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556Antique sea chart of the Thames river to London and coast of EnglandDetailsGoos, Pieter1667
Pascaarte van Engelant
Goos, Pieter
$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.
1313Loots: Rare view of the Capture of Gibraltar.DetailsLoots, Johannes1705
Very rare battle plan of the 1704 Capture of Gibraltar.
Loots, Johannes
$2,800.00Loots--JohannesVery-rare-battle-plan-of-the-1704-Capture-of-Gibraltar-Very rare first edition broadsheet chart / view of the Capture of Gibraltar in 1704 by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots (w. 1693-1726). On 4th August 1704, during the war of the Spanish Succession, an Anglo-Dutch fleet under the command of Admiral George Rooke seized Gibraltar from the Spanish. From dawn on that day and for the next five hours, some 15,000 canons were fired from the fleet into the city. The English majority captors, landed the same morning and not surprisingly encountered little opposition. <br></br> Antique Map Price Record has no record of a sale of this chart by Johannes Loots. Charts by Loots are very scarce; only 11 charts by Loots are recorded in the Antique Map Price Record covering 210,000 map and chart sales in the last 35 years. Only two copies of this chart are listed in OCLC World Cat, both at Harvard. <br></br> From Koeman's biography of Johanne's Loots (1665[6] - 1726) we know Loots was born in Amsterdam and is not as is sometimes believed one of the two sons of Anthonie (Theunisz) Jacobsz who named themselves Lootsman to confuse cartographic researchers in future centuries. Loots served an apprenticeship under Hendrick Doncker as a maker of mathematical and nautical instruments including cross-staffs. Loots was accepted into the Guild of Booksellers in 1693 and settled into a shop in the Nieuebrugsteeg 'In de Jong Lootsman'. <br></br> Title reads: " Tot Amsterdam by Ionnes Loots Boek Zeekard Verkooper en Graadboog Maker inde Nieuwe brugsteed Ionge Lootsman."
250Nautical antique sea chart of the Bay of Gibraltar by MichelotDetailsMichelot and Bremond1727
Plan de la Baye de Gibraltar
Michelot and Bremond
$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.
50J. Kip: Howland Dock, London, UK. 1728.DetailsKip, Johannes1728
Howland Great Dock near Deptford
Kip, Johannes
$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.
116Antique sea chart profile of English coast: Isle of Wight by CollinsDetailsCollins, Greenville1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenville
$135.00Collins--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.
109Antique nautical engraving of Spanish galleys by Isaac TirionDetailsTirion, Isaac1752
Zes galeien overzeild en in den grond geshooten
Tirion, Isaac
$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.
627Antique sea chart of the Bay of GibraltarDetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Bay of Gibraltar and Algeciras
Roux, Joseph
$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.
468Design and cutaway views of a British field cannon from 1780DetailsLodge, J.1780
Facing Cannon
Lodge, J.
$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.
196Old nautical antique engraved plan view Gibraltar Bay, Algeciras SpainDetailsFaden, William1783
Plan of the Bay Rock and Town of Gibraltar
Faden, William
$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.
429Engraving of a armillary sphere of John SenexDetailsSenex, John1786
Celestial Globe
Senex, John
$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.
780Antique chart of Kent coast near Rye, EnglandDetailsSayer, Robert1789
Antique nautical chart of the Harbor of Rye in Sussex, England
Sayer, Robert
$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.
124Engraved antique print of English 'line of battle' shipDetailsAnonymous1795
External and Internal Views of a first rate Ship of War.
$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.
547Fine copperplate engraving of the Tower of London.DetailsSociety of Antiquaries of London1803
Tower of London
Society of Antiquaries of London
$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.
593Antique nautica chart of the harbor and town of Plymouth, EnglandDetailsDepot de la Marine1804
Plan du Port de Plymouth
Depot de la Marine
$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.
2549Stockdale: The Island of Jersey.DetailsStockdale, John1810
A Map of the Island of Jersey in the English Channel.
Stockdale, John
$180.00Stockdale--JohnA-Map-of-the-Island-of-Jersey-in-the-English-Channel-Early original copper-plate engraved map of Jersey Island one of the Channel Islands and a Crown dependency. Attractive antique engraved sheet. <br></br> The map was published by John Stockdale in London on the 26th of March 1805. This is a later printing ca. 1810 as demonstrated by the watermark "1809". Engraved by the prolific John Cary.
889Antique aquatint print depicting a ships crew killing a shark.DetailsClark, John Heaviside1813
Antique aquatint of Killing a Shark
Clark, John Heaviside
$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.
890Antique aquatint print depicting a ship's crew catching sea turtles.DetailsClark, John Heaviside1813
Antique aquatint of Turtle Catching on Land
Clark, John Heaviside
$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.
401Describes Plymouth harbor breakwater and Caledonian canalDetailsDupin, Charles1819
Ports of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Dupin, Charles
$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>
409Engraving of the Capture of the French warship La FurieuseDetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Furieuse
Ralfe, James
$190.00Ralfe--JamesCapture-of-La-FurieuseMatted and framed… 2018 Miami Map Fair attendees may puchase this beautiful engraving on-site with a 20 % "thank you" discount. Depicts 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".
415Engraving of the 1808 capture of the French warship La ThetisDetailsRalfe, James1820
The Prometheus and Melpomene
Ralfe, James
$190.00Ralfe--JamesThe-Prometheus-and-MelpomeneMatted and framed… 2018 Miami Map Fair attendees may puchase this beautiful engraving on-site with a 20 % "thank you" discount. <BR> </BR> Antique hand-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 .
417Engraving of the HMS Temeraire at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805DetailsRalfe, James1820
Situation of the Temeraire
Ralfe, James
$190.00Ralfe--JamesSituation-of-the-TemeraireMatted and framed… 2018 Miami Map Fair attendees may puchase this beautiful engraving on-site at our 20 % "thank you" discount. <BR> </BR> Hand-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 .
418Ralfe: Engraving of the capture of the Sparviere. 1820.DetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Sparviere, May 3rd 1810.
Ralfe, James
$190.00Ralfe--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 .
399Collection of humorous nautical tales illustrated by George CruikshankDetailsBarker, Matthew Henry1826
Greenwich Hospital
Barker, Matthew Henry
$400.00Barker--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
304Cary: British Isles. 1828.DetailsCary, John1828
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles
Cary, John
$450.00Cary--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.
335Meyer: Gibraltar manuscript map. 1828.DetailsMeyer, C.1828
Gibraltar (Manuscript plan)
Meyer, C.
$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".
431Stern view of 84-gun British sailing warship Asia.DetailsCooke, E.W.1829
The Circular Stern of His Majesty's Ship Asia.
Cooke, E.W.
$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".
508Naval themed frontispiece for a series of Cruikshank caricaturesDetailsCruikshank, George1835
The Sailors Progress
Cruikshank, George
$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".
473Engraved satire about French invasion by Gillray.DetailsGillray, James1851
End of the Irish Invasion
Gillray, James
$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".
474Gillray: Biting caricature of Nelson. 1851DetailsGillray, James1851
The Hero of the Nile
Gillray, James
$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.
475Caricature of King George III slaying Napoleon as a dragonDetailsGillray, James1851
St. George and the Dragon
Gillray, James
$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".
518Book on ship-building terms and navigation from EnglandDetailsGreenwood, James1851
The Sailor's Sea-Book
Greenwood, James
$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.
458Stereoview of H.M.S. Impregnable by G.W. WilsonDetailsWilson, G.W.1857
H.M.S. Impregnable
Wilson, G.W.
$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".
1203Wood engraving of the British Steam Corvette Racoon.DetailsIllustrated London News1863
Steam Corvette Racoon 22 Guns
Illustrated London News
$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>
51519th century nautical almanack published from HartlepoolDetailsPearson, George1874
G. Pearsons General Tide Tables and Nautical Almanack for 1874
Pearson, George
$75.00Pearson--GeorgeG--Pearsons-General-Tide-Tables-and-Nautical-Almanack-for-1874Small, scarce, 19th century nautical almanack published from Hartlepool, England. Blue paper covers.
134Antique maritime track chart map of Atlantic Ocean for Anchor LineDetailsAnonymous1882
Track Chart Anchor Line Transatlantic Service
$90.00AnonymousTrack-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".
4791Ferbrache: Chicago Heights addition. 1891.DetailsFerbrache and Welton1891
Unrecorded antique real estate map for Chicago Heights addition
Ferbrache and Welton
$280.00Ferbrache-and-WeltonUnrecorded-antique-real-estate-map-for-Chicago-Heights-additionUnrecorded map and advertisement from 1891 for Ferbrache and Welton's new addition near the nascent Chicago Heights development, then under construction, located to the south of Chicago, Illinois. No other copy of this map and sales advertisement is located anywhere. <br></br> A group of Chicago developers led by Charles Wacker established the Chicago Heights development in the 1890's as an industrial suburb. Wacker bought up much of the land around the two railroads. Developers convinced residents to change the name to “Chicago” to associate it with its booming neighbor to the north and “Heights”because the location is one of the highest in the county. <br></br> Key features on the map include Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (or Outer Belt RR), , Michigan Central Railroad, Rolleston, the New Stock Yards, Joliet, Evanston, Waukegan, Lake Michigan. <br></br> Recto with a map of the Chicago area and the location of the new addition highlighted in red ink; Chicago Heights in black ink. Verso with a comparison of the Chicago Heights development vs. Ferbrache and Welton's new development that highlights the large profits investors could expect by buying in the addition where land was less expensive than in Chicago Heights. A list of reasons investors could make money by purchasing in 1891 include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The highest ground in Cook County. <li>Railroads running over 100 trains per day. <li>Abundant water supply… </ul> </div> The ad concludes with a financial incentive that sounds too good to be true: <div class="indenttextblock"> "You will attend the World's Fair of course [Opened May 1, 1893]. Then provide for all your expenses by buying a lot in this Subdivision and <b>we will guarantee to sell it for you by that time at a profit of over One Hundred Dollars ($100).</b>" </div> George H. Welton, Manager, 1008 Chamber of Commerce.
288Antique folding nautical chart of Irish Sea, Belfast and DublinDetailsDepot de la Marine1895
Cote est D'Irlande de la Baie de Dublin de la Baie de Belfast
Depot de la Marine
$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.
135Antique maritime ship track chart map of Atlantic OceanDetailsAnonymous1902
Track Chart Anchor Line American Mail Steamships
$85.00AnonymousTrack-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"
516Book of signal flags and semaphore used by British naval forcesDetailsHis Majesty's Stationery Office1908
Signal Card 1908
His Majesty's Stationery Office
$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.