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.


 

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.


 

310015 La Bourse de Mulhouse. Design: G.M. Krüz after R. Höfle. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G.G. Lange, Darmstadt. 151x239 (sheet), 120x183 mm (picture). c1850.
Faint foxing, 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.


 

310014 CHATEAU de VERSAILLES. Design: Wagner after Reiss. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 186x258 (sheet), 98x157 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DCVII" (607).
oose 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.



 

290004 Uncle Tom's Friends. An amusing album of transfers. Trademark "KRITIKUS". No. 81/32. Folder of 8 sheets: Uncle Tom with topper and umbrella sitting on a chair, his friends around him. Ill. covers. 3 sheets are double. Lith. Maker: Unknown, Germany. 96x112 mm (cover). c1910.
Very good conservation.



 

290630 Embroidery pattern. In the center a splendid rooster, around it hens, peacocks, swans on the water... In the background the ruin of a castle. Top right: Nº 169. Watermark: Fortuna on globe. Gouache & watercolor on copper engraved screen. Back: Plain. Maker: T.P. Devrient, Berlin. 298x334 mm. c1820.
Small tears in the white margins, very good conservation.


   
   

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