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[Blenheim Triumph] The Glory of the Confederate Armes, Illustrated in A Blazonry Description of 128 Ensigns, and 25 Standards,
[Blenheim Triumph] The Glory of the Confederate Armes, Illustrated in A Blazonry Description of 128 Ensigns, and 25 Standards, taken from the French and Bavarians, in the Famous Battle of Blenheim, by the Forces under the Comand of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. ye 2d of Aug.st O.S. 1704. Which Colours were brought into Her Maj.ty's Tower of London, & thence Carried in Triumph thro ye said City being now placed in Westminst.r Hall [...]
R.t Spofforth Sculp.
[n.d., c.1705.]
Engraving with original partial hand colour. Sheeet 640 x 480mm (25¼ x 19"). Framed. Some restoration
A record of the battle flags captured at the Battle of Blenheim, the hugely important victory won by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy during the War of the Spanish Succession. Under the text is a small view of the battle with a five-point key. The Duke returned to England on the 14th December (Julian calendar); the flags (recorded elsewhere as 110 cavalry standards and 128 infantry colours) were borne in procession to Westminster Hall in early January, 1705. The British Museum has a version engraved by Spofforth in French, dedicated to Prince George of Denmark (BM 1927,1008.389).
[Ref: 57226]   £780.00  
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A Prospect of the Town and harbour of Carthagena, taken by the English, under ye Brave Adm:l Vernon.
A Prospect of the Town and harbour of Carthagena, taken by the English, under ye Brave Adm:l Vernon.
[London: W. Rayner, c.1741.]
Scarce etching. 340 x 480mm (13½ x 19"), with very large margins. Tear at centre fold, centre fold as issued.
A popular print showing the British fleet bombarding Catagena as troops storm the city. This view, from the series 'England's Glory', is apparently a celebratory print published during the campaign. After early successes, Vernon send Captain Laws as a messenger to George III, with good news. However delays meant the rainy season arrived, and soon disease meant the British could not muster the strength to continue, forcing them to retreat to Jamaica. Back at home victory medals had been struck and commermorative maps and prints had been published before the actual outcome was known. Obviously the market for such memorabilia evaporated, ensuring surviving examples are rare.
[Ref: 57345]   £750.00  
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Bataille de Laupen le 21 Juin 1339. No.2.
Bataille de Laupen le 21 Juin 1339. No.2.
L. Midart inv. Sculps. et Excudit, Solodori.
à Berne chéz P.F. Tessaro M.d d'Estampes [n.d., c.1820].
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 360 x 480mm (14¼ x 19"). Some creasing and scuffing.
A view of the Battle of Laupen, June 21st 1339, between Bern and Freiburg and their allies, with infantry in the foreground and heavy cavalry behind. Like the Battle of Bannockburn 25 years earlier, the tactics of the infantry negated the impact of the heavily-armoured cavalry, resulting in high casualties among the nobility, changing the style of European warfare.
[Ref: 57349]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Christmas Dinner on the Heights Before Sebastopol.
A Christmas Dinner on the Heights Before Sebastopol. Plate XXX.
W. Simpson, del.t _ J.A.Vinter, lith. Day & Son, lith.rs to the Queen. Paris_Goupil & Cle. Déposé. Leipzig_Otto Weigel. Colnagni's Authentic Series.
Published May 22nd. 1855, by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. 13 & 14, Pall Mall East. _Publishers to Her Majesty.
Lithograph. Sheet 295 x 380mm (11½ x 15"). Tear in title taped.
William Simpson's record of a dinner for officers of the Grenadier Guards at the Crimea, published in his ''Seat of War in the East''. From the left: Captain Sir Charles Russell, Baronet (winner of a VC); Captain Charles Turner; Captain Alexander Viscount Balgonie (died in the fighting); Captain Frederick Bathurst; Captain Edwyn Sherard Burnaby; Lieut-Colonel Charles Lindsay); Colonel Frederick William Hamilton; Lieut-Colonel Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar; Captain George Higginson (later Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards & centenarian); Lieut. Robert William Hamilton; Captain Henry William Verschoyle; and Captain Sir James Fergusson (later Governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay),
Simpson's original watercolour is in the British Museum (1935,0306.4)
[Ref: 57338]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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