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[A military emcampment.]
[A military emcampment.]
[Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Very scarce etching. 285 x 380mm. Trimmed within image lower right.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century military encampment, one flank bordering a river, meandering entrenchments with cannon around the rest of the camp. In the centre of the camp troops in formation perform manoevres The parts of the camp are lettered for a key, not here. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
[Ref: 51059]   £480.00  
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[Battle of Blenheim.] Vue et Representation de la Bataille de Hochstedt donnée le 13 D'aoust 1704.
[Battle of Blenheim.] Vue et Representation de la Bataille de Hochstedt donnée le 13 D'aoust 1704.
Huchtenburg, Pinxit et Excudit.
[n.d., c.1705.]
Engraving. Sheet: 545 x 630mm (21½ x 24¾''), with large margins. Central, vertical crease as normal.
A view of the Battle of Blenheim which took place during the War of Spanish Succession between France and the Grand Alliance. The battle was an important victory as it ensured the safety of Vienna and prevented the collapse of the Grand Alliance. It was an important victory of the de facto leader of the allied forces, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlbough, who was handsomely rewarded for his triumph. A key below the title identifies various towns and important elements of the battle
[Ref: 50856]   £360.00  
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This View of the Successful Attack of Her Majesty's combined Forces, Under Vice Admiral Sir William Parker, G.C.B. and Lieut.t Sir High Gough, G.C.B. upon the Heights of Chusan, on the 1.st of October, 1841.
This View of the Successful Attack of Her Majesty's combined Forces, Under Vice Admiral Sir William Parker, G.C.B. and Lieut.t Sir High Gough, G.C.B. upon the Heights of Chusan, on the 1.st of October, 1841. Is with permission dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Albert &c. &c. by His Royal Highness's most faithful & devoted Servant, R.B. Crawford, Cap.tn R.N.
Painted by W. Joy from a Drawing by Capt.n Crawford. Engraved by Hen.y Papprill.
London: Published March 20.th 1844 by Ackermann & Co.
Colour-printed aquatint with hand-colour. Sheet: 330 x 585mm (13 x 23''). Trimmed and laid on board.
A scene showing the second capture of Tinghai, the capital city of the island of Chusan, the largest island in the Chusan archipelgo, by the British during the First Opium War. Depicted are the various naval ships firing on the Chinese troops of the Quing Empire and the British troops. The island had previously been seized in July of 1840 but had been given up in favour of Hong Kong which was still only a fishing village on a barren island. One plate from a series of four after drawings made on the spot by Captain R. B. Crawford showing the British squadron in China and Hong Kong.
[Ref: 51015]   £550.00  
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Coldstream Guards' Fancy Ball, Dublin, 1872.
Coldstream Guards' Fancy Ball, Dublin, 1872.
Morison & Co. Lith. Dublin.
Drawn from Photographs Made by Mr. Chancellor, 55, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin.
Scarce lithograph. Sheet: 305 x 445mm (12 x 17½''). Staining.
A keyplate identifying guests in a fancy dress ball held by the Coldstream Guards while they were stationed in Dublin.
Ex: Collection of Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51012]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Glorious Victory of Vittoria in Spain.
The Glorious Victory of Vittoria in Spain. This Glorious Battle was fought June 21 1813 near Vittoria in Spain when that Noble Veteran the Marquis Wellington and the Brave Army under his command who drove the French and gained a complete Victory...
Published July 16, 1813 by G. Thompson No.43 Long Lane.
Rare woodcut. Sheet: 370 x 470mm (14½ x 18½''). Damaged.
A scene showing the Battle of Vittoria which took place on June 1813 between the British Army under Wellington and the French commanded by Jean-Baptiste Jourdan. The British were victorious and this victory ultimately led to victory in the Peninsular War. A key below the image identifies various figures shown in the scene as well as major events.
[Ref: 51030]   £380.00  
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