Antique Maritime Prints

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303Coming Soon!DetailsRigaud, Jacques 
Feste des Galeres dans le Port de Marseille
Rigaud, Jacques
$420.00Rigaud--JacquesFeste-des-Galeres-dans-le-Port-de-MarseilleBeautiful early 18th century antique copperplate engraving of the Feste des Galeres (Galère, Fr.) (Galley Festival) held annually in Marseilles, France which was the home port of the galley corps during the reign of Louis XIV and Louis XV. At the time the engraving was produced the galley corps was in decline but the pomp and grandeur continued. The print shows several dozen galleys, moored stern-first as is the custom in that area, firing a trbute from cannon. The work is full of minute details of the festivities on shore among the onlookers and participants. <BR> </BR> Jacques Rigaud (1680-1754) was a French draftsman, artist, and engraver who worked for a time at the Arsenal in Marseille, home to the galley fleet. His first known work is "The View from the Fortress of Toulon" published in 1707. Rigaud was in Marseille during the great plague of 1720 and is well known for his prints of that event as well as for his series of engravings of the royal houses of France. Plate 3.
425Coming Soon!DetailsGudin, Baron Theodore 
D'Espineville de Harfleur brule une flotte Hollandaise
Gudin, Baron Theodore
$90.00Gudin--Baron-TheodoreD-Espineville-de-Harfleur-brule-une-flotte-HollandaiseThis engraving depicts a battle in 1555 between twenty-two Dutch warships and twenty-five French off Dover in the English channel. During the battle five French vessels were set on fire. French crews jumped overboard and swam to the nearest vessel for safety, whether friend or foe. The Dutch recovered so many French sailors that it was impossible to guard them thoroughly, the result of which was that the rescued French sailors overpowered and captured five Dutch vessels and brought them as prizes to Dieppe. In all, 1000 Dutch and 400 French sailors are thought to have perished (although Dutch sources disagree). The French Admiral, d'Espineville was one of the casualties. <BR> </BR> This fine work from the original 19th century plate, is a 20th century reprint from the Louvre of an etching and engraving on steel plate by Chavane. Subject matter is based on a painting by French Marine Painter Baron Theodore Gudin (1802-1880 ) in 1839. <BR> </BR> With the circular embossed stamp of "Chalcographie Musee National du Louvre". La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper.
496Coming Soon!DetailsHogenberg, Franz1585
Fin de La Guerre (warship)
Hogenberg, Franz
1585
$295.00Hogenberg--FranzFin-de-La-Guerre-(warship)Copperplate-engraved oblique profile of the Dutch fighting ship "Fin de la Guerre". This large fortress-like, four masted ship saw action at the battle of Antwerp in 1585. The engraving is notable because the ship is much like a U.S. Civil war monitor or WWI battleship with a design emphasis on firepower and protection for the fighting forces. The vessel is shown firing cannon as it is attacked by smaller vessels including at least one small galley or galliot. Lacks the explanatory text found in other versions of the print… possibly a later version. Attributed to Hogenberg and Michael Aitzinger.
171Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1600
Des Dieux
Anonymous
1600
$50.00AnonymousDes-DieuxFanciful antique woodblock engraving of a small galley. French text at bottom and verso. Vines cover the mast, oars and rudder and several lions are seen on deck while in the foreground two sea creatures swim menacingly. Ca 1600. Unknown origin. Page 543.
657Coming Soon!DetailsHulsius, Levinus1626
Capture of Cacafuego
Hulsius, Levinus
1626
$225.00Hulsius--LevinusCapture-of-CacafuegoNicely engraved antique depiction of the fierce battle between the Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Senora de Ia Concepcion ( Cacafuego ) and the Golden Hind ( Caca Plata ) of Sir Francis Drake near Esmereldas, Equador in March 1579. As a result of that battle Drake captured the Cacafuego with an immense treasure of gold, silver, and jewels. Drake was knighted by the Queen on his return to Plymouth with the treasure after a three year voyage. <br></br> Anonymous engraver for this copperplate engraved edition of 1626 after the work of Levinus Hulsius.
660Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$475.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCartes-Generale-et-Particulieres-de-toutes-le-costes-de-FranceExtraordinary engraved and very scarce 13" x 9" sea-atlas title page by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. Contains scrollwork, angels, garlands, and a flat frog-like creature. A beautiful example of 17th century copperplate engraved art. This title page is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin. <br></br> This title page is from the earliest sea atlas published in France ( 1634 ) by Christophe Tassin. That atlas of 32 plates depicts hydrographic and topographic details of the French coast. <br></br> See this site for charts in Tassin's rare atlas: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: "Par Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de ca Majeste. Par Privilege du Roy." Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.
999Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Antique title page for Dauphiné province in France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$95.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-title-page-for-Dauphiné-province-in-FranceExtremely decorative hand-colored, engraved sectional title page for Tassin's small atlas of French towns. This example is for the chapter containing the province of Dauphiné, in southeastern France. This title page with its scrollwork cartouche is topped with a whimical insect head. A fine example of 17th century engraving craftsmanship and artistry. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
149Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Tour de Corduan
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$375.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasTour-de-CorduanExtremely scarce antique view of the lighthouse "Tower of Corduan" ca. 1636 after an earlier work by Claude Châtillon in 1612. The "Tour de Corduan" is the oldest lighthouse in France and one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. The structure was completed in 1611, more than 35 years after its intial design by Louis de Foix. <br></br> Sometimes called the King of Lighthouses because of its large size and extravagant construction details, Le Phare Corduan marks the entrance to the Gironde river near Royan, France. As is common with Tassin engravings numerous sailing vessels are shown offshore the lighthouse, with one firing a blast from its cannon. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
987Coming Soon!DetailsMeisner, Daniel1637
Antique birds-eye view of Buarcos, Portugal
Meisner, Daniel
1637
$120.00Meisner--DanielAntique-birds-eye-view-of-Buarcos--PortugalSmall birds-eye view of Buarcos, Portugal by Daniel Meisner from 1637. Buarcos was a fishing village and is now a key beach resort, approximately 30 miles west of Coimbra, Portugal. From Meisner's famous emblematic atlas of the European (and a few foreign) cities. This view is a combination of two popular genres - the Emblem Book and the Book of Town Plans, e.g. the Civitates of Braun and Hogenberg. <br></br> Here Meisner's Latin and German verses echo the motto "Dum Non Collidamini" (So long as they don't collide) describing the usefulness of earthenware jars but the peril of breaking if they are banged together, thus the imagery of the two jars floating downstream. The metaphor is extended to interpersonal relations for the man and the woman seek to avoid "collisions" as well.
1042Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Japonese Navigum, Sinese Navigum
Morisot, C.B.
1643
$175.00Morisot--C-B-Japonese-Navigum--Sinese-NavigumSingle sheet of chain laid paper with an engraved illustration of two Asian sailing vessels from an early work on maritime history by Morisot (1592-1661): "Orbis Maritimi siue Rerum in Mari et Littoribus Gestarum Generalis Historia". The vessels are titled: "Japonese Navigum" and " Sinese Navigum". Both vessels are steered via side mounted steering oars.
102Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Title Page Orbis Maritimi
Morisot, C.B.
1643
$260.00Morisot--C-B-Title-Page-Orbis-MaritimiDecorative antique title page from the first comprehensive work on maritime history by Morisot. Adorned with sea shells, anchors, and implements of war. First and only edition.
490Coming Soon!DetailsSylvester, Israel1663
Veduta e prospectiva della Piazza di St. Marco di Venezia
Sylvester, Israel
1663
$325.00Sylvester--IsraelVeduta-e-prospectiva-della-Piazza-di-St--Marco-di-VeneziaRare antique copperplate etching of St Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, an oblique view from the Northeast looking down the Grand Canal with the lagoon to the left. At right are the Doge's palace and Biblioteca Marciana with Punta della Dogana and the entrance to the Grand Canal in the background. Shows numerous small vessels underway and moored; at far left the decoratively carved stern of a sailing vessel with banners fluttering in the breeze. <BR> </BR> Engraved and drawn by artist Israel Sylvestre (1621-1691). Published by Pierre Mariette (1634-1716) "avec privilege du Roy" in Paris. The print was likely published after 1663 when Sylvestre was appointed court painter and engraver by Louis XIV and would have been able to claim royal privilege. Title also in French at bottom of engraving. Number 11.
887Coming Soon!DetailsDapper, Olfert (Olivier)1668
Antique view of a battle among galleys off Tripoli, Libya
Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)
1668
$340.00Dapper--Olfert-(Olivier)Antique-view-of-a-battle-among-galleys-off-Tripoli--LibyaInteresting antique elevation view of <b>Tripoli, Libya</b> by Olfert Dapper (1636 - 1689). Oared galleys battle in the foreground with at least one galley shown in flames and apparently sinking. Strong copperplate impression and a visible platemark close to the neatline support the early date of this engraved panoramic view. <br></br> From the original Dutch version of Olfert Dapper's <b>"Description of Africa"</b> or "Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten van Egypten, Barbaryen, Libyen, Biledulgerid, Negroslant, Guinea, Ethiopiën, Abyssinie ..." Dapper was a Dutch writer and self-described physician best known for his books on Africa, China, Persia and Arabia. <br></br> Published by Jacob van Meurs from Amsterdam in 1668. Other later editions of Dapper's view of Tripoli exist with French and German text but those copies include an additional title in the language of publication. This example has a single title in Dutch. This plate corresponds to an example found in the Dutch version held in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. <a href="https://archive.org/details/gri_33125009359999 " target="_blank"> Internet. </a> <br></br> Page 437. Verso is blank.
914Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Candie
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
$85.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonCandieSmall, attractive antique view of the harbor of Candia (Heraklion or Iraklio) on Crete, Greece with mosques and other buildings surmounted by the cresent moon of the Ottoman Caliphate. Galleys and other warships battle offshore in the Mediterranean Sea and the smoke of cannon fire indicate a westerly breeze. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683. <br></br> The Ottomans captured most of Crete during the early years of the Cretan War (1645-1669) but the Venetians retained control of the capital, Candia, until the very end in 1669. This engraved view probably captures a moment in the final battle for control of Heraklion. Page 203. <br></br> Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers" . Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".
918Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Antique print of the terrestrial globe
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
$55.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonAntique-print-of-the-terrestrial-globeCharming antique print of a castle with hundreds of mounted soldiers streaming out towards nearby ships. Set into that background is a view of the globe including the North and South American continents with Europe and Africa. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683. <br></br> Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers". Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".
621Coming Soon!DetailsArnaves, J.1683
Naval Architecture- Pieces of an First Rate French Warship circa 1683
Arnaves, J.
1683
$1,100.00Arnaves--J-Naval-Architecture--Pieces-of-an-First-Rate-French-Warship-circa-1683Highly interesting and rare graphical parts diagram of all the pieces used in the construction of a French first-rate ship-of-the line, including structural members. This is an antique original copperplate engraved print dated within to 1683. Attribution at bottom left is to the creator "J. Arnave fec(it)" but the original inspiration for the work is attributed within an inset to Francois Coullomb: "Faict a Toulon dans lescolle de la construction par Francois Coullomb Fitz avec permission 1683." <br></br> The original usage of the diagram by Coullomb was as a large wall chart for students at the royal shipyard at Toulon, France. Includes ( in French ) the name, count, and size of each piece. The pieces shown include frames, longitudinals, knees, bitts, grates, masts, capstans, ladders, cannon, anchors, rudder, and numerous decorative trim. <br></br> This work was probably bound into a copy of Henri Sbonski de Passebon's "Plan de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer avec leurs Proportions" a volume of engravings dedicated to late 17th century nautical architecture. <br></br> Published from Toulon, France, the home to the regular French naval forces ( Vaisseaux ).
314Coming Soon!DetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Ship firing on attacking sea serpents
Wagner, Johann Christoph
1684
$800.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---Ship-firing-on-attacking-sea-serpentsHighly decorative, whimsical, rare antique wood-block nautical engraving of a sailing ship firing at sea monsters on both sides of the vessel. Ship bears an ensign of a forearm bearing a sword. A great chance to have a plate that was first published in Furtenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turciciin Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N4" at upper left.
324Coming Soon!DetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Kriegsschiff
Wagner, Johann Christoph
1684
$400.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---KriegsschiffAntique print of a decorative 3 masted sailing vessel firing stern cannon. This early wood-block print shows a early 17th century vessel of war. Interesting feature of this time period are the six crows nests. These would have been used in battle to hurl stones, javelins and even caustic substances down on the heads of the opposition forces. An opportunity to own a plate that was first published in Furttenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . Interesting rigging! <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N3" at upper left.
898Coming Soon!DetailsPeeters, Jan1685
Scarce panoramic view of Iraklio on the Greek island of Crete
Peeters, Jan
1685
$180.00Peeters--JanScarce-panoramic-view-of-Iraklio-on-the-Greek-island-of-CreteThis fine antique etching is a panoramic profile view of the city of <b>Iraklio ("Candia")</b> on the island of Crete, Greece. With a backdrop of the fortified town of Iraklio and a harbor full of square-rigged ship's masts the view shows two galleys (presumed Venetian) departing the harbor and heading out to sea. <br></br> At the time this etching was published Venice was at war with the Ottoman Empire. Venice had been in control of Crete until 1669 when the Ottomans overran the island but failed to capture Iraklio. Venice managed to hang on to Iraklio until 1715. <br></br> Published by Jacob Peeters in Antwerp, ca 1685. Based on a drawing by the brother of Jacob Peeters- Jan (Johannes) Peeters. The etching originates from Peeter's rare edition of: 'Korte beschryvinghe, ende aenwysinghe der plaetsen in desen boeck, naar hunnen tegenwoordighen standt, pertinentelyck uyt-ghebeeldt, in Oostenryck", a collection of prints relating to the <b>Great Turkish war (1667-1683)</b>.
1043Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Title Page for Les Costes de France
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
$120.00de-Fer--NicolasTitle-Page-for-Les-Costes-de-FranceVery cool and interesting title page with a depiction of numerous late 17th century maritime activities attending harbor work. <br></br> This title page was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
619Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Antique 17th Century Cutaway View of French Admiral's Flagship
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$750.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonAntique-17th-Century-Cutaway-View-of-French-Admiral-s-FlagshipAntique and scarce 1690 cutaway architectural view of a French Admiral's flagship of 104 cannons. Bernard Quaritch's Catalog No. 229. <sup>1 </sup> attributes the engraving's design to French galley Captain Henri Sbonski de Passebon and the engraving to Claude Randon in de Passebon's "Plans de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer avec leurs Proportions". <br></br> This highly detailed plate is one of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings in that work which included a similar cutaway of a oared galley. Engraved by Claude Randon, the volume of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<br></br> <sup>1 </sup> Quaritch, Bernard. "Catalogue of Works on the Fine Arts offered at the net prices affixed, By Bernard Quaritch." London, 1904. http://books.google.com/books?id=i0tFAAAAYAAJ&dq.
305Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
La galere Patronne a la rame
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,100.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonLa-galere-Patronne-a-la-rame"La galere (galère, Fr.) patronne a la rame" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. This print was engraved by Claude Randon, as part of a volume of nautical architecture plates first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawing from which this antique print was engraved. Therefore this plate, drawn from first-hand observation, is perhaps the best record of the Patronne available. There was only one Patronne in the Galley Corps, typically reserved for the Lieutenant General des Galeres and the Patronne was second in prominence and beauty only to the royal galley, the Reale.<BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
306Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Coupe d'une galere avec ses proportions
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$800.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonCoupe-d-une-galere-avec-ses-proportions"Coupe d'une galere avec ses proportions" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Scarce cutaway print of a standard late 17th century French galley (galère, Fr.) with a detailed legend of parts (in French). Below the galley is a representation of the keel-form at the shipyard on which the keel was apparently built up. <BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> Engraved by Barthelemy Chasse the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV. This is the only plate in the volume engraved by Chasse. All other plates were engraved by Claude randon. <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
307Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Flute vaisseau de charge a la voile
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,200.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonFlute-vaisseau-de-charge-a-la-voile"Flute vaisseau de charge a la voile" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> A flute ( fluyt ; pronounced 'flight') was typically a cargo-carrying vessel of about 80 feet in length and displaced between 200 - 300 tons.<br></br> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluyt"> According to Wikipedia the fluyt </a> was one of the keys to Dutch commercial competitiveness in the 17th century as it: <i>"... was designed to facilitate transoceanic delivery with the maximum of space and crew efficiency. Unlike rivals, it was not built for conversion in wartime to a warship, so it was cheaper to build and carried twice the cargo, and could be handled by a smaller crew. Construction by specialized shipyards using new tools made it half the cost of rival ships. The factors combined to sharply lower the cost of transportation for Dutch merchants, giving them a major competitive advantage."</i> <br></br> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
308Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Galeasse a la voile
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$5,000.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGaleasse-a-la-voileAntique engraved print titled "Galeasse a la voile" depicts a Venetian galeazza (galeasse) under full sail. We know the vessel is from Venice, Italy because under close inspection one can see the faint outline of the Lion of St. Marks on the flag at the very top of the main mast. A galeasse is a larger vessel than a galley (galère, Fr.) typically powered by 3 lateen-rigged sails as well as oars. <BR> </BR> This highly detailed plate is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the volume of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
309Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Galiote a bombe
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,400.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGaliote-a-bombe'Galiote a bombe' or 'bomb galiote' is an antique folio-sized copperplate engraving created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. This original antique engraving is the earliest readily available rendering of a bomb vessel. No doubt de Passebon was intimately familiar with this type ship- he is reported to have participated in the French bombardment of Genoa in 1684. Engraved by Claude Randon, this example is one of 17 ship engravings in a collection of nautical architecture plates first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV. <BR> </BR> A 'Bomb Vessel' or 'Bomb Ketch' was typically 60 to 70 feet long and drew 8 or 9 feet of water. This relatively shallow draft would have enabled the vessels to approach closer to their target, One authoritative source defines 'Bomb Vessel' : as <div class="indenttextblock">"a ship of the old sailing navies armed with one or occasionally two, heavy howitzers or mortars and used for bombarding places ashore. Mostly the mortars were fitted in ketches either specially built or converted into such from a small three-masted vessel by the removal of her foremast to provide a good deck space forward for the mortars. When employed in bombardment, bomb vessels were moored in position with springs on their cables so that the ships themselves were trained for the mortars to fire on the desired bearing."(Oxford Companion to Ships and The Sea, Peter Kemp, ed. Oxford University Press. London, 1976, p. 93.)</div>In this example it can be seen clearly that the foremast had been removed as described above.<br></br> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved.
310Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
La galere reale a la fonde
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,400.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonLa-galere-reale-a-la-fonde"La galere reale a la fonde" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley (galère, Fr.) service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
311Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Polacre a la voille
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,500.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonPolacre-a-la-voille"Polacre a la voille" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a><BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
312Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Saique batiment dont les Turcs
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,600.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonSaique-batiment-dont-les-Turcs"Saique batiment dont les Turcs" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of antique nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> According to Wikipedia- "A <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%AFque">caïque</a> (Greek: καΐκι, kaiki, from Turkish: kayık ) is the term for a traditional fishing boat usually found among the waters of the Ionian or Aegean Sea, and also a light skiff used on the Bosporus." <BR> </BR> <a rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
313Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Vaisseau du troiseme rang a la voille
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$4,950.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonVaisseau-du-troiseme-rang-a-la-voille"Vaisseau du troiseme rang a la voille" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
321Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Galere a la voille portant l'Estendart de chef d'Escadre
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,275.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGalere-a-la-voille-portant-l-Estendart-de-chef-d-EscadreThis rare and decorative antique copper-plate engraving depicts an ordinary French galley (galère, Fr.) under sail in the Mediterranean, the cookstove billowing white smoke slightly aft of midships on the port side.<BR> </BR> "Galere a la voille portant l'Estendart de chef d'Escadre" (Galley under sail with the banner of the squadron leader) is one of a series of 17 folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates ("Plan de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer et ses proportions") was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> Sbonski de Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these antique plates were engraved. His close affiliation with the galley corps resulted in highly detailed renderings that capture the technical flavor of early 18th centry seafaring along with the beauty of the nearby Mediterranean shoreline. Within 50 years of the publication of these plates the French Corps des Galeres was disbanded as the galley was no longer a cost-effective means of projecting power.<BR> </BR> Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <BR> </BR> Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <BR> </BR> Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul" <BR> </BR> This plate has been professionally restored, neutralized, and colored and contains wider margins that those shown.<BR> </BR>
457Coming Soon!DetailsPontault, Sébastien Beaulieu de1694
Combat Naval 1645
Pontault, Sébastien Beaulieu de
1694
$1,250.00Pontault--Sébastien-Beaulieu-deCombat-Naval-1645Interesting, scarce depiction of the "Action of 28 September 1644" when six Maltese galleys (galère / pl. galères; Fr.) attacked and defeated several sailing vessels of the Ottoman Sultan. This attractive original copperplate engraving contains an elaborate border and garland wrapped with ribbons and a central portrait of Gabrielle Chambres de Boisbaudran, the leader of the Maltese contingent and a Knight of Malta, who was killed in that engagement. From Paris, 1694. <BR> </BR> The engraved battle scence includes the island of Rhodes, Greece in the distance as Christian galleys engage with Greek and Turkish square-rigged sailing vessels. The six galleys depicted include" "La Capitaine de Malte, St. Jean, St. Laurent, St. Joseph, Ste. Marie, and La Victoire. <BR> </BR> The Christian galleys engaged a Ottoman convoy carrying pilgrims bound for Mecca. The Maltese killed many pilgrims and took almost 400 prisoners as slaves including by some reports one of the Sultan's wives and her son.On their voyage home the Maltese stopped in Crete, then a possession of Venice, for a few days. This apparent collusion between the Maltese and Venetians, previously at peace with the Turks, served as a pretense for the Cretan war between the Ottomans, Venice and Malta between 1645 and 1669. <BR> </BR> From the book "Les glorieuses Conquêtes de Louis-le-Grand: ou Recueil, de Plans et Vues des places assiegeés, et de celles ou se sont douneés des batailles…" produced from the drawings of the Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu (1612-1674). Pontault, a French engineer, is considered to have been the inventor of the art of military topography.
472Coming Soon!DetailsLuyken, Jan1694
de Bootsgesel
Luyken, Jan
1694
$75.00Luyken--Jande-BootsgeselSmall engraved print from a book of professions produced in 1694. Shows a Venetian sailor, with glass in hand (discarded bottles below) on shore with his sea chest. With a small poem below that ends in ' Myn Godt ! '. (Dutch translations accepted :] ). <br><br/> By Amsterdam artists Jan and Casper Luyken in 'Spiegel van het Menselyk Bedryf.' Page 298.
1150Coming Soon!DetailsNarbrough, John1694
Early 17th century engraved whaling scene
Narbrough, John
1694
$300.00Narbrough--JohnEarly-17th-century-engraved-whaling-sceneEarly foldout engraved bookplate (1697) depicting a whaling scene to illustrate Friedrich Martens' observations on northern whaling. Attractive antique print shows multiple whaling ships and ships boats engaged in harpooning, fighting, and flensing whales. A fine gift. <br></br> The view lends insight into the methods used to hunt whales in the early 17th century in the whaling grounds of the far northern lattitudes like Greenland and the island of Spitsbergen, Norway. For example the ship at far right is shown tied off to an iceberg, a practice noted by Narbrough in the text. <div class="indenttextblock"> "When they sail some Miles into the Ice, where there is pretty large Ice-fields, they joyn their Ships to them with great Ice-hooks, fastned to strong Cables, where they lie at Anchor, several Ships about the same Ice-field, but they rather chose to be alone, because they are an hindrance to one another in Whale catching, and the hunting of them from one to another maketh them shie. (Online: http://darwin-online.org.uk/converted/Ancillary/BeagleLibrary/1694_Narborough_A813.html")</div> </br> Originally published in 1694 to accompany "The First Part of the Voyage into Spitsbergern and Greenland.", this record of recent voyages made by Sir John Narborough, Abel Tasman, John Wood and Friderich Martens. Narborough's journal records his voyage to the Straits of Magellan and his interest in the lands and peoples he encountered from 1669 to 1671. <br></br> This fine antique print illuminates Friedrich Martens' (1635 - 1699) observations on Spitsbergen and whaling in northern waters in 1671.
128Coming Soon!DetailsChatelain, Henry1695
Gouvernement Militaire de France
Chatelain, Henry
1695
$165.00Chatelain--HenryGouvernement-Militaire-de-FranceFolio-size antique copperplate engraving on chain-laid paper by Chatelain that records the state of France's land and naval forces in 1695. Contains detailed textual information on the finances and disposition of France's military not found elsewhere and a wealth of images related to those sea forces. Includes views of major naval ports, weapons, emblems, and flags associated with both the regular navy and the galley corps. <BR> </BR> There was considerable inter-service rivalry between the sailing navy (vaisseaux) and the galley corps (galeres) of which there were then 40 vessels. The lower left quadrant contains a breakdown by type of the total 665 vaisseaux then in service. The lower right quadrant is dedicated solely to the galley corps, which was then near the peak of its power, listing the number of officers of each rank and the count of each galley type- for instance 1 Galere Reale (Royal Galley, the premier vessel). From the information provided by Chatelain we learn that 6 galleys would have been stationed outside the Mediterranean or Levant: 2 each in Bordeaux, St Malo, and Dunkirk. <BR> </BR> Less than 30 years after this engraving was published the Corps des Galeres was disbanded (1748), not able to compete against larger, better armed ships of the line. This sheet provides detailed historical background for collectors of <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Michelot and Bremond</a> charts which were created during the period represented by this plate. Plate 28.
920Coming Soon!DetailsVianen, Jan van1698
Title Page from Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae…
Vianen, Jan van
1698
$250.00Vianen--Jan-vanTitle-Page-from-Claudii-Ptolemaei-Tabulae-Geographicae…Antique engraved print. Beautiful copperplate engraved title page from Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti, engraved by Jan van Vianen. Published by François Halma & Willem van den Water, Utrecht & Leonard Strick, Franeker, in 1698.
393Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Due Galee Turchesche
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Due-Galee-TurchescheScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle between Ottoman galleys and galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr. Location of that engagement was near the Strait of Bonifacio (Bocche de Bonifazio), between Corsica and Sardegna. The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From: "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza Reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 2. Probably from a later state.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
394Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Cinque Legni Turcheschi
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Cinque-Legni-TurcheschiScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle in 1596 conducted by galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr and muslim corsairs. The battle was led by Franceso Borbolani, eighth Admiral of the order of Santo Stefano. <BR> </BR> The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 10. Probably from a later state of the engraving.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
867Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1705
Birds-eye view of Constantinople or Istanbul, Turkey
de Fer, Nicolas
1705
$545.00de-Fer--NicolasBirds-eye-view-of-Constantinople-or-Istanbul--TurkeyVery detailed and attractive antique engraving of Constantinople or Istanbul,Turkey published from Paris in 1705. Minute detail of all the numerous towers, lighthouses, minarets and mosques that filled the city in the early 18th century. <br></br> Two settlements outside the well-fortifed walls are noted: Galata, and on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorous Strait- Scutari, which today is a municipality of Istanbul called Üsküdar. A few hundred meters off the coast of Scutari, on a small rocky islet is pictured the "Tour de Leander" or Maiden's Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi) , which over many centuries has served as watchtower, quarrantine station, lighthouse, and defensive structure. Today the tower has been converted into a café and restaurant. <br></br> Other named features include the Tower of Belisarius ("Tour de Bellissaire"), le Serail, the Seven Towers ("Les 7 Tours"), le Solimanie, Constantine's Palace, les Magazines de Pera, and Calcedoine. <br></br> This antique view was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. From "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre."
868Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1705
Antique Engraved Birds-eye View of Venice, Italy
de Fer, Nicolas
1705
$500.00de-Fer--NicolasAntique-Engraved-Birds-eye-View-of-Venice--ItalyAntique birds-eye view of Venice, Italy with the Grand Canal, Giudecca, the Venetian Arsenal, and St. Mark's Square as they existed around 1700. This attractive, detailed, copper-plate engraved view includes the outlying islands of Murano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, San Michelle, and others. Numerous churches are identifed by name and a legend at bottom is keyed to the six chief Venetian neighborhoods or sestieri. Ten important locations are identified including the columns at St. Mark's square, erected in the 13th century; two prisons; the Ducal Palace; and the customs house. <br></br> This antique view was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. Published in de Fer's atlas: "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre… et orné par des plans et descriptions des villes capitales et principales, ...".
1104Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1705
Veue de la ville et du port de Constantinople
de Fer, Nicolas
1705
$425.00de-Fer--NicolasVeue-de-la-ville-et-du-port-de-ConstantinopleVery detailed and attractive antique engraving of Constantinople or Istanbul, Turkey published from Paris in 1705. Minute detail of all the numerous towers, lighthouses, minarets and mosques that filled the city in the early 18th century. <br></br> Two settlements outside the well-fortifed walls are noted: Galata, and on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorous Strait- Scutari, which today is a municipality of Istanbul called Üsküdar. A few hundred meters off the coast of Scutari, on a small rocky islet is pictured the "Tour de Leander" or Maiden's Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi) , which over many centuries has served as watchtower, quarrantine station, lighthouse, and defensive structure. Today the tower has been converted into a café and restaurant. <br></br> Other named features include the Tower of Belisarius ("Tour de Bellissaire"), le Serail, the Seven Towers ("Les 7 Tours"), le Solimanie, Constantine's Palace, les Magazines de Pera, and Calcedoine. <br></br> This antique view was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. Published in de Fer's atlas: "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre… et orné par des plans et descriptions des villes capitales et principales ...".
1137Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1720
Rare title page from de Passebon's engravings of nautical architecture
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1720
$550.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonRare-title-page-from-de-Passebon-s-engravings-of-nautical-architectureStunningly beautiful hand-colored engraved title page from Henri Sbonski de Passebon's ca. 1720 <a href=" https://www.rarecharts.com/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx" target="_blank">atlas of Mediterranean naval architecture</a>. <br></br> Engraved by Simonneau, drawn by Berey.
938Coming Soon!DetailsChatelain, Henry1720
View of Table Bay and Cape Town South Africa
Chatelain, Henry
1720
$295.00Chatelain--HenryView-of-Table-Bay-and-Cape-Town-South-AfricaAttractive antique copper-plate engraving of Table Bay and early <b>Cape Town, South Africa</b>, about 40 miles north of the Cape of Good Hope. This very decorative view shows the nascent town of Cape Town with the Dutch Fort in the background and numerous ships at anchor in the foreground. In the far distance are Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. Table Bay was an important stop for resupplying ships making the passage to and from Europe and the East Indies. <br></br> With a textual description, in French, of the environs including that of nearby gardens and a small guest house or "Pavillon" of the <b>Dutch East India Company</b> near the garden. It was in that small guest house that a French embassy to Siam including six Jesuit priests set up an observatory during their stay in 1685. At bottom of the text is a engraved depiction of the guest house and gardens at night with a clock and telescope deployed to make astronomical observations; the Dutch fort visible in the background. <br></br> By Henri Chatelain, published in his <b>"Atlas Historique"</b> between 1705 and 1720. <br></br> Total size of page is 8" x 15"; the upper engraving of Table Bay and Mountain is 8" x 6". Book 6. No 17. Page 74.
934Coming Soon!DetailsKip, Johannes1724
Antique birds-eye view of Harwich, England in Essex
Kip, Johannes
1724
$1,250.00Kip--JohannesAntique-birds-eye-view--of-Harwich--England-in-EssexLarge, very attractive antique engraved birds-eye view of Harwich, England in the county of Essex. Published in 1724 by well-known British engraver Johannes (Jan) Kip. <br></br> Legend at bottom is keyed alphabetically to the important features in the view, specifically: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type:none"> <li>A. The Queen's yard and store house</li> <li>B. The Queens Key</li> <li>C. St. Nicholas Church</li> <li>D. The Towne Hall</li> <li>E. The Gate leading to London and the Fire Light house over it</li> <li>F. The Candle Light house</li> <li>G. Landguard Fort</li> <li>H. The harbour behind the Towne and the river leading to Maningtree</li> <li>I. Orvell Station</li> <li>K. The river leading to Ipswitch</li> <li>L. The Pacquett Boat (Packet boat)</li> <li>M. The breakers</li> <li>N. West street</li> <li>O. Shotley Gate house</li> <li>P. Shotley Church</li> </ul> </div> Seller's attribution reads: "Sold by Thomas Taylor at the Golden Lyon near the Horn Tavern, Fleet Street and by Robert Hulton at the corner of Pall Mall over against the Hay Market St. Jameses.
875Coming Soon!DetailsValentijn, Francois1724
Antique Dutch View of Acapulco Harbor in Mexico
Valentijn, Francois
1724
$450.00Valentijn--FrancoisAntique-Dutch-View-of-Acapulco-Harbor-in-MexicoFascinating antique panoramic view of the harbor of <b>Acapulco, Mexico</b> ("Aquapulco") from the early eighteenth century. This copperplate-engraved view has a legend at bottom left corner keyed to six locations on the scene: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <li>Acapulco village</li> <li>Fort San Diego (with lattitude and longitude coordinates)</li> <li>Grote mont. (harbor entrance)</li> <li>Punta el Grifo</li> <li>Kleyne mont. (channel between the mainland and la Roqueta island)</li> <li>Haven van Marques (Puerto Marques Bay)</li> </ul> </div> This colorful old view of the Acapulco area is by <b>Francois Valentijn</b> (or Valentyn) from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien' published from Amsterdam in 1724 by Joannes van Braam. Valentijn ( 1666–1727 ) was a Dutch minister and naturalist who worked in the East Indies for the V.O.C. (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie). It is likely that Valentijn's access to V.O.C. maps and documents provided much source material for the eight volumes with over one thousand engravings. However, the basis for this relief map of Acapulco is an earlier watercolor by Dutch artist Johannes Vingboons who derived his work from drawings made in New Spain by Juan Gómez de Trasmonte and Adrian Boot before 1628. <div class="indenttextblock"> (Connolly, Priscilla. "Vingboons, Trasmonte and Boot: European Cartography of Mexican Cities in the Early Seventeenth Century". 2014. <a href="http://www.researchgate.net/publication/249029290_Vingboons_Trasmonte_and_Boot_European_Cartography_of_Mexican_Cities_in_the_Early_Seventeenth_Century">Internet</a>)</div> <br></br> Two interesting graphical elements are the compass atop the title block at left which gives the orientation of the site and also in the far right bottom corner is a barely visible image of a woodsman with axe, removing a limb from the tall tree.
50Coming Soon!DetailsKip, Johannes1728
Howland Great Dock near Deptford
Kip, Johannes
1728
$1,800.00Kip--JohannesHowland-Great-Dock-near-DeptfordVery scarce and beautiful antique view of the Howland Great Dock (now Greenland Dock) surrounded by countryside. By the Dutch engraver Johannes Kip. Drawn by J.Badslade. This old nautical view has something to offer those interested in nautical history as well as those with an appreciation for esthetics.<BR> </BR> Antique copperplate-engraved print was created within 20 years of the completion of the dock in 1695; the trees can be seen to not yet have fully matured. Cattle graze nearby and a horse-drawn coach makes its way presumably to London which is identified in the distance. More than 35 ships are shown moored within the wet dock, underway in the Thames or under construction in drydock. During the 18th century the dock was used greatly by Greenland whalers and the dock began to be called the "Greenland Dock". Numerous details of ship construction.
459Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags)
Diderot, Denis
1730
$395.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)Very decorative pair of 18th century copper-plate engraved prints depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Archivally matted, and ready for framing. With matting, each engraving measures approximately 14" W x 19" H. <BR> </BR> A scarce and colorful grouping. Source: Diderot & D'Alembert. L'Encyclopédie. Plate 18 and Plate 19.
1003Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XIX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XIXDesirable and very decorative early 18th century copper-plate engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Two of the more interesting flags include one with the lion of St. Marks, presumably from Venice and another red flag with an an arm wielding a curved scimitar, possibly related to Hamburg. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie. Plate 19.
1004Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XXExtremely decorative early 18th century hand-colored, engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Many flags contain a crescent moon, indicative of the Ottoman Empire. Plate 20. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie.
921Coming Soon!DetailsSauzet, Henri du1734
Title Page from Mercator's Atlas Minor
Sauzet, Henri du
1734
$100.00Sauzet--Henri-duTitle-Page-from-Mercator-s-Atlas-MinorAntique engraved Dutch title page from Du Sauzet's Latin edition of Gerard Mercator's 'Atlas Minor'. Amsterdam. Dated within to 1734. Decorated with goddesses representing various geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Europa, Magalanica, Mexican, and Peruana,
746Coming Soon!DetailsPine, John1739
John Pine Armada Engraving Plates IX and X
Pine, John
1739
$1,450.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plates-IX-and-XStunning, beautifully engraved and deftly hand-colored intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was engraved and published by John Pine of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> Two inset charts depict the actions of August 6 - 9, 1588 when the Spanish Armada, anchored off Calais, France was attacked by eight English fireships and on the following day was attacked off Gravelines, France. Those two days are considered the decisive points that lead to the ultimate destruction of the Spanish Armada. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a muliple plate printing process that is rarely encountered. The two inset charts (IX and X) were each printed separately from the background in a beautiful blue ink. The separate plate-marks of the two inset charts are clearly visible and noticeable to the touch. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. Pine was a contemporary of William Hogarth who depicted Pine as a Friar in his satirical political painting and print of "The Gate of Callais". <br></br> At bottom center reads: "Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
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John Pine Armada Engraving Plates III and IV
Pine, John
1739
$1,450.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plates-III-and-IVStunning, beautifully engraved and deftly hand-colored intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was engraved and published by John Pine of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> Two inset charts depict the actions on July 29 and 30, 1588 when the English Fleet, set sail from Plymouth, England to meet the Spanish Armada in the English Channel. These inset charts show details of both fleets with the Spanish ships formed into a crescent-shaped formation that they felt would offer the best protection and favor their strategy of overpowering the English ships by boarding. The weather played an important role in the English victory, reinforced by drawings of a cherub puffing away. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a triple-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby each of the two inset charts (III and IV) were printed separately from the background in a beautiful blue ink, using an additional plate. The plate-marks of these two insets are clearly visible. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. Pine was a contemporary of William Hogarth who depicted Pine as a Friar in his satirical political painting and print of "The Gate of Callais". <br></br> At bottom center reads: ""Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
1048Coming Soon!DetailsPine, John1739
John Pine Armada Engraving Plate IX- Calais, France
Pine, John
1739
$1,300.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plate-IX--Calais--FranceBeautiful intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was drawn by Lempriere, engraved and published by <b>John Pine</b> of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> The battle scene depicts an action on the night of August 7th and 8th, 1588 that marked the key turning point in the campaign. The Spanish Fleet, anchored just offshore the French town of Calais, France was forced to flee after Admiral Howard set fireships ablaze and caused them them to drift down on the anchored Spanish Armada. The fear of explosion and fire so panicked the Spanish Captains that they cut their anchors in haste and scattered in confusion. The scene depicts the fireships between the British fleet at left and the <b>Spanish Armada</b> at right. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a two-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby the interior battle scene was printed separately from the background frame in a beautiful blue-green ink, using an additional plate. The two plate-marks are each clearly visible. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. At bottom center reads: "Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
1156Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1744
A Whale Female and the Windlass whereby the Whales are brought on shore
Anonymous
1744
$275.00AnonymousA-Whale-Female-and-the-Windlass-whereby-the-Whales-are-brought-on-shoreFine antique copper-plate engraving of a dead whale lying on the Greenland shore prior to flensing. A worker has marked a grid on the whale and is about to begin work removing the blubber with a large flensing tool. Shore-based flensing or cutting of the whales flesh was the method used by Nantucketers during their early shore fishery . As the fishery moved offshore flensing was conducted by bringing the whale alongside the whaling ship. Illustrates Monck's "Account of a Most Dangerous Voyage to Greenland". <br></br> Shows windlasses, a sled, anchor, and flensing tools used to haul the carcass ashore and remove the whale's blubber. <br></br> Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 444.
1157Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1744
Antique Greenland offshore whaling engraving
Anonymous
1744
$275.00AnonymousAntique-Greenland-offshore-whaling-engravingFine antique copper-plate engraving of the ships and boats engaged in the whaling process ca 1620. Illustrates John Monck's "Account of a Most Dangerous Voyage to Greenland" based on his voyage in 1619 and 1620. <br></br> Monck described the scene: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The manner of catching and killing of the whales is performed thus: As soon as they spy a whale either from the shore or ship they put out three chalops manned with six men each, among whom is one being called the Harpuner, is the person who is first to wound the whale with his harpun." [Note: A chalop or shallop is a light sailing boat mainly used as a fishing tender]. </div> </br> Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 442.
1159Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1747
Plan du Fort Anglois de Juida
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1747
$75.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-du-Fort-Anglois-de-JuidaFrench antique engraved plan from 1747 of Fort Williams, the English <b>"slave fort"</b> at "Juida" (Ouidah or Whydah) in the Kindom of Dahomey, now the Republic of Benin, Africa. <br></br> The general layout of the lower fort is instructive. The layout defines a central square- the Place d'Armes"; large apartments and at the back of the fort lie fourteen small, windowless, <b>cramped holding cells</b> labeled "Lieu ou se tiennent les Negres" for the slaves in transit. <br></br> Fort Williams was <b>trans-shipment point</b> for cargoes of slaves shipped from the fort to points west including the West Indies, North and South America. For defense, the fort provided three triangular bastions and one circular bastion that could mount up to nineteen cannon. <br></br> From Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'. Tome IV No.11.
129Coming Soon!DetailsLotter, T.C.1749
Novissimum Astronomiae
Lotter, T.C.
1749
$275.00Lotter--T-C-Novissimum-AstronomiaeContemporary handcolor livens this dense chart of Astronomical and Geographic theory. Graphic elements that make the mid-eighteenth century Latin explanations spring to life include a backstaff, sundial and astornomical diagram. Single verical centerfold.
411Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Irruption in 1630
Anonymous
1750
$225.00AnonymousA-Prospect-of-Mount-Vesuvius-with-its-Irruption-in-1630Hand colored engraving depicting the eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy more than a century earlier. From the April 1750 edition of Gentleman's Magazine. Features depicted include the catastrophic explosion of Vesuvius, the Torre del Greco (Greek Tower) covered with ashes, two barges on which several people saved themselves, and the bridge "la Nunciato".
470Coming Soon!DetailsDelisle, Guillaume1750
Title Page-Atlante Novissimo
Delisle, Guillaume
1750
$175.00Delisle--GuillaumeTitle-Page-Atlante-NovissimoUndated decorative copperplate title-page from Delisle's Atlas 'Atlante Novissimo'. The atlas was published from Venice, Italy in 1750. As the author's name is spelled 'Guglielmo' we assume this engraving is from an Italian edition of the atlas. Bottom vignette contains a view of St. Marks square in Venice with the Campanile to the left.
471Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
La Boussole
Anonymous
1750
$55.00AnonymousLa-BoussoleMid 18th century hand-colored copperplate engraving of a ship's compass mounted in a binnacle. Detailed views of the compass card and compass needle.
1249Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia antique vue d'optique
Anonymous
1750
$550.00AnonymousJeddah--Saudi-Arabia-antique-vue-d-optiqueAntique optical print or vue d'optique of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia the port for Mecca or Lamekk (la Mecque) ca 1750. This attractive engraved print is one of the earliest available views of Jeddah, an important trading port city on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. <br></br> With a population currently at 4.2 million people, Jeddah is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia.
109Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1752
Zes galeien overzeild en in den grond geshooten
Tirion, Isaac
1752
$200.00Tirion--IsaacZes-galeien-overzeild-en-in-den-grond-geshootenFine antique engraving by Isaac Tirion of an encounter between Dutch ships and eight Spanish galleys on October 3, 1602 in the English Channel off the coast of Dover. The galleys proved to be no match for the larger Dutch ships. In that battle three Spanish galleys were lost.
1251Coming Soon!DetailsDaumont, Jean-Francois1760
Antique optical view of naval ship construction
Daumont, Jean-Francois
1760
$320.00Daumont--Jean-FrancoisAntique-optical-view-of-naval-ship-constructionFine French antique optical print (vue d'optique) of an mid eighteenth-century shipyard with ship's carpenters planking the hull a 20-gun warship while two other ships are shown being framed in the background. This interesting scene shows workmen using adzes and board saws to prepare various ship's structural frame members while typical port actvities are underway on all sides. <br></br> Although the location is undocumented the print could be based on ship-building activities at Toulon, the home base of France's fleet of warships during that period. <br></br> This scarce engraved print was published by Jean-Francois Daumont with attribution at bottom right reading: "A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin".
1247Coming Soon!DetailsHuquier, Jacques-Gabriel1760
Antique optical print view of the Rock of Gibraltar
Huquier, Jacques-Gabriel
1760
$350.00Huquier--Jacques-GabrielAntique-optical-print-view-of-the-Rock-of-GibraltarLovely vue d'optique or optical print ca. 1760 of the Rock of Gibraltar with the walled city of Gibraltar depicted below. In the foreground ships-of-the-line are shown underway. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads "A Paris ches Huquier Graveur fils rue St. Jacques, au dessus celle des Mathurins au Gd. St. Remy." Jacques Gabriel Huquier (1725 - 1805) was an engraver and printseller located at Rue St. Jacques in Paris, France. Jacques-Gabriel fils was the son of Gabriel Huquier, also a printseller and engraver who worked from the same address. According to Jeffares, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier made a fortuitous marriage in 1758: <div class="indenttextblock">"[J.G. Huquier] married Anne-Louise, the daughter of the engraver Jacques Chéreau. She brought a dowry of 10,000 livres, mostly in stock in the business at rue Saint-Jacques, “au Grand Saint-Rémy”, and for the next three years with Huquier fils and Chéreau collaborated as engravers and printsellers." <a href="http://www.pastellists.com/Articles/HUQUIER.pdf" target="_blank">Online source.</a> </div> By 1772 Huquier had abandoned his family and emigrated to England.
1126Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1760
Terrestrial and celestial globes
Le Rouge, George
1760
$180.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeTerrestrial-and-celestial-globesAntique old French copper-plate engraving ca. 1748 of two globes: a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe. A celestial globe is a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky. The engraving includes additional representations: of the points of the compass, a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, and the relative sizes of the astronomical bodies. <br></br> From le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur" published from Paris. George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor originally from Germany who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi".
858Coming Soon!DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
1764
$360.00Universal-MagazineAntique-engraved-elevation-view-of-Pensacola--FloridaAntique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida and the very few structures that existed 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. A legend at bottom is keyed to six locations on the view including: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the earliest available printed view of Pensacola and comes from the January 1764 issue of the Universal Magazine. After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
1204Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Antique French Engraving of a Galeasse
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasAntique-French-Engraving-of-a-GaleasseThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a Galeasse of about 165 feet in length is described in the engraved text: <div class="indenttextblock"> Les Galeasses, sont de tres grands Batiments, qui vont a voiles et a rames; leur longueur, est de 160, a 170 pieds, la largeur de 30, a 34, et la creuse de 10 a 12. Ces Batiments, portent leur grosse aryillerie a la poupe a la proue; les caanons de petit calibre se placent sur les flancs, entre les bancs de rameurs, on na point rendu de detail ici pareeque la Figue est trop petit cela. </div> <br></br> A galeasse is a larger vessel than a galley (galère, Fr.) typically powered by 3 lateen-rigged sails as well as oars. <br></br> Fom Nicolas Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 16.
1171Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Vaisseau de 80 Canons
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$150.00Ozanne--NicolasVaisseau-de-80-CanonsThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French 80-cannon three-masted war ship is described in the engraved text, including use, armament, names of sail and mastage and crew complement. Several key locations on the rigging are identifed in a legend below. <br></br> Fom Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 7.
1179Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
French Bateau or Sloop
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasFrench-Bateau-or-SloopThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French "Bateau" is described in the engraved text. Engraved scene at bottom shows a small swivel cannon and a very scare depiction of a four-barrelled naval blunderbuss, the fore-runner of the modern shotgun <br></br> Fom Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 20.
1180Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Antique Engraving of a French War Ship with 90 Cannons
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasAntique-Engraving-of-a-French-War-Ship-with-90-CannonsThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French "Vaisseau de 90 Canons" is described in the engraved text, including manouvering tactics. Legend at bottom of the engraving identifies several key locations on the rigging of this triple decked French ship-of-the-line including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>le grand mat d'hune- Main top mast </li> <li>Petit mat d'hune - Fore top mast</li> <li>Mat de Perroquet d'artimon ou de Fouge - Mizzen top-gallant mast </li> <li>Haubans des mats cy dessus - Mast stays</li> <li>Galaubans des memes mats - Mast backstays </li> <li>Trelingages des hunes - Top cordage</li> </ul> </div> Fom Nicolas Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770.
448Coming Soon!DetailsBenard, Robert1770
Fonte des Canons
Benard, Robert
1770
$475.00Benard--RobertFonte-des-CanonsPair of (2) archivally-matted copperplate engravings by Robert Benard depicting large mortars ca. 1738. In the early 18th century a mortar was essentially a short tube with a relatively large diameter whose purpose was to lob steel or stone cannonballs of great weight for a somewhat short distance. The cannon are decorated with crown and globe containing three fleur-de-lis, figures representing the French royal coat of arms in the eigthteenth century. Plates probably are sourced from a mid-to-late 18th century French encyclopedia. Total dimensions with mat about 16.5" W x 19.5" H. Mat approx 5" per side. "Benard direxit".<BR> </BR> Plate 9 (page 54) depicts detailed dimesional, cutaway and elevation engineering drawings of three smaller and medium-sized mortiers (mortars). <BR> </BR> Plate 10 depicts detailed dimesional, cutaway and elevation engineering drawings of two larger mortiers and pierriers (stone-shot mortars).
445Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1772
Hydrographie Francoise (Title Page)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1772
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasHydrographie-Francoise-(Title-Page)Gorgeous copperplate re-strike engraving of the title page to Bellin's sea-atlas, the Hydrographie Francoise. With the circular stamp of the Depot de la Marine. Undated. Price One and one-half francs. No. 1. <BR> </BR> We believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced at the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository, consisting of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V.196 <BR> </BR>
1124Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1777
Ptolemaic armillary sphere
Anonymous
1777
$100.00AnonymousPtolemaic-armillary-sphereFinely engraved Ptolemaic armillary sphere. This early engraving served as the source for a later similar image with celestial and terrestrial globes, published by Citoyen (Citizen) Berthelon in Paris ca. 1799, for the "Nouvelle Edition" of the Atlas Modern Portatif. <br></br> An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on the Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, the armillary sphere differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. <br></br> With the Earth at the center, an armillary sphere is known as a Ptolemaic sphere. With the sun at center, it is known as a Copernican sphere.
468Coming Soon!DetailsLodge, J.1780
Facing Cannon
Lodge, J.
1780
$150.00Lodge--J-Facing-CannonCopperplate engraving depicting design and cutaway views of a British field cannon ca. 1780 by London engraver John Lodge. This 18th century engraving shows three views of a highly decorated cannon measuring over 11 feet long, adorned with many decorations including the British royal arms and two dolphins (lifting handles) mounted above the trunnions. Includes two side elevation views of cannon on field carriages. A small detail on the drawings shows the arrangement of a "burning glass" or magnifying glass on the touch-hole that could be used to fire the cannon.
535Coming Soon!DetailsChoiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste1782
Vue du Bourg San-Nicolo
Choiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste
1782
$180.00Choiseul-Gouffier--Marie-Gabriel-Florent-AugusteVue-du-Bourg-San-NicoloView of Santorini, Greece, an island in the Aegean Sea. Detailed and picturesque view of windmills and a village with boats anchored in the background and small vessels of both Ottoman and European origin meeting offshore. Based on the following statement by the author I believe the town of San-Nicolo is situated at what is today called Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece: "The town of San-Nicolo is situated on the point of Santorini called Apanomeria and below it are huge rough burned rocks." Copperplate engraved etching from the late 18th century. <br><br/> From from le Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage Pittoresque dans l'Empire Ottoman, en Grèce, dans la Troade, les îles de l'Archipel et sur les côtes de l'Asie-Mineure ". Printed before the French revolution with the royal license, "A.P.D.R." or "Avec Privilege Du Roi". Plate 15.
536Coming Soon!DetailsChoiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste1782
Vue de la Cote de Santorin
Choiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste
1782
$180.00Choiseul-Gouffier--Marie-Gabriel-Florent-AugusteVue-de-la-Cote-de-SantorinView of Santorini, Greece, an island in the Aegean Sea. Detailed and picturesque coastal view of villages and windmills perched above a rocky shore on the island of Santorini, Greece in the vicinity of the towns of Oia and Pyrgos. Engraved copperplate etching from the late 18th century. Engraved by J.B. Tilliard from the design by Choiseul-Gouffier.<br><br/> From from le Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage Pittoresque dans l'Empire Ottoman, en Grèce, dans la Troade, les îles de l'Archipel et sur les côtes de l'Asie-Mineure ". Printed before the French revolution with the royal license, "A.P.D.R." or "Avec Privilege Du Roi". Plate 16.<br><br/>
537Coming Soon!DetailsChoiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste1782
Plan du Golfe et des Isles de Santorin
Choiseul-Gouffier, Marie Gabriel Florent Auguste
1782
$325.00Choiseul-Gouffier--Marie-Gabriel-Florent-AugustePlan-du-Golfe-et-des-Isles-de-SantorinDetailed antique map of the north-west coast of the Aegean island of Santorini Greece. Beautifully hachured relief shows offshore islands, villages, windmills, and fields above a rocky shore from the town of Oia (Apanomeria / San Nicolo) to about one French lieue south of the village of Pyrgos. Noted features include the Chateau de Scaro, Maison des Jesuites, and a small anchorage.<br><br/> Finely engraved copperplate etching from the late 18th century. Engraved by J.Perrier from the survey laid down by F. Kauffer in 1776. <br><br/> From from le Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage Pittoresque dans l'Empire Ottoman, en Grèce, dans la Troade, les îles de l'Archipel et sur les côtes de l'Asie-Mineure ". Printed before the French revolution with the royal license, "A.P.D.R." or "Avec Privilege Du Roi". Plate 13.
429Coming Soon!DetailsSenex, John1786
Celestial Globe
Senex, John
1786
$90.00Senex--JohnCelestial-GlobeSmall delicate copperplate engraving of a John Senex armillary sphere possibly by Guthrie. Senex (1690-1740) was a successful London Fleet-street engraver and globe maker.
437Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1790
Au nom du Peuple Francais
Anonymous
1790
$225.00AnonymousAu-nom-du-Peuple-FrancaisLarge copperplate of Neptune poised on the stern of a French sailing vessel wielding a trident above the French cypher "RF" (Republique Francais). This fine work from the original 18th century plate, is an early 20th century restrike from the original plate by the Louvre of an etching and engraving by Tardieu created ca. 1790. Believe the engraving is similar to the letterhead that Hue designed for the French Ministry of Marine. <BR> </BR> La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper. V. 202<BR> </BR>
480Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Een eenmast koopvaardy Hoeker
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittEen-eenmast-koopvaardy-HoekerSmall, nicely detailed copperplate etching of a Dutch two-masted merchant Hoeker with the mainsail partially furled. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note from the stern view the gaff-rigged mizzen-mast and the steering tiller. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume 'B' number 5.
481Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Driemast Hoeker Zeylende voor de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittDriemast-Hoeker-Zeylende-voor-de-windSmall beautifully detailed etching of a large Dutch three-masted merchant Hoeker running before the wind. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note the gaff-rigged mizzen-mast, the long steering tiller, and clothes drying above the cabin. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume C, number 8.
482Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Kat of houthaalder zyn anker opwindende
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$165.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-Kat-of-houthaalder-zyn-anker-opwindendeSmall detailed etched engraving of a large Dutch three-masted kat with the crew hauling the wood-stocked anchor at the port bow. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note that the maisail and foresail are furled and the topsails are at right angle- probably to help the vesel stay in place while weighing anchor. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 10.
483Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Boot Schip, zeylende voor de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$195.00Groenewegen--GerrittBoot-Schip--zeylende-voor-de-windSmall detailed etching of a large Dutch three-masted ship (Boot Schip) running with a heavy breeze from astern- the crew attending to the main top-gallant sail- probably reefing the sail due to the heavy weather. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 8.
484Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Koopvaardy-buys Zeylende by de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittKoopvaardy-buys-Zeylende-by-de-windEtching of a Dutch three-masted square-rigged ship running on port tack. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 6.
485Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Veerpont
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$225.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-VeerpontDetailed etching of a small ferry with both sails and a sweep, or large oar, used to propel and steer the vessel. The ferry is laden with horse-drawn carriages and passengers. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume F, number 12.
486Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Barkentyn Zeylende by de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$215.00Groenewegen--GerrittBarkentyn-Zeylende-by-de-windSmall detailed etching of a two-masted 'barkentine' running with in rough weather on starboard tack. In today's terminology this vessel would likely be considered as a brig, a two-masted vessel with square rigged fore and main masts and a gaff-rigged sail on the main mast. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 7.
487Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Beurtschip
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$185.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-BeurtschipSmall detailed etching of a "beurtschip" or sailing barge. Built with a flat bottom and leeboards to compensate for lack of a keel, the beurtship could carry passengers or freight. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume F, number 9.
124Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1795
External and Internal Views of a first rate Ship of War.
Anonymous
1795
$165.00AnonymousExternal-and-Internal-Views-of-a-first-rate-Ship-of-War-A detailed copperplate engraving of a first rate British 'line of battle' ship with 3 gun decks. Shows full rigging and a below-decks cross-section. Includes detailed insets of the sail plan, yard rigging and the ship's chain pump. A good find as many similar ship views are steel-plate engravings that lack the character and warmth of this fine late 18th century example. <br></br> From Hall's Encycolopedia.
438Coming Soon!DetailsBlondela, Lieut.1797
Vue du Mouillage des Fregates Francaises a L'Isle de Mowee
Blondela, Lieut.
1797
$475.00Blondela--Lieut-Vue-du-Mouillage-des-Fregates-Francaises-a-L-Isle-de-MoweeEngraved view of ships from the La Perouse expedition anchored off of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands at an anchorage now known as "La Perouse Bay". This is the first large-format view ever published of the island of Maui. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse". From a drawing by Lieutenant Blondela, Engraved by J.J. Avril; lettered by L. Aubert. No 14. <BR> </BR> Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper. V. 15<BR> </BR>
440Coming Soon!DetailsDuché de Vancy, Gaspard1797
Vue de Macao en Chine
Duché de Vancy, Gaspard
1797
$450.00Duché-de-Vancy--GaspardVue-de-Macao-en-ChineVery attractive copperplate engraved view of the former Portugese colony of Macau as it existed in 1787. Macau is now a special administrative region of China. <BR> </BR> Drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy, a French artist of the 18th century. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse" published by Jean-Francois La Perouse. La Perouse led a scientific exporation to the Pacific from 1785, accompanied by Duchè de Vancy, and sent the drawing on which this engraving is based to France in 1788 with the intention of returning home by 1789. Departing Botany Bay, Australia in March 1788 neither La Perouse, his ships the Boussole or Astrolabe, nor his men were ever seen again. Number 40.<BR> </BR> Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V. 26.<BR> </BR>
441Coming Soon!DetailsDuché de Vancy, Gaspard1797
Vue de Cavite dans la Baie de Manille
Duché de Vancy, Gaspard
1797
$375.00Duché-de-Vancy--GaspardVue-de-Cavite-dans-la-Baie-de-ManilleEngraved view of two boats and passengers with Cavite Philippines in the background as it was seen from Manilla Bay in January 1787.<BR> </BR> Drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy, a French artist of the 18th century. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse" published by Jean-Francois La Perouse. La Perouse led a scientific exporation to the Pacific from 1785, accompanied by Duchè de Vancy, and sent the drawing on which this engraving is based to France in 1788 with the intention of returning home by 1789. Departing Botany Bay, Australia in March, 1788 neither La Perouse, his ships the Boussole or Astrolabe, nor his men were ever seen again. Number 41.<BR> </BR> Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V.27 <BR> </BR>
434Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1804
The Mariner
Anonymous
1804
$80.00AnonymousThe-MarinerSmall etching depicting a British sailor holding an octant, titled "The Mariner". From "The Book of Trades, or Library of the Useful Arts"; Part 1. Published by Tabart & Co. London 1804. Matted with archival materials.
1182Coming Soon!DetailsWilhelm, Gottlieb Tobias1808
Antique engravings of whaling and walrus hunting.
Wilhelm, Gottlieb Tobias
1808
$150.00Wilhelm--Gottlieb-TobiasAntique-engravings-of-whaling-and-walrus-hunting-A group of two antique copper-plate engraved pages containing scenes that show how mariners have exploited the aquatic environment for food or for the acquisition of wealth. <br></br> The upper print depicts a shore-based whale butchery and oil rendering location. In the foreground workers strip blubber from the dead whale lying in the shallows; a large fire burns nearby where the blubber would be boiled down to oil. Workers tend the fire and fill numeous wooden barrels with the whale oil, and at the end of the scene horse and wagon are shown to suggest the transfer of the oil barrels to another location. <br></br> The lower plate depicts a ships crew in a small rowboat firing upon a herd of walrus. While some of the crew fires their long guns other crew members use their oars to maintain the boats position and steady the rocking boat. <br></br> From G. T. Wilhelm's Encyclopedia of Natural History: Mankind. Augsburg, 1804. Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist known as the German Buffon
1183Coming Soon!DetailsWilhelm, Gottlieb Tobias1808
Antique copper-plate engravings of whales
Wilhelm, Gottlieb Tobias
1808
$150.00Wilhelm--Gottlieb-TobiasAntique-copper-plate-engravings-of-whalesA group of two antique copper-plate engraved pages containing charming depictions of several species of whales. These species are noted in manuscript on the page near each whale. <br></br> From G. T. Wilhelm's Encyclopedia of Natural History: Mankind. Augsburg, 1804. Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist known as the German Buffon
889Coming Soon!DetailsClark, John Heaviside1813
Antique aquatint of Killing a Shark
Clark, John Heaviside
1813
$95.00Clark--John-HeavisideAntique-aquatint-of-Killing-a-SharkFirst edition of this scarce hand-colored aquatint by <b>John Heaviside Clark</b> (1771-1836) in "Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes…". In this fine engraved print from 1813 a small boat, overloaded with ship's crew pull a sailor to safety while another sailor prepares to drive a lance through the head of the shark. <br></br> A short shark-catching anecdote describes the physiology and habits of the shark and then devotes most emphasis to the shark's terrifying appearance and ferocity, concluding with this story: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The late Sir Brook Watson was, as is well known, rescued from the jaws of death at the very moment when they were extended to devour him. His situation was precisely similar to that of the young seaman represented in the Plate. While bathing, when a young man, he was pursued by a Shark; and his imminent danger being perceived by the ships company, a boat was immediately put off: before it arrived, however the Shark had snapped at its unfortunate victim, and carried off a leg and a part of the thigh. It was in the act of making a second seizure when a sailor struck it with a boat-hook, and drove it from the pursuit. </div> </br> Published by Edward Orme from Bond Street London, on March 1, 1813. On paper bearing a watermark of 1811.
890Coming Soon!DetailsClark, John Heaviside1813
Antique aquatint of Turtle Catching on Land
Clark, John Heaviside
1813
$145.00Clark--John-HeavisideAntique-aquatint-of-Turtle-Catching-on-LandFirst edition of this scarce hand-colored aquatint from 1813 by <b>John Heaviside Clark</b> (1771-1836) in "Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes…". In this fine engraved print a ship's crew loads large <b>sea turtles</b> aboard a small boat in order to bring them to their waiting ship. On long voyages fresh meat could run out aboard ship so these turtles would have provided a valuable source of nourishment. In addition, the turtles could be kept alive until needed, solving the problem of maintaining a fresh supply of food in an era without refrigeration. <br></br> In an anecdote accompanying the plate, the author explains how the turtles are caught: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The turtle catchers, from the month of September to January, repair to those parts of the coast which the turtles mostly frequent, and watch them on shore, where they deposit their eggs in the night-time. The usual way is, to turn them quickly on their backs, not giving them time to defend themselves, by throwing up sand with their fins; which they can do with such force as sometimes to blind their assailants. … When the turtles find it impossible to escape, they utter a sort of sigh and are said to shed tears." </div> </br> Published by Edward Orme from Bond Street London, on July 1, 1813. A very similar plate to this one, purchased at the same time bears a watermark of 1811.
644Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
American Frigate at Anchor
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$225.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeAmerican-Frigate-at-AnchorAttractive and scarce original nautical antique copperplate engraving of an American frigate by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean. Published circa 1814 the small plate shows an American frigate at anchor. According to John Harland: <dir class="indenttextblock">"The mizzen topsail is set, and the wind-sail just seen abaft the fore mast was used in hot weather to ventiilate the gundeck; the crew have washed their hammocks, and these have been triced up to dry… This is one of the smaller frigates, possibly the Boston." (Harland, John. "The Maritime Prints of J.J. Baugean", Chatham Publishing. London, 2000. p. 40.) </dir> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
645Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
French Mediterranean Privateers
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$195.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeFrench-Mediterranean-PrivateersOriginal antique nautical copper-plate engraving of three French privateer ( corsair ) vessels. Published circa 1814 by Jean-Jerome Baugean this authentic small plate shows three Mediterranean privateers at anchor. According to John Harland: <dir class="indenttextblock">"Baugean does not comment on the rigs, but from right to left they are a schooner, tartane, and what seems to be an armed pinque. The last is airing both its lateen and square sails. This ensemble emphasizes the fact that although northern European rigs, like the schooner, were to be found in the Mediterranean, there were a number of rigs - and indeed hull forms - unique to that sea." (Harland, John. "The Maritime Prints of J.J. Baugean", Chatham Publishing. London, 2000. p. 98.) </dir> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugean's engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
290Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Chebec espagnol a voiles latines, courant vent largue.
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$145.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeChebec-espagnol-a-voiles-latines--courant-vent-largue-This small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a xebec (also 'zebec') underway. Xebec's are small vessels similar in size to a frigate and characterized by 2 or 3 lateen sails and a promiment overhanging bow and stern.<BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830)- "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accuracy and detail.
291Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Vaisseau de Ligne Francais, au Plus Pres du vent, le Perroquet de Fougue Sur le Mat
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$185.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeVaisseau-de-Ligne-Francais--au-Plus-Pres-du-vent--le-Perroquet-de-Fougue-Sur-le-MatThis small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraved print by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a French ship-of-the-line close to the wind. <BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique prints of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830)- "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accuracy and detail.
295Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Bombardes Francaises de la Mediterranee
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$175.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeBombardes-Francaises-de-la-MediterraneeThis antique, small, highly-detailed copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details two French bombardes (or bomb-vessels) at sea. A bombarde relied on mortars mounted near the bow with high elevation to lob exploding shells down on the enemy. Early French bomb-vessels had two mortars placed side-by-side in the bow that were aimed while at anchor by pulling in or letting out a spring anchor. The heavy armament explains the wide and somewhat barge-like bow depicted in this engraving. The extra width would have been needed to support the weight of the mortars.<BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique prints of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
325Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Sloop vu par l'avant; Prame venant de mouiller
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$125.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeSloop-vu-par-l-avant;--Prame-venant-de-mouiller"Sloop vu par 'l'avant" is a highly-detailed nautical antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean. Published circa 1814 the small plate shows a sloop from the bow under full sail after it has passed a pram at anchor (Fr. Prame). In this context the pram is a large 3-masted flat bottom ship with about 10 cannon.<BR> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
320Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Demi Galere, vue par l'avant , au mouillage
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$225.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeDemi-Galere--vue-par-l-avant---au-mouillageThis small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a demi-galère (small galley) at anchor. The demi-galere pictured carried 5 cannon, mounted at the bow and about 9 oars on each side. A full-sized galley might be armed with a dozen or more cannon and be fitted with banks of 24 oars to both port and starboard. <BR> </BR> This demi galere is noteworthy because of the three masts with lateen sails. The additional mizzen near the stern would have increased the vessel's manueverability. <BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
407Coming Soon!DetailsJenkins, James1816
Capture of La Vestale
Jenkins, James
1816
$245.00Jenkins--JamesCapture-of-La-VestaleThe hand-colored antique aquatint depicts the capture near Rochefort of the 36 gun French frigate Vestale by the British 38 gun 5th rate vessel Clyde. On paper watermarked "Whatman 1812".<BR> </BR> One of 55 plates from Jenkins' famous volume: "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817" after a painting by T. Whitecombe. Attribution at bottom of plate reads: "Published Aug 1st, 1816 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins' Naval Achievements".
408Coming Soon!DetailsJenkins, James1816
Capture of La Tribune
Jenkins, James
1816
$245.00Jenkins--JamesCapture-of-La-TribuneAntique hand-colored engraving depicts the capture of the 44-gun French frigate La Tribune by HMS Unicorn on June 8, 1796. <BR> </BR> One of 55 hand-colored aquatint plates from Jenkins' famous volume: "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817" after a painting by T. Whitecombe. Attribution at bottom of plate reads: "Published Feb 1st, 1817 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins' Naval Achievements".
409Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Furieuse
Ralfe, James
1820
$235.00Ralfe--JamesCapture-of-La-FurieuseDepicts the British vessel Bonne Citoyenne towing the Furieuse after defeating her in an eight hour battle. Hand-colored aquatint engraving from James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'.<BR> </BR> Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper with watermark "1825".
415Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
The Prometheus and Melpomene
Ralfe, James
1820
$250.00Ralfe--JamesThe-Prometheus-and-MelpomeneHand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the day following a battle in which the Melpomene, Implacable, Bellerophon, and Prometheus captured six Russian gunboats and 12 supply vessels near Percola Point, Frederikshavn, Denmark.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'.Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
417Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Situation of the Temeraire
Ralfe, James
1820
$275.00Ralfe--JamesSituation-of-the-TemeraireHand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the 98-gun British ship HMS Temeraire on October 21, 1805 at the battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'. Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
418Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Sparviere, May 3rd 1810.
Ralfe, James
1820
$200.00Ralfe--JamesCapture-of-La-Sparviere--May-3rd-1810-Hand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the British 46-gun Spartan capturing the French vessel Sparviere in the Bay of Naples in 1810.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'. Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
431Coming Soon!DetailsCooke, E.W.1829
The Circular Stern of His Majesty's Ship Asia.
Cooke, E.W.
1829
$150.00Cooke--E-W-The-Circular-Stern-of-His-Majesty-s-Ship-Asia-Beautiful antique etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) of the decorated stern of a Royal Navy ship, the HMS Asia. This fine, strong print from Cooke's "Fifty plates of Shipping and Craft" presents a view of the ship's stern with more than a dozen cannon run out , some obviously protruding from windows in the cabins of the Captain and other officers of rank. <BR> </BR> The Asia, a Conopus-class vessel, based on a French design, was built in 1824 by Bombay Shipyard. A ship-of-the-line, the Asia served at the Battle of Navarino in October 1827. The ship was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Codrington. The Asia was broken up in 1908, a long lifetime for a wooden ship. <BR> </BR> From Cooke's early book of etchings of ships and other maritime subjects "Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft".
508Coming Soon!DetailsCruikshank, George1835
The Sailors Progress
Cruikshank, George
1835
$165.00Cruikshank--GeorgeThe-Sailors-ProgressNaval-themed frontispiece to a series of eight British naval caricature engravings by George Cruikshank depicting the life of Master Blockhead. Copperplate etching published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London. August 1, 1835. Printed on an 11"x17" sheet of heavy wove paper the etching measure 5" by 7".
391Coming Soon!DetailsHuggins, W.J.1842
Ships of the General Steam Navigation Company, Off Rotterdam.
Huggins, W.J.
1842
$600.00Huggins--W-J-Ships-of-the-General-Steam-Navigation-Company--Off-Rotterdam-Hand-colored aquatint by William John Huggins from 1842 of the steamers Giraffe and Ocean in Rotterdam Harbor. In the foreground a small boat is shown ferrying passengers dressed in Dutch clothing of that era. <BR> </BR> The steam side-wheelers Giraffe and Ocean were both launched in 1836 and operated as mail steamers for the General Steam Navigation Company (GSNC) . The Giraffe later saw service during the U.S. Civil War when it was purchased by the Confederate Treasury. This vessel was later controlled by the Confederate War Department. She was renamed the Robert E. Lee and used as a rebel blockade runner to transport arms and other supplies between Bermuda and Wilmington during the early 1860s. <BR> </BR> The GSNC was founded in 1824 in Greenwich, England. For 150 years the firm was London's top short-sea shipping service with routes between the ports of Britain and north west Europe. <BR> </BR> Attribution line below the print reads: "Painted by W.J. Huggins, marine painter to his late majesty William IV. London. Published by Mr. Huggins 105 Leadenhall Street. 1842. Engraved by E. Duncan."
1261Coming Soon!DetailsHeck, Georg1849
Antique plans and architectural details for a three-decked warship ship-of-the-line.
Heck, Georg
1849
$125.00Heck--GeorgAntique-plans-and-architectural-details-for-a-three-decked-warship-ship-of-the-line-Maritime architectural print of views of a large three-deck ship-of-the-line. This antique print is full of nautical renderings including a plan of the hull contour; an elevation view showing side framing; a cutaway showing bottom-deck framing plan; a stowage plan view; and numerous smaller details related to naval architecture. Steel-plate engraving.
1045Coming Soon!DetailsZawitz, Verlag v.w.1850
Lithograph of the British warship Wellington
Zawitz, Verlag v.w.
1850
$375.00Zawitz--Verlag-v-w-Lithograph-of-the-British-warship-WellingtonAttractive German lithograph of the 3-decked 74-gunBritish ship of the line "HMS Wellington" with auxilliary steam power. Published by Verlag v.w. Zawitz in Berlin ca. 1850.
1054Coming Soon!DetailsGillray, James1851
Fighting for the Dunghill
Gillray, James
1851
$450.00Gillray--JamesFighting-for-the-DunghillRe-strike satirical copperplate engraving of Gillray's famed "Fighting over the Dunghill". This caricature is by one of England's finest 18th century artists and satirists, James Gillray. Printed after Gillray's death from the original plate this engraving (recto) shows two colossal national figures sitting on the globe, Jack Tar, plump and hearty representing Britain, boxing an emaciated, half-naked Frenchman, possibly Napoleon, who has blood spouting from his nose, his torso and limbs heavily scarred with the tattooed name "Nelson", a British naval hero. <br></br> Hand-coloured etching with aquatint and attractive hand-coloring. <br></br> Originally published in 1798 by Hannah Humphrey this plate is from the Henry Bohn restrikes printed from the original plates during 1845 to 1851. Printed on both sides of heavy wove paper, the verso contains an unusable engraving due to trimming of the engraving on the recto.
473Coming Soon!DetailsGillray, James1851
End of the Irish Invasion
Gillray, James
1851
$195.00Gillray--JamesEnd-of-the-Irish-InvasionRe-strike satirical copperplate engraving from the original plate by one of England's finest 18th century artists and satirists, James Gillray. This engraving by James Gillray reflects the fear of invasion from France at the end of the 18th century, just a few years after the French revolution. The prospect of invasion by sea has threatened the British Isles several times beginning in Roman times, notably during the "Invincible Armada" sent by Spain in 1588. <BR> </BR> The New York Public Library website explains the plate: <dir class="indenttextblock">"From the beginning of the conflict with France, the British feared a French invasion. In October 1796, the King warned against such a threat, which was dismissed by the Opposition as a fantasy. However, on December 15, 1796, a French force of 15,000 troops with an armada of ships, led by General Lazare Hoche, sailed from Brest and anchored in Bantry Bay off southern Ireland, assuming that their invasion would prompt a popular uprising against the British. Like the Spanish Armada two hundred years before, this plan was undone primarily by stormy weather. The winds in Gillray’s version emanate from (left to right) the mouths of Prime Minister Pitt, Secretary of War Henry Dundas, Foreign Secretary William Wyndham Grenville, and War Minister William Windham. One ship, Le Révolutionare with a Fox figurehead, is tossed by wind and waves, the L’Egalité is swamped, and the Whigs aboard The Revolutionary Jolly Boat appear doomed."</dir> <BR> Source: New York Public Library. Print Collection. No. 49.<BR> </BR> Originally published in 1797 by Hannah Humphrey this plate is from the Henry Bohn restrikes printed from the original plates during 1845 to 1851. Printed on both sides of heavy wove paper, the other side contains another fine engraving by Gillray titled "The Lion's Share".
474Coming Soon!DetailsGillray, James1851
The Hero of the Nile
Gillray, James
1851
$245.00Gillray--JamesThe-Hero-of-the-NileRe-strike caricature copperplate engraving from the original plate, by one of England's finest 18th century artists and satirists, James Gillray. Gillray's topic in this plate, first published in 1798, is one of Britain's naval heros, Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). <BR> </BR> Today, without an explanation many readers would not realize that this engraving is a caricature of Nelson, generally considered to be a great naval leader. The Greenwich Royal Museum explains Gillray's point of view:<i> " In contrast to other unquestioningly adulatory prints of Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile, Gillray here sardonically points to the very large material rewards heaped upon Nelson as a result. Burlesquing the genre of heroic portraiture, he presents Nelson in solitary full-length, on deck and enveloped in smoke. Gillray draws attention to the diamond chelengk in Nelson’s hat, presented to him by the Sultan of Turkey, and in the adapted coat of arms below the main image satirizes his recent baronetcy. In November Nelson was created Baron Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe and was awarded a pension of £2000 a year. Gillray substitutes for the correct arms on the original shield a bulging purse and scroll inscribed ‘£2000 pr Ann’. Placed alongside Nelson’s motto ‘Palmam qui meruit ferat’ (Let he who has earned it bear the Palm), Gillray undermines the motto’s meaning, to question whether such a large material reward really is merited.</i><BR> Source: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.Collections. <BR> </BR> Originally published in 1798 this plate is a restrike by Henry Bohn printed from the original plates during 1845 to 1851. Printed on both sides of heavy wove paper, the other side contains another engraving, a biting satire by Gillray titled "Destruction of the French Collossus". Plate 211.
475Coming Soon!DetailsGillray, James1851
St. George and the Dragon
Gillray, James
1851
$500.00Gillray--JamesSt--George-and-the-DragonSpectacular re-strike caricature copperplate engraving from the original plate, by one of England's finest 18th century artists and satirists, James Gillray. The quality of engraving and the dark impression, along with Gillray's composition, and large size make this a very striking and attractive work. <BR> </BR> The scene depicts the royal St. George (King George III) rescuing Britannia from the fangs of the Monster of France (Naploeon). The king wears the uniform of his own regiment of Guards (the Blues). <BR> Source: Wright, Thomas and Robert Harding. "Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray" Google Books. P.242 <BR> </BR> Originally published in 1805 this plate is a restrike by Henry Bohn printed from the original plates during 1845 to 1851. Printed on both sides of heavy wove paper, the other side contains another engraving, a satire by Gillray titled "The end of the farce of Catholic Emancipation".
1105Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1856
The James Watt Man of War
Illustrated London News
1856
$145.00Illustrated-London-NewsThe-James-Watt-Man-of-WarColorful lithograph of the twin decked ship-of-the line James Watt, a sail and steam powered vessel. In celebration of the queen's birthday sailors man the yards and cannons are fired in salute. Published by the Illustrated London News July 26, 1856.
1203Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1863
Steam Corvette Racoon 22 Guns
Illustrated London News
1863
$130.00Illustrated-London-NewsSteam-Corvette-Racoon-22-GunsFine wood engraving of the British Steam Corvette Racoon, 22 Guns. From the Illustrated London News published from London in 1863, during the hostilities to the west of the U.S. Civil War. <br></br> Would frame nicely and present as a fine, thoughtful gift. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_engraving" target="_blank">INTERNET</a> ) </div>
1027Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the Union Naval Gunboat Nipsic
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the-Union-Naval-Gunboat-NipsicSOLD<br></br> Color lithograph of the 836-ton U.S. Navy screw gunboat Nipsic, launched June 1863 at Portsmouth Naval Yard in Kittery, Maine. In late 1863 and early 1864 Nipsic engaged in operations against Murrell's Inlet and Georgetown, South Carolina. In June 1864, she captured a sailing blockade runner. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
1028Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the U.S. Naval Frigate Wabash
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the--U-S--Naval-Frigate-WabashSOLD<br></br> Attractive color lithograph of the 4808-ton U.S. Navy steam screw frigate Wabash. The Wabash was launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard in October 1855. During 1861 Wabash blockaded the Confederacy's Atlantic Coast and engaged in the capture of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, and Port Royal, South Carolina. The Wabash was flagship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, an active force in the Blockade of Charleston, S.C., in 1862-64. She paricipated in the December 1864 and January 1865 assaults on Fort Fisher, North Carolina. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
505Coming Soon!DetailsBrockhaus, F.A.1870
Seewesen (Sailing Ship with Rigging)
Brockhaus, F.A.
1870
$190.00Brockhaus--F-A-Seewesen-(Sailing-Ship-with-Rigging)Original antique steel engraving of a 19th sailing ship and its rigging. Ship dates to the early period when ships converted from sail to steam- a single smokestack is visible amidships. Details of numerous ship's blocks, sails, spars, and nautical knots. Plate 12. Leipzig, Germany.
1077Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1890
Patriotic American Frontispiece with Berghaus's Star Projection
Anonymous
1890
$60.00AnonymousPatriotic-American-Frontispiece-with-Berghaus-s-Star-ProjectionInteresting small print reflecting the USA's perceived importance to the world. An American bald eagle hovers above a map of the world shown with Berghaus's Star Projection. <div class="indenttextblock"> A variation of Petermann's map, Hermann Berghaus's star projection (1879) reduced the number of appendages to five uniform lobes, with boundary meridians at 160°W, 88°W, 16°W, 56°E and 128°E. Of all major land masses, Australia and Antarctica are interrupted. This design became much more popular than Petermann's, appearing in atlases and in the logo of the Association of American Geographers. (Retrieved 5/18/2016. <a href="http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjInt/ProjStar/projStar.html" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div> <br></br> Below the image is a ribbon with the motto of the United States: "e pluribus unum". Probably published in the last two decades of the 19th century.
1166Coming Soon!DetailsLane and Neeve1895
Flags of All Nations
Lane and Neeve
1895
$265.00Lane-and-NeeveFlags-of-All-NationsScarce and very colorful 19th century lithographed brochure/print of world flags. This scarce Victorian survivor presents numerous national flags, national merchant flags, naval ensigns and pendants. Prominently features the Royal Standard of Great Britain, the American Ensign and the American Jack. 44 stars on the American flags indicates the a date for the print between 1891 and 1896 when the U.S. added a star for the admission of Utah to the Union. When opened this attractive antique measures 15" x 22". <br></br> This seldom found brochure, "Flags of All Nations", is from the firm of Lane and Neeve at 4 Minories, London, East. That firm describes its commercial activities succinctly as Yacht Sail Makers, Yacht Flag Makers, Sail Makers, and Ship Chandlers. Lane and Neeve was located at 4 Minories, near the Tower of London and the Thames river, in an area with numerous other maritime-related business. The flag maker advertised their offerings on the back cover" "Flags Made to Order; House Flags, Name Burgees, Banners and Silk Flags". Also advertised is the sail loft at Britannia Works, East Ferry Road, London. <br></br> Folds to a compact 5" x 9". Printed by McLagan and Cumming. Lithographers, Edinburgh.
1072Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1897
1897 Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1897
$340.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-Company1897-Birds-eye-View-of-Boston-HarborBird's-eye folding pocket map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. Numerous steamers and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Squantum . <br></br> Very fine condition makes this a desirable addition to your collection. The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key steets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few. <br></br> Copyright 1897 by George H. Walker and Company, Harcourt Street, Boston MA.. Shows steamer routes to Nantasket Beach, Nahant, Winthrop and more. On the inside cover is an list of railroad maps; a list of road maps is on the back. <br></br> Single-color chromolithograph. It folds into paper covers titled "Bird's-Eye View of Boston Harbor." Walker's maps were often sold as advertising maps under another name, most notably by the Union News Co. Map is attached to the cover as issued.
604Coming Soon!DetailsToshihide, Migita1900
Russo-Japanese War Triptych
Toshihide, Migita
1900
$750.00Toshihide--MigitaRusso-Japanese-War-TriptychScarce Japanese nautical woodblock print from the Japanese artist Migita Toshihide (1863 - 1925) who is well known for his woodblock prints depicting both the Russo-Japanese war and the later Sino-Japanese war. This print (ca. 1900 ) depicts Japanese sailors on the deck of a sinking vessel struggling with a small boat as they are illuminated by a spotlight. Strong, stylized depiction of breaking waves. Rising sun in the background. <br></br> Matted and framed with a simple 1/2" molding for an overall size of approximately 33" W x 19" H.
639Coming Soon!DetailsMontaut, Ernest1909
First Crossing of the English Channel by Air
Montaut, Ernest
1909
$875.00Montaut--ErnestFirst-Crossing-of-the-English-Channel-by-AirOriginal handcolored pochoir-process lithographed poster by Ernest Montaut commemorating the first crossing of the English Channel by a heavier-than-air aircraft in July 1909 by French aviator and engineer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot. The flight lasted less than 37 minutes. Bleriot won a prize of £1,000 for his achievement from the Daily Mail newspaper. Very good condition. <br><br/> Published by Mabileau, Paris. Copyright 1909. <br><br/> The 'pochoir' process used to color the lithograph is defined as: "French for 'stencil', used of prints coloured by hand with the help of stencils to mask out the areas where each colour is not required". (Gascoigne, Bamber. "How to Identify Prints. Thames and Hudson, 1991. Page 206. )
1144Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1927
Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor ca. 1927
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1927
$295.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyBirds-eye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-ca--1927Bird's-eye map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. This folding pocket map is Walker's earliest view of Boston with the new airport, constructed in 1923, that would eventually become Logan International Airport. At far upper right are the yards of the <b>Fore River Ship and Engine Company</b> with two vessels shown under construction. <br></br> Numerous steamers, sailboats, and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Spectacle Island. This edition of Walker's map only shows steamer routes for the <b>Nantasket Beach Line Steamers</b> to Nantasket Beach and other points to the east. <br></br> The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key steets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few. <br></br> Copyright Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company, Boston. <br></br> Single-color chromolithograph. The bird's eye map folds into manilla board cover titled "Boston Harbor" in manuscript. Map is attached to the cover as issued. Cover apparently made by the seller whose stamp appears on the cover in red ink: "H.A. Shepard and Company. Stationers 50 - 52 Cornhill Boston". Price in manuscript: 15 cents. An unusual find!
453Coming Soon!DetailsTheunissen, A.1930
Engagez-vous dans la Marine
Theunissen, A.
1930
$650.00Theunissen--A-Engagez-vous-dans-la-MarineLarge, dynamic, post-WWI recruiting poster for the French navy dated to 1930. Depicts a fast patrol boat or destroyer. <BR> </BR> Lithograph, signed in the plate by A. Theunissen, followed by the symbol of an anchor which is one of the privileges accorded those artists who have been appointed as official "Peintre de la Marine". Theunissen was given that honor in 1925 by the French Minister of Defense in recognition of his artistic work for the French Navy or maritime subjects . Published by Devambez, Paris. 1930.
638Coming Soon!DetailsMerchant Navy Comforts Service1939
On the Atlantic Front
Merchant Navy Comforts Service
1939
$500.00Merchant-Navy-Comforts-ServiceOn-the-Atlantic-FrontEarly original WWII lithographed poster from 1939 depicting a merchant vessel running in heavy seas by artist Ellis Silas. <br><br/> This old poster was produced by the Merchant Navy Comforts Service ( M.N.C.S. ) to garner donations for its activities in support of U.K. merchant seamen during the long battle with German submarines for the Atlantic Ocean. Message within the poster reads: <dir class="indenttextblock">" Send your thanks to the men who are winning the battle of the Atlantic by a donation to Merchant Navy Comforts Service, Appeal Headquarters: 62, Heath St. London, N.W.3."</dir> <br><br/> The Merchant Navy Comforts Service provided warm clothing, books, and other supplies to seamen. Of special interest were the emergency rescue kits that the M.N.C.S. provided to destroyers and other vessels that often rescued sailors from the icy Atlantic. Each kit contained 10 items of hand-knitted and store-bought clothing and it is reported that over a 2 year period 85,000 kits were distributed. <br><br/> Published by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd. London.
609Coming Soon!DetailsBowling, Jack F.1942
Under the Stern
Bowling, Jack F.
1942
$95.00Bowling--Jack-F-Under-the-SternOriginal mid 20th-century nautical linocut print of the stern of the 18th century warship USS Constitution ( "Old Ironsides" ) by Admiral (USN retired) Jack Bowling. Signed by the artist. Probably pre 1942. <br></br> The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission posts this brief biography of Admiral Bowling: <dir class="indenttextblock">"Born in Bonham, Texas, Jack F. Bowling (1903-1979) graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927 and was named a Commanding Ensign in the United States Navy that same year. During World War II he served on the staff of Admiral King and also commanded the Anti-submarine Task Force in the North Atlantic from 1944-1945. Bowling graduated from the United States Naval War College in 1945, retiring from the Navy in 1947 with the rank of Rear Admiral. Prior to the War, Bowling had already achieved an international reputation as an engraver and printmaker. During the war, he taught himself the art of metal working and in 1958 became a silversmith in Philadelphia..."</dir> (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2013. "http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/mg/mg392.htm")
436Coming Soon!DetailsGudin, Baron Theodore1950
Combat d'une vaisseau Francais contre quatre vaisseaux Anglais
Gudin, Baron Theodore
1950
$140.00Gudin--Baron-TheodoreCombat-d-une-vaisseau-Francais-contre-quatre-vaisseaux-AnglaisDepicts a battle in 1655, near Majorca, between a French ship of 30 cannon "Le Persee" and a group of 4 English vessels. The Persee, captained by the Chevalier de Valbelle, a Knight of Malta, was attacked by a group of 4 English warships in retribution for his previous action in which he attacked and boarded an English vessel after the English vessel demanded a salute. (Source: England in the Mediterranean: A Study of the Rise and Influence of British …, Sir Julian Stafford Corbett, Google Books. 1917)<BR> </BR> This fine work from the original 19th century plate, is a 20th century reprint by the Louvre of an etching and engraving on steel plate by Chavane. Subject matter is based on a painting by French Marine Painter Baron Theodore Gudin (1802-1880 ) in 1846. <BR> </BR> With the circular embossed stamp of "Musee Louve Chalcographie". La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper.
451Coming Soon!DetailsDecaris, Albert1958
Salon de la Marine
Decaris, Albert
1958
$195.00Decaris--AlbertSalon-de-la-MarineMedium sized original two-color poster shows Neptune grasping a trident while cradling a sailing vessel. The poster was produced to promote the Salon de la Marine, held in 1958 at the Paris Musee de la Marine. The Salon is an event held at the National Marine Museum in Paris to display maritime art by invited artists and by artists named as "Peintre de la Marine" or official marine painter. <BR> </BR> By Albert Decaris, one of France's top engravers in the 20th century. Decaris was honored with the post of the official painter of the Marine Francaise in 1962. Archivally matted. Total size 20"x25" including mat.
1071Coming Soon!DetailsSmiley, Russ1966
Mid 20th-century Pictorial Map of The Islands of the Bahamas
Smiley, Russ
1966
$295.00Smiley--RussMid-20th-century-Pictorial-Map-of-The-Islands-of-the-BahamasRetro-style pictorial fishing map/print of the Bahama Islands. A very decorative nautically themed work that would make a great gift for any fisherman of yachtsman with an interest in the Bahamas. <br></br> The map is a nautical chart of the area from Miami, Florida at center left encompassing the Great Bahama Bank and extending to Grand Inagua Island at bottom right. The map is surrounded by an array of fishes of the area, many of them listed with their common name beside them. These fishes include permit, jack, hogfish, queen triggerfish, nassau grouper, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and blue marlin. <br></br> Hundreds of noted features include: Miami, Lucaya Freeport, Spanish Wells, Biscayne Bay, Andros Island, Grand Bahama Island, Man of War Channel, North and South Bimini, Crooked Island Passage, and Rum Cay. <br></br> Created by Miami, Florida artist Russ Smiley and published by the Miami Post Publishing Company in 1966. Currently this item is framed in an old 1/2" wide black frame with chips, and will be shipped framed if desired (only within the USA). Outside the USA, frame is not included. Not examined out of frame
562Coming Soon!DetailsLochtefeld, John2005
Far Side of The Sea
Lochtefeld, John
2005
$400.00Lochtefeld--JohnFar-Side-of-The-SeaLate 20th or 21st century black and white etching "Far Side of the Sea" by John Lochtefeld. Signed in pencil by the author.<br><br/> Lochtefeld operates a studio and gallery on the island of Nantucket where he has worked since 1969. Lochtefeld's work is influenced by the architecture, nature and history of Nantucket. <br><br/> Matted and framed. Size with frame is 26" W x 21" H. Number 110 from a series of 200 copies.
563Coming Soon!DetailsLochtefeld, John2005
Moon Watch
Lochtefeld, John
2005
$100.00Lochtefeld--JohnMoon-WatchOriginal late 20th or 21st century monochrome serigraph etching "moon Watch" by John F. Lochtefeld. Signed by the author in pencil. <br><br/> Lochtefeld operates a studio and gallery on the island of Nantucket where he has worked since 1969. Lochtefeld's work is influenced by the architecture, nature and history of Nantucket. <br><br/> Matted. Number 89 from a series of 100 copies.