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Italy 3
Original steel engraving with surrounding pics of local life . . . you could tint if wished. Bookplate originates from: 'Verldshistoriskt Album, innehallande Femhundra Teckningar ofver Jordens skilde Lander och Folk'  aka "World History  Album, containing Five Hundred Drawings of  the different countries and people "( published Stockholm, 1857). Size  overall size is ca. 38 x 33 cm.  image size is ca. 31.5 x 27.5 cm.  Unmounted    inc delivery £45 light  marking in the extreme margins delivered




Rapin, de Thoyras & Tindal, Nicholas 1745 Hand Coloured Map Plan of Messina, Sicily, Italy

"Plan of the Works of the City of Messina,one of the strongest and most considerable Cities of Sicily, and a fine Sea-Port" Copper Engraved Map Published 1745, London for "The History of England" by Rapin de Thoyras. Translated by Nicholas Tindal  engraved by Basire. Folds as issued. Paper Size: 20 x 15.5 inch (51 x 39cm) Folds as issue signs of age ( paper excellent but  toning but would clean & tint )
 £115 inc delivery



A Cyyclopian Gate at Signi ( Signa /Florence ?)
John Izard Middleton (1785-1849) was born just outside of Charleston, South Carolina to the prominent family of Mary and Arthur (signer of the declaration of Independence) Middleton. What little is known about John Izard Middleton is fascinating to say the least. Indeed 19th century American author, social critic and art professor Charles Eliot Norton dubbed Middleton “the first American Classical Archaeologist.” John Izard Middleton was born at Middleton Place Plantation nestled on the banks of the Ashley River near Charleston, North Carolina in the year 1785. Between the years 1808-1809 Middleton compiled a group of detailed sketches for the purpose of publishing a folio-sized book which he did in 1812 under the title “Grecian Remains in Italy: A Description of Cyclopian Walls, and Roman Antiquities. With Topographical and Picturesque Views of Ancient Latium.”Full page aquatint full borders  some creasing £165 folio sized



Nr Rome ?? Rustics in a street by a ruined arch
  Franz Edmund Weirotter, (Innsbruck 1730 – Vienna 1771). Nr Rome. Etching. Inscribed: F. E. Weirotter fecit / 7. 14.3 x 19.4 cm.
Probably from 12-sheet set  “Second Suite of Regions and Fragments of Old Buildings”, dedicated to the imperial and royal secretary of the exterior and interior affairs George Prince of Starhemberg. –  Numbered 6 to left edge so resumably image 6 from whichever of the folios ie 1st or 2nd Framed/Glazed unopened  very light toning only  £95 inc delivery




Dichiaratione della presente figura per la costruttione della galera by Vincenzo Coronelli, /Roman Galley
[1692]
From : Atlante Veneto, in which is contained the Descrittione geographical, historical, religious, secular and political degl'imperii, kingdoms, provinces and states of the universe, their division and borders, by the adding of all countries re-discovered them, increased many tables no longer published. Work and study of the Father Master Coronelli ... In 1692 Venetia ("ATLAS / VENETO, / In which contains / LA Descrittione / Geographical, Historical, Sacred, Profane, and / Politics, / Degl'mperij, Kingdoms, Provinces, and States / UNIVERSE, / Their Division, and Borders, / on adding all of them re-discovered countries, / Increased Geographical tables of many, no longer published. / WORK AND STUDY / MASTER OF THE FATHER / CORONELLI MIN. CONVENT. / Cosmographer of the Venetian Republic, and / Professor of Geography / At the University of Venetia / Use / ACADEMY OF Cosmografica ARGONAUTI / TOMO In The Venetia 1692 ") / Atlante Veneto, nel quale si contiene la descrittione geografica, storica, sacra, profana e politica degl'imperii, regni, provincie e stati dell'universo, loro divisione e confini, coll'aggiunta di tutti li paesi nuovamente scoperti, accresciuto di molte tavole non più pubblicate. Opera e studio del Padre Maestro Coronelli...In Venetia 1692.
Vincenzo Coronelli (August 16, 1650 – December 9, 1718) was a Franciscan monk, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes. He spent most of his life in Venice. Stupidly rare  elevations of a n early looks to be Roman Galley . Full page but a stain to the right which will mount out or clean I can get this done here but will take about 4 weeks (a  slow / busy restorer) £185 inc delivery  also included on navy page




  "Vestigi del Settizonio di Seuero Imperatore, detto la Scola di Vergilio in Romany"
 part 2 of his Roman sequence. 23 x 30 cm. £250 c 1660

  Gabriel Perelle, (1604 - 1677)An eminent French designer and engraver, Gabriel Perelle received instructions in painting, etching and engraving from Daniel Rabel. His first published etchings bear the date of 1635. For the following thirty years Perelle created a large number of superbly crafted etchings of landscapes and views. Gabriel Perelle's last etchings date from around 1665. After that time he was commissioned by the King of France to draw maps and military plans.
  Although he engraved designs after the work of other masters, such as, Poussin, Paul Bril, Asselyn and Silvestre, most of Perelle's graphic oeuvre (including this original example) was both designed and engraved by his hand. And interestingly, even with his topographical views, Perelle frequently embellished his compositions with imaginary ruins and other objects. Thus Perelle's etched views are also Utopian landscapes of the mind. This price is delivered framed and glazed  much cheaper collected





The Castle and Bridge of St. Angelo, Rome. With the Grand Display of Fireworks from the Summit of the Castle and the Illumination of St. Peters.
Engraved by W.B Cooke from a Sketch by E.F. Payne Esqr.  c.1840.Engraving from Rome, and its surrounding scenery; / illustrated with engravings by W. B. Cooke, from drawings by eminent artists: accompanied by literary sketches, by H. Noel Humphreys 240 x 190mm.  With titles in French and German. Some age soiling £30




 
Primorum XII Caess Genealogiarum Stemmarum Consanguinatatum Affinatum Q Vera Delinatio
 ie descent of the Caesar's shown by their coins
Published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi/ Iacob. de Rubeis/  Script reads Giovanni Iacomo de Rubeis on right 'Io Iacob de Rubeis formis Romae ad Temp S M de Pace'   He was born 1627 in Rome. He inherited the most important printing press in Rome in the 17th century from his father Giuseppe (1570-1639). His major work the atlas "Mercurio Geografico" was published from 1690 till 1714 in Rome. He died in 1691. Stunninngly rare as to why. . . no idea but on two sheets no damage great for a numismatist or office weird but rare £185 pair delivered double folio x 2



Carte Genealogique des Rois de Naples  de Sicile et de Hongrie issus"

by   Henry Abraham Chatelain An elaborate family tree depicting the ruling houses of Naples and Sicily and their alliances, with historical remarks, embellished with  coats of arms and maps of Sicily and Naples. From Chatelain's monumental 7 volume Atlas Historique.Published in Amsterdam . . .  1720. Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754).  They worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L’Histoire … under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication.  The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732.  The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world.
The maps in the Atlas Historique were mainly based on those of the French cartographer, Guillaume De L’Isle, but were presented by the Chatelains in an encyclopaedic form.  The accompanying text is in French and often is printed in two columns on the page with maps and other illustrations interspersed.  Each map and table is numbered consecutively within its volume and all maps bear the privileges of the States of Holland and West-Friesland.Excellent condition £120 inc delivery





Pompeii Excavation of the Quarter of the Theatres etc
Antique  Steel Engraving by G.Cooke   Published Feb 1. 1819/20, by Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street Image size 15 x 26.5 cm  plus text and borders  From Pompeiana : the topography, edifices, and ornaments of Pompeii (1821) .Unmounted quality plates £25,  folds as issued

Veduta della Chiesa e Piazza di S. Maria Novella con la festa della Corsa de' Cocchi
by  Giuseppe Zocchi (Fiesole 1716/7 – Florence 1767)  the most important exponent of Florentine vedute painting. Part of a "selection" of views of Florence drawn by Giuseppe Zocchi produced by the press of the Florentine printer Giuseppe Allegrini,  were commissioned for and financed by  Marquis Andrea Gerini,  dedicated to Maria Teresa of Austria .The original plates of the Scelta di XXIV Vedute immediately underwent two further printings in Florence, by Giuseppe Bouchard, in 1754 and in 1757. A posthumous edition was also printed by Giuseppe Zocchi’s brother Cosimo, again in Florence, around 1770 from the paper age it is one of these printings not the later ones . . . on laid paper.


Facciata del Duomo di Siena ..elevation of cathedral facade

 by Abbé Lelio Cosatti 1677-1748C. artist,architect and draftsman. Italian, active 18th cent. , with various figures at bottom, between floor plan at left and interior perspective at right; engraved Italian text; "Lelio Cosatti Patritius Senensis ... delineatum incidi curavit;"Lelius Cosatti Patritius senensis in sui erga Patriam amoris argumentum magnificum Templum a sé delineatum incidii curavit MDCCIX". Maximilianus Limpach sculp. Romae"]. Published 1719 probably at the Vatican  in Rome as a record , 48 x 70.1 cm plus margins.   Maximilian Joseph Limpach was a Czech engraver born in Prague, active in the early 18th century.  He worked in Rome for the Vatican printshop where he produced various series of large folio architectural engravings  £525  inc delivery . . .
very rare detailed engraving  light age toning to cream small crease base left and right would gently steam and press unusually still whole page



NERO'S GOLDEN PALACE.
  c.1740. Copper engraving  by J.Blundell, published . Copper engraved print . Uncoloured. Perfection folds as issued no staining full borders. A clean crisp impression. Size: 39.5 x 27 cm. (15½ x 10½ inches) Nero's vast palace in Rome, built after the fire of AD65. The  palace was legendary, and  responsible for Nero's unpopularity. When the palace was pulled down, the lake at its centre became the site of the Colosseum. The palace was buried until the Middle Ages, when artists such as Raphael and Michaelangelo has themselves lowered into it by rope to admire the 30,000 metres of frescoes.  £220 inc



 The Tomb of Hadrian. PL 19
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .


TRAJAN'S COLUMN. PL. 17.
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .£65 inc postage...31 X 23 cm  plus title .and full margins




BATHS OF DIOCLESIAN. PL. 25.
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .



TEMPLE OF PALLAS. PL. 22.
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .£65 inc postage...31 X 23 cm  plus title .and full margins




THE COLISEUM (FROM PL. 12).
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed



TEMPLE OF VESTA AT TIVOLI
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed




PONTE LUGANO PLATE 11
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .£65 inc postage...31 X 23 cm  plus title .and full margins



Grotto of Egeria
From the Views of The Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome and its. Vicinity. c. 1820/1844..  Hand colored  Lithograph  by M Dubourg (1779–1863)  ie NOT AN AQUATINT looks identical when framed .£65 inc postage...31 X 23 cm  plus title .and full margins






Italy Map
 By Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved & printed by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, (1861) Size 49 x 59 cm Fom 'The royal atlas of modern geography, exhibiting, in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world by Alexander Keith Johnston ... With a special index to each map. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. MDCCCLXI.' £ 40 inc delivery




SARDAIGNE, SICILE, ISLE DE MALTE.
A copper engraved map of Southern Italy, Sicily, Sardinia and Malta, produced by the French cartographer Janvier, published circa 1770. Measures 305 x 450 mm. Centrefold as issued. £105 inc delivery




"Italy  " by Thomas Jefferys
Antique map by  Thomas Jefferys (1719-1771 ), Geographer to King George III.  Originally produced for an edition of Thomas Salmon, "A New Geographical and Historical Grammar".London : Published in   London by Thomas Salmon 1762. Later hand colour full margins  Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 184 x 197mm (approx. 7-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Folds as issued ,  £25 inc delivery DAMAGED loss to centre creases to right edge




Gallia Cisalpina, . . meaning "Gaul on this side of the Alps"from the famous work of Cellarius representing "Cisalpine Gaul, Engraver R W Seale, hand colour and in good condition.37,2 x 24. Without holes or stains and margins in place. c1752 £70 mounted inc MISSING




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