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[An unidentified man.]
[An unidentified man.]
Joan L'enfant ad vivum faciebat 1659.
[Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1674?]
Engraving. 365 x 275mm (14¼ x 11"). Creased.
An unidentified man, possibly a magistrate or parliamentarian, drawn and engraved by Jean Lenfant (1615-74), who would make preliminary studies in pastel. A mss note in old ink reads 'P Mariette 1674'.
[Ref: 50067]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[An unidentified man.]
[An unidentified man.]
Joan L'enfant ad vivum faciebat 1658.
Engraving. Sheet 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed into image.
An unidentified man, possibly a magistrate or parliamentarian, drawn and engraved by Jean Lenfant (1615-74), who would make preliminary studies in pastel.
[Ref: 50069]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Abbeville-France. [in pencil.]
Abbeville-France. [in pencil.]
Louis Whirter [signed in pencil.]
Etching, publisher's blind stamp. Plate: 300 x 200mm (11¾ x 8'') very large margins. Printer's crease.
A view of the French town of Abbeville, with the cathedral in the backround.
[Ref: 49383]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Abbeville.
Abbeville.
Albany E. Howarth. [signed in pencil.]
1922.
Etching, with publisher's stamp on left of Alfred Bell & Co. Plate: 385 x 235mm (15¼ x 9¼''). Mint.
A view in the French town of Abbeville with the church of St. Vulfan in the background. An etching by artist Albany E. Howarth (1872-1936).
[Ref: 49349]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Iean Baptiste Adanson. gebohren zu Paris d. 2en Julius 1732.
Iean Baptiste Adanson. gebohren zu Paris d. 2en Julius 1732.
Nach Natur gezeichnet v. Cless. gest. v. Westermayr.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 147 x 89mm (5¾ x 3½").
Jean-Baptiste Louis Adanson (1732-1803), the dragoman and Chancellor of France to the Orient. Like many Western Diplomats he was fascinated by Eastern civilisations and created watercolours and drawings to illustrate works on Turkish Music by his colleague Charles Fonton. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
[Ref: 29539]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Michel Adanson.
Michel Adanson. Mitglied des französischen National=Instituts Geb.zu Aix. i.d. Provence, im jahr 1727.
Nach Büste gez. v. Cless. Gest. v. Westermayr.
[n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 148 x 89mm. 5¾ x 3½".
Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French naturalist of Scottish descent. In 1748, funded by the director of the Compagnie des Indes, he left France on an exploring expedition to Senegal. He spent five years there, collecting and describing numerous animals and plants. In 1759 he was elected a member of the Academy of Science and in 1763 he published his 'Familles naturelles des plantes'.
[Ref: 26002]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier Table, on the Mer de Glace.
Glacier Table, on the Mer de Glace.
Drawn from Nature by Professor Forbes. L.Haghe lith. Day & Haghe. :ith.rs to the Queen.
[Edinburgh, A. & C. Black, c.1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 145 x 200mm, 6 x 8". Rare and interesting image showing scientific instruments.
From Professor James Forbes's 'Travels Through the Alps of Savoy'.
Abbey 62
[Ref: 10949]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Pissevache. Route de Chamonix.
Pissevache. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Pissevache falls, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33796]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonneville. Route de Chamonix.
Bonneville. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Bonneville, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33797]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Sallanches. Route de Chamonix.
Sallanches. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Sallanches, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, with the Mont Blanc massif behind. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33792]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Bains St Gervais. près Chamonix.
Bains St Gervais. près Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33788]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Arveyron river emerging from the Mer de Glace, before merging with the Arve in Chamonix. It shows the grotto-like vault from which the river once emerged, painted by J.M.W. Turner in his 'Source of the Arveron in the Valley of Chamouni Savoy', 1816. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33789]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Scene from Le Jardin above the Glaciers of Talefre.
Scene from Le Jardin above the Glaciers of Talefre.
J. Calcott Delt. Charpentier Printrs.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 110 x 190mm. 4¼ x 7½". Tear on right extending into image, laid on conservation tissue to stabilise.
The Glacier de Talefre near Mont Blanc in the French alps.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 11112]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Servoz. (route de Chamonix.)
Servoz. (route de Chamonix.)
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Servoz, on the road from Geneva to Chamonix, with the Mont Blanc massif behind. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33793]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Passage de la Téte-Noire. Route de Chamonix.
Passage de la Téte-Noire. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel.]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the Tête Noire Pass, a precipitous route from Martigny to Chamonix. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33794]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier des Bussons (Inferieur). Chamonix.
Glacier des Bussons (Inferieur). Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title, some spotting.
The end of the Glacier des Bussons, looking up towards the Aiguille du Midi. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33785]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mont-Blanc prez Servoz. Route de Chamonix.
Le Mont-Blanc prez Servoz. Route de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of Mont Blanc from the foothills. It was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33786]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée de Chamonix.
Le Mont-Blanc et la Vallée de Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of the valley of Chamonix, with Mont Blanc dominating the background. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33784]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Cascade des Pélerins. Chamonix.
Cascade des Pélerins. Chamonix.
Mottu.
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A waterfall with a rock formation that forces the flow to arch out from the rock face. Ruskin records a visit in his diary. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33795]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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La Mer de Glace. Chamonix.
La Mer de Glace. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
A view of the famous glacier looking south. Near this spot is the upper terminal of the Chamonix mountain railway. This view was published in 'Gene`ve, le lac et Chamonix', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, containing tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33791]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Glacier des Bois et Aigulle Verte. Chamonix.
Glacier des Bois et Aigulle Verte. Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
The end of the Glacier des Bussons, looking up towards the Aiguille Verte. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33787]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Chamonix.
Chamonix.
[after Morel?]
[Geneva, c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾") plus title. Trimmed as scrap, to image and around title.
View of the town of Chamonix, overshadowed by the mountains of the Mont Blanc massif. This view was probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series. It contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 33798]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Mont Blanc and the Village of Chamouni.
Mont Blanc and the Village of Chamouni.
L. Becker's Patent.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Engraving. 165 x 109mm (6½ x 4¼").
A view of the village of Chamonix nestled in the Chamonic Valley with Mont Blanc, and the Alps behind.
[Ref: 28626]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mont Blanc as Seen, from the Valley of Chamouni.
Mont Blanc as Seen, from the Valley of Chamouni.
Painted by Will.m Delamotte. Engraved by Thomas Lupton.
London. Published by Ja.s Bulcock, 163, Strand, (11 doors East of Somerset House,) May 1st 1828.
Mezzotint, rare. 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14"). Large margins. Surface wear on left corner mainly in margins and inscription area.
A view looking past Chamonix towards the glaciers and ridges of Mont Blanc.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35792]   £320.00  
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Dame D'Alsace.
Dame D'Alsace.
de Jean Veigel.
Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 277 x 165mm.
[Ref: 1986]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[View of Amboise.]
[View of Amboise.] In the Collection of the Earl of Bute.
Engraved by Captain W Baillie 1764 [in image lower right].
Etching printed in sepia, very fine impression; sheet 290 x 430mm (11½ x 17"). Trimmed to platemark. Signed by Baillie lower right.
View of Amboise in central France, with bridge across the river Loire and various figures at work. The city is known for containing the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques. After Lambert Doomer (1624-1700), Dutch artist who owned several volumes of Rembrandt drawings. Rembrandt was a passion of Baillie's which may have led him to engrave this scene.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34663]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Banks of the Somme at Amiens.]
[Banks of the Somme at Amiens.]
A. Lepere.
[n.d. c.1907.]
Etching. Plate: 105 x 200mm (4 x 8''), with large margins.
A view of Amiens by Auguste-Louis Lepère (1849-1918).
[Ref: 47968]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Amiens. France. The Water Market. [in pencil.]
Amiens. France. The Water Market. [in pencil.]
Louis Whirter [signed in pencil.]
Etching, publisher's blind stamp. Plate: 305 x 200mm (12 x 8'') very large margins. Mint.
A view of the market in the city of Amiens with the cathedral of Our Lady in the background.
[Ref: 49384]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Six vues d'Amiens.
Six vues d'Amiens.
Lithographiées d'après nature et dédiées à la Société des Amis des Arts par Th. Mansson.
Chez Hacbect Jeune édit. à Amiens.
Folio, printed wrappers, 6 tinted lithographs, loose as issued, rare. Wear to wrappers, slight spotting of plates.
Six views, all depicting Amiens Cathedral, after Théodore Henri Mansson (1811-50).
[Ref: 35801]   £220.00   view all images for this item
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Prospectus Amphitheatri Anatomici Constructi Regnante Ludovivo Magno, Cureat Sumptibus Societatis Regiae Chirurgorum Parisiensium An. M.D.C.XVIV.
Prospectus Amphitheatri Anatomici Constructi Regnante Ludovivo Magno, Cureat Sumptibus Societatis Regiae Chirurgorum Parisiensium An. M.D.C.XVIV. Veüe de l'Amphitheatre anatomique construit...Sous le régne de Loüis le grand, Par les soins et aux dépens de la Compagnie Royalle des M.es Chirurgiens de Paris.1694.
A. Dieu In. et del. C. Simonneau et A. Perelle Sculp. Cum Pr. Reg. Christianissimi.
[n.d. c.1694.]
Engraving. 146 x 375mm (5¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
A view of Paris and the Seine, the bottom section of a larger print. The missing section is a view of the Amphitheatre of Anatomy constructed during the reign of Louis XIV for the French Royal College of Surgeons.
[Ref: 18169]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Andreossy.
[France] Andreossy. Déposé à la Bibliothèque Nationale le 15 Prairial, an onze an 9 de la Répl.que Fran.se
Drawn by J. Guerin and engraved by Anth.y Cardon.
à Paris, chez A.A. Renouard Rue Andrés des Arcs. No.42. [n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple. 330 x 242mm. 13 x 9½". Trimmed to the platemark.
Antonie-François Andreossy (1761-1828) was a French general and diplomat of noble and Italian descent. He served under Napoleon during the French Revolutionary Wars and accelerated through the ranks until in 1800 he was made Général de Division after assisting Napoleon during the 18 Brumaire Coup. After various artillery appointments he was made Ambassador to Britain, the Austrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire until in 1809 he was created a count of the First French Empire. On the fall of Napoleon he was called back to France and held high military administrative offices after the Bourbon Restoration, being elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1827.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18705]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne de Montmorency]
[Anne de Montmorency] Annas de Montmorency Comes Stabuli Sub Ludov.o 12.o Francisco i.o
[1660]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾"), with very large margins. Slight foxing.
Anne de Montmorency (1493-1567), French soldier, statesman and diplomat. Montmorency spent most of his career serving under king Francis I, fighting in the Italian wars and then, as governor of Languedoc, defending Provence against the invasion of Charles V from northern Italy. He was also an important diplomat, working with Cardinal Wolsey to negotiate an alliance between Francis I and Henry VII in 1527, although he fell from favour after a settlement he brokered with Charles V failed. Montmorency recovered his previous status, however, under subsequent French monarchs. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
[Ref: 39893]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne of Austria]
[Anne of Austria] Anna Austriaca Regina Gallorum Reges [...]
[1660]
Engraving with two accompanying letterpress sheets, 17th century watermark; each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins.
Marie' de Medici (1575-1642), Queen of France as second wife of Henri IV. Following her husband's assassination at the hands of a fanatical Catholic in 1610 she acted as regent until her son, the future Louis XIII, came of age. A notable patron of the arts, Marie oversaw the construction and furnishing of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris (modelled after the Palazzo Pitti in Marie's hometown of Florence) and employed Rubens as her court painter. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men (and women) hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne (although only four of the original paintings survive). The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
[Ref: 40071]   £320.00  
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Vue d'Annonay [4].
Vue d'Annonay [4]. Prise de la Roche Chevalier. [&] prise de la Terrasse de Mr Soras a la reclusiere. [&] Prise des Egards. [&] Prise du Pre du Solier.
E.F. Imbard delt. Litho. de C. Motte.
[Paris: Imbard(?), n.d., c.1826.]
Set of four lithographs, each sheet c.315 x 465mm. 12½ x 18¼". Good clean impressions. Uncut
Four prospects of Annonay in the Rhône-Alpes region of southern France. Annonay is built on the hill overlooking the meeting of the deep gorges of the Deûme and the Cance, the waters of which supply the town. On June 4, 1783, the town was the location of the Montgolfier brothers first public unmanned hot air balloon flight. The event is celebrated annually each June, on the site of the flight in the place des Cordeliers. The Montgolfier brothers were natives of Annonay, and there is an obelisk in honour of them. Possibly from the larger series of views 'Elémens de paysage' after Etienne François Imbart (b.1785) draughtsman, lithographer and architect active in Paris 1819-1827.
See BNF: FRBNF40492958.
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[France] Arago.
[France] Arago.
Henri Sheffey pinx.t. Sixdeniers sculp.t.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue Racine No 3, et chez Schroth, edit.r Rue Traversiere St Honoré 25.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13¼). Slight scratch bottom right.
François Jean Dominique Arago (1786-1853), French mathematician, astronomer, whose recalculation of the Paris Meridian are commemorated by the 135 Arago medallions set into the ground through Paris. In the 1848 Revolution he joined the Provisional Government, in which he was responsible for abolishing flogging in the French Navy and then succeeded in procuring the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. In May he briefly served as Prime Minister of France, until the collective resignation of the Executive Power Commission in June. When Napoleon III took power in 1851 an oath of allegiance from all its functionaries, was required: Arago sent in his resignation as astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes rather than take the oath, but Louis-Napoleon refused it and made "an exception in favour of a savant whose works had thrown lustre on France, and whose existence the government would regret to embitter."
Wellcome: 90 Not in.
[Ref: 30840]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Castle of Arques from the Village.
Castle of Arques from the Village.
ET aquat fort fecit [...] J.S. Cotman del. [1820]
Etching on india paper, platemark 135 x 230mm (5¼ x 9"). India paper lifting.
View from the east of the castle of Arques la Bataille, near Dieppe, France. Etching by Mary Ann Turner after John Sell Cotman published in Dawson Turner, 'A Tour in Normandy' (1820). The etching derives from two 1819 drawings by Cotman now in the Norwich Castle Museum.
[Ref: 47801]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Source de l'Arveiron.
Source de l'Arveiron. Chamonix.
S. Morel M.d d'estampes à Genève.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris [c.1850]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 105 x 120mm (4 x 4¾").
The source of the Arveiron at Montanvert, near Chamonix. It was visited by the Shelleys and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Probably published in 'Chamonix et Ses Environs', one of Morel's 'Souvenirs de la Suisse' series, which contained 23 tinted lithographic views by Morel, Mottu, Linck and others.
[Ref: 46115]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
[France] Général Auber-Dubayet aujourd'hui Ambassadeur en Turquie.
Boilly del.
Mezzotint with very large margins; band around waist coloured; 540 x 360mm (21¼ x 14¼").
Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Annibal Aubert du Bayet (1759-1797), French general and politician during the Revolution, show full-length in uniform, a battle raging behind. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he fought in the American Revolutionary War before travelling to France at the beginning of the Revolution in 1789. He began his political career with an anti-Jewish pamphlet 'Le cri du citoyen contre les Juifs', and was elected to the legislature in 1791. He served as President of the moderate 'Legislative Assembly' from 8 July 1792 to 22 July 1792, a month before the new National Convention took over, then as the Minister of Defense of France from November 1795 to February 1796. He was then appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, tasked with helping Selim modernise the army. He died of fever in Constantinople in 1797.
[Ref: 34981]   £360.00  
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J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736.
J.n Silvain Bailly. Président de l'Assemblée Nationale. Néle 15 7.bre 1736. Collection Genérale des Portraits de M.M. les Députés à l'Assemblée Nationale tenue à Versailles le 4 Mai 1789. A.P.D.R.
De Vogues le J.ne del. A. Sergent excudit. Sergent sculp.
Chez Sergent rue Mauconseil, No 62. A Paris chez le Vache, M.d d'Estampes sous les Colonnades du Palais Royal, N.o 258. Et chez le meme à Versailles, rue des Chantiers, N.o 14.
Fine mezzotint, printed in sepia and black. Plate: 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"), very large margins. Faint marking in margins. Very slight repair above Bailly name.
A portrait of French mathematician, astronomer and early political leader of the French Revolution Jean Silvain Bailly (1736-1793). Bailly was the first to take the Tennis Court Oath on June 20th 1789 and became mayor of Paris following the storming of the Bastille. Bailly was executed during the Reign of Terror.
[Ref: 41614]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789,
[France] J.S.Bailley Député aux États Généraux de 1789, et Maire de Paris, Jugé à mort le 12 Novembre 1794.
Lavachez sc. Duplesi-Bertaux inv et del. Duplesi-Bertaux aqua forte.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), astronomer, mathematician and politician who presided over the Tennis Court Oath. He was guillotined at the Champs de Mars for refusing to testify at Marie Antoinette's trial. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
Wellcome: 148-2
[Ref: 28400]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
[France] Franciscus Baldwinus.
N. L'armessin sculp.
[n.d., 1682.]
Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7½ x 5½". Trimmed.
Francis Baldwin (1520-1573), a jurist prominent as first a friend and then opponent of John Calvin. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
[Ref: 16998]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
[France] Balzac. Cire de l'Institut Royal de France.
Maurin. Lith de Delpech, a Paris.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. 457 x 312mm. 18 x 12¼".
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594-1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
[Ref: 14356]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Monsieur de Balzac:
Monsieur de Balzac:
R. Gaywood fecit. [n.d., c.1660]
Engraving, sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Rare; letterpress pasted below.
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594 - 1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose.
[Ref: 37680]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] [Louis Barbedor.]
[France] [Louis Barbedor.] Lodoicus Barbedor e Stato Regii [...]
J. Boulanger delin. et sculpsit
1650
Engraving, very scarce; 17th century watermark of a crown; 315 x 220mm (12¼ x 8½"). Trimmed inside platemark; crease through centre.
Louis Barbedor (1589-1670), writing master. Anagrams of his name in Latin below. Published in 'Les Escritures financière et italienne bastarde dans leur naiveté'. Engraved by Jean Boulanger (1608-c.1680).
[Ref: 31128]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cardinal Antonio Barberini.]
[Cardinal Antonio Barberini.]
R. Nanteuil ad vivam pinge. et sculpebat 1664.
Engraving. Sheet: 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of Cardinal Antonio Barberini (1608-1671) who was the nephew of Urban VIII, he served as Papal Legate in Avignon, Great Almoner to the Queen of France from 1651 and was made Bishop of Poitiers in 1652.
Petitjean & Wickert 9.
[Ref: 49265]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Jean Bart. Ne a Dunkerque en 1650. Mort en 1702.
[France] Jean Bart. Ne a Dunkerque en 1650. Mort en 1702. Du grand Louis Jean-Bart etendit la puissance, L'Empire de Thetis admira sa valeur Et toujours ce soutien du pavillon de France Sera de nos marins le modele & l'honneur. Dedie aux Marins, a l'honneur, au courage et a l'amour de la patrie. En 181 paroitra le Portrait de l'Admiral Nelson.
Peint d'apres Nature par Hyacinthe Rigaud. Grave par Perrot.
Publie a Paris en 181 par Mr. Bernardini Illyrien, ancien Commissaire Principal de la Marine, de S.M. le Roi des Deux Siciles. Depose a la Direction generale.
Stipple printed in colour. Sheet 360 x 445mm. Tatty margins with some discolouration.
Jean Bart, French naval commander and privateer, who achieved his greatest successes during the War of the Grand Alliance (1688 - 1697). He captured 386 ships, destroying many more..
[Ref: 4902]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] Jean Bart.
[France] Jean Bart.
J. Chapman sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on scrap sheet.
A portrait in an oval of French naval commander and privateer Jean Bart (1650 - 1702). Jean Bart was born in Dunkirk in 1650 and almost certainly spoke Flemish, at that time the native language in the region. When war broke out between France and the United Provinces in 1672, Bart entered the French service and became captain of one of the Dunkirk privateers. In this capacity he displayed such astonishing bravery, that Louis XIV sent him on a special mission to the Mediterranean, where he gained great distinction. He went on to achieve his greatest successes during the Nine Years' War (16881697).
[Ref: 34443]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Prise de la Bastille par Les Bourgeois et Les Braves Gardes Francaises de La bonne Ville de Paris prise Le 14 Juillet 1789. Dediéé a la Nation.
Prise de la Bastille par Les Bourgeois et Les Braves Gardes Francaises de La bonne Ville de Paris prise Le 14 Juillet 1789. Dediéé a la Nation.
[A Paris, chez Bance rue St Severin, No. 25.]
Stipple printed in red, scarce. 272 x 381mm. 10¾ x 15". Cut, folded down centre, tear on left.
Storming of the Bastille: French guards firing the cannon and shooting at the prison on the left, while Governor de Launay is taken prisoner on the right. See the British Museum number 1868,0822.7435 for pair; "Monument du despotisme", the demolition of the Bastille after its fall.
[Ref: 23711]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Taking of the Bastile, at Paris, by the Patriotic Party on the Memorable 14th of July 1789.
The Taking of the Bastile, at Paris, by the Patriotic Party on the Memorable 14th of July 1789.
Drawn by Chalmers from a sketch taken on the Spot at the time.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. 190 x 225mm.
With a six-point key. Apparently pre-terror as the depiction of the Revolution is still friendly.
[Ref: 1194]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue de la Ville et du Port de Bayonne.
Vue de la Ville et du Port de Bayonne. Prisé de l'Allée de Bouflers près la Porte de Mousserole...
Peint par J. Vernet de l'Academie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture. C.N. Cochin Filius et J. Ph. Le Bas socii Sculpserunt 1764
A.P.D.R.
Fine engraving. 535 x 740mm (21 x 29"). Trimmed to plate, repaired tears. Repair top right border.
A magnificent prospect of Bayonne in Gascony, highlighting its activity as a port, On the river a boat is being caulked; on the riverbank are promenaders. Plate 12 of the series 'Les Ports de France' after Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789), a painter famous for his maritime scenes.
[Ref: 53990]   £490.00  
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