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Sanders of Oxford RARE PRINTS & MAPS

The Americas A mini catalogue of prints & maps from the 17th to 19th Century.

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1. Tableau des principaux Peuples de L’Amerique. Aquatint with orignal hand colouring hightened with gold Mixelle after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur A Paris chez l’Auteur Rue Coqueron Mon. de France, Et à Bordeaux chez la Cme. St, Sauveur sous le périsule de la grande Comédie., c. 1798 Image 310 x 490 mm, Plate 422 x 504 mm, Sheet 430 x 618 mm unmounted One of five tableaus prints for St. Sauveur’s Tableaux des Principaux Peuples de l’Europe, de l’Asie, de l’Afrique, de l’Amerique, et les Decouvertes des Captaines Cooke. Other plates included Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. In previous works Sauver’s illustrations were individual full length portraits of people in their national or native dress. In this work he creats a tableaux of peoples with detailed landscape backgrounds and a decorative boarder including native animals. 24 numbered costumes of peoples of the Americas arranged in three sections. including people from the native tribes from: Mexico, Peru, California, Arcadie, United States of America, Canada, Eskimaux, Terra del Feugo, Patagonia, Greenland, Paraquay, Chili, Guyane, Florida, Panaman, Brazil, Louisinna, greater and lesser Antillies, Amazon, New Mexico, and Quito. In the decorative boarder Sauveur includes monkies, aramdillos, snales, frogs, beavers, squirriels, parrots, deer, and bears and plants such as pineapples. Condition: Several small repaired tears in the edges not affect the image. Small repair to seated lady from the Antilles, not noticeable from the front. Centrefold crease as issued. [33275] £3,000


North America Boston

2. Prospect der Konig Stasse gegen da Land Thor zu Boston | Vue de la Rue du Roi vers la Porte de la Campagne a Boston. Copper engraving with original hand colouring Franz Xavier Habermann Se vend a Augsburg au Nagoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d.c. 1776] Image 252 x 393 mm, Sheet 327 x 451 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of Boston. This view was not accurate but based on continental European ideas of what the city was meant to look like. Title in German and French below image with an additional title in reverse in French above the image. Condition: Laid to a another piece of 18th century paper. [33097] £700


3. Prospect des Plazes vor dem Rath Haus zu Boston | Vuë de la Rue et de la Maison de Ville a Boston. Copper engraving with original hand colouring Franz Xavier Habermann Se vend a Augsburg au Nagoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d.c. 1776] Image 252 x 396 mm, Sheet 325 x 463 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of Boston showing the old state house in Bostson. This view was not accurate but based on continental European ideas of what the city was meant to look like. Title in German and French below image with an additional title in reverse in French above the image. Condition: Laid to a another piece of 18th century paper. Some paper loss to left corner. Publication line trimmed off. Centrefold crease and surface dirt. [33096] £500


New York

4. Débarquement des Troupes Angloises à Nouvelle Yorck Copper engraving with original hand colouring after Franz Xavier Habermann n.d. c. 1776 Image 235 x 380 mm, Plate 275 x 395 mm, Sheet 290 x 428 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of the English troops landing in New York in 1776 to take the city back from the American revolutionaries. The view is contrived and the buildings depicted are based on European scenery. [33002] £750


5. Representation du Feu Terrible a Nouvelle Yorck Copper engraving with original hand colouring after Franz Xavier Habermann A Paris chez J. Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257 [n.d. c. 1776] Image 235 x 385 mm, Plate 278 x 408 mm, Sheet 309 x 454 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of the Great Fire of New York which took place on September 21, 1776. A reverse copy of the vue d’optique by Habermann with a description of events below the image in French. [33005] £700


6. Representation du Feu Terrible a Nouvelle Yorck Copper engraving with original hand colouring Franz Xavier Habermann Se vend a Augsburg au Nagoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d.c. 1776] Image 242 x 398 mm, Plate 290 x 409 mm, Sheet 337 x 467 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of the Great Fire of New York which took place on September 21, 1776. With titles and description of events below the image in German and French. Condition: Some very light foxing [33003] £800


7. The Great East River Bridge. To connect the Cities of New York & Brooklyn. Lithograph with original hand colouring Currier & Ives Published by Currier & Ives 125 Nassau St. New York [n.d. 1872] Image 215 x 310 mm, Sheet 340 x 450 mm unmounted A small folio view of the Brooklyn Bridge by Currier & Ives. Condition: Repaired tear centre of bottom margin not affecting image, but into inscription. [33006] ÂŁ450


Florida

8. St. Augus de Floride Copper engraving Mallet, Allain Manesson c.1686 Image 147 x 109 mm, Sheet 190 x 145 mm unmounted A view of St. Augustine, Florida from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers (First published in 1683). Alain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV, became a Sergeant-Major in the artillery and an Inspector of Fortifications. He also served under the King of Portugal, before returning to France and his appointment to the court of Louis XIV. His military engineering and mathematical background led to his position teaching mathematics at court. Mallet’s major publications were Description de L’Univers (1683) in five volumes, and Les Travaux de Mars ou l’Art de la Guerre (1684) in three volumes. [33088] £70


9. A View of the Town and castle of St Augustine, and the English Camp Copper engraving Thomas Silver 1740 Image 298 x 165 mm mounted A detailed battle plan and view of the town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp, showing General James Oglethorp’s forces attacking, during the English siege of St. Augustine in the Summer of 1740. This map is based on a manuscript map drawn by Thomas Silver and was published in the Gentleman’s Magazine. [4841] £250


Mississippi

10. A Midnight Race on the Mississippi Lithograph with orginal handcolour H.D. Manning after Frances “Fanny” Palmer. New York, Published by Currier and Ives 152 Nassau St., 1860 Image 455 x 750 mm, Sheet 605 x 840 mm framed One of a series of Mississippi River scenes after drawings from life by Frances “Fanny” Palmer. The image depicts a famous race between the steam ships Natchez and the Eclipse. HTP 1359 [8124] £3,000


Canada

11. L’Escadre verte ayant été accueilli d’une violente tempête dans la riviere de Saint Laurent, le tonnerre tomba sur le vaisseau amiral qui en fut consumé: il n’y eut de sauvé de tout l’ equipage que deux femmes etrangeres, qui se jetterent à la mer, et gagnerent la pointe d’un rocher qui étoit proche Copper engraving with original hand colouring Anonymous A Paris chez Basset rue Image 279 x 400 mm, Sheet 302 x 420 mm unmounted Vue d’optique of the tragedy of the Green Fleet’s flagship in the St. Lawrence river, Canada [33103] £120


South & Central America

12. Vue de la Ville du Mexique prise du cote du Lac. Copper engraving with original hand colouring Anonymous a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martrin, c. 1790 Image 232 x 385 mm, Plate 263 x 495 mm, Sheet 340 x 490 mm unmounted An 18th century view of Mexico City with title above and below image. The title above the image is in reverse. Condition: Crease across lower right and some tears in the margins not affecting the image or platemark. [33087] ÂŁ280


13. Vüe perspective de la Ville de St. Francis de campeeche dans l’Amerique Septentrionalle. Copper engraving with original hand colouring Anonymous A paris chez Jacques Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257 Image 230 x 385 mm, Plate 265 x 400 mm, Sheet 280 x 413 mm unmounted A vue d’optique of San Francisco de Campeche. [33099] £150


14. Mexico.& Cusco regni Peru in novo orbe caput Copper engraved with hand colour Braun, George and Franz Hogenberg Antwerp, c. 1600 269 x 471 mm unmounted From part one of Civitates Orbis Terrarum and is the only view of the New World to be illustrated in the series. Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) and Cusco are shown at the time of the their conquest by the Spanish. Native figures are shown in the foreground, possibly including Atahualpha, the Inca king being held aloft on a covered throne in the view of Cusco. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, a work which contained 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views, and maps of cities from all around the world. (Please note image above is for illustrative purposes only and not of actual impression for sale)

[33105] £1,500


15. Ancien Mexico || Oud Mexico Copper engraving Jakobus van der Schley Paris,Chez Diderot, c. 1760 Image 182 x 278 mm, Plate 205 x 290 mm, Sheet 270 x 360 mm unmounted A view of Mexico City as it appeared in the 1500s. From Antoine Prevost D’Exiles Histoire Generale des Voyages.... Published 1746-1789, based on John Ogilby’s view published in 1671. Jakobus van der Schley or Jacob van der Schley (1715 - 1779) a Dutch draughtsman and engraver who studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733). [33104] £50


16. Nouveau Mexico || Nieuw Mexico. Copper engraving Jakobus van der Schley Paris, Chez Diderot, c. 1760 Image 180 x 275 mm, Plate 206 x 290 mm, Sheet 263 x 360 mm unmounted A view of Mexico City as it appeared in the 18th century from Antoine Prevost D’Exiles Histoire Generale des Voyages.... Published 1746-178.9 Jakobus van der Schley or Jacob van der Schley (26 July 1715 - 12 February 1779) a Dutch draughtsman and engeraver who studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733). [33199] £50


17. Le Débarquement des Francois, pour l’establishment de la nouvelle colonie, dans le port de la nouvelle Caynne ou la France Equinoxialle. Copper engraving with original hand colouring Anonymous A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques [n.d. c. 1780] Image 266 x 410 mm, Sheet 306 x 430 mm unmounted A vue d’optique showing an idealized landing on the shores of Cayanne or French Guiana. The plate mentions that the drawing for the print was executed by a Spanish Officer in 1762 and was apparently designed to attract new settlers to the colony. Condition: Trimmed within the platemark and small repaired tear upper left not affecting the image. [33095] £60


18. P. Didacus De Oritiz, Augustyn, wort vande Peruaven wreedelyck met stocken gheslaz gen, en noch ghdoot in t’iaer, 1571. P. Vincentius De Valverdem Predick-heer, en Bisschop van Cusco wort van de ....... met knodsen in t’iare 1541. Copper engraving A. Melaer after Abraham van Diepenbeeck Antwerp, c. 1671 Image 278 x 178 mm, Plate >298 x 185 mm, Sheet 305 x 191 mm unmounted An uncommon print from Cornelius Hazart’s Kerckelycke historie vande gheheel wereldt (Universal Church History)...., published in four voloumns in Antwerp from 1667 to 1671. This print depicts the death of two Spanish missionaries. In the foreground is a depiction of the death of Friar Diego Ortiz. Born in Spain, Ortiz was a missionary to the Incas in Cuzco, Peru until his death in 1571. He was accused of poisining the Inca and then tortured to death. In the background, Vincente de Valverdel is being beaten to death by natives in an event that occured some 30 years prior to the death of Friar Diego. Some reports say that he was killed for trying to convert the indians to Christianity and others say he had molten gold poured down his throat as punishment for the greed of the Spanish. Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596-Sept 1675) was a Dutch painter of the Flemish school. He was classicaly educated and was a pupil and assistant of Peter Paul Rubens. Condition: Text missing from inscription on lower right. It appears that the print was print printed crooked. Ink stain in image. [33091] £200


Civil War Plates from Robert Tomes and Benjamin G. Smith’s The War with the South: The Great American Rebellion. This book was published in parts from 1862 and issued as a book in 1867

19. Bombardment of Island No. 10 Gun and Mortar Boats on the Mississippi. Engaging the Forts & Batteries, on the Island & Mainland. Steel engraving W. Ridgeway after C. Parsons Virtue & Co., London, n.d. c. 1865 Image 110 x 187 mm, Sheet 161 x 241 mm A view showing the fleet of ironclads under the command of Commodore Andrew Foote bombarding the Confederate stronghold on Island No. 10. [33200] £15

20. Capture of New Orleans- Fleet Passing Forts on the Mississippi. Steel engraving W. Ridgeway after C. Parsons Virtue & Co., London, n.d. c. 1865 Image 111 x 184 mm, Sheet 162 x 242 mm A view of the capture of New Orleans. [33201] £15


Caricatures

21. La Vache a lait, represente le Commerce de la Grande-Bretagne Copper engraving Anonymous n.d. c. 1777 Image 170 x 260 mm, Sheet 207 x 272 mm unmounted A rare French caricature about the American Revolution that depicts the British’s ineffective in control of the situation in the Americas and the people who stand to profit format the situation. A cow represents the commerce of Great Britain and a figure who represents the American Congress is cutting off the horns of the cow thereby removing its strength and defensive abilities. A Dutch man is milking the cow and shows how the Dutch were profiting from the situation. Behind him stand a happy Frenchman and Spanish man who are also stand to benefit format he conflict in the Americas, the Frenchman has a larger bowl than the Spanish. In the background the British warship The Eagle commanded by Admiral Howe is off the shores of Philadelphia. Two men sit at a table in Philadelphia one is sleeping and one is looking at the British flagship. In the foreground the British Lion lays down sleeping and does not feel the mastiff walking on his back. Next to the lion a man representing Britain with a face of despair is pleading for the Lion to get up and protect British property and interests. Condition: Large repaired tear in left hand side of image. Some ink stains upper right and a stain lower right. Horizontal and vertical folds and overall creasing. [33280] £150


Portraits

22. An Indian Queen Mezzotint after Peter Schenck Bernard Lens II. c.1690 Image 88 x 72 mm, Plate 112 x 17 6mm, Sheet 114 x 78 mm mounted Rare mezzontint of an Indian Queen based Peter Schenck’s full lenghth print Hollstein 338 (Schenk; cf), Granz 1994, 3, Not in Chaloner Smith. Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd [17102] £300 23. An Indian King Mezzotint Bernard Lens II Bernard Lens II. c.1690 Image 90 x 73mm, Plate 113 x 77 mm, Sheet 115 x 81 mm mounted Granz 1994, 34, Not in Chaloner Smith. Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd [17100] £300


24. Grand Chef de Guerriers Iroquois Etching and aquatint with original hand colour Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur after J. Laroque Paris, 1796 Image 185 x 122 mm, Plate 210 x 140 mm, Sheet 254 x 185 mm unmounted A print of the Chief of the Iroquois from Encyclopedie des voyages.... vol. 2 Amerique. Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur (1757-1810) was a writer and diplomat. Born in Montreal, Canada he went to Paris in 1764 and studied with the Jesuits at St. Barbara. He eventually became a diplomat. He was vice-consul to Hungary and then Cairo. From 1784 until his death he devoted his time to writing and produced twenty books. [33092] ÂŁ180


25. The Hon..ble Isreal Putnam Esqr. Mezzotint Anonymous n.d.c. Sheet 347 x 254 mm, Image 312 x 248 mm unmounted A very rare portrait of Israel Putnam. Not in Chaloner Smith Israel Putnam (1718 – 1790) was an American army general and Freemason, known as “Old Put,” who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. His reckless courage and fighting spirit were known far beyond Connecticut’s borders through the circulation of folk legends celebrating his exploits. Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Condition: Poor. Laid to card, surface abbraded, creasing time toning. title in manuscript, but in a way we kinda like it as it is. [33094] £220


26. Spirit of the Union. Lithograph with hand colouring H.W. Hewet Published by Edward Dechaux “ Artists’ Emporium,” 709 Broadway, N.Y. Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1860, by E. Dechaux, in the Clerks Office of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. Cameron & Walsh N.Y Image 278 x 226 mm, Sheet 341 x 251 mm unmounted Below title reads the inscription: Lo! on high the glorious shade, of Washington lights all the gloom; And points to these words : AMERICANS! Your FATHERS shed their blood to rear the UNION FANE / AMERICANS! O, will ye dare, On mountain, valley prairie, flood, By hurling down their GLORIOUS GIFT, To desecrate that blood? [25514] £250


27. Charles lee Esqr. Major General of the Continental-Army in America Mezzotint after Thomlinson Publish’d as the Act directs, 31 Octr. 1775 by C. Shepherd Image 325 x 257 mm, Plate 357 x 250 mm, Sheet 470 x 306 mm unmounted Three-quarter length portrait of Charles Lee turning to the left with his right hand outstretched pointing to a flag with “An Appeal to Heaven” on it, canons in the background firing. Chaloner Smith ENA III 9, Russell ENA III 9, Lennox-Boyd ii/ii Ex. Col. Hon Christopher Lennox Boyd, with his collection stamp on verso Condition: Overall creasing and some staining [33286] £300


28. William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians, when he founded the province of Pensylvania in North America 1681. Copper engraving John Hall after Benjamin West Published, June 12th. 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London. Image 427 x 588 mm, Sheet 483 x 620 mm unmounted Benjamin West’s print depicts William Penn entering into peace treaty with Tamanend, a chief of the Lenape Turtle Clan. The historical moment ocurred in 1683, near the village of Shackamaxon, Pennsylvania, and signalled over a century of peace between the Delaware Indians and Penn’s successors. The figure of Penn stands centre left with his arms open; his entourage beside him. Two further men kneel, and offer gifts to the clan. The Indians are shown with feather headdresses, partly shaved heads, beaded armbands and headbands, and large earrings. They lean forward, eager to see what is being offerred to them. A large elm tree shades the group, and the incomplete buildings of Shackamaxon can be seen in the background. Benjamin West’s oil painting was completed in 1772, three years before Boydell commissioned John Hall to reverse the image in a copper plate engraving. The print was copied in a smaller size by Robert Delaunay and published as ‘Guillaume Penn Traite avec les Indiens’, but it is Hall’s work which is the most collectable. Inscription Content: Lettered with title and dedication to the Proprietaries of the province of Pennsylvania by the publisher, and statement that the painting had belonged to the late Thomas Penn. Also includes production detail: ‘Benj: West pinxit’, ‘John Hall sculpsit.’ [31000] £1,000


Maps

29. A New and Accurate Map of the present War in North America Copper engraved map with original wash colour Seale, Richard William Universal Magazine. London, 1757 272 x 362 mm unmounted An interesting and uncommon map of New England and Canada at the beginning of the French and Indian War. Showing the area from Quebec to Boston. Indian territories are labelled including information about tribal relations such as..... Relations between the French and English are also noted by such remarks as . The identiďŹ cation of Eastern Massachusetts as a separate entity from New Hampshire and Massachusetts is unusual for the period. Comes with accompanying text from the Universal Magazine which describes the map. Richard William Seale (1703-1762) was an English engraver, cartographer and publisher. Condition: repaired tear lower right. Tight lower right margin as issued. [33276] ÂŁ250


30. Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Floridae, Novae Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae . . . Copper engraved with original hand colour Johann Baptiste Homann Nuremburg, 1720. Image 475 x 571 mm, Plate 487 x 586 mm, Sheet 518 x 605 mm mounted This map shows the area from Arcadia in Canada and the Great Lakes down the eastern seaboard through to Florida, west to New Mexico (naming Taos and Santa Fe) and finally extending south through Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Venezuela showing the Caribbean Islands. This map accurately depicts English settlements on the East Coast and confined by the Appalachian Mountains. For the first time, this map accurately depicts the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. There is a large decorative cartouche on the right depicting explorers with a chest of goods interacting with Native Americans and a gold mine behind. To the left ships are depicted. Homann based this map on De L’Isle’s landmark map of Mexico and Florida, first issued in 1703, the maps also includes information based on the explorations of La Salle, Bienville, d’Iberville, Le Sueur, and Lederer, and the 17th century English explorer. Brigstock. Numerous place names and Native American tribes are labeled and the routes of Spanish Galleons and to routes to Havana are show. First state before Florida is labeled ‘Ludoviciana’ References: Martin & Martin 17, Cumming 137, Lowery 437, Wagner 474 [32651] £1,500


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