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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
736 Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre, Superstitions et Autres Usages des Indiens de la Virginie... Prints Native American, Virginia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
A
  $200.00
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An interesting sheet composed of 14 vignettes showing the native Virginians that the first European explorers encountered in the New World, taken from Theodore de Bry's influential work. Included are ceremonial dances, burial practices, farming, hunting, villages, costumes, etc. Each engraving is accompanied by an explanation in French text.
737 [Untitled - The First Sighting of the Pacific Ocean] Prints Native American
Theodore de Bry
1631
A
  $750.00
Closed
   

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Although this engraving is centered on Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his soldiers quarreling over a pile of pearls and gold, the real attraction is at top left, where the Indians of the Darien are pointing to the Pacific Ocean. Balboa, who had become Governor of Veragua (the Spanish colonial territory in Central America) in 1513, led an expedition from Santa Maria on the northern coast of Panama to t...
738 Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se Fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages et des Elans, le Grand Saut de la Riviere de Niagara... Prints Native American
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A+
  $60.00
Closed
   
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A very unique sheet of various engravings concerning Native American customs and indigenous animals in North America. Includes a large view of an American buffalo and a grand view of Niagara Falls. At center is a table with engravings of various Indian activities, weapons and ceremonies. Most interesting are the engravings identified as the coat of arms of the Indian Nations. Sheet contains ex...
739 Carte des Pavillons Accompagnee d'Observations pour en Faire Comprendre le Blazon et les Differentes Devises Aussy... Prints Ships
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

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This striking sheet shows 88 marine flags of various seafaring nations. Also included is an alphabetic table listing the flags. At bottom is a guide to various colors and patterns used on flags.
740 Nouvelle Carte pour Conduire a la Connoissance de la Marine et a Demontrer la Plus Part des Instrumens qui Serventa... Prints Ships
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $800.00
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This is a fascinating folio sheet filled with engravings of ships and navigation instruments. At center is a large view of a frigate showing the rigging in great detail. Other engravings include methods of construction, naval combat, several different types of ships, compasses, sextant, quadrant, volvelle, and a superb windrose. French text descriptions below the engravings.
741 Marine, Pavillons Prints Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
A
  $60.00
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Handsome copper engraving containing 28 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. The four large flags at top represent Great Britain, the German Empire, and the United Provinces. 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 as...
742 Marine, Pavillons Prints Ships
Denis Diderot
1778
A
  $55.00
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Handsome copper engraving containing 33 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. The two large flags in the center represent Sardinia and Corsica. 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 f...
743 The Times [on sheet with] A Country Inn Yard Prints Satire
William Hogarth
1800
A
  $100.00
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William Hogarth was an English painter and printmaker whose work forged the cornerstone for English satirical art. His prints were moral tales that were skillfully told in his images. At top is The Times, which shows support of King George III and the peace movement against the Seven Years' War. The Union Officer of the King is on a pedestal attempting to extinguish the fires of war, whi...
744 [Illuminated Leaf] Medieval Manuscripts
Anonymous
1250
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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Fine vellum leaf from a French Bible. In Paris, the birth of the Bible as we know it took place around 1200, when for the first time it was bound into a single volume; the order and names of the books were standardized and the text was divided up into numbered chapters. The scribes employed headings at the top of each page and used blue and red initials to mark the beginning of each chapter - su...
745 [Illuminated Leaf] Medieval Manuscripts
Anonymous
1250
B+
  $100.00
Closed
   

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Fine vellum leaf from a French Bible. In Paris, the birth of the Bible as we know it took place around 1200, when for the first time it was bound into a single volume; the order and names of the books were standardized and the text was divided up into numbered chapters. The scribes employed headings at the top of each page and used blue and red initials to mark the beginning of each chapter. Th...


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