290303 View of the railway Fürth-Nürnberg. 4 horizontal stripes: at the top, the train goes from the left to the right, at the bottom the other way round. On the 2 middle stripes, in parallel - in the true sense of the word - to the new means of trnasport, the author shows the view from the train: houses, trees, country & city people, riders, coach & horse & cart. Printed in gold on multicolored paper. Back: Plain. Maker: Johann Lechner, Fürth (?) 351x432 mm. c1836.
Lit.: Heijbroek/Greven [1994] 155.
The background is stencilled with a pattern of lozenges in green, yellow, vermilion & carmine. The train started for the first time from Nürnberg to Fürth on Dec. 7, 1835. It is quite exactly represented with its tender, an open, a covered & a closed carriage. The medium brocade paper & its technique were by that time already things of the past. We see now in front of us one of its last evidences in conjunction with the first occurrence of a means of transport that will revolutionize the ways of life: actually a symbol of the end of the old world at the beginning of the industrial era. Very good conservation.


 

310010 CATHÉDRALE DE POITIERS. Design: Formster nach Willis. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: 185x267 (sheet), 122x168 mm (picture). c1860.
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

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.


 

310005 ST. GOAR AND RUINS OF FORT RHEINFELS. St. Goar et ruines de la fortresse Rheinfels. Design: J. Drury after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Black and Armstrong, London. 145x230 (sheet), 97x157 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". The outer white margin with some browning, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290081 CHRIST AUX EVANGELISTES (Jesus Christ and the Evangelists). The crucified Jesus between the portrays of the 4 evangelists. Design: François Georgin (1801-1863). Stencil-col. woodcut. Back: Plain. Maker: Pellerin, Épinal. 606x397 mm. c1850.
Lit.: atp [1996] 188 var. (first edition in 1827).
Bottom right the indication: "Autorisé pour le Colportage par décision ministérielle." (Allowed for peddling by decision of the minister). The margins underlaid with paper, faint browning, repaired marginal tears, one horizontal folding mark.


 

310006 CASTLE OF RHEINSTEIN. Chateau de Rheinstein. Design: J. Wilson after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G. Virtue, Ivy Lane, London. 147x220 (sheet), 105x142 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". The white margin min. dirtied, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

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.




 

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.



 

290562 Asalto. The sheet is pasted on strong folding cardboard and shows the bombardment of a seaport by sailing paddle-steamers. Hand-col. lith. Maker: F. Jost, Vienna. 390x390 mm. c1880.
Lit.: Lhôte [1994] p. 391.
Asalto board (the fortress has 17 squares). We could not find any mention of the maker in our library. OSlipcase, the red color slightly smudged in places, otherwise very good conservation.


 

310011 The tower of St. Jacques. Design: A.H. Payne after Sinnet. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: A.H. Payne, Leipzig and Dresden. 207x250 (sheet), 138x198 mm (picture). c1860.
Modern coloring.
Small stain in the white margin, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

310013 La cathédrale de Strasbourg. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: 260x188 (sheet), 141x103 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DLXIII" (563). Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

310017 HAVRE. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 188x257 (sheet), 102x160 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "CLII" (152).
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.




 

290022 ALBUM. Green leather, the covers gilt & blind-tooled, spine, edges & turn-ins gilt. Patterned endleaves in the style of Owen Jones. Inside: title + 100 blank leaves, of which 84 in varied qualities of paper, white & colored, & 16 adorned with different embossed designs. Edges gilt. Maker: Rock (& Co.), London. 293x237 mm. c1850.
The title has a cut out lithography pasted on ("Album" in a décor of entwined ornaments & vine tendrils), rendering the shape of a medieval initial, lavishly hand-colored in gilt & watercolor. The embossed designs display artistic frames. They are signed in several places Rock or Rock & Co., London. The paper bears different watermarks: R. Turner Chafford Mills, or Creswick, or J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1844. Nice example of an unused Victorian album in a luxurious presentation. Joints and edges rubbed in places, inside occasionally damp-stained, otherwise almost as new.


   
   

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