Auction 117, Lot 852

"[Lot of 20 Views]", Middleton, Charles T.

Subject: Prints Miscellaneous

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: A New and Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm

A collection of vintage copper engraved views from around the world. Each is most decorative and surrounded by a large and ornate border frame. All measure approximately as noted, in both orientations. Included in this lot are some fine views of Athens, the Congo, Greenland, Canada, America, Africa, some fine costume plates, and much more. A few titles: Beaver Hunting in Canada; the Great Water-Fall on the Mohawk River; Columbus presenting an Account of his Discoveries of America to the King and Queen of Spain; Ruins of Athens (Temple of Theseus and the Theatre); Tarabites or Peruvian Rope Bridges; Men and Women of St. John on of the Philippine Islands; Habits of the Groenlanders; The Ruins of the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Athens; and The Emperor of China, plus eleven more.

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Condition: B

All are with dark impression and full margins printed on thick hand laid paper. All with some surface soiling or foxing, more so in the margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/6/2006

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