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Andromeda. Pl. XIII.
Andromeda. Pl. XIII.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Stipple. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾").
The constellation Andromeda, depicting the maiden chained to a rock, rescued from the seamonster Cetus by Perseus.
[Ref: 61058]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Ascough's Universal Microscope.
Ascough's Universal Microscope.
[n.d., c.1755.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾").
An illustration of a version of Ayscough's Universal Microscope, designed to operate from a box disguised as a two-volume book. James Ayscough (1720-59) was an optician and designer and maker of scientific instruments, with a shop in London 1740-9. From 1755 until his death he wrote a daily register of the weather, with a barometric reading of pressure and two temperature readings per day, to the Gentleman's Magazine.
[Ref: 61319]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Green House.
A Green House. Executed for Geo.r Farrant, Esq.r Upper Brook Street. Plate 14.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse as an uppper story extenstion to a townhouse on Upper Brook Street in Mayfair, London. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' Sir George Farrant (c1770-1844) was a Barrister and Deputy Lieutenant and Magistrate for the County of Middlesex.
[Ref: 61126]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Green House
A Green House Executed for Tho.s Caldecott, Esq.r at Dartford, Kent. Plate 5.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, watermark John Wise 1804, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left. A few tiny holes on left edge.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' Thomas Caldecott (1744 - 1833) was a barrister, bibliophile and Shakespearean student.
[Ref: 61122]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Green House and Hot House Executed for Her Majesty at Frogmore Berks.
A Green House and Hot House Executed for Her Majesty at Frogmore Berks. Plate 19.
London Published Sept.r 1. 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate on left.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse at Frogmore in Berkshire. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.'
[Ref: 61120]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Two Conservatories.
Two Conservatories. Executed for John Jackson, Esq.r North End, Hammersmith. Plate 8.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left. A few tiny holes on left edge.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' This John Jackson may be the Yorkshire born (1778-1831) portrait painter. He moved to London in 1804. He began studying at the Royal Academy schools and by 1807 had established himself as a portrait painter specialising in watercolour portraits. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1816 and was elected an academician two years later.
[Ref: 61121]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Green House.
A Green House. Executed for Rich.d Dickinson, Esq.r Hendon, Midd.x. Plate 6.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left. Light staining. A few tiny holes on left edge.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.'
[Ref: 61127]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Pine House.
A Pine House. Executed for The Right Honourable Lord Heathfield, Nutwell Court, Devon. Plate 14.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left. A few tiny holes on left edge.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse for growing pineapples. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' This greenhouse was probably built when General Francis Augustus Eliott, 2nd Baron Heathfield (17501813) largely demolished the family home at Nutwell and built in its place a neo-classical house faced with tiles imitating Portland stone, an undertaking which he completed c.1800.
[Ref: 61123]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Green House.
A Green House. Executed for J. E. Liebenrood, Esq.r at Prospect Hill near Reading, Berks. Plate 3.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, John Vine 1804 watermark; plate 320 x 235mm (12½ x 9¼"). Trimmed to platemark. Staining at top right.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' The Mansion House (and originally named Prospect House), was built by John Liebenrood in the late 18th century. John Engelberts Liebenrood (1754-1821) was born in Germany in 1754. His birth name was John Engelberts Ziegenbein and he immigrated to England to live with his great uncle John George Liebenrood, a very wealthy merchant in Purley. When his uncle died in 1795 he inherited his fortune and in accordance with the will changed his name to Liebenrood.
[Ref: 61124]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Peachery & Green House.
A Peachery & Green House. Executed for The Rev.d Primatt Knapp, Shenley End, Bucks. Plate 26.
London Published Sept.r 1.st 1806 by J. Taylor 59 High Holburn.
Etching with aquatint hand colour, sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate on left.
A plan and views of a Greenhouse. From surveyor and builder George Tod's 'Plans, elevations and sections, of hot-houses, green-houses, an aquarium, conservatories, &c. Recently built in different parts of England, for various noblemen and gentlemen.' Primatt Knapp, rector of Shenley (1730-93) was father of botanist John Leonard Knapp (17671845).
[Ref: 61125]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Zacharias Iansen,
Zacharias Iansen, Sive Ioannides primus Conspiciliorum inventor.
Berckman. J.v. Meurs Sculp.
[n.d. c.1655]
Engraving, sheet 330 x 270mm (13 x 10½"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
Half length portrait of Dutch spectacle maker Zacharias Janssen (c.1580-c.1638) within a frame. Also known as Zacharias Jansen or Sacharias Jansen; he is associated with the invention of the first optical telescope and/or the first truly compound microscope, but these claims (made 20 years after his death) may be fabrications put forward by his son. Hendrick Berckman (1629 buried 27 March 1679) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Jacob van Meurs (c.1619 - c. 1680) was a Dutch engraver and publisher from Amsterdam.
[Ref: 61118]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fig. 1. Observatoire portatif. Fig. 2. Maniere d'établier une Horloge Astronomique à terre.
Fig. 1. Observatoire portatif. Fig. 2. Maniere d'établier une Horloge Astronomique à terre.
Benard Direx.
[Paris, c.1780.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 280 x 400mm (11 x 15¾"). Binding folds, slight ink offset, stains.
An illustration of the portable observatory used by astronomers William Wales and William Bayly on James Cook's Second Voyage (1772-5), on which their objective was to test how effective Larcum Kendall's K1 chronometer was in measuring longitude at sea. This observatory would have been erected to compare results. Engraved by Jacques-François Benard for a French edition of Wales & Bayley's rare 'The Original Astronomical Observations, made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure'.
[Ref: 61059]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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John Tradescant (the younger.)
John Tradescant (the younger.) Physick Gardener to Cha.s I. "From a Drawing" - Woodburn's Gallery. [in pencil]
[n.d. c.1800]
Stipple with etching, plate 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5½"). Tipped into album sheet.
Half length portrait of John Tradescant the younger (160862) with shoulder length curled hair and short beard. His left hand sits at chest, holding key on chain. Tradescant was a botanist and gardener and son of John Tradescant the Elder. The standard author abbreviation Trad. is applied to species he described.
W 2966-3.
[Ref: 61116]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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John Tradescant (the younger.)]
John Tradescant (the younger.)] [Physick Gardener to Cha.s I.]
[n.d. c.1800]
Proof before letters. Stipple with etching, sheet 245 x 160mm (9¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate and glued to album sheet.
Half length portrait of John Tradescant the younger (160862) with shoulder length curled hair and short beard. His left hand sits at chest, holding key on chain. Tradescant was a botanist and gardener and son of John Tradescant the Elder. The standard author abbreviation Trad. is applied to species he described.
W 2966-3.
[Ref: 61117]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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