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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
730 Tocht naer Nova Zemla in den Jaere MDXCVI Prints - Walrus Hunting
Gregorio Leti
1690
A
  $110.00
Closed
   

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This is a fascinating copper engraving depicts a battle between the crew of a small boat and a large walrus, with ships, polar bears, seals and whales in the background. The event took place on the Barentz expedition to locate a Northern passage to the East Indies in 1596. Engraved by Jan Luyken.
731 [Lot of 43 - Complete Set of De Bry's Prints of Southeast Florida and Natives] Prints - Native American, Florida
Le Moyne/De Bry
1591
B+
  $5,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Complete Set of De Bry's Native Floridians from Part II

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This fascinating lot is a complete set of the 42 plates on Florida Natives that were included in the first Latin edition of Part II of de Bry's Grands Voyages (Brevis Narratio Eorum quae in Florida Americae Provincia Gallis Acciderunt). The plates are based on Le Moyne's famous drawings of the French colonial attempts in southeastern Florida in the 1560s. This lot also includes an ...
732 [Untitled - Silver Mining at Potosi] Prints - Native American
Theodore de Bry
1655
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This engraving depicts a silver mine in Potosi, Bolivia. According to the text, the Native Indians would work around the clock in two shifts, carrying lights tied to their thumbs. The men worked about 150 fathoms down into the mountain, using a double sided ladder made of ox hide and poles to carry the ore out of the mountain. The mountain depicted here is likely Cerro de Potosi, a mountain fam...
733 Marine, Pavillons Prints - Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
B+
  $80.00
Closed
   

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Handsome copper engraving containing 28 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. Containing 72,000 art...
734 Marine, Pavillons Prints - Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Handsome copper engraving containing 37 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. Containing 72,000 art...
735 [On 2 Sheets] Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. ab Ottone III Instituti Prints - Heraldry
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Illustrated Ranks of the Holy Roman Empire

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This impressive pair of sheets illustrated the ranks of the Holy Roman Empire as established by Otto III (980-1002). At top is the Holy Roman Emperor seated in the center, flanked by officials and electors. The second row shows Dukes and Marquises and the third row shows provincial and military dignitaries (counts). The second sheet continues the order of ranking with counts, barons, freemen (o...


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