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Swiss Costumes. [set of 4]
Swiss Costumes. [set of 4] No. 1; Vaud, Unterwalden, Tyrol, Tessin, Uri, Zurich. No. 2; Valais, Neuchatel, Soleure, Appenzell, Lucerne, St. Gall. No.3; Schaffhouse, Schwyz, Genève, Frybourg, Forèt noire, Bâle. No. 4; Thurgovie, Grisons, Argovie, Glarus, Berne, Zoug.
London. Pub. by R. Ackermann. 101. Strand.
Mixed method, with large margins, hand coloured. 290mm x 240mm, (11½" x 9½") each. Scarce.
Set of four prints, numbered 1 to 4, each with six depicitions of Swiss costumes according to geographic area.
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[Maison Suisse du Canton de Berne pres du lac de Thoune.]
[Maison Suisse du Canton de Berne pres du lac de Thoune.]
Al.b Beaumont sculp.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Etching. Sheet: 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼''). Trimmed.
A scene in Switzerland showing a man looking after cows, a woman with a basket and a group of children playing with animals before a chalet style building. By Auguste Bouthillier de Beaumont (1842-1899).
[Ref: 49657]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Swiss Landscape.]
[Swiss Landscape.]
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving on india, small margins, proof before all letters. Plate 229 x 291mm (9 x 11½").
A pastoral scene with shepherds, sheep and goats in the foreground with a walled town and castle behind; Switzerland.
[Ref: 31092]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Swiss landscape with a small village and church set at the base of the mountains, where further houses are seen up the steep mountainside.]
[Swiss landscape with a small village and church set at the base of the mountains, where further houses are seen up the steep mountainside.]
[Wolf pinxit. Descourtis sculp.]
[Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. Proof before all letters. 292 x 375mm. 11½" x 14¾". Stain in the top right-hand corner, and crease in the bottom left-hand corner.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books.
[Ref: 9383]   £360.00  
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[Text illustration from Stumpf's 'Schwytzer Chronica'.]
[Text illustration from Stumpf's 'Schwytzer Chronica'.]
[Cut by Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder?]
[Zurich 1548.]
Woodcut, 80 x 170mm, 3¼ x 6¾", set in letterpress with three woodcut armorials. Minor worming in margin.
An army on a barge being hauled across a lake to a city's walls. The page is headed 'Von dem Zürychgow' (the Canton of Zürich). Johannes Stumpf (1500-1574) was a German theologian and historian who was given civic rights in Zurich in 1548. His 'Schwytzer Chronica' is a richly-illustrated history of the Swiss 'Old Confederacy' (1293-1523), with most of the 400 woodcut illustrations engraved by Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder.
[Ref: 23486]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de la Source de l'Arveron.
Vue de la Source de l'Arveron.
[Anon., c.1820]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 275 x 320mm (10¾ x 12½"). Trimmed.
A view of the Arveyron river emerging from the Mer de Glace, before merging with the Arve in Chamonix. It shows the grotto-like vault from which the river once emerged, painted by J.M.W. Turner in his 'Source of the Arveron in the Valley of Chamouni Savoy', 1816.
For similar view see ref. 33789.
[Ref: 39643]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Paysanne bernoise
Paysanne bernoise des environs de la ville
[Anon, c.1805]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed.
Peasant girl from the outskirts of Bern in Switzerland, holding a pitchfork with workers gathering hay bales in background.
[Ref: 39637]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de Fluelen.
Vue de Fluelen.
Dessiné d'après nature par J. Wetzel. Gravé par F. Hegi
[n.d., c.1820]
Fine aquatint printed in colour, sheet 215 x 280mm (8½ x 11").
Distant view of the municipality of Flüelen in the canton of Uri, Switzerland, with Lake Lucerne in the foreground. From a series of landscapes after Swiss artist Johann Jakob Wetzel (1781-1834).
See also refs. 31933-4.
[Ref: 39639]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Paysanne Freibourgeoise,
Paysanne Freibourgeoise, de la partie romande du Canton
[Anon, c.1805]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed; nicked upper right.
Peasant girl from the French-speaking part of the Canton of Fribourg, in the west of Switzerland.
[Ref: 39636]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Paysanne de Gouggisberg
Paysanne de Gouggisberg
[Anon, c.1805]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed.
Peasant girl from the municipality of Guggisberg in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. In the early 19th century Guggisberg was a popular tourist destination because of its mountain views.
[Ref: 39635]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Interlaken
Interlaken
[Anon., c.1805]
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed to image and title; glued to backing sheet.
The district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland; cattle in foreground.
[Ref: 39634]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du Lac de Geneve.
Vue du Lac de Geneve.
[probably published 1791 by Thomas Gowland.]
Etching with hand-colouring, 18th century watermark; sheet 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Trimmed.
View on lake Geneva, on the north side of the Alps between Switzerland and France.
[Ref: 39648]   £360.00  
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La dot d'une paysanne lucernoise
La dot d'une paysanne lucernoise
[Anon, c.1830]
Rare lithograph with very fine hand colouring, sheet 215 x 340mm (8½ x 13½").
Newly-married couple from the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland, in a cart carrying the bride's dowry.
[Ref: 39651]   £460.00  
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La noce Lucernoise.
La noce Lucernoise.
[Anon, c.1830]
Rare lithograph with very fine hand colouring, sheet 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼"). Some staining.
Wedding celebrations in the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
[Ref: 39650]   £360.00  
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Bergér d'Oberhasli, tenant la trompe des Alpes.
Bergér d'Oberhasli, tenant la trompe des Alpes.
G.L. 1805 [in image lower left]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed.
Shepherd from the Hasli region of Switzerland in the Canton of Bern, holding an Alpine horn.
[Ref: 39638]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alpine shepherd scene]
[Alpine shepherd scene]
[Gabriel Lory, c.1814]
Etching and aquatint with very fine hand-colouring, sheet 275 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½"). Trimmed.
Shepherd milking a cow while a shepherdess holds a bucket with city in background. Alpine scene by Gabriel Lory, the younger (1784-1846), Swiss painter, watercolourist and engraver. Lory's wife Louise de Meuron supervised the production and colouring of Lory's prints while the artist travelled abroad in search of commissions. In 1814, around the time this print was made, Lory arrived in England via Guernsey (Ackermann published an English translation of Lory's popular 'Voyage pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon' in 1820.
[Ref: 39642]   £450.00  
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Vue de Stanzstad.
Vue de Stanzstad.
Dessiné d'après nature par J. Wetzel. Gravé par F. Hegi
Publié par Orell Fussli & Comp. à Zurich.
Aquatint printed in colour, sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 11"). Trimmed.
The village of Stansstad in the canton of Nidwalden, Switzerland. It overlooks Lake Lucerne. From a series of landscapes after Swiss artist Johann Jakob Wetzel (1781-1834).
See also refs. 31933-4.
[Ref: 39649]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue prise du Chateau de Thoun.
Vue prise du Chateau de Thoun.
London, Published May 2d 1804 by Charles Richards, No 349 Strand.
Etching and aquatint with fine hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 310mm (8¾ x 12¼"). Trimmed.
View from Thun Castle in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. The castle was built by the Dukes of Zährigen c.1200 and is now a castle museum and Swiss heritage site of national significance.
For a similar view see ref. 31931.
[Ref: 39640]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thun Castle, Switzerland.]
[Thun Castle, Switzerland.]
Johnstone Baird [pencil signature]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Drypoint etching, signed by the artist. In original mount, limited edition of 75; 315 x 170mm (12½ x 6¾") very large margins. Mint.
A 13th century castle in the canton of Bern. Johnstone Baird (1880 - 1935). Born in Ayrshire, studied Glasgow School of Art. Naval architect with the Admiralty 1917-19. Travelled widely on the Continent. Exhibited 1910-30.
[Ref: 49229]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de Thun du Côté du Midi.
Vue de Thun du Côté du Midi. Dedié à S.A.Royale M.e F. Sophie Wilhelmine Princess d'Orange et de Nassau Née Princesse de Prusse, Par son très humble et très respectueus serviteur Henzi.
Wolff pinx. J. Janinet sculp. Gravé sous la direction de M.r Vernet, Peintre du Roi.
Se vend à Paris Rue des deux Portes S.t Sauveur chez Mr Graff [n.d., c.1785].
Aquatint and etching with fine hand colour. 320 x 450mm (12½ x 17¾"). Small margins.
A fine view of Castle Thun with a footbridge over the Aare river. Plate 6 of ''Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d'apres Nature, Avec Leur Description'', one of the earliest and rarest alpine colour plate books. Orignally published by Wagner in Bern in 1782, the plates passed to Bern publisher Rodolphe Hentzi who published them in 1785. This example has Graff's name added.
[Ref: 54919]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT)
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Tireur Fédéral.
Tireur Fédéral. Costumes Suisses, No. 15.
Dessiné d'apr. nature par J. Suter. Lith. par Euz. Planas.
Paris, London, New-York, Publié par Goupil et C.ie. Imp. de Jacomme et C.ie r.Meslay, 61, Paris. [n.d. c.1860.]
A fine hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic highlights. 412 x 259mm. 16¼ x 10¼".
This wonderful image shows the champion of a classic Swiss schutzenfest or shooting competition. The title "Tireur Federal" means "Federal Marksman."
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 20851]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aegidius Tschudi.
Aegidius Tschudi.
H. Pfen fecit.
[n.d. c..1790.]
Etching and engraving, with very large margins. Plate 127 x 82mm (5 x 3¼").
Aegidius Tschudi (1505-1572), an eminent member of the Swiss Tschudi family. He served as the chief magistrate and was ennobled by the Emperor Ferdinand.
[Ref: 29899]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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La fileuse d'Unterwalden.
La fileuse d'Unterwalden.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet 279 x 215mm. 11 x 8½". Cut and laid on album sheet.
A woman in Unterwalden, Switzerland, sat at a spinning wheel, making wood; she smokes a pipe. A fileuse was an instrumental piece with rapid figurations of various kinds suggesting the motion of a spinning wheel.
[Ref: 24117]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Vadian.
Vadian.
H. Pf fecit.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Etching and engraving, with large margins. Plate 133 x 89mm. 5¼ x 3½".
Joachim Vadian (1484-1551) the Swiss Humanist, scholar, and reformer who also served as mayor of St. Gallen. He completed his masters degree in 1509 and moved to Vienna where he had a lot of success as a writer. In 1513 he visited Buda, and was then named poeta laureatus by Emperor Maximilian I. In 1516 he was even named a Dean of the University of Vienna. In 1517 he started to study medicine and science and later graduated as a doctor of medicine. He then returned home to St. Gallen and was appointed city physician. In 1526 he led the conversion of St. Gallen to Protestantism.
[Ref: 26045]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[A small town in a wooded valley.]
[A small town in a wooded valley.]
J. Koller 1776 [in ink].
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 200 x 290mm (8 x 11½").
[Ref: 51383]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de Vevey.
Vue de Vevey.
J. Weibel fc.
1818.
Etching with fine hand colouring. Size: 209 x 280mm (8¼ x 11"). Trimmed around image and text.
A landscape scene of the town of Vevey, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne, Switzerland. Numerous figures can be seen on the path in the foreground, with the town in the background and sailing vessels on the lake in the distance. By Swiss landscape painter and printmaker, Samuel Jakob Weibel (1771 - 1846).
[Ref: 31919]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Victoria Pacifico.
Victoria Pacifico. Carolo Guill: Ferdinando Duci Brunsuicensi Regn: Pontis Diaboli Delineationem D: D: D: R. Hentzi, Puerorum Nobilium in aula Principis Auriaci Guber:
Wolf pinxit. Carré sculp. Descourtis direx.t
[Yntema Amdsterdam, 1785.]
Coloured aquatint. 406 x 294mm. 16" x 11½". Some staining, tears and creasing. Bottom of the title area slightly cut.
HENTZI, Rudolph, [editor]. Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d''Apres Nature, Avec Leur Description. J. Yntema 1785 One of the Earliest and Rarest Alpine Colour Plate Books.
[Ref: 9379]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du Wetterhorn et Wetthorn, et du Glacier de Rosenlauy.
Vue du Wetterhorn et Wetthorn, et du Glacier de Rosenlauy.
[Anon, c.1830]
Aquatint printed in colour with gum arabic, fine, sheet 145 x 185mm (5¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed around image and title. Excellent colour.
Rosenlaui Glacier on the left, and the Wetterhorn mountain in the centre. Coniferous forest and river in foreground. This viewpoint was depicted by many 19th century topographers of Swiss scenery.
[Ref: 33757]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Vûe du Chateau de Wimmis et des environs.
Vûe du Chateau de Wimmis et des environs.
dessiné et gravé par J.L. Aberli avec Privilége.
[Published by H. Richter. n.d. c.1783.]
Etching aquatint with added hand-colour. 387 x 559mm. 15¼ x 22". Cut and glued to backing sheet. Some wrinkling. Occasional foxing and small repaired hole in sky.
The Castle of Wimmis, owes its origins to the link that connected the Lake of Geneva to the Rhone Valley and the river Aare, which passed through the valley of the Simmental.
[Ref: 18834]   £480.00  
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Vue Générale des Alpes et Glacieres Prise du Chateau de Worb.
Vue Générale des Alpes et Glacieres Prise du Chateau de Worb. Dedié à S.A.Royale Frederic Guillaume D Prince heréditaire de Prusse, Par son très humble et très respectueus serviteur Henzi.
Clement pin.x. Descourtis sculp.t. Imprimé par Guyant le jeune.
Se vend à Paris Rue des deux Portes S.t Sauveur chez Mr Graff [n.d., c.1785].
Aquatint and etching with fine hand colour. 320 x 450mm (12½ x 17¾"). Small margins
A large & fine view of the Alps, Worb Castle in the foreground. From ''Vues Remarkables des Montagnes de la Suisse, Dessinees et Peintes d'apres Nature, Avec Leur Description'', one of the earliest and rarest alpine colour plate books. Orignally published by Wagner in Bern in 1782, the plates passed to Bern publisher Rodolphe Hentzi who published them in 1785. This example has Graff's name added.
[Ref: 54921]   £480.00   (£576.00 incl.VAT)
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Zug.
Zug. No.26.
Lith. par Cuvillier, Fig. par Bayot. Chapuy del.
Paris, chez Vreith et Hauser, Boul.d des Italiens, 11 [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 310 x 445mm. 12¼ x 17½".
View of Zug (French: Zoug, Italian: Zugo), a German-speaking city in Switzerland. The name ‘Zug’ originates from fishing vocabulary; in the Middle Ages it referred to the right to ‘pull up’ fishing nets and hence to the right to fish. With publisher's blindstamp 'V&H' to lower margin. From a topographical series, possibly 'Le Moyen Age pittoresque' 1837-39.
[Ref: 25939]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Ein Stüt suladen, und die Ladungnach der Sketall=Site des Stüts suproportioniren.
Ein Stüt suladen, und die Ladungnach der Sketall=Site des Stüts suproportioniren. Borvericht. Die Stüke, welche Boll-güthaben, nach de Beschreibung, von No.1752, könen zuder stärkesten Ladund halb kugel schwessulver haben; Die Stüke aber ...Kein bulver neben sich geschüttet. Es stehen 2. Lonstabler von den Batronen zurükgebliebene heraus ziehen.
J.B. Bullinger f.
Herausgegeben von der Gesellschafft der Constablern u. Feüer=Werkern in Zürich auf das Neüe Jahr 1767.
Copper engraving. Plate 241 x 292mm. 9½ x 11½". Some paper tonting around the edges and foxing.
On top of a fortress, officers are firing five cannons as part of their training and display of competency. The fortress opposite copies this display. To the right stands a general and an officer with a drum.
[Ref: 16574]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Munita expuonat loca sic Mavorita proles, Schau wie die Vestung sich ergiebet, Wen Mars da siene Künst aüsüebet.
Munita expuonat loca sic Mavorita proles, Schau wie die Vestung sich ergiebet, Wen Mars da siene Künst aüsüebet. Wosan! Die Contrescarp samtallen auflern Werten Ist nun in unseren Swalt Solfdises uns nit stärten!...Dem rechten kriedesfürst! der findt im Tod auch gnad: Herz wurke dis in uns / und wender sünd und Schad!
Joh. Melchior Füesslinus fecit.
Gesellschaft zur Constaflern und Feürwerkern im Zeughause zu Zürich Anno 1714.
Copper engraving. Plate 230 x 310mm. 9 x 12¼". Some staining along lower edge and into title area.
A scene of an engagement depicting tactics and fortification weaknesses. The manner of attack is portrayed through the uses of the cannon in various areas of the fortress - as seen in the four images surrounding the main image. Soldiers in formation march through the centre back to the barracks and training grounds.
[Ref: 16580]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Die J. Belägerung der Statt Zürich, von Keiser Allbrecht. A.1298.
Die J. Belägerung der Statt Zürich, von Keiser Allbrecht. A.1298. Oflager Löwennuith! Wie baben deine Alten, Zürich, jederzier lo dauser sich gebalten...Zu daufrer gegenwehr uns rüsten immerzu Zu treiben ab dei feind', die neider unsrerküh!
Joh. Lochman fec.
Gesellschaft der Constaflern und Feürwerkern im Zeughause zu Zürich Anno 1731.
Copper engraving. Plate 235 x 292mm. 9 x 11½". Stain in title area.
A scene of a military encampment on the hill above Zurich, looking down onto the Zurichzee. The soldiers are in formation and groupings ready to set for battle. A group of generals and senior officers are to the left.
[Ref: 16571]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Schlacht bend Ehrlibach den 6. Weinmouat A.o 1445.
Schlacht bend Ehrlibach den 6. Weinmouat A.o 1445. Der Felder reiche Frücht ist glück unter-Dach, Man freüt eürer Traüben...Sicht keinen Nachbaur an, Schohut keines Freündes Sand: Ber nicht ein Schiff erreicht, müss in die Tieffe sincken, Und statt verhofften Rosts süfode Baker trincken.
Eurer Kunst-und Tugend = lievenden Jugend verehrt von der Gesellschafft der Constablern und. Feüer-Werrkern im Zeüghause Zürich auf das Neüe Jahr 1746.
Copper engraving. Plate 236 x 298mm. 9¼ x 11¾".
The Old Zürich War 1440-46, was a conflict between the canton of Zürich and the other seven cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy over the succession to the Count of Toggenburg. A battle seen on the edge of a lake. Infantry arrive from all all corners on horseback, on foot and on small boats arriving at the shoreline.
[Ref: 16572]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrs=Tag, 1773.
Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrs=Tag, 1773.
J.B. Bullinger f.
Copper engraving. 178 x 165mm. 7 x 6½". Some scuffing and spotting in the margins.
A view from Zurich looking over the Zurichzee. In the foreground are two small huts with a group of people looking out onto the lake.
[Ref: 16596]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Armilegium.
Armilegium. Die Staffen steigen stets, Mars heget seine Ruh, Vulcan ihm neü Beräht muss rüsten imer zu...Behättes feürgeschoss mist wahrene Slaubesschirm Thüt an dem himels Schloss nuemahle lährestürm.
Johannes Meyer fecit.
Gesellschaft der Constaflern im Zeüghause zu Zürich A.o1706.
Copper engraving. Plate 190 x 292mm. 7½ x 11½". Small tear to bottom left corner outside the plate mark on the edge of the paper.
A scene depicting precision arms practice with a town in the background. Eight officers face each other, and aim between each other shoot. The four on the right fire first with precision timing. The officers on the left are less precise. Surrounding the main image are four small depictions of archers, a rifle on a plinth, a cannon fuse on a plinth, and a man dismanteling his rifle.
[Ref: 16576]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrstag 1787.
Der Jugend und Bissenschaft liebenden Jugend, gewiedmet von der Stadt=Bibliothet in Zürich, am Neujahrstag 1787.
J.B. Bullinger f.
Copper engraving. Sheet 230 x 192mm. 9 x 7½". Some spotting and scuffing.
A military scene, battle re-enactment in the hills. A castle sits on the hill above an encampment below with smoke billowing into the air from the firing of cannons. In the foreground, two generals look on at the spectacle, three officers stand behind them ready with arms.
[Ref: 16597]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Züricherischen Jugend auf das Neujarh 1805. von der Stadtbibliothek.
Der Züricherischen Jugend auf das Neujarh 1805. von der Stadtbibliothek.
Ioh. Heinrich Meyer del. et Sculp.
[n.d. c.1805.]
Etching. Plate 178 x 154mm. 7 x 6".
A view looking over to Zürich across Lake Zürich; dedicated to the young people of Zürich at the beginning of 1805.
[Ref: 16549]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Pyrobolothesia. Bellica sic tormenta reguntur. So besteht der Stuken saz zuberschiessen einen Blaz. Stutstellung.
Pyrobolothesia. Bellica sic tormenta reguntur. So besteht der Stuken saz zuberschiessen einen Blaz. Stutstellung. Inder alten Krieges zeit hat man ganz mit andern Waf. Aüsgeubt bewaltes straffen...Und mit gegen ob uns walte, fern abwende krieges Noht. Und die ganz Artillereÿ Nur ein friedes zierdeseÿ.
Johannes Meyer fecit.
Gesellschaft der Constaflern im Zeughause zu Zürich A.1708.
Copper engraving. Plate 235 x 318mm. 9¼ x 12½". Paper toning. Small tears along bottom edge. Some spotting.
A scene depicting the firing of cannons in Zurich and other forms of warfare from an encampment and turreted fortress. A scene of fortification and tactics. Around the main image are four smaller depictions of a a battering ram, cannon balls, a measure for the line of battle, and armour suit pierced by various spears.
[Ref: 16568]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Utilis Armis Advocor et Gressus in Nova Castra Fero. Ov. Fast. L.111. Dir Amnumision, der haussrath der Bellonen...Wan jeder seinrs orts nach utrecht das seine thut.
Utilis Armis Advocor et Gressus in Nova Castra Fero. Ov. Fast. L.111. Dir Amnumision, der haussrath der Bellonen...Wan jeder seinrs orts nach utrecht das seine thut.
Ioh: Rud: Holzhalb Fecit.
Einer Kunts und Tugend liebenden Jugend zu Zürich verehrf, von einer Militarische Gesellschaft der Pförtnern auf das Neür Jahr 1750.
Copper engraving. Plate 217 x 368mm. 8½ x 14½". Large margins. Slight foxing.
A scene in the town centre depicting the transport of military units, all in perfect order. Surrounding the main image are four images of arms positions. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16557]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Quemque suae rapiunt - in praelia causa', Hos polluta domus, legesque in pace minedae, Hos ferro fugienda fames. Luc. Phars. Lib.11.
Quemque suae rapiunt - in praelia causa', Hos polluta domus, legesque in pace minedae, Hos ferro fugienda fames. Luc. Phars. Lib.11. Au'ff! fasset Tapffren Naith/die Trommelwird gerührt...das Batterland, und Bott, wird der sein Leben, Das Sclaven fessel scheüt mit frohem Mutshingeben.
Militarische gesellschafft der Pförtneren en Zürich auf das Neü Jahr 1745.
Copper engraving. Plate 247 x 286mm. 9¾ x 11¼". Watermark in paper. Large margins.
Military officers off duty, relaxing, drinking and playing games at the barracks. In the foreground, a groups of generals are involved in business with the sign-up of new and willing young officers. Surrounding the main image are four images of arms positions. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16553]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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IV. Neujahrblat von der Gesellschaft der Feuerwerter in Zürich auf das Jahr 1809.
IV. Neujahrblat von der Gesellschaft der Feuerwerter in Zürich auf das Jahr 1809. Nach dem Unglücklichen Ausgang der Schlacht ben Bindonissa, die wir dir, lieber Jüng=ling! in unferm lesten Blatt erzählten, gehorchte Selvetien...Den Schauplass des Krieges auch nue bon einem dieser Feldzüge in unferm Rupfer zu entwersen, gestattere der Raum nicht, une einzelne Borsälle desselben militärisch dargestellt herauszuheben, dazu liesern uns auch die umständlichsten Schriststeller lange nicht die erfor=derlichen sülfsmittel; darum wählten wir eine Gegend aus, die in dem frühern un spätern
Aquatint. Sheet 235 x 191mm. 9¼ x 7½".
A military training scene.
[Ref: 16599]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Sammlung Derjenigen Final = Exercitien_ Welche von der Militarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich, theils durch sich selbst theils_mit Freywilligen zu zügern ab der Landschaft voll == führt worden.
Sammlung Derjenigen Final = Exercitien_ Welche von der Militarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich, theils durch sich selbst theils_mit Freywilligen zu zügern ab der Landschaft voll == führt worden.
I.R. Holzhalb delin et Sculpsit.
Herausgegeben von der Mili=tarischen Gesellschaft, auf das Neüe Jahr 1784.
Copper engraving. Plate 305 x 375mm. 12 x 14¾". Watermark in paper. Large margins.
A scene depicting the manner of attack and defense during maritime warfare on the Zürichzee, with the city of Zürich in the background. In the foreground, a colonnaded archway with two military states on either side, and naval paraphernalia in the centre: cannon, compass, armour, sword, cannonballs, spade and axe; amongst others. One of the New Year’s broadsides produced by the military society of Zurich, Switzerland. This organization of elite officers founded in 1713, issued these broadsides every year from 1743 to 1797. They were produced only for the members of the Society, to provide an unusual view of how a proud army prepared for battle. From: Militärische Gesellschaft der Pförtneren, Zürich. Neujahrsblätter. Zürich, 1743-1797.
In the Newberry Library, Chicago.
[Ref: 16555]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Zurich.
Zurich. No.1.
Lith. par Hostein, figures par Bayot. Lith. de Bernard et Frey.
a Paris, publie par Vreith et Hauser, Boul.d des Italiens [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 300 x 445mm. 11¾ x 17½".
View of Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, located at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. From a topographical series, possibly 'Le Moyen Age pittoresque' 1837-39.
[Ref: 25941]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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