Our new Holiday 2013 Showcase has been sent out to our mailing list, and should hit mailboxes this week. The catalog features a wide range of prints and maps- including new Currier and Ives hand-colored lithographs, important early views from Henry Lewis’ Das Illustrirte Mississippithal, traditional holiday genre scenes, and a sampling of new contemporary prints (and accompanying biographical information) from our local DC artists Deron DeCesare, Yolanda Frederikse, Jake Muirhead, Philip Bennet, and Susan Goldman.
Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way. To receive our next Showcase in print, just send us your mailing information, via email.
Click the image below to read the Holiday Showcase:
The Old Print Gallery Showcase.
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We hope you enjoy it!
Posted in 16th Century Maps, 17th Century Maps, 17th Century Prints, 18th Century Maps, 18th Century Prints, 19th Century Prints, American Views, Americana, Botanical, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Foreign Maps, Gallery Updates, Genre, Landscapes, Maps, Natural History, Naval, OPG Showcase, Portraits, Prints, Sporting, World Maps
Tagged 16th Century Maps, 17th Century Maps, 18th Century Maps, American Views, Contemporary Prints, Currier & Ives, Das Illustrirte Mississippithal, Deron DeCesare, Foreign maps, Genre Print, Henry Lewis, Holiday 2013 Showcase, holiday prints, Jake Muirhead, landscapes, OPG Showcase, Philip Bennet, Susan Goldman, Yolanda Frederikse
- Wednesday 11/27: Open 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Thursday 11/28: Closed for Thanksgiving
- Friday 11/29- Saturday 11/30: Open 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM
We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. Above are our Thanksgiving holiday hours- feel free to stop by today or Friday and Saturday to browse our extensive collection and to see our 2013 Winter Contemporary Show. The gallery is free and all ages are welcome. With prints and maps ranging from the 15th century to the 21st century, we have something for everyone to enjoy (and great gifts for the holidays).
Save the date: February 7-9, 2014
We will be attending the 21st Annual Miami International Map Fair with our NY partners, The Old Print Shop. We hope to see our OPG map collectors at the fair, and will be bringing down our best material. If you cant make it down to Florida in February, feel free to send us your “wish list”. We can look for special, rare, and exciting maps that you want for your walls. This is a great opportunity to create (if you are new to collecting) or build upon your personal map collection.
A little bit about the Fair, from their fantastic website:
“This annual event showcases antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world. Peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world. Learn about cartography through a series of lectures by experts in the field and enjoy special events held throughout the weekend. “
And this year’s lecturers were just announced! Be sure to attend talks given by Alex J.C. Johnson Ph.D, Margret Pritchard, and Susan Schulten Ph.D.
More info to come soon!
Posted in American Maps, Foreign Maps, Gallery Updates, Maps, World Maps
Tagged american maps, antique maps, Foreign maps, gallery update, HistoryMiami, maps, Miami, Miami International Map Fair, The Old Print Shop, World Map
opening reception: Friday, November 15th, 2013
from 5-8pm at the old print gallery
Join us for a night of celebration and great conversation, as we open our 2013 Winter Contemporary Show! Several of the local artists will be at the gallery to discuss their new works and explorations into printmaking. Light refreshments and wine will be served. No RSVP is necessary, feel free to invite friends and fellow art lovers.
We hope to see you there!
Posted in Contemporary, Gallery Event, Gallery Opening Receptions, Gallery Openings, Prints
Tagged 2013 Winter Contemporary Show, Contemporary Prints, Gallery Event, Gallery Opening, Georgetown, Opening Night Reception, Philip Bennet, The Old Print Gallery
The IFPDA Print Fair is this week and our partner The Old Print Shop is exhibiting. If you are looking for something excited and print-related to do this weekend, we urge you to attend the fair and see some of the best contemporary, early 20th century, and antique prints available. The fair is unique among the world’s major art fairs for its focus on fine prints from all periods. And while the Fair is known among museum curators and major collectors for its rare and exceptional prints, excellent works can be found in all price ranges, including exciting new projects from today’s leading and emerging artists.
The Town Home. By Blanche Lazzell. White-line woodcut, 1928.
The Old Print Shop is at Booth 205. Stop by to say “hi” and peruse their great selection of prints. Ticket prices are as follows: Daily- $20 [$10 for 65 and older and students with I.D.]; Two-day Pass-$30; Run-of-Show- $40.
||11/07: 12 – 8 pm
||11/08: 12 – 8 pm
||11/09: 12 – 8 pm
||11/10: 12 – 6 pm
The Print Fair takes place at the historic Park Avenue Armory located at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets in the heart of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side.
For more information, including directions, a list of dealers, and print-related articles, visit the IFPDA Print Fair Website.
Posted in 18th Century Prints, 19th Century Prints, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Gallery Event, Gallery Updates, Prints
Tagged 18th Century Prints, 19th Century, Contemporary Prints, Early 20th Century Prints, Gallery Event, IFPDA, IFPDA Print Fair, New York City, The Old Print Shop
Today we are sharing several new bird’s-eye views of foreign cities. Though generally not drawn to scale, these city views were based on detailed studies, provided from in-person travels or writing from well-known travelers and explorers. They provide great insight into the town during its depicted period- important buildings, like government, military, and religious structures, are almost always labelled. Additionally, side margins or cartouches will sometimes feature people in period clothing, list important city dates or events, or show key travel routes. We hope you enjoy these intriguing, detailed prints!
Rhotomagus, Galliae Lugdunensis as Sequanam flu. Opp. vulgo Rouen. (France). By Braun and Hogenberg. Copper plate engraving, 1572-1618. A fine view of the town of Rouen, France, on the River Seine from Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Good condition. Period coloring. $495.00. LINK.
Rimini. (Italy). By Braun and Hogenberg. Copper plate engraving, 1572-1618. A fine view of the city of Rimini from Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Rimini is located between the Rivers Marecchia and Ausa on the Adriatic Sea in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Good condition. Period coloring. $600.00 LINK.
Ierusalem. By Daniel Stoopendaal. Copper engraving, c. 1716. This bird’s-eye plan of old Jerusalem is based on Villapando’s imaginary city plan; it was designed by Bastiaan Stoopendaal, then revised by Daniel Stoopendaal. It was included in a Dutch Bible. The plan has an extensive key identifying landmarks, which include the palaces of David and Herod, Solomon’s Temple and various markets. At the top is an elevation of Solomon’s Temple and along the sides are religious icons and figures of a high priest and Solomon. Good condition with modern color, save small break at lower centerfold. $750.00. LINK.
Lisabona magnificentissima Regia Sedes Portugalliae et florentissimum Emporium ad ostia Tagi situm. By George Matthaus Seutter. Published by George Mattheus Seutter, Augsburg. Copper engraving, hand colored, c. 1756. This impressive split view shows a bird’s-eye view of Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, from above the Tagus River. Churches, palaces, monasteries and other public sites are identified on the view. In the center a large description in German is flanked by galleons. Along the bottom is an astonishing panoramic view of the great earthquake and accompanying tsunami which largely destroyed the city in 1755. Buildings are disintegrating amidst widespread fires, while at sea ships are swamped by the tsunami. Good condition with light hand color save repaired centerfold and trimmed outer margin with restored neat line. $1,200.00. LINK.
Posted in 15th Century Prints, 16th Century Prints, 18th Century Maps, 18th Century Prints, Copperplate, Engraving, Foreign Maps, Foreign Views, Maps, New Additions, Prints
Tagged 15th Century Maps, 16th Century Maps, 18th Century Maps, 18th Century Prints, bird's eye view, Braun & Hogenberg, Copper engraving, Daniel Stoopendaal, George Matthaus Seutter, Jerusalem, Lisbon, New Additions, Rimini, Rouen
Wink. By Jake Muirhead. Etching and drypoint, 2009. Signed and titled by artist in pencil. Inscribed “A/P”. Printed on Arches Buff paper.