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556Coming Soon!DetailsGoos, Pieter1667
Pascaarte van Engelant
Goos, Pieter
1667
$1,300.00Goos--PieterPascaarte-van-EngelantLovely copperplate engraved sea chart of the East Coast of England with the Thames estuary by Dutch cartographer Pieter Goos. Inset of the Thames River including London. The date of publication was just one year after the great fire that destroyed London in 1666. Place names and feature desriptions are in Dutch.<br><br/> From Pieter Goos' De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weereld, Waer in vertoont werden alle de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende des Aerd-Bodems. 1667.
250Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1727
Plan de la Baye de Gibraltar
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Baye-de-GibraltarAn attractive and scarce antique copperplate large scale chart of the bay and peninsula of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory. Contains detail on the fortifications and numerous guard towers in the area. Numerous soundings,anchorages, and navigation hazards are noted. Hand colored compass rose. Algeciras is labeled "Vieux Gibraltar". Other noted locations include the old and new quay (mole), Cap Carnero, Plaine de St. Roch and the Ville et Mt. Gibraltar (Rock of Gibraltar). <br></br> This plan was produced in 1727 by French hydrographers and galley pilot <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a> and Laurens Bremond . This old chart of Gibraltar is one of a handful of Michelot and Bremond charts that were copied by Thomas Kitchin and others for more than 30 years and it should be a part of any serious collection of maps from that region. <BR> </BR> Engraved by one of the finest engravers of the time, Peter Starckman. Carries the sellers information: " Ce Vend chez Laurens Bremond sur le Port a Marseilels a coin de Reboul." Published with the royal provilege.
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.
262Coming Soon!DetailsMackenzie, Murdoch (Senior)1750
Survey of the Orkney and Lewis Islands. (Atlas of 8 folio plates)
Mackenzie, Murdoch (Senior)
1750
$12,000.00Mackenzie--Murdoch-(Senior)Survey-of-the-Orkney-and-Lewis-Islands--(Atlas-of-8-folio-plates)This important, intact, and scarce folio-sized antique atlas of 8 plates is a landmark in cartography by Orkney native Murdoch Mackenzie Senior (1712 - 1797). This antique nautical atlas of the Orkney Islands, published in 1750 is Mackenzie's first published work and is considered to be the most accurate survey in Britain up to the mid 18th century. </br> </br> <strong><a style="color:#9BAFCB" href= "/MackenzieAtlasViewer.aspx">[ Browse the entire atlas ]</a></strong> </br> </br> In 1962 A.G.W. Robinson wrote about the unique characteristics of Mackenzie's first charts: "Some of the conventions he adopted, for example showing bottom deposits by a letter under the relevant sounding, are still in use on present day charts." <br></br> Contents include Title Page, Subscriber list, A 14 page History of the Orkneys, 8 charts of the Orkneys, Pomona, and the Lewis. <br></br> Reference: Robinson, A.H.W. 'Marine Cartography in Britain'. Leicester University Press. 1962. pp. 60-70.
116Coming Soon!DetailsCollins, Greenville1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenville
1750
$265.00Collins--GreenvilleHow-the-Several-Lands-Show-at-SeaAntique nautical profile views of English coast including Beachy Head, Portland, Isle of Wight, Dartmouth, and Milford. This scarce nautical engraving accompanied other nautical charts from one of the many editions of Great Britain's Coasting Pilot by Greenville Collins.
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.
504Coming Soon!DetailsBeaurain, Jean1760
Carte de la Manche
Beaurain, Jean
1760
$1,850.00Beaurain--JeanCarte-de-la-MancheHighly decorative chart of the English Channel by Jean Chevalier de Beaurain after the observations of Edmund Halley. Coverage includes from the Scilly Islands off the tip of Cornwall to past the Pas du Calais and Gravelines. At 42" in width this two sheet chart is an impressive artifact of a time when Britain ruled the waves. With three colored compass roses, rhumb lines, numerous soundings, and eight diagrams of maritime and navigational subjects.<BR> </BR> Locates hundreds of towns and geographical landmarks on the South Coast of England and West Coast of France including Southampton, Poole, Cape Lizard, the Isle of Wight, Beachy Head, Plymouth, Brest; the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, and Sark; Rouen, and Amiens. Dated 1760 in a decorative cartouche covered in roses.<BR> </BR> Clockwise from the top left are a number of insets containing nautical definitions and drawings including: <BR> -The offshore and tidal currents and their visual representation on the chart with arrows.<BR> -Ancient and modern nautical logs (used to approximate the speed of a vessel over water).<BR> -The use of the mariner's crosstaff (l'Arbalestre) for measuring the altitude of the sun.<BR> -The ship's wake or 'sillage'.<BR> -The sounding lead (la sonde) for measuring water depth and the composition of the sea floor.<BR> -The planisphere and a description of the earth's rotation.<BR> -A simple astrolabe.<BR> -The compass and compass card.<BR> Martinet Inv; Vallet Script.
627Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Bay of Gibraltar and Algeciras
Roux, Joseph
1764
$200.00Roux--JosephBay-of-Gibraltar-and-AlgecirasAttractive antique nautical chart by Joseph Roux of the environs around the Bay of Gibraltar in the southwest Mediterranean Sea. <BR> </BR> This small original copperplate-engraved chart covers from the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar in the east to the town of Algeciras in the west with plentiful soundings, sea hazards, and anchorages identified. Named features include numerous lookout towers, Rio Guadarranque ( Cuaranque ), Rio Palamones ( Riviere des Promones ), Fort St. Roch, Fort St. Philippe. Oriented with north to the left. <BR> </BR> There were at least four small atlases of port and coastal charts that originated from Marseille hydrographers in the 18th century. Beginning in approximately 1727 these atlases included works by cartographers <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx"> Michelot and Bremond</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Ayrouard--Jacques"> Jacques Ayrouard</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Roux--Joseph"> Joseph Roux</a> , and Jean Allezard. This small original chart is from the atlas of Mediterranean ports produced by Joseph Roux - "Recueil des Principaux Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Méditerranée". Plate 2.
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.
196Coming Soon!DetailsFaden, William1783
Plan of the Bay Rock and Town of Gibraltar
Faden, William
1783
$750.00Faden--WilliamPlan-of-the-Bay-Rock-and-Town-of-GibraltarThis beautifully engraved plan of the Bay and Rock of Gibraltar and Algeciras by William Faden details the disposition of military forces of France, Spain, and England during the great Siege of Gibraltar during 1779 - 1783, specifically in 1782. Details include the town, fortifications and the location and movement of the Spanish fleet's "forty-nine sail of the line", fire-ships, and battering ships <BR> </BR> Hydrographic details in this antique map include current flow and numerous soundings. Remarkably extensive hachuring is used throughout the land areas to convey differences in elevation and topography. This chart/map must have required considerable effort by Faden to engrave. Faden promotes the accuracy of the map though his assurance in the title that it is based on a first-hand survey made between 1769 and 1775. Publication date in title of January 26, 1783 by William Faden. Number "24" printed on otherwise blank verso.
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.
780Coming Soon!DetailsSayer, Robert1789
Antique nautical chart of the Harbor of Rye in Sussex, England
Sayer, Robert
1789
$425.00Sayer--RobertAntique-nautical-chart-of-the-Harbor-of-Rye-in-Sussex--EnglandBeautiful antique nautical chart/plan depicts the coast of Kent and nearby towns of Rye and Playden ( Playdon ), England along with the Rye Camber and part of the Romney Marshes. This scarce harbor chart by Robert Sayer was published in 1789 and shows the navigational channel to Rye harbor marked by beacons as well as numerous soundings at high and low water. Noted features include Winchelsea Castle, Stoney Beach, the East Bar, Wenneway River, Camber Point, Guildford Gut, Black Shore, and a single windmill between Rye and Playden. <br></br> Sayer borrowed heavily from a chart published earlier by Greenville Collins. Two obvious differences are that the Romney Marsh in Collin's chart is here labeled 'Walland Marsh' and in this chart the town called Playdon is called 'Socket' on Collins'. Sayer's chart carries this additional note not found on Collin's chart: "A flag by day & a light by night are hoisted on the west pier-head of the new harbour of Rye, whenever there are nine feet water at the mouth of the harbour." <br></br> With a colorful compass rose. Published by Robert Sayer, Map and Chart-seller. 53 Fleet Street, London in "The Channel Pilot". Number 8 stamped in upper right corner.
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.
547Coming Soon!DetailsSociety of Antiquaries of London1803
Tower of London
Society of Antiquaries of London
1803
$500.00Society-of-Antiquaries-of-LondonTower-of-LondonSplendid copperplate engraving of the Tower of London. An antique bird's-eye view of the Tower of London by the London Society of Antiquaries. A fine re-issue of a striking view created by Haiward and Gascoyne in 1597 and issued first in 1742. This edition on paper watermarked "1803". <br><br/> At top, below the royal coat of arms, is a scroll containing a compass rose and a dated attribution to the publishers in Latin :"Sumptibus Societatis Antiquaria Lond. MDCCXLII." At right are two scrollwork cartouches explaining the limits of the 'Tower Liberties' as they existed in 1597. Several dozen locations on the plan are keyed alphabetically to a legend at right. The tower is shown surrounded by a moat with a narrow fortified strip of land between the Tower and the Thames River.
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.
593Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1804
Plan du Port de Plymouth
Depot de la Marine
1804
$860.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-du-Port-de-PlymouthNeat chart of the harbor and town of Plymouth, England published in the 12th year of the French Revolution (1804). With shaded topographical details, numerous soundings, defensive structures, and navigational aids. Single profile view of the entrance to Plymouth Sound at top right. <br></br> Named features include Ram Head, Redden Point, Point Penlee, Saltash, Tamer River, Line River, East Anthony, Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Sutton Pool, Mount Batten, Catwater, Causand Bay, Shagstone, Mewstone, Yealme River, Mill Bay, Drakes Island, and many more. <br></br> Black and white copperplate-engraved chart was published by France's Depot de la Marine. With the circular anchor stamp of the Depot. Original price was one and one-half francs.
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.
401Coming Soon!DetailsDupin, Charles1819
Ports of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Dupin, Charles
1819
$125.00Dupin--CharlesPorts-of-England--Scotland--and-IrelandCharles Dupin (1784-1873) a French mathematician and naval engineer. Observation of this French engineer during vists to the major ports in England. Contains extensive sections describing the state and construction of the Plymouth harbor breakwater and the Caledonian canal.<BR> </BR> Contains an engraved sketch of "Plymouth Sound and Breakwater (7"x7") and a hand-colored plan and transverse section of the Plymouth Sound breakwater (4"x8").<BR> </BR> London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co. Bride-court, Bridge-street. 1819.<BR> </BR>
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 .
399Coming Soon!DetailsBarker, Matthew Henry1826
Greenwich Hospital
Barker, Matthew Henry
1826
$460.00Barker--Matthew-HenryGreenwich-HospitalCollection of humorous nautical tales written by Matthew Barker and illustrated by George Cruikshank. Eleven etched plates and sixteen text woodcuts. Marbeled boards. London: James Robins and Co., 1826
304Coming Soon!DetailsCary, John1828
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles
Cary, John
1828
$1,050.00Cary--JohnCary-s-Reduction-of-his-Six-Sheet-Map-of-the-British-IslesLarge, beautifully hand-colored antique folding map of the entire British Isles. John Cary's first map of the post roads, dated 1828. Good example of this map first published in 1796. Inset at upper right of the Shetland Isles. Maritime features include: the Atlantic Ocean, the German Ocean, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, St Georges Channel, and the English Channel. <br></br> Hand colored, dissected, and backed unto linen when issued. Folds into 42 parts. Marbled endpapers and complete with a green marbeled slipcase to match that is labeled "Cary's two-sheet map of the United Kingdom." Published by G. and J. Cary, 86 St. James Street, London.
335Coming Soon!DetailsMeyer, C.1828
Gibraltar (Manuscript plan)
Meyer, C.
1828
$610.00Meyer--C-Gibraltar--(Manuscript-plan)Unique manuscript military/engineering architectural plan of the Landport (northern) defences of the fortress at Gibraltar from the Innundation, past the Devil's Tongue battery, and the old mole. Two cross sections, one through the north wall (with measurements) and one through the west wall. A high degree of detail shown about the bastions and cannon emplacements. <br></br> Several dozen measurements in miniscule red script. Contains a small sketch of what appears to be a cave entrance. With watermark "Whatman 1828". Signed "Egina der 7 September 1828 C. Meyer".
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".
518Coming Soon!DetailsGreenwood, James1851
The Sailor's Sea-Book
Greenwood, James
1851
$95.00Greenwood--JamesThe-Sailor-s-Sea-BookThree colored plates of flags (small loss to first page). **Contains a lone-star flag for Texas. Navigation treatise is comprised of two parts: 1) How to keep a log and work it off. 2) On finding the latitude and longitude.<BR> </BR> Dictionary contains hundreds of definitions of terms used in ship building. <BR> </BR> Published by John Weale. London. 59 High Holborn.
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".
287Coming Soon!DetailsPeake, James1851
Rudiments of Naval Architecture
Peake, James
1851
$255.00Peake--JamesRudiments-of-Naval-ArchitectureRare antique book on wooden shipbuilding with dozens of in-line illustrations of construction details. Published in London in 1851 this small antique volume contains tables of scantlings and of relevant details for first-rate through sixth-rate ships of the line and for sloops. For each category of vessel: principal dimensions, number and weight of armament, weight of principal cables, description and weight of all masts and yards. 3 folding plates.<BR> </BR> Tiny booksellers label on inside cover for "W. Campbell's Book and Stationery Warehouse, 324 Argyle Street, Glasgow. 174 pages.
458Coming Soon!DetailsWilson, G.W.1857
H.M.S. Impregnable
Wilson, G.W.
1857
$150.00Wilson--G-W-H-M-S--ImpregnableAttractively framed by branches, this stereoview of the British second-rate ship of the line H.M.S. Impregnable from 1857 was created by Scottish photographer G.W. Wilson. All three gun decks are clearly visible as the ship sits at anchor in Hamoaze, near Plymouth, England. The Impregnable, a close copy of Nelson's "Victory" was launched in 1811 and later refitted as a guard-ship. She saw action in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816. From 1862 to 1886 the Impregnable was used as a training ship for British naval cadets.<BR> </BR> With two cancelled U.S. revenue stamps on the verso. Number 313. Manuscript annotation on verso reads: "Rundlet 27".
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>
515Coming Soon!DetailsPearson, George1874
G. Pearsons General Tide Tables and Nautical Almanack for 1874
Pearson, George
1874
$75.00Pearson--GeorgeG--Pearsons-General-Tide-Tables-and-Nautical-Almanack-for-1874Small, scarce, 19th century nautical almanack published from Hartlepool, England. Blue paper covers.
134Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1882
Track Chart Anchor Line Transatlantic Service
Anonymous
1882
$135.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Anchor-Line-Transatlantic-ServiceSmall antique ship's track chart of the Atlantic Ocean produced by the Anchor Line shipping company and used by passenger "Bertie Brown" to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily position on a voyage from Ireland to New York departing September 29, 1882. Document on card stock folds into 3 parts. Front cover lists vessels owned by Anchor Line with their tonnage. With a profile view of a steamer underway. Expands to 10"x6".
1053Coming Soon!DetailsH.M. Board of Customs and Excise1883
Manuscript Map of Thames Docks, Sufferance Wharves, and Uptown Warehouses
H.M. Board of Customs and Excise
1883
$1,450.00H-M--Board-of-Customs-and-ExciseManuscript-Map-of-Thames-Docks--Sufferance-Wharves--and-Uptown-WarehousesFascinating 19th century pen and ink manuscript map of the area now referred to as the <b>London Docklands</b>, a center for redevelopment and urban renewal. Includes the location of the recently constructed <b>Canary Wharf</b> business district in the bend of the Thames River called the Isle of Dogs (once referred to as Stepney Marsh). This antique manuscript map on linen covers the late 19th century quays, sufferage wharves, docks, and uptown warehouses that existed about 1883. Coverage of the upper map along the Thames River extends from above Southwark Bridge, past London Bridge and the Tower of London, and terminates at the entrance to the Royal Albert Dock about 11 miles south of London. An inset detailed map covers the City of London and Tower Hill districts to the east end of the London Docks. <br></br> Date of the map of 1883 is an estimate based on the fact that the Royal Albert Dock, which opened in 1880, is shown while the Tower Bridge, begun in 1886, is not shown.
288Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1895
Cote est D'Irlande de la Baie de Dublin de la Baie de Belfast
Depot de la Marine
1895
$275.00Depot-de-la-MarineCote-est-D-Irlande-de-la-Baie-de-Dublin-de-la-Baie-de-BelfastInteresting and uncommon folding 1895 edition (bottom of chart) of an antique nautical chart first printed in 1875. This intact linen-backed large folding chart of the Irish sea was published by the French Admiralty (Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine). Covers a wide area of Ireland and western portions of Britain including Belfast and Dublin , Isle of Man, and Holyhead Island. Lighthouses highlighted in yellow.<BR> </BR> The antique chart folds to 5" x 9 1/2". Folds into 3 sections horizontally and 8 sections vertically. With a printed seller's sticker on front: " Maison Andriveau Goujon. Henry Barrere, Editeur-Geographe. 21 Rue du Bac, Paris". On the sticker below the seller's attribution is a script annotation of the chart title and a date of 1906.<BR> </BR> Insets of the Port of Killough, Port of Ardglass, and a small view of the entrance to the Bay of Dundalk. Platemark is apparent but the chart is probably lithographic due to late 19th century provenance. Number 3460. Price: two francs.
135Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1902
Track Chart Anchor Line American Mail Steamships
Anonymous
1902
$115.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Anchor-Line-American-Mail-SteamshipsAntique ship's track chart of Atlantic Ocean produced by the Anchor Line shipping company that was used by a passenger to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily latitude and longitude on a 2689 mile voyage of the SS Anchonia between New York and Glasgow on Aug 9th - 19th, 1902. Daily position plots indicate a more northerly path than usual. <BR> </BR> Document on card stock folds into 3 parts. Front cover lists vessels owned by Anchor Line with their tonnage and shows a frontal view of a steamer underway. Expands to 10"x6"
516Coming Soon!DetailsHis Majesty's Stationery Office1908
Signal Card 1908
His Majesty's Stationery Office
1908
$155.00His-Majesty-s-Stationery-OfficeSignal-Card-1908Small 4-page lithographed publication on 3 bound, heavy cards detailing signals used by Britain's naval forces: signal flags and pendants, semaphore, Morse signs, and flashing signs. HMSO, a commercial entity operated by the British government, was founded in 1786 to reduce costs by consolidating printing for the empire. Printed by M’Lagan and Cumming, Edinburgh. Price three pence.
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.