290211 NUIT DE NOËL (Christmas night). A snow-covered village, over it the standing Child Jesus surrounded by angels bringing presents: doll, jumping jack, bilboquet, dice... Hand-col. steel engraving, enhanced with varnish. Back: Text. Maker: L. Chanson, Graveur (engraver), 11 rue de la Tonnellerie, Paris. 111x71 mm. c1860.
A tiny marginal tear, very good conservation.



 

290692 GEGENSTROM (Countercurrent). A five-master pulled by a tug. Painted original on cardboard, again pasted on cardboard and signed with the artist\'s monogram, most probably for the printery of P.I. Landmann. Design: Hans Schreiber (born 1894). Gouache. Back: Plain. Maker: Paul I. Landmann KG, Mannheim-Neckarau. 129x255 mm. c1930.
Hans Schreiber, graphic artist, born 1894 in Hanau, director of the department of commercial art at the Arts & Crafts school in Wuppertal since 1925 (Vollmer). The printery P.I. Landmann was founded in 1890. Rests of adhesive at the back, otherwise very good conservation.




 

290495 Il Giro del Mondo (The trip around the world). Ill. box containing 6 folding maps (Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, Australia), 6 x 15 cards that exemplify the corresponding part of the world and the leaflet of rules (4 pp.), complete. Design: A. V.-M. (box). Process relief and color lith. Back: Questions. Maker: Unknown, Italy. 347x377 (maps), 110x71 mm (pictorial cards). c1925.
The maps are divided in 15 numbered rectangles, each of them has a corresponding pictorial card, e.g.: rectangle no. 8 of North America represents the middle of the USA, the card shows an Indian camp. Except for Europe, the first card of each part of the world portrays a discoverer (Columbus, Marco Polo, Stanley...), the other ones display animals or plants, landscapes and native people. Box damaged and partially repaired, folding mark at 3 pictorial cards, rules somewaht stained.


 

310016 BREST. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 188x256 (sheet), 105x148 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DXXXV" (535).
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290390 In the center of a card embossed with a décor of arrows & quivers, flowers etc., an oval medallion showing extremely fine die cut ornaments in a wreath of flowers & carrying a small embossed scene of 2 cherubs with torches against a burning altar (signed J.S). Folding back the medallion unveils a poem printed on blue silk in a red hand-colored frame. Back: Handwritten dedication. Maker: Johann Seidan, Prague (?) 95x65 mm. c1800.
Dainty, rare & early piece of evidence for the technique of die cut lace. Minimal defect in the medallion, a small bridge of the lace broken.



 

290445 Almost square card adorned along the sides & around the circular central medallion with pictorial elements of die cut lace (flowers). In the middle a folding back hand-painted, embossed & punched out scene: a nymph & Amor weave garlands of flowers. Under it a poem to the brother printed on pink silk. Back: Plain. 123x124 mm. c1800.
Rare & early piece of evidence for the technique of die cut lace. Tiny marginal tear, very good conservation.



 

290449 Franz Dankert's Anweisung im Zeichnen in XX Vorlagen. Dritte Ausgabe [Franz Dankert's drawing instructions in 20 patterns. 3rd edition]. Illustrated title & 20 plates, complete. The 1st plate shows the geometric basic forms, all others deal with the human body: eyes, ears, mouths, feet, heads, naked & dressed figures... Stitched. Copper engraving. Maker: G.N. Renner & Schuster, Nürnberg. 212x360 mm. c1836.
The company founded by Georg Nikolaus Renner (1803-1854) traded under the above mentioned name from 1835 until 1837. 1 corner of the title torn off & expertly replaced, title dirtied, the 1st 2 plates with a folding mark in one corner & small repaired tears, slightly dog-eared.


   
   

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