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America. L'oro, di cui l'America e seconda...
Amiconi. inven. Wagner sc. Venezia C.P.E.S.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Rare etching. 495 x 320mm (19½ x 12½"), with wide margins. Staining and small hole in margins.
An allegory of America, with three figures on a rock, one with the traditional feather headdress, the other two with Asiatic-looking turbans. Under the rock is an alligator; behind is a European ship.
[Ref: 52950]   £950.00  
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G. Sammaritani inv. e dis. F. Wenzel Lit.o.
Lit. Salimbeni, Strada Toledo, 174. [Naples?, c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 525 x 670mm (20¾ x 26½"). Edges chipped and soiled.
A female allegorical figure of America, bare-breasted with a feather headress and a quiver of arrows, seated on a rock under a waterfall. Two cherubs, also with feather headresses, hold a net full of fish and a stich with dead birds hanging from it. Around the image are decorative borders with motifs relating to the the continent.
[Ref: 52870]   £750.00  
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Monte Video, From the Anchorage outside the Harbour.
Monte Video, From the Anchorage outside the Harbour. Buenos Ayres, From the Bank between the Outer and Inner Roads.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published May 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Fine aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 325 x 510mm (12¾" x 20"). Centre fold, as issued, repairs to centre fold left edge.
Separate views of the capital cities of Uruguay and Argentina from the sea. One of the few double-page plates from Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52875]   £380.00  
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