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Views of the Principal Cities on the Line of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada
Views of the Principal Cities on the Line of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada
By William Abbott, F.R.G.S. 10 Tokenhouse Yard, London, E.C.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 450 x 570mm (17¾ x 22½"). Splits in folds.
The eight views include Ottowa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Portland and the ''International Bridge, Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, over Niagara River at Buffalo'', with a locomotive crossing.
[Ref: 56691]   £360.00  
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The Indians Astonished at the Eclipse of the Moon foretold by Colombus.
The Indians Astonished at the Eclipse of the Moon foretold by Colombus. Engraved for Drake's Voyages.
[n.d.]
Coloured engraving. 185 x 250mm (7¼ x 9¾"). Paper toned.
Desperate for supplies, Columbus impressed the natives of Jamaica by correctly predicting a lunar eclipse for February 29, 1504. He threatened that the gods would turn off the moon if they did not continue to feed his crew.
[Ref: 45052]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel F.B. Morse [facsimile signature].
Samuel F.B. Morse [facsimile signature]. Likesness from the last approved photograph from life.
Painted by Alonzo Chappel.
Johnson, Fry & Co Publishers, New York [1862].
Steel engraving. Sheet 270 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), American portrait painter and inventor, who contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system and morse code with physicist Joseph Henry and mechanical engineer Alfred Vail.
[Ref: 56874]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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