A colored map of Basse Alsace (Lower Alsace), a historical region on the borders of modern France and Germany. The map shows the locations of numerous towns and churches, as well as topographical features. Condition: Very Good. Some limited age toning and age spotting, and a few light creases are visible. Tastefully matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 19 3/8 in x h 16 5/8 in.
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A map of the route from London to the coastal town of Rye. The work of Thomas Gardner, this map was originally part of the volume A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller, published by Gardner in 1719. Condition: Very Good. Light age toning and a central crease which shows no wear. Framed and matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 17 in x h 12.75 in.
c. 1760. A map of the Peruvian port city of Callao, prepared by the English cartographer Thomas Jeffreys (c. 1719-1771), who was the geographer to George III. This map was originally published in a magazine, which has resulted in several folds (none of which show significant evidence of wear). Light age toning and some surface soiling in the left hand margin. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 20 in x h 14 in.
A hand-drawn and hand-colored illustration accompanied by a hand-written poem in an early nineteeth-century hand. The poem, by actor and poet John Collins (d. 1808), describes the first visit of the “bumpkin” John Bull (a literary and satirical character commonly used as an embodiment of English character or Englishness) to a church. There, he witnesses several sights he finds bewildering, but he ultimately undone by a christening, which sends him running from the church, swearing never to return. The illustration captures Bull in the moment of turning to flee the scene of the christening in horror. Collins published this poem in his book, Scripscrapologia; Or, Collins's Doggerel Dish of All Sorts (Birmingham: by the author, 1804). The poem also appeared in newspapers in the United States: prose versions were printed in the Boston Weekly Magazine of Saturday Evening, February 9, 1805, and also in The Bureau, or Repository of Literature, Politics, and Intelligence by S.C. Carpenter on Saturday, June 27, 1812. The exact origin of this copy of the text is not entirely clear. None of the publications mentioned above, including the author’s own book, Scripscrapologia, print anything like the illustration that accompanies this version, or indeed any illustration at all. The text is also distinct from the versions mentioned above in a variety of ways, some of which are as subtle as change of stanza structure or slight alterations of word choice. It is also worth noting that the handwritten version includes various “corrections” to bring standard English spelling into line with the west country vernacular that Collins used in some versions of the text, but notably not in his book. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some breakage of the paper around the edges obscures a line of text at the very top of the page (written in a different hand, and not of a piece with the text below it) and partially obscures the last line of the poem, which is nevertheless still legible. A closed tear that extends up an old crease in the center of the page cuts through the last two stanzas of the poem, but does not significantly impact legibility. Dimensions 11.375 x 17.75 inches (manuscript); 17.125 x 21.125 inches (frame).
Chicago: 1973. The headline from the 24 January 1973 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, which announced the beginning of the cease-fire which marked the beginning of negotiations to end the Vietnam War. Condition: Good to Very Good. Significantly age toned; a small open tear on the left edge and a small dark stain in the bottom left corner. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 17.5 in x h 20.5 in.
France. An original lithograph from Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. The work of French artist Jules Chéret, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche was a subscription service that operated between 1896 and 1900, through which subscribers received a monthly curated selection of four of the finest examples of late 19th-century poster art. The posters were reproduced as lithographs at reduced scale, making them easily collected art for the masses at a time when posters were a particularly celebrated artistic medium. This poster was designed by Ethel Reed to advertise the publication of Albert Morris Bagby’s novel Miss Träumerei. Framed. Condition: Very Good. Moderate age-toning to poster; light denting and scratching to frame. Dimensions 12 x 16.375 inches.
R. and J. Ottens, c. 1730. A regional map of the Netherlands showing Utrecht and Amsterdam created by the Dutch publishers R. and J. Ottens, c. 1730. Condition: Good. Some age toning, minor chips and closed tears to margins (as well as slightly longer tears at the edge of the central crease), and minor water damage to margins. Dimensions w 26.5 in x h 22.25 in.
Paris: 1758. This finely engraved hand-colored map covers the region from Denmark through to the Urals, and all of Scandinavia. The map includes great detail of the terrain and watershed and names scores of small towns and villages. It has a large decorative title cartouche with eight different distance scales used by various nations. A large inset at the upper left shows the island of Iceland. Engraved by G. de la Haye. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (July 11, 1697-January 28, 1782) was a French geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. From an early age d’Anville continued the reform of French cartography begun by Guillaume Delisle, but he was also a reputable classical scholar, and many of his memoirs and maps relate to ancient and medieval geography. He displayed exceptional judgement in his choice and use of past authorities and a detailed knowledge of measures of distance. He also adjusted his measurements where possible to astronomically determined positions. His Atlas Général, first published in 1743, was frequently revised. D’Anville was appointed first geographer to the king of France in 1773. Condition: Good. Light age toning, some bumping and minor closed tears to edges. Significant wear to upper portion of the map, which has been professionally restored. Dimensions w 40.25 in x h 28 7/8 in.
1910. SEPTEMBER 24 1910. The artist’s name appears inside the lower border of the image. Printed below the image lower left is “VOL XLVI NO 1” and lower right “SEPTEMBER 24 1910” with a “27” in the extreme right corner. The magazine’s title “Collier’s The National Weekly” largely obscured by Parrish’s bookish clown speaks to the magazine’s foothold in early 20th-century popular culture. From 1904 to 1910, Parrish was under exclusive contract to Collier's, which published his famed Arabian Nights paintings in 1906-07. Condition: fine. Matted and framed; the frame is moderately scuffed. Dimensions image dimensions: w 10.75 in x h 15 in.
A colored map of the Orinoco River and its tributaries. Churches are indicated with small symbols dotted in red, but the primary focus is on topographical features, including rivers and forests. All text in French. Condition: Very Good. Several creases are visible, but these show no evidence of wear. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 22.75 in x h 20 5/8 in.
A map of the Touraine region of France published in Amsterdam by Dutch cartographers Willem and Johannes Blaeu. Condition: Very Good. Age toning and several small age spots. A central crease. Matted and framed, with some chipping and loss of material to the frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 26.75 x h 22 3/8 in.
A signed original print by Grace Rhoades Dean entitled “The Grist Mill.” Born in Ohio, Dean (1878-1968) spent most of her career in that state, though she and her husband, who was also an artist, studied in Munich between 1910 and 1914. Following their return to Ohio from Germany, Dean taught art classes and exhibited her work widely at regional galleries and competitions. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. Some age-toning, and some chipping to frame. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 15.25 x 13.125 inches.
A map showing part of the eastern end of the Mediterranean, the work of the Dutch engraver Pieter van der Aa (written here as Pierre vander Aa). It was originally included in Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde, first published in 1713, but this copy is dated 1736. Condition: Excellent. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 16 1/8 in x h 13.5 in.
Limited edition color lithograph by Raphael Soyer. Signature and date in pencil in lower right corner. Edition number 2/150, also in pencil, in the lower left corner. Black and white with muted colors on face, hands, and sweater. Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) was born in Russia and arrived in the United States at the age of 10. He studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous art museums, including the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Condition: Excellent with no apparent issues. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions: 32 x 27 inches.
A map of South America produced by the English cartographer Thomas Kitchin (1718-1784). This map highlights the waterways of South America, and also includes the European names for many coastal towns. Condition: Good to very good. Minor age toning somewhat darker around the edges and several creases. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 23.75in x h 22.25 in.
Black Lotus, 1981. Limited Edition, #734/933. A signed limited edition print of Icarus by Barry Windsor-Smith, best known as the artist behind Conan the Barbarian in the early 1970s. Number 734 of a limited edition of 933. Hand signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.; Dimensions: Frame: w 23.5 in x h 30 in; print w 14.5 in x h 19.75 in; Condition: Very good+. One small handling crease visible in top margin. Not examined out of frame.; This item is located at our Dupont Store.
A map of Calabria Citra, a historical region of Italy once part of Magna Graecia and heavily populated with Greek settlers in antiquity. Condition: Very Good. A central crease showing minimal wear with light age toning and age spotting. Framed but not matted; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 24 3/8 in x h 20.5 in.
A detailed map of the Lombardy region of Italy, the work of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), the celebrated Flemish cartographer. Condition: Good to Very Good. Age toning, a central crease with faint water staining toward the bottom. Matted and framed between two panes of glass, so that the text on the reverse is visible even while framed. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 26.25 in x h 23.25 in.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro showing a design for a green bustle gown. Unsigned. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on artist’s board. Dimensions: w 12.5 x h 12.25 in. Condition: Very good. Paper lightly age-toned with slight foxing and marking. Edges of board unevenly trimmed; minor bumping to edges and corners. Evidence of old adhesive on verso. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro showing a medieval-inspired costume composed of a purple dress, a short cloak, and a wimple. Unsigned, but with construction notes in the artist’s hand. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Dimensions: w 11 x h 14 in. Condition: Good to very good. Age-toned and somewhat foxed, with minor bumping and creasing to edges and corners and minor marking. Verso shows yellowed adhesive from tape, as well as a few spots of minor surface damage from the removal of adhesive. Light marking and a small damp stain on verso. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro showing a woman in a black gown with a bustle. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil at the lower left corner, above which he has written the name of Hella Arensen. Gouache on paper. Dimensions: w 11 x h 14 in. Condition: Fair. Age-toned, with some bumping to edges and corners. Two closed tears, one (2 in) to left center edge, and one (1 in) to upper edge. A long dent runs across the skirt of the dress, and there is an open tear to the train of the skirt and a small dent beneath the train near the shoes. Verso significantly age-toned with some damp staining, yellowed tape, and minor damage due to adhesive removal. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a design for a glamorous pale green evening gown with silver spangles. The background of the image has been partially completed, so it appears that the figure is emerging from clouds of colored smoke. Two rough drawings in pencil on the verso. Signed by the artist on the recto in pencil at the lower right corner. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Dimensions: w 11 x h 15 in. Condition: Good to very good. Lightly age-toned and slightly foxed, with some marking to verso and recto. Minimal bumping to edges and corners. Evidence of yellowed tape and two small patches of minor damage due to adhesive removal on verso. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting of a man’s costume in regency style by costume designer Marco Montedoro. Unsigned. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Dimensions: w 9.5 x h 13.5 in. Condition: Good to very good. Lightly age-toned and marked, with a dent and open tear near the right edge. Minimal bumping to edges and corners. Yellowed tape and minor damage from tape removal on verso. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original drawing by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a fashionable woman wearing a skirt and jacket over a yellow shirt and carrying a red clutch. Unsigned. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Dimensions: w 11 x h 15 in. Condition: Very good. Slightly age-toned and foxed with light marking and minor bumping to edges and corners. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a design for a brightly colored ball gown. The figure also wears a crown-like headdress. Unsigned. Gouache and pencil on paper. Dimensions: w 14 x h 11 in. Condition: Good to very good. Age-toned and slightly foxed, with minor marking and bumping to edges and corners. Verso: yellowed adhesive to edges and corners, as well as a few spots of minor surface damage from adhesive removal. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a woman’s costume with a voluminous two-tiered skirt. Matted. Unsigned. Gouache and pencil on paper. Dimensions: image: w 10.5 x h 13.5 in; mat: w 14 x h 17 in. Condition: Good to very good. Lightly age-toned, with significant pilling at the center left edge (not impacting image). Light marking. Verso: light marking, yellowed tape and minor surface damage due to adhesive removal. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro showing a design for an Egyptian-inspired costume. The phrase “Egyptian Ballet” has been written in the artist’s hand at the upper left corner and then erased. Unsigned. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Verso: several rough overlapping pencil sketches, some somewhat marked out. Dimensions: w 10 x h 14 in. Condition: Good to very good. Age-toned and slightly foxed with light marking, particularly at edges. Very minor bumping to edges and corners. Verso: yellowed tape, small patches of surface damage from adhesive removal, and light marking. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a design for a floor-length gown with stiff architectural pleats at the hips and flame details to the skirt and headdress. Signed by the artist at the lower right corner. Gouache on artist’s board. Dimensions: w 9 x h 14 in. Condition: Good to very good. Some loss of finish to the surface of the painting, particularly at the figure’s face and chest. Minor bumping to edges and corners, resulting in a chip damaging the final “o” of the signature. Yellowed adhesive and some surface damage from adhesive removal on verso. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
An original painting by costume designer Marco Montedoro depicting a design for a woman’s costume. The painting is labeled “The Nymphs” in the artist’s hand at the upper right corner, and below this are a few construction notes, also in the artist’s hand. Unsigned. Gouache, colored pencil, and pencil on paper. Verso: one rough sketch in pencil. Dimensions: w 11 x h 14 in. Condition: Good to very good. Foxing and light marking visible, along with minor bumping to edges and corners. Light vertical crease to right of figure on lower half of sheet. Verso: visibly age-tones with light foxing, yellowed tape, and small patches of surface damage from adhesive removal. THIS ITEM IS AT OUR DUPONT STORE.
1774. An attractive copper engraved map of the world by French cartographer Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794). The directions of ocean currents are indicated with small arrows. Alaska (written here as “Alaschka”) is depicted as an island, and Tasmania as contiguous with Australia. Condition: Excellent. A central crease is visible, but shows no evidence of wear. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 18.25 in x h 14 1/8 in.
Paris: Lapina. Imp. This poster is mounted on canvas and has a dark beige background. The poster’s image depicts a religious figure in long white, red and gold robes holding a staff. Below the figure are several figures in a black and white rendering. The caption at the bottom of the drawing reads: Le Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique. Condition: Good- to Good. There are four horizontal creases across the poster. One chip to the top left corner. Otherwise the surface of the poster has mild smudges. Minor crinkling to the edges. Printed by Lapina. Imp., Paris. Dimensions w 31 1/8 in x h 46 3/8 in.
Print by Boris W. Vallejo, signed and dated (7/27/79) in pen in the lower right corner. This print is of the cover art created by fantasy artist Boris W. Vallejo for the novel Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Vallejo, born in Peru in 1941, attended Peru’s National School of Fine Arts, and later immigrated to the United States. He has worked with numerous publishers in the fantasy genre, and has also created artwork for movie posters and more. Condition: Good. Somewhat faded. Some rippling from the way the print has been matted. Some damage to the backing, but this does not impact the print. Dimensions 23.5 x 25.375 inches.
Maryland. A large sketch pad filled with more than fifty life studies by an unrecognized 20th century Maryland-based artist, Dick Kelih. One additional study, done on different paper, has been placed in the folio but not attached in any way. The first nine studies are painted; the rest are worked variously in charcoal, crayon, and graphite. They vary in completeness and level of detail, but all are produced in a loose, fluid style. Condition: good. A few pages have closed tears, and one has multiple closed and open tears. Some water staining to early pages, and all pages are yellowed with age. Dimensions 18.5 x 25 inches.
Print by Elisabeth Claire Tournay (1731-1773) after a painting by Pierre-Louis Dumesnil the Younger (1698-1781). Tournay was a female engraver who spent her career in Paris, where Dumesnil also worked for most of his life. A copy of this print is currently in the collection of the Musee Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris in Paris, France. Matted and framed. Condition: Very Good. The black and gilt frame shows some minor wear. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 21 inches.
1797. An engraving by French artist Jacques Philippe Levilly (active 1780-1800). Condition: good. Light age toning and some age spots; several small closed tears and holes in margins. Several small creases around the edges and one faint central crease. Some faint water staining to right edge, particularly in margin. Matted but not framed. Dimensions mat w 19 5/8 in x h 17 5/8 in print w 15.25 in x h 13.25 in.
1929. A signed, numbered (28/30), and dated (1929) print by American artist Richard R. Beatty (1899-1961). Condition: good to very good. Some age toning, particularly noticeable at the border created by the edge of the mat. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions frame w 17.5 in x h 14 5/8 in image w 9 3/8 in x h 7.75 in.
An attractive map of the island of Corfu by the Italian cartographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718). The map is richly illustrated with scenes and floorplans of fortifications, and this copy has been hand-colored. Coronelli was widely considered to have been one of the most important cartographers of his generation. Condition: Very Good. Light age toning, significant central crease. Double matted and framed. Dimensions w 30 in x h 23 7/8 in.
A map of France produced by the Amsterdam publishing house Covens and Mortier, and released in 1721. The map highlights rivers, towns, and churches, and some elements are highlighted with color. Condition: Good. Age toning, age spots, and a central crease. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. Dimensions w 32 5/8 in x h 26 5/8 in.
Columbus Erdglobus, 1937/1938. A terrestrial globe produced by the German company Columbus Erdglobus. This model shows, in addition to contemporary political boundaries, global sea routes. It is mounted on a wooden stand. Condition: Good. Some cracking and separation at the seam at the equator, and some minor general scuffing to the surface of the globe. Dimensions w 14 in x h 26.5 in.
Italy: c. 1400. 90x80mm; cutting from an original highly illuminated manuscript choirbook; executed by hand on animal parchment with tempera colors of mauve, pink, blue, green, white and burnished gold; the back displays a four-line stave in red ink with text and musical notation in black ink; in frame.
1944. This 1944 volume was jointly published by the U.S. Army and Navy, to provide American soldiers with a guide to the uniforms of enemy soldiers.It is heavily illustrated in full color, and each page is dated with a month and year to indicate the currency of the information given. Condition: Good only. The cover has become detached, though it is still present, and the cloth binding shows some evidence of wear. The pages show some age toning and, on the first page, age spots, but the text block is free of markings. Dimensions w 10 5/8 in x h 6.5 in.