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A Map of the Island of Cape Breton.
A Map of the Island of Cape Breton.
[n.d., July 1758.]
Rare engraving. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate on left.
A map of Cape Breton, marking Louisburg and where the English landed in June 1758, published in the 'Grand Magazine of Magazines', to illustrate an account of English attacks during the 'French and Indian War', the North American theatre of the 'Seven Years' War'. The French fortress of Louisbourg was captured in 1758, prior to the Siege of Quebec by James Wolfe. The first issue of the 'Grand Magazine' was in July 1758; it ceased publication after the November 1759 issue.
[Ref: 55703]   £180.00  
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James Fenimore Cooper [with facsimile signature].
James Fenimore Cooper [with facsimile signature].
Painted by J.W. Jarvis. Engraved by E. Scriven.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Stipple. Sheet 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate (as issued)
A half-length portrait of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), in naval uniforum. The American author, best known for the romantic novel 'The Last of the Mohicans', went to sea in 1806, aged 17, on a merchant ship, before serving in the US navy 1808-10. The original portrait was painted in 1822 by his friend John Wesley Jarvis (c.1780-1839), a member of Cooper’s famous 'Bread and Cheese Club'. Described by Cooper's wife as her favourite portrait of her husband, it now resides in the Fenimore Art Museum.
[Ref: 55649]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg.
A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg.
[n.d., August 1758.]
Rare engraving. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate right and bottom.
A plan of the environs of the French fortress of Louisbourg, published in the 'Grand Magazine of Magazines', to illustrate an account of English attacks during the 'French and Indian War', the North American theatre of the 'Seven Years' War'. The fortress was captured by a New England army backed by the Royal Navy in 1745, part of the 'War of the Austrian Succession'. Returned to French possession at the end of the war, it was attacked again unsuccessfully in 1757 and finally in 1758, prior to the Seige of Quebec by James Wolfe. The first issue of the 'Grand Magazine' was in July 1758; it ceased publication after the November 1759 issue.
[Ref: 55702]   £180.00  
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A Map of the Country between Crown Point and Albany
A Map of the Country between Crown Point and Albany being the Great Pass from the English to the French Settlements in North America.
[n.d., 1758.]
Engraving. 200 x 130mm (8 x 5¼"). Narrow margins, crease as issued, stitch holes in map area on far right.
A map of New York State between Albany and Crown Point on Lake Champlain, showing wagon trails, forts, and settlements. It was published in the 'Grand Magazine of Magazines', to illustrate an account of the progress of the 'French and Indian War', the North American theatre of the 'Seven Years' War'. The first issue of the 'Grand Magazine' was in July 1758; it ceased publication after the November 1759 issue.
[Ref: 55701]   £450.00  
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An Indian Village or Bahi, Corantine River.
An Indian Village or Bahi, Corantine River.
[London: Richard Bentley, 1834.]
Aquatint. Sheet 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, two repaired tears in upper edge, outside image.
A village on the Courantyne River, Surinam, the border with Guyana. From 'A Residence in the West Indies and America' by Lieut-Col. Thomas Staunton St. Clair (1785-1847, which also included an acoount of his participation in the Walcheren Expedition in 1809.
Abbey Travel 679.
[Ref: 55650]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Suriname] A Planter in his Morning Dress.
[Suriname] A Planter in his Morning Dress. Engraved for Mackenzie's Modern Geography.
Lambert [after John Gabriel Stedman.].
[Newcastle: Mackenzie and Dent, 1817.]
Engraving. 235 x 180mm (9¼ x 7"). Thread margins.
A Surinam planter smoking a pipe and walking around his estate, accompanied by a topless negro slave who pours him a tipple. This is a copy of the portrait engraved by William Blake for the "Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition, Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America", by Captain John Gabriel Stedman. It was published in E. Mackenzie's 'A New and Complete System of Modern Geography'.
[Ref: 55647]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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