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[Siege of Altona] Altona in brant gesteken door den Zweedsen Veltoversten Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Siege of Altona] Altona in brant gesteken door den Zweedsen Veltoversten Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
P. Schenk exc: Amst: Cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate.
A scene showing the fire set to the town of Altona by Swedish troops at the end of a month-long siege during the Great Northern War (1700-1721).
[Ref: 59296]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arch of Augustus, Aosta] Veduta dell'Arco fabbricato in orore d'Augusto vicino all Città di Aosta in Piemonte, anticamente Augusta Prætoria Salassorum. [...]
[Arch of Augustus, Aosta] Veduta dell'Arco fabbricato in orore d'Augusto vicino all Città di Aosta in Piemonte, anticamente Augusta Prætoria Salassorum. [...]
Cav. Piranesi inc.
[n.d., c.1748.]
Etching. 260 x 395mm (10¼ x 15½") large margins. Crease top right.
A view of a triumphal arch built in 25BC. The wooden crucifix below the vault was placed there in 1449 as a votive offering against the flooding of the river Buthier. From the Giovanni Battista Piranesi's famous 'Some Views of Triumphal Arches and Other Monuments Erected by the Romans', first published 1748.
[Ref: 59164]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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De geboorte van den Ionge Cheur Prins van Saxen Carel Frederik Augustus Franciscus, op den 18 November 1720 [...] [parallel text in Latin]
De geboorte van den Ionge Cheur Prins van Saxen Carel Frederik Augustus Franciscus, op den 18 November 1720 [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Leon:Schenk Fecit.
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: C.Pr. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, one spot on image.
A scene showing the birth of Frederick Augustus Franz Xavier, the first son of the King of Poland Augustus III (1696-1763), on 18 November 1720. He died two months later.
[Ref: 59302]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de l'isle Barbe à une lieue de Lyon.
Vue de l'isle Barbe à une lieue de Lyon.
Grobon del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet 205 x 310mm (8 x 12¼"). Trimmed within plate.
The Roman church of Notre-Dame on Île Barbe, on the Saone near Lyon. Drawn and etched by Jean Michel Grobon (1770-1853). According to the BM 'all his prints bar one precede 1800'.
[Ref: 59405]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Traiano Bocchalini.
Traiano Bocchalini.
[Italian, c.1700.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 170 x 100mm (6¾ x 4"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A bust of Trajano Bocchalini (1556-1613), Italian satirist, in an oval held up by a pair of satyrs. He is noted for his 'Ragguagli di Parnaso' (News-sheet from Parnassus).
[Ref: 59241]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caspian Gates] Derbent een sterke Stad, eeryds Alexandria, om dat dees Stad door Alexander de Groote [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Caspian Gates] Derbent een sterke Stad, eeryds Alexandria, om dat dees Stad door Alexander de Groote [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, some spots.
A view of the Caspian Sea, with the Caspian Gates in the background. Also known as the Gates of Alexander, they were a mythical barrier supposedly built by Alexander the Great in the Caucasus to keep the uncivilized barbarians of the north from invading the land to the south. They are usually identified with the Fortifications of Derbent, Russia.
[Ref: 59276]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Proclamation of Catherine I] Het Proclameeren of uytropen over Catharina Alexewna, vrouw van den Overleeden Kyser [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Proclamation of Catherine I] Het Proclameeren of uytropen over Catharina Alexewna, vrouw van den Overleeden Kyser [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, 160 x 180mm (6¼ x 7"). Trimmed to plate, folding creases in the middle as normal, one spot.
A scene showing the proclamation of Catherine I (1684-1727) as Empress of All Russia in 1725.
[Ref: 59244]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Death of Catherine I] Op den 17 May 1727. is de Kyserin van Ruslant Catharina Alexewna [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Death of Catherine I] Op den 17 May 1727. is de Kyserin van Ruslant Catharina Alexewna [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet: Schenk exc: Amst: cum Pr. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 155 x 180mm (6 x 7"). Trimmed to plate, folding crease in the middle, some spots.
A scene showing the death of the Empress of Russia Catherine I (1684-1727) in St. Petersburg. She was the second wife and empress consort of Peter the Great.
[Ref: 59236]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[March of the Catholic League] Procession de la Fameuse Ligue Contre Henri IV, en 1593.
[March of the Catholic League] Procession de la Fameuse Ligue Contre Henri IV, en 1593.
[after François Bunel.]
[n.d., c 1800.]
Scarce etching with engraving. 360 x 490mm (14¼ x 19¼"). Narrow margins.
The French Catholic League marching around Notre Dame in Paris, protesting against the Calvinist Henri IV (Henri of Navarre) during the Wars of Religion (1562-98). Eventually Henri converted to Catholicism and was accepted as the rightful king of France. A reversed copy of an engraving by Pieter van den Keere, published by Cornelis Danckerts c.1625, after François Bunel le Jeune (1522-99), a painter in the service of Henri IV.
[Ref: 59370]   £480.00  
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[Siege of Ceuta] Hetontset van Ceuta leggende aan het naav der Straat Gibraltar op de Barbarise kust [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Siege of Ceuta] Hetontset van Ceuta leggende aan het naav der Straat Gibraltar op de Barbarise kust [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: C.Pr. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, creased, tear on bottom edge along folding creases.
A scene of the siege of Spanish city Ceuta (1694-1720) on the North African coast by Moroccan forces. On the left, the Marquis of Lede directs the attack on the besiegers on 15 November 1720.
[Ref: 59300]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles V] Progenies Diuûm Quintus sic Carolus ille Imperii Caesar Lumina et ora Tulit. Aetat suae XXXI, Ann M.D. XXXI.
[Charles V] Progenies Diuûm Quintus sic Carolus ille Imperii Caesar Lumina et ora Tulit. Aetat suae XXXI, Ann M.D. XXXI. Impenum oceano: famam qui lerminat astris.
PLombart Sculp A londre.
[n.d. c.1660.]
Fine engraving, sheet 195 x 130mm (7¾ x 5"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly foxed.
Bust portrait of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500-1558), also known as Charles I of Spain. Looking towards the left, wearing a flat cap, embroidered robes and a chain with a hanging sheep. His dominions in Europe included the Holy Roman Empire, extending from Germany to Northern Italy, the Kingdom of Spain with its southern Italian possessions of Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia, and the Spanish and German colonies in America: the personal union of the European and American territories of Charles V was the first realm to be labelled as 'the empire on which the sun never sets'.
[Ref: 59379]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Coronation of Charles VI] De Krooning van zyn Rooms Keyserlyke Majesteyt Carel de VI [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Coronation of Charles VI] De Krooning van zyn Rooms Keyserlyke Majesteyt Carel de VI [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk exc: Amst: cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate, some foxing.
A scene showing the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (1685-1740) as King of Bohemia, on 5 September 1723.
[Ref: 59258]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Funeral of Charles XII] De Lyk-Statie van de Koning van Sweden Carel de XII; op den 16 Febr: 1719. [parallel text in Latin]
[Funeral of Charles XII] De Lyk-Statie van de Koning van Sweden Carel de XII; op den 16 Febr: 1719. [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: C.Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate.
A scene showing the funeral procession of Charles XII, King of Sweden (1682-1718).
[Ref: 59242]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits of the Different Tribes of Russian Cossacks, in Marching Order.
Portraits of the Different Tribes of Russian Cossacks, in Marching Order.
Drawn from the Life by Hess. Engraved by Clark & Dubourg.
Published & Sold July 1st 1813, by Edw. Orme, Engraver, [Printseller] & Publisher, Bond St. (Corner of Brook St.) London.
Very fine aquatint with hand colour. 300 x 455mm (11¾ x 18"), with large margins, paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1810. Crease.
A party of Ural Cossacks with their Ataman David Martemianovich Borodin (1760-1860) during the Austro-Russian Italian and Swiss Campaign in 1799, led by the Russian Marshal Alexander Suvorov. The original painting by Carl Adolph Heinrich Hess (1769-1849) was sold by Christies in 2003, with the identification of Borodin from Nicholas Touroverov's 'Cossacks in Works by Foreign Artists', 1939.
Not in Abbey. See Christie's Live Auction 1286, Lot 87 for the painting.
[Ref: 59133]   £580.00  
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[Michiel De Ruiter,]
[Michiel De Ruiter,] [Hartog, Ridder, &c. L. Admiral General van Hollandt en West-vrieslandt.]
[Atrributed to Bernard Picart]
[Wolfgang, Waasberge, Boom, Van Someren & Goethals: Amsterdam 1687]
Proof engraving, sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet at edges.
Illustration to Gerard Brandt's "Het Leven en Bedrijf van den Heere Michiel De Ruiter..." Half-length portrait of Dutch Admiral Michiel Adriaensz de Ruyter (1607-1676) ; standing with his left hand on his hip, in front of a drapery; wearing armour and a chain with pendant, holding a batton in his right hand; behind him stands a black boy servant holding a helmet; coat of arms at upper left, a view at sea with ships at the right. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history. De Ruyter is most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway.
See also references: 56266 & 28434.
[Ref: 59353]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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La France.
La France. A.6.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. Plate 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed in margin.
A rococo design representing France, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59304]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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De Intredinge van den Cheur Prins van saxen met zyn Vrouw [...] [parallel text in Latin]
De Intredinge van den Cheur Prins van saxen met zyn Vrouw [...] [parallel text in Latin]
A.V. Laan Inv.
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: C.Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, one spot.
A scene showing the entry of the Prince of Saxony Frederick Augustus II (1696-1763) and his wife into Dresden on 2 September 1719, after their marriage in Vienna.
[Ref: 59261]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Gadebusch] Den 20 December 1712, is by Gadebusch in het Meckelenburgse [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Battle of Gadebusch] Den 20 December 1712, is by Gadebusch in het Meckelenburgse [...] [parallel text in Latin]
P. Schenk exc: Amst: C.Pr. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 170 x 195mm (6¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A scene of the Battle of Gadebusch fought on 20 December 1712 between Sweden and Denmark during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). It was the last major battle the Swedes won in the war.
[Ref: 59251]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Allemagne.
L'Allemagne. A.5.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design representing Germany, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59303]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry the Fourth, King of France, called the Great.
[Henry the Fourth, King of France, called the Great. Obit.1519.]
[Engraved by Charles Turner from a Unique Print by Reynold Elsrake.]
[London: Pub.d 1814, by S. Woodburn, 112, S.t Martin's Lane.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 260 x 365mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed into plate on left.
A equestrian portrait of Henry IV King of France. Behind him a battle rages on in the background; two cavalries and artilleries charge towards each other and rows of tents of make up army camps. Henry inherited the throne of France in 1589 and ruled until his assassination in 1610. Henry IV was Charles II's maternal grandfather. From Woodburn's series of mezzotint portraits after early engravings titled 'Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages'.
Whitman: 476, state before I. See dupl. Ref 40765
[Ref: 59423]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)

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Insulæ Divi Martini et Uliarus Vulgo L'Isle de Ré et Oleron.
Insulæ Divi Martini et Uliarus Vulgo L'Isle de Ré et Oleron.
[Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, c.1650, French text edition.]
Engraved map with original hand colour. 395 x 540mm (15½ x 21¼"), large margins.
A sea chart of Ile de Ré and Oleron, orientated with north to the left, decorated with coloured cartouches for the title and scale. The adjacent coastline is also shown, with La Rochelle.
[Ref: 45599]   £350.00  
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L'Italie.
L'Italie. A.9.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed, nick on bottom left corner.
A rococo design representing Italy, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59307]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Zonneberg caves.] S.t Pieters Bergh bÿ Mastricht, soo als hem die onder de Aerde vertoont.
[Zonneberg caves.] S.t Pieters Bergh bÿ Mastricht, soo als hem die onder de Aerde vertoont.
Jan Luyken invenit et fecit.
[n.d., 1682.]
Rare etching. Sheet 170 x 280mm (6¾ x 11). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom. Small wormhole bottom centre.
A view of the Zonneberg caves, limestone quarries under Sint Pietersberg near Mastricht. Many men are working.
[Ref: 59402]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Milazzo] Actie tussen de Kyserse en Spaanse troupen voor Melazzo [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Battle of Milazzo] Actie tussen de Kyserse en Spaanse troupen voor Melazzo [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, tear on bottom edge along folding crease, some spots.
A scene of the Battle of Milazzo fought on 15 October 1713 between Spain and Austria during the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720).
[Ref: 59299]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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La Hollande.
La Hollande.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design representing the Netherlands, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59308]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four views of Amsterdam.] 1. Stadt-Huys, Waegh en Marckt van Amsteldam, anders genaemt den Dam.
[Four views of Amsterdam.] 1. Stadt-Huys, Waegh en Marckt van Amsteldam, anders genaemt den Dam. [&] 2. De Oude Kerck, begonnen ontrent den jaere 1370, is met een Tooren verciert en op gebouwt A.o 1566. [&] 3. De Beurse der Stadt Amsteldam is begonnen inden jaere 1608, ende volbouwt Anno 1611. [&] 4. De Nieuwe Kerck is begonnen A.o 1414 volbouwt en toegewyt de Maget Maria en S.t Catharina A.o 1470.
P.H. Schut fecit.
N. Visscher excudit [n.d., 1665].
Set of four numbered engravings, 17th century watermark. Each c. 250 x 295mm 9¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate.
Four rare views of the heart of Amsterdam in the mid-17th century .
[Ref: 59376]   £780.00   view all images for this item
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A view of Leyden, with scating on the River. Vüe de Leyden.
A view of Leyden, with scating on the River. Vüe de Leyden. [Twelve Views neatly Engraved of Holland, Flanders, Naples, Rome, Florence, River Tyber & Ruins of Palmira.]
P. Torque [Paul Constantyn la Fargue] Pinxt.
printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c1765.]
Engraving. Sheet 135 x 185mm (5¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to image on three sides, losing surtitle (as above.]
Skaters on the frozen Oude Rijn, Leiden, including two men playing 'Colf', a fore-runner of golf, on the ice.
[Ref: 59373]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Slot Purmerstein] t' Slot te Purmerendt, in Noort Hollandt.
[Slot Purmerstein] t' Slot te Purmerendt, in Noort Hollandt.
CJVisscher Fecit et excu:
[n.d., c.1617.]
Etching. Sheet 130 x 200mm (5 x 8").
Slot Purmerstein, a fortified hosue built by Willem Eggert between 1410-13, demolished 1741.
[Ref: 59374]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Espagne.
L'Espagne. A.7.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design representing Spain, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59305]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Siege of Tönning] Tonningen den 20 van Bloeimaent 1713, door den Graef van Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Siege of Tönning] Tonningen den 20 van Bloeimaent 1713, door den Graef van Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
P. Schenk exc: Amst: Cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, tear on bottom edge along folding crease.
A scene of the siege of Tönning by an anti-Swedish coalition during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The encircled Swedish forces finally surrendered on 20 May 1713.
[Ref: 59297]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan du Labirinthe de Versailles.
Plan du Labirinthe de Versailles.
A Liede, Chez Pierre Vander Aa, Marchand Libraire [n.d., 1728].
Engraved map with separately-engraved printed border. Total 220 x 330mm (8¾ x 13"), with large margins. Split in inner plate mark, damp stain in margin.
A plan of the hedge maze grown in the Gardens of Versailles, laid out 1672-7. The thirty-nine fountains, each representing one of the fables of Aesop, are numbered, unfortunately without a key. From Pieter van der Aa's monumental 66-volume 'Galerie Agréable du Monde', noted for the additional frame-like borders around each plate. It is said only one hundred copies were printed.
[Ref: 59196]   £180.00  
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[Vienna] Vûe de la Ville de Vienne du Coté du palais impérial.
[Vienna] Vûe de la Ville de Vienne du Coté du palais impérial.
[Engraved by Lopold Beyer after Jakob Alt.]
Proprieté des Editeurs [Vienna: Artaria & Comp., c.1815].
Fine coloured etching with hand colour. Sheet 465 x 730mm (18¼ x 28¾"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1813'. Repaired tears bottom right.
A large and scarce prospect of Vienna with the city walls and the Imperial Palace.
[Ref: 59232]   £650.00  
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