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[Six 'Sea Side Sketches']
[Six 'Sea Side Sketches']
[Various publishers, c.1870.]
Six steel engravings, each c. 100 x 115mm (4 x 4½"), trimmed and laid on album paper with three other prints.
Satires relating to bathing at Brighton. Publishers include ''J.S. & Co.'', ''Newman & Co.'' & ''Kershaw & Son''.
[Ref: 50448]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Perspective View of the Bridge in Course of Construction over the Thames near Chelsea Hospital.
Perspective View of the Bridge in Course of Construction over the Thames near Chelsea Hospital. Under the direction of the Commissioners of Woods. 1851.
Thos. Page Civil Engineer.
Standidge & Co. Litho. Old Jewry. [1851.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 330 x 540mm (13 x 21¼''). Two vertical creases and tears in edges.
A plan of Victoria Bridge, the old Chelsea bridge which crossed the Thames to the East of the Chelsea Hospital, designed by Thomas Page. The bridge was started in 1851 and was opened on 31st March 1858 by Queen Victoria. The bridge was replaced in the 1930s by the current Chelsea Bridge.
[Ref: 50557]   £240.00  
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[Edystone Light-house.]
[Edystone Light-house.]
This Draught was made & Engraven by Henry Winstanley of Littlebury Gen.t and is Sold at his Waterworks: where also is to be seen at any time ye modle of ye said Building & Principal Rooms, for six pence a peice.
[Littlebury: Henry Winstanley, c.1700. ]
Rare etching, lower sheet of two only. 510 x 700mm (20 x 27¾"). Trimmed to image, edges a little worn. Some small loss.
The bottom sheet of a two sheet illustration of the first Eddystone Lighthouse, drawn, etched and published by Henry Winstanley, the designer and builder of the lighthouse. It shows the lighthouse up to the gallery, with the cranes needed to transfer people from boats to the rock. An inscription on the side of the lighthouse reads 'Hanc Pharon Designavit et struxit H. Winstanley de Littlebury In Com. Essex Gent. Anno Dom 1699.' Winstanley (1644-1703) was a painter who is said to have learned etching from Wenceslaus Hollar. In the 1690s he opened an amusement arcade in Piccadilly, ''Winstanley's Water-works'' (mentioned in the advert at the bottom of this print) filled with automata of his own design. Having made a fortune he became a merchant, but when two of his ships were wrecked on the Eddystone Rocks, he funded the building of the first recorded offshore lighthouse. If building a tower on a featureless rock was not hard enough, during the construction the enterprise was attacked by a French privateer and destroyed in 1697, with Winstanley taken into captivity. However Louis XIV ordered his release, stating 'France is at war with England, not with humanity', allowing Winstanley to complete the structure in 1698. In 1703 Winstanley was overseeing some repairs when the Great Storm of 1703 hit and both Winstanley and his lighthouse were swept away.
Rare: the BM example is a later state describing the 1703 disaster.
[Ref: 49977]   £850.00  
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Entrance to the Tubular Bridge.
Entrance to the Tubular Bridge. Menai Straits.
Eng. & Pub. by Newman & Co. 48, Watling St. London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Writing sheet with engraving. Sheet: 225 x 175mm (9 x 7'').
A writing sheet illustrated with an engraving of the entrance to Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge with trains, completed in 1850.
[Ref: 49893]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Severn Bridge As it will appear from Gatcomb with Sharpness Point and Docks in the Distance.
The Severn Bridge As it will appear from Gatcomb with Sharpness Point and Docks in the Distance.
Waterlow & Sons, London.
[n.d., c.1875.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Printed area 315 x 625mm (12½ x 24½"), with very large margins.
A view of the proposed bridge carrying the railway across the River Severn between Sharpness and Lydney, Gloucestershire, built 1875-9 by the Severn Bridge Railway Company. The twenty-one bowstring spans were the work of Hamilton's Windsor Ironworks Company Limited of Garston, Liverpool. The bridge was demolished in 1967 after barges crashed into the bridge causing structural damage.
[Ref: 49575]   £480.00  
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The Stockton and Darlington Railway Suspension Bridge erected over the River Tees near Stockton by Sam.l Brown Esq.r R.N. being the first application of a Bridge of Suspension for the support and continuation of the Railway.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway Suspension Bridge erected over the River Tees near Stockton by Sam.l Brown Esq.r R.N. being the first application of a Bridge of Suspension for the support and continuation of the Railway. This Engraving is by permission most respectfully Inscribed to the Stockton and Darlington Railway Co. by Jas. Dixon their assistant Engineer.
Drawn by J. Dixon. Engraved by W. Miller.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Scarce engraving with hand-colour. Plate: 455 x 550mm (18 x 21½''). Repaired tear on right.
A plan of the railway bridge over the Tees, designed by Samuel Brown it was the first suspension bridge for railway carriages. Originally the railway company had wanted to build a traditional stone bridge but the shipping companies rejected the idea as it would stop ships sailing down the river. The brdge was started in 1828 and opened on 27th December 1830. It was replaced 14 years later.
[Ref: 49604]   £450.00  
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[A winch ferry.] No VIII.
[A winch ferry.] No VIII.
H G Exc. [Leipzig: Henning Grosse, c.1614.]
Engraving. 130 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with large margins. Mounted on 17th century album paper at corners. Time stained.
An illustration of a winch ferry buoyed by barrels, one of the 152 plates in Heinrich Zeising's 'Theatri machinarum...', the first German book on machines.
[Ref: 49764]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A horse-drawn water pump.] No 4.
[A horse-drawn water pump.] No 4.
[Leipzig: Henning Grosse, c.1614.]
Engraving. 125 x 145mm (5 x 5¾"), with large margins. Time stained.
An illustration of a water-pump (tympanum), with a wheel lifting the water driven by horse-powered gears. One of the 152 plates in Heinrich Zeising's 'Theatri machinarum...', the first German book on machines.
[Ref: 49765]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A lifting crane.] No XXI.
[A lifting crane.] No XXI.
H G Excud. [Leipzig: Henning Grosse, c.1614.]
Engraving. 125 x 145mm (5 x 5¾"), with very large margins. Time stained.
An illustration of a wooden crane, with lift gained by a screw thread turned by two men. One of the 152 plates in Heinrich Zeising's 'Theatri machinarum...', the first German book on machines.
[Ref: 49766]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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