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Auri vexavit nitidi nos fira cu,, pido, Nuc me paupertas premere vall,, de solet.
Auri vexavit nitidi nos fira cu,, pido, Nuc me paupertas premere vall,, de solet.
Gabriel Spizel inv et excud. Aug.Vinel.
[n.d. c.1750]
Fine & rare mezzotint printed in blue. Plate 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"), with large margins.
Alchemy print with lines in Latin and German. A man holds his head in alarm as his experiment makes sparks.
[Ref: 63094]   £390.00  
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The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. K.B.
The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. K.B. President of the Royal Society. From an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq. R.A. in the Possession of Samuel Lysons, Esq.
Drawn by W. Evans. Engraved by A. Cardon.
Published Jan. 1 1810, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple. 395 x 305mm (15½ x 12"). Trimmed to plate on right. Bit dusty.
A portrait of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) after Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), seated with left arm resting on a volume labelled 'Royal Society', to which he was elected in 1766. Banks, a botanist, naturalist and patron of the natural sciences, took part in Captain James Cook's first Circumnavigation (1768-71). He was the leading founder of the African Association, the British organization dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy.
[Ref: 63180]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Planisphaerium coeleste.
Planisphaerium coeleste.
Tobias Conrad Lotter, Geog. Excudit. Aug. Vindel [Augsburg, n.d., c.1760].
Engraved map with original colour. 490 x 580mm (19¼ x 23"), very large margins. Borders bit messy.
A very decorative double hemisphere celestial chart, centred on the poles, with the constellations shown with their classical depictions. Around the central map are other diagrams, including the solar systems of Ptolemy, Brahe and Copernicus, armillary spheres and globes.
[Ref: 63297]   £850.00  
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Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
B. Wilson pinxt. Edw. Fisher Sculp.
[Publish'd as the Act directs 14 July 1769. & sold at the Golden Head southside of Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed into plate at bottom
Roger Long (1680 - 1770), divine and astronomer, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, between 1733 and 1770. He constructed a "zodiack", now considered to be the first planetarium, a hollow sphere that could hold thirty people, showing the movements of the planets and constellations; it remained in the grounds of Pembroke until 1871.
CS 39, unlisted state with publication line removed.
[Ref: 62767]   £380.00  
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Astronomical Observatory.
Astronomical Observatory.
F. Mackenzie del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
London, Pub.d Feb.y 1 1814, t 101 Strand, for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"), large margins.
The interior of the Radcliffe Observatory, showing instruments including a reflecting telescope by William Herschel and a pair of refracting telescopes.
[Ref: 62940]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Benjamin Stillingfleet.]
[Benjamin Stillingfleet.]
Painted by J. Zoffani R.A. Engrav'd by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty, and to the Eleector Palatine, 1782.
[London: Valantine Green, c.1782.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 360 x 255mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom.
Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-71), botanist, translator and author. He was tutor to William Windham and accompanied him and Rochard Pococke on a trip to Chamonix in 1771, the first recorded travellers for pleasure in the region. Exploring the glaciers, they named the 'Mer de Glace'. As a botanist he was instrumental in popularising the Linnean System in England.
CS: 124. Whitman: I of II; Wellcome: 2831.
[Ref: 62739]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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