Page 1

Earle D. Vandekar Of Knightsbridge Inc. S u m m e r C a t A l O g u e O f

Tel: 212-308-2022 Web: Email: P.O. Box 55, Maryknoll, NY 10021

E n g r A v I n g S 2 0 1 3

A Pair of Framed Copperplate Engravings of Sea Shells, Niccolò Gualtieri (editor) Florence: 1742 Dimensions: Height: 25 1/8 inches x 20 inches (REF: VM98100) 2

A Set of Twelve Johann Weinmann Engravings of Poppies & Peonies , From the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia, Engraved by Johann Jakob Haid, Circa 1740. Dimensions: Frame 19 1/2 inches x 14 1/4 inches 3


A Set of Twelve Pieter Cramer Framed Prints of Butterflies, From the De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Africa en America - Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique which was published 1775-1782. Dimensions: 16 1/2 inches x 13 1/2 inches wide. The work was the first color book arranging exotic butterflies in accordance with the Linnaean system of classification. Many of the species were named and displayed in print for the first time, and several species have been lost to time.


A Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Engraving of a Sunflower, From the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia, a. Chrysanthemum Indicum, seu flos solis minimus Klemme Sonanblum and b. Chrysanthemum Indicum flos solis minor Plate 373, Circa 1740. Dimensions: 19 1/2 inches x 14 3/8 inches 6

A Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Engraving of a Sunflower, From the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia, Chrysanthemum Indicum maximum flore luteo pleno, Soleil, Plate 372, Circa 1740. Dimensions: 19 1/2 inches x 14 3/8 inches 7


A Set of Twelve Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Prints of Aloe Plants in Pots, by Ehret, From the florilegium Phytanthoza iconographia, Circa 1736 Dimensions: 19 1/2 inches x 14 1/2 inches The rare and wonderful mezzotint prints of exotic plants in various ceramic and metal pots were drawn by the youthful Georg Dionysius Ehret and were printed in color and finished by hand, now framed within a decoupage & ĂŠglomisĂŠ frame. 9

A Pair of Botanical Prints by Jan Commelin, from Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum within Hand-made Faux Marble Frame, Circa 1697 Dimensions: 19 3/4 inches x 14 1/2 inches The engravings are each named and numbered from Horti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum which appeared in 1697 and dealt mainly with plants from the East and West Indies and was illustrated mainly by Jan Moninckx and his daughter Maria Moninckx. They are each within wonderful hand painted faux green marble frames. 10

A Massive Framed Set of Four Prints of Sea Shells by George Perry from Concholy, or the Natural History of Shells.. Original drawings by John Clarke. Engravings by William Miller. London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1811. Dimensions: 42 inches x 34 1/2 inches These are the only prints of shells made by the most elaborate and rich process of aquatinting. 11

John Parkinson (1567–1650) was the last of the great English herbalists and one of the first of the great English botanists. He was apothecary to James I and a founding member of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in December 1617, and was later Royal Botanist to Charles I.

A Pair of early 17th Century Engravings by John Parkinson, 1629. Dimensions: 26 inches x 20 3/4 inches; sight 15 1/4 inches x 9 1/2 inches In his dedication to Her Majesty Henrietta Maria, Parkinson wrote ...Accept, I beseech your Maiestie, this speaking Garden, that may informe you in all the particulars of your sotre, as well as wants, when you cannot see any of them upon the ground.. 12

Engravings of H.M.S. Grande Bretagne & An Engraving of H.M.S. Blenheim by A. Roublard after Isaac Sailmaker, Dated 1709 & 1704 Dimensions: 25 inches x 28 inches Isaac Sailmaker (1633-1721) was born in Scheveningen in 1633 and emigrated to England when young. He was an early marine painter working in England prior to 1710, although he had not benefited from the typical marine artist's apprenticeship. He was among the artistic followers of the van de Veldes, who left Holland for England in 1672 and established a flourishing school of marine painting in London. (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)


A Fine Large French Stipple Engraving of the Imperial Eagle from the Description de l'Egypte. J. Ces. Savigny, 1809-1813 This is Aquila heliaca, or the 'Imperial Eagle'. It is the species whose image is used on the coins of the Ptolemies. The bird of prey was sometimes associated with Hathor from Histoire Naturelle. Dimensions: Height: 32 3/4 inches x 25 1/4 inches Description de l'Egypte was the seminal publication by the French government detailing the results of the Napoleon's pioneering military and scientific expedition to Egypt (1798-1801) and the first comprehensive illustrated description of ancient and modern Egypt. 14

A Set of Six Lithographs of Birds Eggs by Friedrich August Ludwig Thienemann, Dresden, Circa 1856 Each han d-finished lithograph is within a contemporary wood pillow-form frame. Dimensions: 15 inches x 13 inches 15

L'Andaloux, Le Cheval d'Espagne, Plate I

Le Barbe, Le Cheval Barbe, Plate II


A Set of Four Engraving of Horses from L'art de monter a cheval: ou Description du manége moderne, dans sa perfection, by Baron D'Eisenberg, Published in 1747. Each print is mounted in a cherrywood parcel-gilt frame, with a glazed reverse depicting the corresponding text sheet and can be sold as pairs. The four horse are described as1. L'Andaloux, Le Cheval d'Espagne, Plate I; 2. Le Barbe, Le Cheval Barbe, Plate II, 3. L'Allemand, Le Cheval d'Allemagne, Plate III; 4. L'Arabe, Le Cheval Arabe, Plate VII, These prints were originally part of Baron d'Eisenberg work describing the art of the cavaliers and depicting the different breeds of horses Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron Rais d'Eisenberg (ca. 1700-ca. 1770) belonged to the aristocracy of the Holy Empire and was one of the most famous horse-lovers of his time. He was raised among horses, and worked first at the court of Saxen-Weimar, then as an equerry in Naples, for the vice king. Later he also worked in Vienna - in the famous Spanish Riding School -, England and Tuscany. The Baron wrote several important and also lavishly illustrated books on horses: his Description du manège moderne dans sa perfection, London 1727, and Dictionnaire des termes du manège moderne, 1747, being the best well-known. He dedicated the latter to King George II and to his son, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In it he undertook to illustrate and describe the art of training cavaliers and their horses, and subscribers to the book included royalty and nobility from all over Europe.

L'Arabe, Le Cheval Arabe, Plate VII

L'Allemand, Le Cheval d'Allemagne, Plate III



A Set of Seven Handcoloured Prints of Horses by Baron D'Eisenberg published in 1747. This series are from the same publication as described on pages 16 & 17.



Four Large Lithographic Prints of Ancient Greek Ceramics, From Griechische Keramik after drawings by A Genick Circa 1883 Dimensions: 23 1/4 inches x 32 1/8 inches The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cognoscenti who visited Greece and southern Italy in the mid to late 18th century. The Greek vase as an art form was first brought to the attention of an appreciative wider audience with the publication of a number or well-illustrated works on the collections of these dilatants. The most notable of this group was Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), whose collection catalogue was published over a number of years starting in 1769. However, these early pioneers, working with a relatively small number of examples and using primitive techniques, were only able to begin to piece together the intricate story of this unique art form. It was not until a century later that art historians felt that they understood the full scope and history of ancient Greek ceramics in general and the superb work produced using red-figure technique in particular. 21

A Set of Four French Stipple Engravings of Mushrooms From Histoire des Champignons Comestible et Veneneux by Joseph Roques, Paris: G. Masson (1841) The engravings partly printed in colour and hand-finished, depict named groupings of mushrooms and are now mounted in a wood pillow-form gray frame. There were twenty four original coloured plates. Size: 15 inches x 13 inches


Three of a Set of Four Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving of Fish by Marcus Bloch, Circa 1780. Dimensions: 21 inches x 14 1/4 inches

At the age of 47, the German surgeon Marcus Elieser Bloch began to study the fishes of Germany, evidently as a hobby. "Chance gave me an occasion" Bloch remembered, "to apply myself to the study of fishes. Someone sent me a great Mar채ne, a species of salmon, from Lake Madui. I opened my Linnaeus to read what he said of it. But I saw, to my great astonishment that he had not known of this Mar채ne "This omission excited my curiosity..." Thus began a productive life of ichthyology. Bloch's 1782 volume, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, is considered to be one of the most important in ichthyological literature, even two centuries after its publication. (American Museum of Natural History


A Set of Four Beverely Morris Framed Engraving of Water Birds, Circa 1855 Frame size: 15 x 17½ inches These are hand-colored wood engravings from the first edition of Beverly R. Morris’ BRITISH GAME BIRDS AND WILDFOWL, with illustrations by B. Fawcett. Published London, 1855, this work contained sixty colored plates of game birds and waterfowl. Beverly Morris was a younger brother of famous British ornithologist, Francis Morris. BRITISH GAME BIRDS….was “a collection of accounts of British game birds, with a statement of the distribution and habits of the species and descriptions of the birds, their eggs and nests and notes on their value as articles of food.” 1 Common Scoter

2. Pochard

3 Garganey Teal


4 Pink-Footed Goose

PRICE LIST Please find below the price for each page. In some cades sets can be split. Please call to discuss Page 2 Page 3 Page 4-5 Page 6-7 Page 8-9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16-17 Page 18-19 Page 20-21 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26

$3,800 for pair of Gualtieri Shells $37,500 for set of twelve Weinmann Poppies & Peonies $30,000 for set of twelve Cramer butterflies 2,850 for each Weinmann sunflower $35,000 for set of twelve Weinmann Prints of Aloe Plants in Pots $2,500 for pair of Commelin botanicals $6,000 for framed Perry shells $3,500 for a pair of Parkinson botanicals $2,000.00 for each Roublard ship engraving $3,500 for Savigny eagle $6,000 set of Thienemann eggs $12,000 for set of four Baron D'Eisenberg horses $14,000 for set of twelve Baron D'Eisenberg Horsemen $3,750 for each Genick $6,000 for set of four Roques Mushrooms $8,000 for set of four Bloch Fish $6,000 for set of four Morris Birds


Summer Print Catalogue June 2013  

A selection of 18th and 19th century prints including botanicals, horses, fish and many other subjects with works by Johann Weinmann, Pieter...