Antiquarian Art Co.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1837 VR item #1409660 (stock #903)
Original antique Curtis floral botanical hand colored etching c1804. Presented in archival matte and framed in a contemporary classic frame. Overall size 13 x 16 inches. William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and it continued almost without interruption for 160 years. These Curtis prints are particularly prized for their lavish, beautifully hand colored large illustrations principally by Sydenham Teak Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn. Even now, after all this time of living with Curtis prints, we are still left in awe by their beauty. Each single measures approximately 5 ½ inches wide by 9 inches long. Please view our other Curtis botanical prints compatible with each other for decorative grouping.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1837 VR item #1408868 (stock #895)
Antique map Islands of the Atlantic. This map was originally published by Baldwin and Cradock and copyrighted and published 1836 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge or S.D.U.K. map of the Islands of Atlantic Ocean. Essentially sixteen inset maps on one sheet, the map covers the Azores or Western Isles, Faeroe Isles, Madeira Isles, Canary Islands, Princes Island, Anno Bon, Fernando Po, St. Thomas, Ascension Island, St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha Isles, Cape de Verde Isles, Bermuda Isles, Trinidade Isles, Fernando Noronha and the Falkland Islands. Each inset also notes whether the Islands are in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, American, Brazilian or French possession.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1378482 (stock #826)
16th Century engraving "Saturn" by Adriaen Collaert (c. 1560 – 29 June 1618), from the series Septem Planetæ (The seven planets). Plate size: 8" x 11.5" Saturn; sitting on a cloud he holds a youth with a scythe between his legs; below a female figure labelled "Conscientia" holds a book and points upwards standing besides an elderly man on a chair; on the ground is a flask, spectacles atop an hour-glass and a fire in a cart; beyond is a church and a monk takes the hand of a crippled figure with no feet; plate 7 (ages of man: old age); on full sheet; after Maarten de Vos. 1581. The year he was born at Antwerp is not known, but this is determined to be between 1555 and 1565. According to the RKD in 1580 he became wijnmeester of the Guild of St. Luke. The title wijnmeester was reserved for sons of members, and he was the son of Jan Collaert I and Anna van der Heijden. He married Justa Galle, the daughter of the man he worked for, Philip Galle. He also worked for Gerard de Jode (where he made prints after Maerten de Vos), Eduard Hoeswinckel and Hans van Luyck. After having learnt the principles of the art in his own country, he visited Italy for improvement, where he passed some years. On his return to Flanders, he engraved a great number of plates, executed in a neatly finished style, but with a certain degree of dryness. His drawing is correct, and his heads expressive. He sometimes marked his plates with a cipher. From 1593-94 he took on pupils and from 1589 he worked for the Plantijn Moretus Museum. He died at Antwerp in 1618.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #1402018 (stock #877)
Portrait of a woman with a book after a painting by H Goltius by Cornelis Ploos Van Amstel. Signed and dated on verso 1770. Image size: 8" x 10". overall framed size 13 x 16 ". A rare example of early color printing Van Amstel was a pioneer in using color ink on early prints. Biography Van Amstel an avid art collector and a pupil of Norbert van Bloemen and Jacobus Buys. He later became a member of the Amsterdam artist society Arte et Amicitia (De Kunstkrans). He was known as a collector and copyist of 17th-century artists. His pupils were Christina Chalon, William V, Prince of Orange, Elisabeth van Woensel, and Hermanus Petrous Schouten .
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1389084 (stock #860)
Ruins of the Amphitheater Colissaeus also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. An 18th Century German engraving by Georg Christoph Kilian (1709-1781). Pictured are the Colosseum ruins commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty. The image is titled in both Latin and German below. Image size 12" x 10", presented with custom matte and in a gilt wood frame.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #1411502 (stock #917)
Antique Hand Colored Engraving Sea Shells by Niccolo Guiltier 1742 with hand color. Presented in archival matte and framed. This first edition, folio shell engraving is from Niccolo Gualtieri's Index testarum conchyliorum quae adservantur in museo Nicolai Gualtieri. The work was published in Florence by C. Albizzini in 1742. The plates were engraved by Antonio Pazzi & Giuseppe Menabuoni. Gualtieri was an Italian physician and naturalist. Many of the images in the work were from his personal and renowned collection of shells. Linnaeus used many of Gualtieri's speciments for his Systema Naturae.. Dimensions: ~ 11 7/8" by 17 1/4" overall framed size 18ʺW × 1ʺD × 23ʺH.