17th Century Prints, 18th Century Prints, 19th Century Prints, Abstract, American Views, Americana, Citiscapes, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Etching, Foreign Views, Gallery Updates, Landscapes, Natural History, Old Print Gallery Showcase, OPG Showcase, Prints

May 2014 Showcase- Read it Now!

Our new May 2014 Showcase has been sent out to our mailing list, and should hit mailboxes this week. The month’s catalog features a wide range of prints related to architecture. Highlights include antique black and white engravings of architectural elements by Domenico de Rossi, compelling bird’s eye views of cities both foreign and domestic, as well as Gualtieri’s 1742 engravings of shells in spherical, spiked, and fractal forms. The showcase also highlights a sampling of early 20th century and contemporary explorations of space, light, and perspective by artists like Martin Lewis, Emilio Sanchez, John Ross, and many more.

Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way.  We are already working on our next issue, which should arrive in September. To receive our next Showcase, just send us your mailing information, via email.

Read the May Showcase:

The Old Print Gallery Showcase. Volume XXXVII, Number 2 May 2014 CLICK TO READ

The Old Print Gallery Showcase
Volume XXXVII, Number 2
May 2014
CLICK TO READ

We hope you enjoy it!

Standard
15th Century Prints, 16th Century Prints, 18th Century Maps, 18th Century Prints, Copperplate, Engraving, Foreign Maps, Foreign Views, Maps, New Additions, Prints

New Additions: Bird’s Eye Views

NEW ADDITIONS banner

 

NEW ADDITIONSToday 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.

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.

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.

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. Buildiings 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.

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.

 

Standard
16th Century Prints, 19th Century Maps, 19th Century Prints, American Views, Aquatint, Copperplate, Engraving, Foreign Maps, Foreign Views, Lithograph, Maps, New Additions, Two-color Lithograph, World Maps

New Additions: Maps and Views

NEW ADDITIONS bannerNEW ADDITIONSWe have a great group of new maps and views at The Old Print Gallery. Many of the maps are from J. H. Colton’s “Colton’s General Atlas.” This decorative and well engraved atlas was published in the 19th century, with attractive hand coloring. The new views added to our gallery include a special view of Richmond, VA,  engraved by W. J. Bennett from a painting by G. Cooke. It is one of the rarest and most beautiful of Bennett’s aquatints. Gloria Deak describes the print as “George Cooke’s romantic celebration of Richmond’s charms. . . His composition describes the winding path of the Kanawha Canal, embracing in its arc the waters of the James River, where closely clustered buildings rising from its banks define the human community. Grazing cows lend a pastoral touch, and elegant residents, sketched at their leisure on the wooded heights, are placed by the artist in the amphitheater like setting. . . .” The colors in this view are so striking and rich, making it a beautiful and rare piece for a print collector to add to their own collection.

Colton's China. J. H. Colton. Published by Johnson & Browning, New York. Successors to J. H. Colton and Company. Engraving handcolored, 1855-60. A decorative and well engraved map from "Colton's General Atlas." Included on this map are the insets of the island of Amoy and a map of Canton and adjacent islands. With original color.

Colton’s China. J. H. Colton. Published by Johnson & Browning, New York. Successors to J. H. Colton and Company. Engraving handcolored, 1855-60. A decorative and well engraved map from “Colton’s General Atlas.” Included on this map are the insets of the island of Amoy and a map of Canton and adjacent islands. With original color.

Western Hemisphere.  J. H. Colton. Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56.  A decorative and well engraved map from "Colton's General Atlas." With original color.

Western Hemisphere. By J. H. Colton. Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map from “Colton’s General Atlas.” With original color.

Eastern Hemisphere. J. H. Colton.  Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map from "Colton's General Atlas."

Eastern Hemisphere. By J. H. Colton. Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map from “Colton’s General Atlas.”

Hindostan or British India.   Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map from "Colton's Atlas of the World.

Hindostan or British India. Published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map from “Colton’s Atlas of the World.

Medford.  W. Medford Distillery and U.S. Bonded Warehouses.  Massachusetts. By O. H. Bailey. Published by O. H. Bailey & Co., Boston.  Two-color lithograph, 1880. 22 locations identified in the title key of this striking bird's eye view.

Medford. W. Medford Distillery and U.S. Bonded Warehouses. Massachusetts. By O. H. Bailey. Published by O. H. Bailey & Co., Boston. Two-color lithograph, 1880. 22 locations identified in the title key of this striking bird’s eye view.

Richmond, : from the Hill above the Waterworks. George Cooke. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y.  Aquatint engraving, c.1833. Engraved by W. J. Bennett from a painting by G. Cooke. One of the rarest and most beautiful of Bennett's aquatints. Gloria Deak describes the print as  "George Cooke's romantic celebration of Richmond's charms. . . His composition describes the winding path of the Kanawha Canal, embracing in its arc the waters of the James River, where closely clustered buildings rising from its banks define the human community. Grazing cows lend a pastoral touch, and elegant residents, sketched at their leisure on the wooded heights, are placed by the artist in the amphitheater like setting. . . ."  Shown prominently is the Virginia State Capitol building which was designed by Thomas Jefferson. To the right is the Governor's mansion. To the left is City Hall (torn down in 1870) and the State Penitentiary which was designed by Benjamin Latrobe.

Richmond, : from the Hill above the Waterworks. George Cooke. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y. Aquatint engraving, c.1833. Engraved by W. J. Bennett from a painting by G. Cooke.

Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta. Judaeae, Totiusque Orientis Longe Clarissima, Qua Amplitudine ac Magnificentia Hoc Nostro Aevo Conspicua est. (Jerusalem.)  By Braun and Hogenberg. Copper plate engraving, c. 1572. A fine early view of the ancient walled city of Jerusalem. This view appeared in Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitatus Orbis Theatrum," considered the most famous atlas of city views published in the 16th Century.

Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta. Judaeae, Totiusque Orientis Longe Clarissima, Qua Amplitudine ac Magnificentia Hoc Nostro Aevo Conspicua est. (Jerusalem.) By Braun and Hogenberg. Copper plate engraving, c. 1572. A fine early view of the ancient walled city of Jerusalem. This view appeared in Braun & Hogenberg’s “Civitatus Orbis Theatrum,” considered the most famous atlas of city views published in the 16th Century.

Colton's Map of the World on Mercator's Projection. J. H. Colton. Published by J.H. Colton, 172 William St. New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map of the world from "Colton's General Atlas." The tracts of various explorations are shown. These include Cook, Cancouver and La Perouse.

Colton’s Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection. By J. H. Colton. Published by J.H. Colton, 172 William St. New York. Engraving handcolored, 1855-56. A decorative and well engraved map of the world from “Colton’s General Atlas.” The tracts of various explorations are shown. These include Cook, Cancouver and La Perouse.

Standard
19th Century Maps, 19th Century Prints, Contemporary Maps, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Etching, Maps, Photo engraving, Prints, Stone, Wood

New Additions: Washington, DC

NEW ADDITIONS banner

NEW ADDITIONSWe have new Washington, D.C. scenes and maps to share with our readers today. We are very excited about the bird’s-eye view of Georgetown- it is difficult to find depictions of our section of town (OPG is located in historic Georgetown), so we are always on the lookout for interesting views and renditions. What is interesting about older depictions of Washington and its iconic buildings is they illustrate all of the changes and development that have happened to our city- several thoughtfully planned, and several as a result of unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances- like war, flooding, huge population growth, or new technologies, like cars, electricity, or plumbing. We hope you enjoy these views as much as we do!

1. Georgetown a bird’s eye view. LINK.

Georgetown a bird's-eye view. Photo engraving, c. 1970. Image size 23 1/4 x 31 1/4". A detailed view of Georgetown drawn by James Richardson, showing the Potomac River, Key Bridge and the Whitehurst Freeway in the foreground, Georgetown University on the left and Rock Creek Parkway on the right.  A Balloon is pictured on the upper left corner with the sign "Cartographie Richardson."  Before Washington Harbor. Mounted.  Black and white.

Georgetown a bird’s-eye view. Photo engraving, c. 1970. Image size 23 1/4 x 31 1/4″. A detailed view of Georgetown drawn by James Richardson, showing the Potomac River, Key Bridge and the Whitehurst Freeway in the foreground, Georgetown University on the left and Rock Creek Parkway on the right. A Balloon is pictured on the upper left corner with the sign “Cartographie Richardson.” Before Washington Harbor. Mounted. Black and white.

2. Washington City, D.C. LINK.

Washington City, D.C. By Theodore R. Davis. Published in Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving; hand colored, Mar. 13, 1869. Image size 13 3/4 x 20 3/8" (349 x 512 mm). With modern handcoloring.

Washington City, D.C. By Theodore R. Davis. Published in Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving; hand colored, Mar. 13, 1869. Image size 13 3/4 x 20 3/8″ (349 x 512 mm). With modern hand coloring.

3. Washington, D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield. – View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol.  LINK.

Washington, D.C. - The Inuguration of President Garfield. - View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Published by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1881. Wood engraving handcolored, 1881. Image size 20 1/8 x 14 1/16" (512 x 353 mm). An interesting perspective, with modern handcoloring.

Washington, D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield. – View on the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Published by Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1881. Wood engraving hand colored, 1881. Image size 20 1/8 x 14 1/16″ (512 x 353 mm). An interesting perspective, with modern hand coloring.

4. United States Capitol. LINK.

United States Capitol. By Louis Orr. Etching, c. 1920. Image size 15 x 23" (381 x 585 mm). A very detailed and handsomely executed view, typical of Orr's larger works. A flag flies over the entrance. Several cars are parked beside the Capitol steps. Signed in pencil.

United States Capitol. By Louis Orr. Etching, c. 1920. Image size 15 x 23″ (381 x 585 mm). A very detailed and handsomely executed view, typical of Orr’s larger works. A flag flies over the entrance. Several cars are parked beside the Capitol steps. Signed in pencil.

5. Map of the Cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. LINK.

Map of the cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. Published by W. H. & O. H. Morrison. Stone engraving, 1876. Image size, 15 7/8 x 20" (405 x 517 mm) plus margins. A fine map of the original plan for the city of Washington, divided into wards. Various sites are highlighted on the map itself, including the President's House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Naval Observatory, Arsenal at Greenleaf's Point, Navy Yard, City Hall, Smithsonian Institute and Howard University.  This map appeared in the 1876 edition of "Morrison's Stranger's Guide for Washington City." Black & white.

Map of the Cities of Washington and Georgetown D.C. Published by W. H. & O. H. Morrison. Stone engraving, 1876. Image size, 15 7/8 x 20″ (405 x 517 mm) plus margins. A fine map of the original plan for the city of Washington, divided into wards. Various sites are highlighted on the map itself, including the President’s House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Naval Observatory, Arsenal at Greenleaf’s Point, Navy Yard, City Hall, Smithsonian Institute and Howard University. This map appeared in the 1876 edition of “Morrison’s Stranger’s Guide for Washington City.” Black & white.

Standard