All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422104 (stock #TBD00310)
An albumen photograph of an entrance and most of one wing of the Louvre from the roof of another wing. Titled in the negative 0n the lower close to center, “LE LOUVRE,” and with the photographer’s red stamped signature, “Achille Quintet” on the backboard just below the photograph on the lower right, Faintly in the lower right corner in the negative is the number 62. The photo is 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches (19 cm x 24...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422101 (stock #TBD00309)
An albumen photograph of a gargoyle located high on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Unknown photographer. Written in the negative in the lower right, “1003, Paris Notre Dame.” The gargoyle emerges from the waist up with a human torso, a dragons ridge on the back of the elongated neck, pointed ears, deep sunk eyes and a slit for a nostril in a rounded snout. 10 ½ x 8 inches (27 x 20 cm) mounted with transparent corners in a 16 x 20 inch (40.5 x 51 cm) mat...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422099 (stock #TBD00308)
An albumen photograph of the Arc de Triomphe at the top of Champs Elysée in Paris France. It is by the unknown photographer E.F.. Titled in a thin margin at the bottom of the negative, “26 (E.F.) Paris – Arc-de-Triomphe.” The photograph is mounted on thin white cardboard. On the back is stamped, November Club, presumably the owner at one time. The image is 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (22 x 28.5 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Historical : Pre 1837 VR item #1421985 (stock #JB04275)
For the collector of Victoriana or autographs of noted writers, here is an authentic signature of the English 19th century novelist and satirist WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863), found on what appears to be a library slip. The writing on the slip refers to the borrowing of the book "Histoire de la Reine Zarah et les Zarasiens", 1712. This little piece of history gives some indication of the reading habits of the famous author...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1421967 (stock #JB05532)
An original copper plate engraved map, with hand coloring of country outlines, and also in the cartouche, titled there, at lower left, "A Map of Turky, Arabia and Persia", the first edition by Georges de l'Isle in 1701, this being the somewhat later revised 1721 edition by noted cartographer of the day John Senex (1678-ca. 1740). This map, 19" by 23" (22 1/2" by 26 1/2" as framed) was considered to be the first modern map of the Arabian Peninsula before the middle of the 18th century...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Historical : Pre 1930 item #1421603 (stock #JB05003)
For the history buff and autograph collector, an opportunity to acquire a nicely presented 1926 Italian document bearing the bold signatures of both King Vittorio Emanuele III (1869-1947) and Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), the infamous Italian dictator known as "Il Duce". The document, entirely in Italian, appears to deal with perfunctory details of an appointment, perhaps a 1920's military appointment of one Baldassare Francesco...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421547 (stock #TBD00307)
An albumen photograph of the Swedish flagged Olga on the Nile river. The riverboats were known as dahabiya and typically travelled from Cairo upriver to either Luxor or Aswan on a forty or fifty day journey. Travel on one of these dahabiya was usually luxurious, for the times. The flag on the stern mast is that of Sweden, the one on the foremast is that of Egypt, then part of the Ottoman Empire. Very faintly signed in the negative lower left, “Lengaki” and in the lower right, “No. 613...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421546 (stock #TBD00306)
An unsigned albumen photograph titled in the negative in the lower left, “590. Shachem (Nablous).” The photograph depicts trees in the foreground, a crumbling square stone tower, the city of Nablus and the hills beyond. It is mounted on tan paper. The image is 6 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches (15.5 x 20.5 cm) mounted in a 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm) mat.

Condition: Good with small surface imperfections and a little discoloration along the left edge.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421545 (stock #TBD00305)
An albumen photograph of the Ghats from across the River Ganges. On the shore below the photographer is a man in the stern of a small boat and another boat to the far left with a large expanse of river dividing them from the bathing Ghats lined up on the far bank of the Ganges. The studio stamp for Thomas A. Rust (English, 1841-1904) is on the back. Also, on the back in pencil, “General view of Bathing Ghats Benares.” 8 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches (20.5 x 28 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1421323 (stock #JB03232)
Very nicely presented, wall-ready antique map centered on the Americas, 1784, by Paris-based late 18th century cartographer Jean Janvier. The map, 19" by 25 3/4"inside the mat and 30 3/4" by 36 3/4" in new black ornate frame, is generally in fresh, clean condition, with center fold and some unevenness of the paper, which photographs as shadows or brown areas...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Historical : Pre 1900 item #1421195 (stock #JB05313)
A handwritten letter mounted on an old board, along with old photographic reproductions of two of the artist's works, by well listed French 19th century artist JEAN-JACQUES HENNER (1829-1905). The letter is entirely in French, written in old brown ink, on one page (though there are three other unused sides), and is undated. An old mat with hand-drawn and painted borders (removable) is fitted over openings made for the letter and photos...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1930 item #1421006 (stock #TBD00304)
A sepia toned silver print of a Bedouin shepherd with his flock grazing on sparsely covered ground below a hill. In the lower right corner is the blind stamp, “American Colony/Jerusalem.” The original dates from around 1920 and this would appear to be a print of roughly that age. The Number 161 is stamped on the back...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421004 (stock #TBD00303)
An albumen photograph by Felis Bonfils (French 1829-1885) showing a group of dahabiya moored on Gezira Island with the original Kasr el Nil bridge over the Nile at Cairo showing in the background. The bridge opened in 1872. Dahabiya were boats for tourists cruising up the Nile to either Luxor or Aswan on trips lasting respectively about forty or fifty days. These were luxury tourist accommodation and the central experience of a tour of Egypt in the late 19th century. At the time of this photogr...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421002 (stock #TBD00302)
An albumen photograph of the Kas Mahal, the Royal residence inside the Red Fort at Agra built by Shah Jahan from 1632 to 1640. The photo shows the building and in the distance on the right the Taj Mahal. Signed in the negative, “Rust,” and possibly with the number 8. Also, on the reverse is the photographer’s stamp. Thomas A. Rust (English, 1841-1904). The image is 8 x 9 7/8 inches (20.5 x 25 cm). the mat is 16 x 20 inches (40.5 x 51 cm).

Condition: generally good with some internal c...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1420846
A lovely three volume set, second printing by the Folio Society London, 1998. The moire silk cover on the Rome edition is a tiny bit faded with minor darkening on the spine, and the slipcase shows very light wear otherwise the set is fine. Rome, Venice, Florence.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420545 (stock #TBD00200)
Albumen photograph of the quay from across the water at Port Said with what is, I think, the light house that was built in 1869 and architecturally important because of the early, if not the first, use of reinforced concrete. Written in the negative, lower left, “Lankaki” and lower right, “Quai du Port Said.” The Zangaki brothers who often wrote Langaki were among the early photographers of Egypt. Photograph mounted on thin card and matted. Image 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Mat...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420543 (stock #TBD00299)
Albumen photograph depicting the city of Damascus in the distance with a town in the middle distance and a man standing in a graveyard toward the foreground. Written in the negative lower left, “Bonfils” and lower right, “402. Damas-Vue general de Damas prise de ‘Sulkirk’(?)” Laid on paper and matted. Image 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches (22 x 30 cm). Mat 16 x 20 inches (40.5 x 51 cm). Felix Bonfils (French 1831-1885) was one of the early photographers of the Middle East. A similar view is at t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1420357 (stock #JB02911)
Fine antique copper engraving map of Asia from the eastern Mediterranean to the western Pacific, with hand coloring, by Dutch cartographers Gerardo and Leonardo Valk, circa 1710. The map measures 20" by 24" and is laid down to a board as is often seen. Margins are adequate. The map is I believe in overall good condition for a collector looking for a display item, though there are condition issues to be noted, such as some foxing, discoloration, margin wear, stubbed corner, a slight abraded ar...