ref: 30840]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Vista de la Calle de la Reina en Aranjuez. El cuadro original existe en el Rl. Museo de Madrid.
Vista de la Calle de la Reina en Aranjuez. El cuadro original existe en el Rl. Museo de Madrid.
D. Velzaquez lo pintó. Pic de Leopol lo lithogó
J. de Madrazo lo dirigió. Estda. En el Re. Esto. Litho. De Madrid. [n.d. c.1845.]
Lithograph. Lithographers Stamp. 610 x 445mm. 24 x 17½". Some water staining.
La Calle de la Reina de Aranjuez, is the road that leads through the Jardines Reals arriving at the Palacio Real.
In the Museo del Prado.
[Ref: 15157]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Aranjuez.
Aranjuez. Vista de la Fuenta del Narciso (en el Jardin del Principe).
Pic de Leopold dib.o y lit. del nat.l. Fig.s par Urrabiela. Lit de J. Donon.
Madrid Juan B.ta Stampa, editor, calle Atocha 20, Estamperia.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 260 x 320mm (10¼ x 12½"). Manuscript in title area.
A view of a fountain in the town of Aranjuez in Spain. From a series of Spanish views. Title in Spanish and French.
[Ref: 47396]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Archangel, Russia.
Archangel, Russia. Fancy Ball Companion, No.7.
C.H. Martin del.t G.F. Bragg lith.o
Published by T. Pewtress, 67, Newington Causeway. Printed by F. Alvey, 1, Brandon's Row, Newington. [n.d. c.1845.]
Lithograph with fine colour, rare. 317 x 247mm. 12½ x 9¾". Creasing.
From the 'Fancy Ball Companion', a gallery of national costumes; here the costume of the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia. A young lady wearing a long red and gold dress with a green and gold jacket over the top; on her head she wears a turban.
[Ref: 22870]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Common Arnaut.]
[Common Arnaut.] Vol.2.Pl.10.
Geisler del.t Medland Sculp.
[John Stockdale.] [n.d. c.1812.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate 185 x 152mm (7¼ x 6"). Slight offset, Stamford Library Stamp.
Plate 10: a common Arnaut standing hold his rifle; together with his wife. From Volume 2 of "Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794".
[Ref: 31039]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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La Statue du St: Charles Boromée pres d'Arona au lac Majeur.
La Statue du St: Charles Boromée pres d'Arona au lac Majeur.
à Basle chez Birmann & Huber. [n.d. c.17936.]
Fine coloured aquatint. Plate 205 x 230mm. 8 x 9". Slight creases in the margins.
Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) was a saint and Cardinal. This giant statue was commissioned by Cardinal Federico Borromeo and was completed in 1698, and looks over the Lake Maggiore from Arona, Italy.
[Ref: 17397]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Castle of Arques from the Village.
Castle of Arques from the Village.
ET aquat fort fecit [...] J.S. Cotman del. [1820]
Etching on india paper, platemark 135 x 230mm (5¼ x 9"). India paper lifting.
View from the east of the castle of Arques la Bataille, near Dieppe, France. Etching by Mary Ann Turner after John Sell Cotman published in Dawson Turner, 'A Tour in Normandy' (1820). The etching derives from two 1819 drawings by Cotman now in the Norwich Castle Museum.
[Ref: 47801]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Germany] Leonhart Artbaur war geboren zu Dalmesing Anno 1650.
[Germany] Leonhart Artbaur war geboren zu Dalmesing Anno 1650. Alles mit Gott, und nichts ohn Ihn.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Very fine engraving. Plate 255 x 180mm. 10 x 7".
An oval portrait within an eleborate border containing an owl, four monkeys with human-like bodies blowing bubbles and a view of a small village.
[Ref: 15550]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Source de l'Arveiron.
Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
S. Morel M.d d'estampes à Genève.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris [c.1850]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 105 x 120mm (4 x 4¾").
The source of the Arveiron at Montanvert, near Chamonix. It was visited by the Shelleys and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, which contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 46115]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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L Amirante General Don Diego Assensio de Vicuña.
L Amirante General Don Diego Assensio de Vicuña.
Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques. à l'aigle avec privil. [n.d. c.1790.]
Hand-coloured engraving. 305 x 202mm. 12 x 8".
Diego Asensio de Vicuña was an admiral during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714). On March 9, 1704 two galleons under his command, Santa Teresa and Port Coeli, encountered five English ships led by Sir George Rooke; after a seven hour battle in close action, Admiral Vicuña surrendered. His ships were towed to Lisbon, with his flagship, Santa Teresa, so damaged that she sank at the entrance of Lisbon.
[Ref: 24108]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Assisi October Evening [pencilled outside plate.]
Assisi October Evening [pencilled outside plate.] Assisi 19 AH 03.
Axel H Haig [pencil signature.]
[1903.]
Drypoint etching, signed in pencil. Limited edition of 200. 489 x 621mm. 19¼ x 24½". Time stained from old mount and backing board.
Figures on the river bank with the great Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi behind.
Mordaunt Crook & Lennox-Boyd: 182.
[Ref: 24020]   £420.00  
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Stoa of Adrian,_Athens, The rock of the Acropolis in the background.
Stoa of Adrian,_Athens, The rock of the Acropolis in the background.
From a drawing by F.W. Newton, Esq.re Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King.
[n.d. c.1837.]
Lithograph, rare. 120 x 190mm. 4¾ x 7½".
Adrian's Stoa, Athens, with the Acropolis Rock behind. A stoa was an Ancient Greek covered walkway or portico, commonly for public usage. From "A Short Visit to The Ionian Islands, Athens, and the Morea. By Edward Giffard, Esq."
[Ref: 25651]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Athene vel Minerva.
Athene vel Minerva.
[Hartmann Schedel, 1493.]
Woodcut engraving with letterpress text, rare. Image area 140 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾". Cut.
Athene vel Minerva, a fictional view of Athens. An identical image is used to represent both the land of the Amazons and the city of Alexandra. The same city is also used in other parts of the book to represent Pavia, Austria, Carinthia, and Prussia. From the 'Nuremberg Chronical', by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), published in 1493 in Nuremberg. Maps in his Chronicle were the first ever illustrations of many cities and countries.
[Ref: 26186]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Athens, from the Academy.
Athens, from the Academy.
C.R. Cockerell R.A. del. L. Haghe Lith.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King [1837]
Rare lithograph, sheet 135 x 225mm (5¼ x 8¾"), large margins. Staining from glue.
View of Athens after a design by Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863), who first trained with the distinguished watercolourists Thomas and William Daniell. Cockerell was on the continent from 1810-17, spending much of his time studying ancient Greek architecture and sculpture. Frontispiece to 'Athens and Attica: Journal of a Residence There' by Christopher Wordsworth, bishop of Lincoln (1837).
[Ref: 42106]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Columns of a ruined temple, Athens.]
[Columns of a ruined temple, Athens.]
[by and after Mrs F. Cunningham?]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, image 170 x 225mm (6¾ x 9").
A very rare early lithograph, similar in style to 'Nine views taken on the continent drawn on stone by Mrs. F. Cunningham'. Cunningham, a talented amateur artist, was born Richenda Gurney, in a prominent Quaker banking family) and was sister to Elizabeth Fry.
[Ref: 35542]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens.]
[The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens.]
[D. Costantin á Athens]
[n.d., c.1860]
Albumen silver print, mounted on album paper. 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). A little discolouration in sky.
An early photograph of the Temple of Hephaestus (formerly the Temple of Theseus because it was believed his remains were inside), a well-preserved Doric temple on the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, inaugurated 415BC. P. Constantin in Athens not signed in plate.
[Ref: 47440]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Aqueduct of Hadrian.]
[The Aqueduct of Hadrian.]
Stuart del.t. Lerpiniere Sculp.t.
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Engraving, with large margins. 330 x 500mm, 13 x 19½".
A view of the remains of the Aqueduct of Hadrian, on the slopes of Anchesmos, to the north east of the Acropolis in Athens, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
[Ref: 26794]   £350.00  
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[The Arch of Hadrian.]
[The Arch of Hadrian.]
Stuart del.t. Lerpiniere Sculp.t. [&] Stuart del.t. W. Lowry sculp[&] N. Revett del.t.
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.] [&] Published as the act direct. [&] Pub.d as the Act directs April 3 1792.
Three engravings with large margins. 330 x 455mm, 13 x 18"; 395 x 300mm, 15¼ x 12"; & 400 x 300mm, 15¾ x 11¾".
A view and elevations of the front and sides of the Arch of Hadrian, south east of the Acropolis in Athens, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. The view shows the existing remains, with a family of shepherds; the elevations show it as it would have been complete, although not guessing what statuary would be used. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
Stuart's gouache of the Arch is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, RIBA Library Drawings Collection, SD145/9.
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The Temple of Erictheus at Athens.
The Temple of Erictheus at Athens. Le Temple d'Erictheus a Athénes.
R. Dalton del: J.S.Muller Sc:
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament April 12.th 1751.
Engraving. Plate: 380 x 245mm (15 x 9¾"), with very large margins.
A view of the Erectheion, an ancient Greek temple on the Acropolis in Athens. One of the six cariatyds supporting the porch, depicted here on the left, was removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and now resides in the British Musuem. This is a plate from Richard Dalton's 'Antiquites and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the spot A.D. 1749' 1751. The plates were popular and were reprinted in various studies of antiquities and are some of the earliest images of Greece and Egypt compiled by an Englishman.
[Ref: 41359]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temple of Erictheus at Athens.
The Temple of Erictheus at Athens. Le Temple d'Erictheus a Athénes.
R. Dalton del: J.S.Muller Sc:
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament April 12.th 1751.
Engraving. Plate: 380 x 245mm (15 x 9¾"), with very large margins.
A view of the Erectheion, an ancient Greek temple on the Acropolis in Athens. One of the six cariatyds supporting the porch, depicted here on the right, was removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and now resides in the British Musuem. This is a plate from Richard Dalton's 'Antiquites and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the spot A.D. 1749' 1751. The plates were popular and were reprinted in various studies of antiquities and are some of the earliest images of Greece and Egypt compiled by an Englishman.
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[View of the Bridge over the Ilissus River connecting the Panathenaic Stadium with the city of Athens. ]
[View of the Bridge over the Ilissus River connecting the Panathenaic Stadium with the city of Athens. ]
Stuart del.t. Tho.s Medland Sculp.t.
Published Jan.y 30th 1791 by Eliz:th Stuart Leicesterfields.
Engraving with large margins on 3 sides. 350 x 490mm, 13¾ x 19".
A view of the bridge over the Ilissus, south-east of the Acropolis, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. In the foreground are shepherds, two with musical instruments, a third with a pipe. The bridge led to the Panathenaic Stadium, now rebuilt and site of the first modern Olympic Games. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
Stuart's gouache of the bridge is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, RIBA Library Drawings Collection, SD146/1.
[Ref: 26796]   £330.00  
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[Athens] View of the Temple of Jupiter Olympius.
[Athens] View of the Temple of Jupiter Olympius.
Lith by C. de Brocktorff Malta 1837 from a Sketch by D. White R.N.
Very scarce lithograph, sheet 220 x 290mm (8½ x 11½").
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, with the Acropolis in the background. Lithograph by the German/Danish artist resident in Malta, Charles Frederick de Brocktorff (1775-1850) after a sketch by a British officer.
[Ref: 41654]   £320.00  
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Plan of the Antiquities of Athens as Surveyed by J. Stuart. 1752.
Plan of the Antiquities of Athens as Surveyed by J. Stuart. 1752.
[Drawn by A. Arrowsmith?]
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Engraved map. 535 x 700mm, 21 x 27½". Small margins.
Map of Athens showing the classical buildings surveyed made by James 'Athenian' Stuart and published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by Stuart & Nicholas Revett. To Stuart's dismay the local authorities would not allow him to survey the Acropolis because of an outbreak of plague. Stuart (1713-88) and Revett (1720-1804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'. This map was published in Volume 4; the general map of Attica in the same volume was signed by Arrowsmith.
[Ref: 26784]   £260.00  
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[The Monument of Philoppapus.]
[The Monument of Philoppapus.]
J. Steuart, delin.t. Lerpiniere Sculp.t. [&] N. Revett del.t.
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Pair of engravings, with large margins. 330 x 490mm, 13 x 19¼" & 330 x 460mm, 13 x 18".
A view and an elevation of the Monument of Philopappus, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. The view shows the existing remains, with two figures in English garb, probably Stuart and Revett, and local goatherds; the elevation shows an approximation of how the building would have looked, although leaving details like the occupant of the lost alcove blank. Julius Antiochus Philopappos, the grandson of the last king of Commagene, a Syrian kingdom abolished by emperor Vespasian in AD72, took Athenian citizenship. His monument, containing his tomb, was built AD114. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
Stuart's gouache of the monument is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, RIBA Library Drawings Collection, SD145/10.
[Ref: 26788]   £380.00   view all images for this item
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[Athens Polytechnic]
[Athens Polytechnic]
[Unsigned, c.1870]
Lithograph and tintstone, scarce, printed area 255 x 315mm (10 x 12½"), with large margins.
The Averof building, which remains at the centre of the Patision Complex of the National Technical University of Athens (also still known as the Athens Polytechnic). Designed by Lysander Kaftanzoglou, the building is a key example of European Neoclassicism.
[Ref: 47632]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temple of Jupiter Olympius, Athens.
The Temple of Jupiter Olympius, Athens. Le Temple de Jupiter Olympius, Athènes. Der Tempel Jupiter Olympius, Athen.
Drawn by Wolfensberger. Engraved by J. Sands.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. [n.d. c.1841.]
Steel engraving. 208 x 279mm. 8¼ x 11".
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympeion, in the centre of Athens. Although begun in the 6th century BC, it was not completed until the reign of the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. In the Hellenistic and Roman periods it was the largest temple in Greece. Its foundations were laid on the site of an earlier temple by the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC, but the work was abandoned when Pisistratus's son, Hippias, was overthrown in 510 BC.
[Ref: 20158]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temple of Theseus, now the Church of S.t. Demetrrius, at Athens. Le Temple de Thésée aujourd'hui L'Eglise Greque de S.t.. Demetri a Athenes.
The Temple of Theseus, now the Church of S.t. Demetrrius, at Athens. Le Temple de Thésée aujourd'hui L'Eglise Greque de S.t.. Demetri a Athenes. To J. Spencer-Smith Esq.r. M.P. F.R.S. & F.S.A &c. This Print from the Original Drawing in his Collection. is respectfully inscribed by Edw.d. Orme.
Drawn by Preaux on the spot 1800. Engraved by J. Jeakes.
Publish'd Ian.y. 2.d. 1804 by Edw.d. Orme His Majesty's Printseller: N.o.59 New Bond Street, London.
Handcoloured aquatint, very fine & scarce item. Sheet: 630 x 460mm, (25 x 18"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the Ancient Greek Temple of Hephastus in Athens built in c.450BC and converted into the Church of St George Akamates in c.700AD. The building was restored to its status as an ancient monument in 1834.
[Ref: 39093]   £850.00  
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Mount Athos, in Greece, cut into the Form of a Man who holds in his Left hand a City, & in his Right hand a Bason to receive all the Water that rolls down the Mountain.
Mount Athos, in Greece, cut into the Form of a Man who holds in his Left hand a City, & in his Right hand a Bason to receive all the Water that rolls down the Mountain. Wonderful Magazine
[c.1793]
Engraving with letterpress sheet, each 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Slightly time stained.
Dinocrates' proposal to build a city dedicated to Alexander the Great on Mount Athos, with a colossal image of Alexander sculpted in its side. Alexander holds a building (standing for the city) in his left hand, while a river flows into the sea from above his right arm. The plan was never realized and Alexandria in Egypt was founded instead, as more fertile for cultivating grain. This scheme was recorded by Vitruvius. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812). The print was probably copied from a plate in the Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721), the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
For Erlach's engraving see ref. 33419.
[Ref: 39631]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Attica from an Actual Survey by Mr. Stuart.
Attica from an Actual Survey by Mr. Stuart.
Drawn by A. Arrowsmith. J. Walker Sculp.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs by Elizabeth Stuart Feb: 12th 1794.
Engraved map. 660 x 620mm, 26 x 24½". Folded as issued, Two tears repaired.
Map of the peninsula of Attica, the region dominated by Athens in classical times. It was drawn by Aaron Arrowsmith, one of the leading English cartographers of the period, based on the survey made by James 'Athenian' Stuart and published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by Stuart & Nicholas Revett. Stuart (1713-88) and Revett (1720-1804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
[Ref: 26783]   £260.00  
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[Germany] Attila, King of the Huns.
[Germany] Attila, King of the Huns.
J. Chapman Sculp.
London Published March 10, 1810 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 172 x 114mm. 6¾ x 4½".
Head and shoulders directed to left, head in profile, with a small beard and moustache, wearing a crown with a ribbon at the nape, a cloak of spotted animal fur tied in a bow over armour; in an oval with a plaque below showing spiked shields, spears and scimitar. Attila the Hun (406-453) was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. During his reign he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. 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'.
[Ref: 24538]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
Boilly del.
Mezzotint with very large margins; band around waist coloured; 540 x 360mm (21¼ x 14¼").
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Annibal Aubert du Bayet (1759-1797), French general and politician during the Revolution, show full-length in uniform, a battle raging behind. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he fought in the American Revolutionary War before travelling to France at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789. He began his political career with an anti-Jewish pamphlet 'Le cri du citoyen contre les Juifs', and was elected to the legislature in 1791. He served as President of the moderate 'Legislative Assembly' from 8 July 1792 to 22 July 1792, a month before the new National Convention took over, then as the Minister of Defense of France from November 1795 to February 1796. He was then appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, tasked with helping Selim modernise the army. He died of fever in Constantinople in 1797.
[Ref: 34981]   £360.00  
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[Augustus Duke of Brunswick.] Domn Gottes Gnaden Christian...
[Augustus Duke of Brunswick.] Domn Gottes Gnaden Christian...
Luneburgi Apud Stern [n.d., 1640.]
Engraving. Collector's stamp of Duke of Cambridge. Plate: 325 x 210mm (12¾ x 8¼''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of Augustus II (1579-1666) Duke of Brunswick-from the House of Welf.
[Ref: 49468]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Lake of Aushkul and Holy Mount.
Lake of Aushkul and Holy Mount.
R. Murchison Esq.re del. L. Haghe lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: John Murray, 1845.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). With two registry pin holes in corners, as usual with this technique.
Aushkul Lake and mountain in the Urals, famed for its jasper, vases of which decorate the Hermitage staircase. The plate comes from Sir Roderick Impey's important monograph, 'The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains', the result of an expedition he made accompanied by Édouard de Verneuil (1805-73) and Count Alexander von Keyserling (1815-91). The expedition led to him describing the Permian geologic period, named after the Perm region of Russia, the last period of the Paleozoic era.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 52674]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Church [Austrian Hungarian Empire] and Monastry of the Holy Trinity for Redeeming Slaves, founded and endowed by the Emperor Leopold the Ist.
A View of the Church [Austrian Hungarian Empire] and Monastry of the Holy Trinity for Redeeming Slaves, founded and endowed by the Emperor Leopold the Ist.
S. Kleiner delint. H. Roberts sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving, 200 x 250mm. 7¾ x 9¾". Repaired tear to image. Slightly soiled.
After Salomon Kleiner (1703 - 1761), topographical draughtsman and engraver, who lived and worked most of his career in Vienna. Between 1723-27 he was working at court in Mainz. From a series of views, numbered '14' upper right.
From the Capper album.
[Ref: 10947]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Great St Bernard Hospice after Avalanche on Mount Marengo, 20 January 1825]
[Great St Bernard Hospice after Avalanche on Mount Marengo, 20 January 1825] Première echapée de vue sur le couvent du grand St. Bernard, avec la représentation de l'avalanche qui se précipita du mont Marengo, le 20 Janvier 1825.
Publié p.r J.P. Lamy à Basle, Berne, Lausanne, Genève. [c.1830]
Aquatint printed in black and sepia, platemark 180 x 200mm (7 x 8") very large margins.
[Ref: 46108]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Don Féliz de Azara. Geb. zu Barbunales d.18 Mai 1746.
Don Féliz de Azara. Geb. zu Barbunales d.18 Mai 1746.
[n.d c.1780.]
Stipple. Plate 152 x 107mm. 6 x 4¼". Foxing.
Féliz de Azara (1742-1821) was a Spanish military officer, naturalist and engineer. He distinguished himself as an engineer in the Spanish Army and was set to South America to negotiate the border dispute between the Portuguese and Spanish colonies. He spent twenty years in South America and sent various notes and observations of a zoological nature to his brother, the then Spanish Ambassador at Paris. in 1801 Moreau to Saint-Mery published these notes and observations under the title "Essaie sur l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes du Paraguay". On his return he wrote "Voyage dans l'Amerique meridionale depuis 1781 jusqu'en 1801".
[Ref: 26012]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vignettes of Bad Kreuznach]
[Vignettes of Bad Kreuznach] Souvenir de Creuznach.
F.C. Klimsch gez. W.I. Cooke
Publié par B. Dondorf à Francfort s/m. [c.1850]
Steel-engraving on india, platemark 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") large margins.
Views of landmarks in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.
[Ref: 46582]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Profil de la ville de Badaios en Espagne. Profil de La Ville de Grenade Capitalle du Royaume de Grenade en Espagne
Profil de la ville de Badaios en Espagne. Profil de La Ville de Grenade Capitalle du Royaume de Grenade en Espagne
[Etched by Israel Silvestre the younger.]
Avec privilege de Roy. [Paris: le Rouge, 1750?]
Two plates on one sheet, each c. 265 x 555mm, 10½ x 21¾". Repaired hole in Grenada view, split in plate mark between the two views.
Two views of Spanish towns on one plate, by Israel Silvestre (1621-1691), etcher and publisher of Paris. In 1662 he was appointed 'dessinateur et graveur du Roi' and in 1673 he became drawing-master to Louis, le Grand Dauphin. As well as publishing his own work, he inherited a large number of plates from his uncle, Israel Henriet, including works by Jacques Callot and Stefano della Bella.
[Ref: 25764]   £450.00  
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Ober Baden.
Ober Baden.
Christopher Stimmer ft. [in ink under image.]
[Sebastian Munster, c.1550.]
Woodcut engraving. 265 x 355mm. 10½ x 14". Trimmed with a fold.
Over Baden, a municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau, located in the Limmat Valley. From Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographiae Universalis".
[Ref: 20802]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Album with 30 portraits of rulers of Baden.]
[Album with 30 portraits of rulers of Baden.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Folio, 19th century half morocco with marbled boards; with 30 lithographs, ea. 270 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"), pasted in. Spine rebacked with rexine, inner hinges strained; prints trimmed to printed border on three sides, spotting throughout.
Thirty full-length portraits of margraves (Markgrafs) of Baden, from Bertold I to Carl Willhelm (d.1666).
With a photocopied condition report with pencil mss from Rugby School.
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Domingo Badia y Leblich.
Domingo Badia y Leblich.
C Westermayr fecit.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple. Plate 135 x 89mm. 5¼ x 3½".
Domingo Badia y Leblich (1766-1818) the Spanish traveller, known as Ali Bey. He set out from Cadiz in 1803 and travelled through North Africa, Syria and Arabia, reaching Mecca. He wrote 'Voyage d'Ali Bey en Asie et en Afrique' (1814).
[Ref: 25984]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736.
J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736. Collection Genérale des Portraits de M.M. les Députés à l'Assemblée Nationale tenue à Versailles le 4 Mai 1789. A.P.D.R.
De Vogues le J.ne del. A. Sergent excudit. Sergent sculp.
Chez Sergent rue Mauconseil, No 62. A Paris chez le Vache, M.d d'Estampes sous les Colonnades du Palais Royal, N.o 258. Et chez le meme à Versailles, rue des Chantiers, N.o 14.
Fine mezzotint, printed in sepia and black. Plate: 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"), very large margins. Faint marking in margins. Very slight repair above Bailly name.
A portrait of French mathematician, astronomer and early political leader of the French Revolution Jean Silvain Bailly (1736-1793). Bailly was the first to take the Tennis Court Oath on June 20th 1789 and became mayor of Paris following the storming of the Bastille. Bailly was executed during the Reign of Terror.
[Ref: 41614]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789,
[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789, et Maire de Paris, Jugé à mort le 12 Novembre 1794.
Lavachez sc. Duplesi-Bertaux inv et del. Duplesi-Bertaux aqua forte.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), astronomer, mathematician and politician who presided over the Tennis Court Oath. He was guillotined at the Champs de Mars for refusing to testify at Marie Antoinette's trial. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
Wellcome: 148-2
[Ref: 28400]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Philippus Baldæus Delphensis V.D. M. Primo Annum in Punte Gale, Postea in Regno Iaffnapatnam in Insula Ceylon 8 Annos, Iam in Geervliet 2. Ætatis 38. A. 1671.
Philippus Baldæus Delphensis V.D. M. Primo Annum in Punte Gale, Postea in Regno Iaffnapatnam in Insula Ceylon 8 Annos, Iam in Geervliet 2. Ætatis 38. A. 1671.
vr. Sÿdervelt. I:v P. A. Blooteling sculp.
[1671.]
Engraving. Plate: 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½'') very large margins.
A portrait of Dutch minister Philips Baldaeus (1632-1671) who travelled to Ceylon.
[Ref: 49119]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
N. L'armessin sculp.
[n.d., 1682.]
Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7½ x 5½". Trimmed.
Francis Baldwin (1520-1573), a jurist prominent as first a friend and then opponent of John Calvin. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
[Ref: 16998]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
Maurin. Lith de Delpech, a Paris.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. 457 x 312mm. 18 x 12¼".
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594-1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
[Ref: 14356]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Monsieur de Balzac:
Monsieur de Balzac:
R. Gaywood fecit. [n.d., c.1660]
Engraving, sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Rare; letterpress pasted below.
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594 - 1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
[Ref: 37680]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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