Copperplate

Anon. : 27 items

Maps

Anon.    Publication not known. c1850s
£5
19.5 x 15cm


An uncoloured lithographic transfer, the origin of which I have so far been unable to discover. 4 punch holes to top margin outside the printed area.
Ref: NTN 539
 
Anon.    Anon. 1800's
£20
48 x 30.5cm


Jersey. A coloured manuscript map of Jersey marking the island's administrative divisions. Possibly a child's school project?
Ref: ISL 313
 
Anon.    Colton's General Atlas 1859 (1855)
£135
40 x 32.5cm


London Environs. In 1831 Joseph Hutchins Colton set up a publishing company in New York, which grew to be one of the leading US map publishers of the 19th century. After producing a number of individaul maps, Colton's first atlas was issued in 1855, initially titled Colton's Atlas of the World, but changed to Colton's General Atlas from 1857. There were a number of editions up until 1888. This map of the Environs of London - the first London map to be published in the USA - is from the 1859 edition of the work. Around this time Colton seems to have entered into a collaborative venture with with the book seller and publishers Johnson and Browning, who are credited as publishers of the 1859 edition of Colton's atlas. In return, Colton was credited as the publisher of the first 2 editions of Johnson's Family Atlas published in 1860 and 1861. Collaboration subsequently turned into competition.
 
Anon.    The History of London and Its Environs 1798
£70
49.5 x 39.5cm


The History of London and its Environs was a partwork published by John Stockdale bewteen 1796 and 1811. It included a number of maps, including this one of Hertfordshire. The map is closely based upon that of the county engraved by John Cary for Camden's Britannia, and may even be by Cary himself, who was involved with Stockdale on various projects. It does not, however, bear any engraver's signature.
Ref: HRT 039
 
Anon.    Atlante Novissimo 1779
£95
30.5 x 20cm


Antonio Zatta was a Venetian publisher and his world atlas, the Atlante Novissimo (New Atlas) was his greatest claim to fame. It was issued in 4 volumes between the years 1779 and 1785, each volume bearing a different date. The work contained maps of just 4 English counties - Surry, Kent, Essex and Middlesex - which all appeared in Volume I, issued in 1779. They were drawn by G. Petteri and engraved by G. Zuliani, and are generally found, as here, with sparse original colour. Uncommon.
Ref: SUR 022
 
Anon.    Source Unknown 19th Century
£8
12.5 x 8cm


Scarborough Environs. I have not yet been able to trace the source of this neat little map showing the Environs of Scarborough, but believe it is probably from a 19th century guidebook to Yorkshire or to the Watering Places of England. It is marked as Plate 32, Page 296. If anyone out there can shed any light, please do let me know
 
Anon.    Source Publication Unknown c1860
£15
58.5 x 53cm


Eastern Counties of England. This map is sheet 8 of what was probably a 12 sheet map of England and Wales. It broadly covers the eastern counties of England, including all or most of Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. There are no signatures to assist in attribution to a specific author, but the style may suggest Cary or Cruchley. A date of c1860 is suggested by evidence of telegraph cables crossing the North Sea - cables from the UK to Heligoland dating from 1859 are marked, but not the cable from Lowestoft to Zandvoort which was laid in 1862. The map was produced by lithographic transfer, and is in original colour.
 
Anon.    Source Publication Unknown c1850-1900?
£18
11.5 x 12.5cm


Sketch-Map of Devon. An anonymous small map of Devon from an unidentified source. It is titled simply "Sketch-Map of Devon", and is printed by lithography. Tentatively dated to the second half of the 19th century.
Ref: DEV 036
 
Anon.    Source Publication Unknown c1890-1920?
£15
55 x 42cm


Scotland. I have so far been unable to identify the source atlas from which this map comes. The style and colour printing suggests a date of perhaps 1890-1920, but this must be taken only as a guide. There are four repaired tears - two short, marginal ones not affecting the image, and two slightly longer ones entering the printed area by c 2cms. Despite these minor blemishes the map would still frame-up and display well.
Ref: SCT 012
 

Sea and Coastal Charts

Anon.    Cote Orientale D'Angleterre, depuis Lowestoft jusqu'a…L'Humber 1798
£195
61 x 87.5cm


East Coast of England - Norfolk, Lincolnshire and the Wash. When the Napoleonic wars broke out between England and France the French Admiralty (Depot de la Marine) acquired and copied a number of coastal charts of Britain by various marine surveyors. These were then in c1804/5 collected into volumes which were supplied to the captains of French ships in anticipation of Napoleon's invasion of England (which was eventually called off). This chart of the English east coast, from Lowestoft to the Humber estuary, was one of these charts. It was engraved in 1798 by Etienne Collin, copying an English chart of 1789 by Hamilton Moore. Centrefold and another old, soft fold. Some nibbles and short tears to the outer margins, but otherwise OK.
Ref: SEA 020
 

Town Plans

Anon.    Plan of Property belonging to the Corporation of Doncaster 1875
£15
69.5 x 50cm


Doncaster. This plan was drawn to support the sale by auction of 13 individual lots, in central Doncaster and Balby, adjoining Thorne Road, The Town Field, and Balby Road. A contemporary newspaper report of the sale is affixed to the plan. Original colour. Old folds with three minor repairs to a short tear along a fold, and two small holes where folds meet.
Ref: TWN 112
 

Topographical prints of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire

Anon.    Memorials of Cambridge 1860
£15
14 x 10.5cm


Cambridge - Corpus Christi College - The Old Court. In 1860 a new edition of Le Keux's Memorials of Cambridge was published. As well as the original Le Keux steel engravings, the work contained 9 new etchings by R.H. Farren, a local artist of note who worked in oils and etched. This example of Farren's work shows the old court of Corpus Christi.
Ref: TOP 175
 
Anon.    Memorials of Cambridge 1860
£10
11 x 15cm


Cambridge - Jesus College Chapel Interior. In 1860 a new edition of Le Keux's Memorials of Cambridge was published. As well as the original Le Keux steel engravings, the work contained 9 new etchings by R.H. Farren, a local artist of note who worked in oils and etched. This example of Farren's work shows the interior of Jesus College's chapel..
Ref: TOP 176
 
Anon.    Illustrated London News 1869
£20
34 x 23.5cm


Cambridge - Cam improvements at St. John's. Uncoloured engraving from the issue dated 27/5/1869.
Ref: TOP 988
 
Anon.    Picturesque Europe - Part 19 1877/8
£12
15.5 x 24cm


Cambridge - Trinity College Avenue. Picturesque Europe was a serialised patwork, designed as a showcase for steel and wood engravings after and by significant artists of the day. The 60 parts were published monthly from 1875 to 1880.When sets of parts were completed, they were also sold as complete volumes, building to a full 5-volume set, 2 volumes of which were devoted to the British Isles.This wood-cut print shows the approach to Trinity College from the Backs and Queen's Road, and appeared in part part 19 of the work in 1776/7. It was engraved by J.W. Whymper after a drawing by W.H.J. Boot.
Ref: TOP 191
 
Anon.    Picturesque Europe - Part 20 1876/7
£10
11.5 x 21cm


Caius College, Cambridge - The Gate of Honour. Picturesque Europe was a serialised patwork, designed as a showcase for steel and wood engravings after and by significant artists of the day. The 60 parts were published monthly from 1875 to 1880.When sets of parts were completed, they were also sold as complete volumes, building to a full 5-volume set, 2 volumes of which were devoted to the British Isles.This wood-cut print shows the Gate of Honour at Caius College with the Senate House and Old Scholls in the background, and appeared in part part 20 of the work in 1776/7. It was engraved by J.W. Whymper.
Ref: TOP 193
 
Anon.    Publication not known c1890
£5
18 x 24cm


St. John's College - Cloister Gate, New Buildings. Uncoloured lithograph.
Ref: TOP 1037
 
Anon.    Memorials of Cambridge 1860
£15
10.5 x 14cm


Trinity Hall - Main Entrance and Facade from Trinity Lane. In 1860 a new edition of Le Keux's Memorials of Cambridge was published. As well as the original Le Keux steel engravings, the work contained 9 new etchings by R.H. Farren, a local artist of note who worked in oils and etched. This example of Farren's work shows the entrance and frontage of Trinty Hall from Trinity Lanei.
Ref: TOP 174
 
Anon.    Les Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de l'Irelande 1707
£50
21 x 29cm


Trinty Hall - Birds-Eye View of the College. This work, authored by James Beeverell and published in Leiden by Pieter van der Aa, contained severall small maps, and plates including engravings of the Cambridge Colleges These were based on Loggan's larger prints from his Cantabrigia Illustrata of 1688. This bird's eye view of Trinity Hall is a particularly attractive member of the set, offering an excellent perspective view of the layout of the college courts and buildings at that time. A narrow right hand white margin, but sufficient for mounting.
Ref: TOP 479
 

Topographical prints - other areas

Anon.    Source Unknown c1860?
£5
19.5 x 14cm


Cumnor Place, Wytham. Cumnor Place was originally a grange (outlying farm) belonging to Abingdon Abbey. It dated from the 14th cnetury, but was finally demolished by the Earl of Abingdon in 1810. This etching bears no signatures, and its source publication has not been identified.
Ref: TOP 172
 
Anon.    The Beauties of England and Wales 1810
£12
19 x 13cm


Temple House, Bisham. The Beauties of England and Wales was a topographical partwork issued in 18 volumes between 1801 and 1815. It was initially published by Vernor & Hood and later by J. Harris. This print of Temple House was engraved by G. Cooke after a drawing S. Owen, and appeared in 1810. The house was built by Samuel Wyatt for Thomas Mils in the late eighteenth century. It was demolished in 1932.
Ref: TOP 006
 
Anon.    The History and Topography of the County of Essex c1831
£15
15.5 x 11.5cm


Waltham Abbey. The History and Topgraphy of the County of Essex was a serialised partwork, authored by T. Wright, which was issued from 1831. This print shows the Abbey Church and surrounding buildings, and was engraved by Barber after a drawing by W.H. Bartlett.
Ref: TOP 170
 
Anon.    The Beauties of England and Wales 1804
£8
10 x 14cm


Tewkesbury Abbey. The Beauties of England and Wales was a topographical partwork issued in 18 volumes between 1801 and 1815. It was initially published by Vernor & Hood, and later by J. Harris. This print was engraved by R. Roffe from a drawing by J. Burden. An Anglo-Saxon monastery once stood on the Abbey site from the 8th century, but the building of the present Abbey church was begun in 1102 in the Norman style. After the dissolution of the monasteries it became the parish church.
Ref: TOP 181
 
Anon.    Griffith's History of Cheltenham and its Vicinity 1838
£8
14.5 x 9.5cm


Sandywell Park, the seat of Walter Lawrence, near Cheltenham. Samuel Young Griffith's book covers the topography and history of Chentenham and the surrounding country to a radius of c30 miles. Sandywell Park is located a few miles to the SE of Chetenham. The house was build around 1704 for Henry Brett, with wings being added some 20 years later. Griffith's text states that further improvements had been made by the then-present owner, Walter Lawrence. The house survives today as private, residential apartments. Some copies of Griffith's work were graced by proof copies of the prints on superior paper, and this print is marked as such. It was engraved by W. Radclyffe after drawings by C. Barber and H. Lamb. A little foxing, but not too noticeable.
Ref: TOP 157
 
Anon.    Picturesque Europe c1875/6
£10
23 x 17cm


In the New Forest, Lymington. Picturesque Europe was a serialised partwork, designed as a showcase for steel and wood engravings after and by significant artists of the day. The 60 parts were published monthly from 1875 to 1880.When sets of parts were completed, they were also sold as complete volumes, building to a full 5-volume set, 2 volumes of which were devoted to the British Isles.This wood-cut print does not give a specific location but the drawing was taken in the forest near Lymington. It was drawn by J.W. Whymper, but the engraver's name is hard to read (possibly Raynes).
Ref: TOP 206
 
Anon.    The European Magazine 1797
£10
16 x 11.5cm


Otter's Pool, Watford. The European Magazine was published from 1792 until 1826, eventually building into 89 volumes. It offered an range of content and competed with the Gentleman's Magazine and others. There are no artist or engraver's signatures, the imprint bearing only the name of the publisher J. Sewell, who founded the magazine. Otterspool is a small settlement on the river Colne to the east of Watford town centre. It was clearly once a rural idyll.
Ref: TOP 189
 
Anon.    Principaux Monuments Gothiques de l'Europe 1841
£90
51 x 66.5cm


Lincoln Cathedral. Gustave Simonau, the engraver of this large print, was brought up in London where he studied painting and lithography before moving to Brussels in c1830. He was a major figure in 19th century watercolour and lithography media. Between 1838 and 1943 he produced a very large set of lithographs of European cathedrals and churches built in the Gothic style, including 5 of English cathedrals. The set was published by his father's lithographic company in 1843 under the title given. This fine example from the set is of Lincoln cathedral, and is dated 1841. It is printed on thick paper, and has been trimmed at the bottom resulting in the removal of the subject title, but leaving the lithographer and publisher's signatures. Slight loss to the white margins at two of the corners, not affecting the printed area.
Ref: TOP 492