We 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.
Below are new views of Great Britain, recently added to our website. From small travel book prints, to illustrated newspaper images, to delicate engravings, these prints offer a full visual (and medium) range. You can see these, and more, on our website, under Foreign Views, Great Britain. Clicking on any of the prints will also lead you to our website. All prints are available for purchase in store and over the phone. We hope you enjoy your visual trip through London, Surrey, Kent and more!
We have recently added several new prints to our website- all foreign views of China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The majority of them are steel engravings or toned lithographs, coming from 19th century travel books. The scenes capture important shipping ports, fantastic and lively village scenes, and several views of monasteries and temples. Priced relatively low- most under $100- these scenes make great gifts for the world explorer on your list, and are also a great way to remember your own travel experiences. Enjoy!