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L'Amerique.
L'Amerique. Dans les Isles que j'ay la Terre est toujours verte, Aussi depuis le Temps que lon man decouverte, / Et n'est point sous le Ciel un ci charmant seiour; Chaseun me fait la cour.
ABosse se.
a paris chez chereau le jeaune ruë St Jacques au S.t Remy [n.d., c.1740].
Engraving with original hand colour. 230 x 155mm (9 x 6") Tear in left margin.
A female allegorical figure representing America, dressed in red feathers but bare-breasted, holding a spear and a seashell.
[Ref: 54930]   £480.00  
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A Bermudian Sloop, with a View Upon the Spanish Main.
A Bermudian Sloop, with a View Upon the Spanish Main.
Dom.k Serres del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp.t. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
[Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1807 by Edw.d Orme, 59, Bond Street London.]
Aquatint with hand colour. Sheet 290 x 435mm (11½ x 17"). Trimmed inside plate.
Plate 30 of 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 55162]   £450.00  
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B. Franklin of Philadelphia.
B. Franklin of Philadelphia.
[After James McArdell engraved Benjamin Wilson.]
[n.d., c.1800's.]
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"). Trimmed within plate, losing part of title.
A three-quarter length portrait of Benjamin Franklin, holding his book on electricity, a lighting bolt hitting a village behind. We believe this is a 19th century later state of McArdell's mezzotint, without artist's and engraver's signatures and without the wart on Franklin's cheek. Possibly French.
[Ref: 54806]   £850.00  
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[Trujillo] A View of Truxillo Bay and City on the Coast of Honduras.
[Trujillo] A View of Truxillo Bay and City on the Coast of Honduras.
T. Bowen sc.
London, Republished 4th June 1796 by Robert Wilkinson, No 58, Cornhill.
Coloured engraving. Printed area 245 x 375mm (9¾ x 14¾"). Stuck in mount.
A view of Trujillo, once the capital of Spanish Honduras, but abandoned as being too vulnerable to pirate attacks.
[Ref: 55167]   £320.00  
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[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.]
[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.]
Charles Burt [pencil].
[n.d. 1883.]
Engraving on chine collé, proof signed by the engraver. In pencil (faded) at bottom "1st proof before the copyright inscription"; 405 x 305mm (16 x 12"), with large margins. Dusty margins
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) the American poet and educator.
[Ref: 55065]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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