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Travelling Post.
Travelling Post.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published June 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Fine aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 325 x 520mm (12¾" x 20½"). Centre fold, as issued, repairs to centre fold and nicks in margins.
A coach pulled by four mules with a lead horse. 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: 52872]   £320.00  
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A View in the Island of Jamaica,
A View in the Island of Jamaica, of Roaring River Estate, belonging to William Beckford Esq.r near Savannah la Marr; To whom this Plate is Dedicated by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. No. 2.
Drawn on the Spot, & painted by George Robertson. Engraved by Thomas Vivares.
Published Mar: 25th, 1778 by Jn.o Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving. Sheet 400 x 550mm (15¾ x 21¾"). Trimmed within plate. Bit messy in borders.
Plate 2 of six views of Jamaica by George Robertson, of which three were his patron William Beckford's sugar plantations in Jamaica. The illegitimate nephew of Alderman Beckford, William inherited four such estates but squandered his wealth (for example employing Mozart as his son's piano teacher) and lost his holdings. He returned to London in 1776 and seems to have sold the paintings to Boydell for publishing. The John Carter Brown Library's exhibition, 'Aestheticizing the Landscape of Sugar', describes the engravings as 'the most aesthetically ambitious views of Jamaica published in the eighteenth century'.
[Ref: 52918]   £520.00  
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A View in the Island of Jamaica,
A View in the Island of Jamaica, of the Bridge crossing the River Cobre near Spanish Town. Dedicated to William Beckford Esq.r of Somerley in Suffolk, by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. No. 6.
Drawn on the Spot & Painted by George Robertson. Engraved by Daniel Lerpiniere.
Published March 25th, 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mixed-method engraving. 405 x 560mm (16 x 22"). Trimmed to platemark, dedication and publisher's inscription weakly inked. Crease at bottom of image. Right hand corner in border made up.
Plate 8 of six views of Jamaica by George Robertson, of which three were his patron William Beckford's sugar plantations in Jamaica. The illegitimate nephew of Alderman Beckford, William inherited four such estates but squandered his wealth (for example employing Mozart as his son's piano teacher) and lost his holdings. He returned to London in 1776 and seems to have sold the paintings to Boydell for publishing. The John Carter Brown Library's exhibition, 'Aestheticizing the Landscape of Sugar', describes the engravings as 'the most aesthetically ambitious views of Jamaica published in the eighteenth century'.
[Ref: 52919]   £320.00  
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Vue de New-York.
Vue de New-York. Vues de l'Amerique du Nord (1.r au 10e lé).
Lith de Englemann pére et fils.
[Rixheim (Alsace-Lorraine): J. Zuber et C.ie, c.1834.]
Lithograph. Sheet 295 x 465mm (11½ x 18¼"). Very slight creasing.
A hypothetical view of New York from across the Hudson, with promenaders (including affluently-dressed African-Americans), riders and coaches. This is an uncut sheet from a series of views of different places in New York State that could be joined together as wallpaper, with rocks or woodland masking the breaks. The titles of the next scenes are in the top corners: 'Niagara' and 'West-Point'.
[Ref: 52926]   £450.00  
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William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 120 x 80mm (4¾" x 3?"), very large margins.
Bookplate of William Penn (1644-1718), founder and 'Absolute Proprietor' of the Province of Pennsylvania, featuring his armorial.
[Ref: 53218]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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