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S.ir Jeffery Amherst,
S.ir Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most honorable Order of the Bath, Governor of Virginia, Colonel of His Majesty's 15.th & 60.th Regiments of Foot Lieutenant General, & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America from 1758 to 1764.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. R.P [within image]
[n.d. c.1766]
Fine mezzotint, plate 355 x 250mm (14 x 10"). With collectors stamp of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) below artist. Unexamined outside of frame.
Three-quarter length portrait of Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717-1797) resting his chin on his right hand, looking to left; wearing star and sash over armour, his helmet on plan of Montreal before him and landscape behind him. Amherst was an army officer and field marshal. Fought in North America 1758-61; governor of Virginia 1763.
[Ref: 58984]   £750.00  
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[Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands] Rana Terrestris. Sarraccena flava. T.69.
[Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands] Rana Terrestris. Sarraccena flava. T.69.
MC [monogram of Mark Catesby].
[Printed at the expence of the author, and sold by W. Innys and R. Manby, at the West End of St. Paul's, by Mr. Hauksbee, at the Royal Society House, and by the author, at Mr. Bacon's in Hoxton, MDCCXXXI-MDCCXLIII [1729-47].
Etching. 355 x 265mm (14 x 10½"), with large margins. Edges chipped and stained, old ink mss. by the titles.
Illustrations of a Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris), a Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) and a Hooded Pitcher Plant, all native to the south-east USA. The plate was drawn and engraved by Mark Catesby (1683-1749) for his 'Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands', the first published account of the flora and fauna of North America. Catesby learned to etch so that he had control over the creation of the plates, signing them with a monogram 'MC' with an inverted C for the left sweep of the M.
[Ref: 58764]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Paul Jones] Capitaine Paul Jones.
[John Paul Jones] Capitaine Paul Jones.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink and sepia wash. Sheet 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½").
A sketch portrait of John Paul Jones (1747-92), American naval captain during the American Revolution, holding a telescope. A copy of the mezzotint portrait by Richard Brookshaw (BM Satires 5561).
[Ref: 58772]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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