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Bird's Eye View of the City of New York. Anonymous chromolithograph showing the Island of Manhattan in its center from an angular aerial position.

Bird's Eye View of the City of New York. Anonymous chromolithograph showing the Island of Manhattan in its center from an angular aerial position. Manhattan's buildings details are nicely define, not just as a plan but each building showing its architectural specifications, windows, roof tops etc. Same is true of the buildings of Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken. In the foreground we are looking at Governors-Island and a busy News York harbor with plenty of sail ships, paddle steamers and sailboats. To the left we are looking at the Hudson River, to the right we see the East River with spectacular Brooklyn Bridge spanning it. When it opened in 1883 it was the first fixed crossing of the East River and, world-wide, the longest suspension bridge, 1595 feet (486 m) long: An impressive piece of architecture! What makes this view of New York so special is the artist's dedication to detail. Unfortunately the chromo lithograph does not reveal the name of the artist, nor the publisher or the printing date. Since Brooklyn Bridge shows as finished architecture, we may assume that this spectacular view was printed in the mid 1880ies. We may also assume that it was printed in New York, probably as a commissioned piece of art, maybe by a N.Y. galerist. Condition: The chromolithograph is mounted on cardboard, a happy circumstance which helped to keep it unfolded. The lithograph has a transparent glossy surface, which protected it through all these years. Age has slightly darkened the original color. Condition specifics worth mentioning: Lower right margin corner is bent backward, only the extreme corner missing - however not interfering with image. There are minor scratches in the glossy surface and some other minor traces of age and use. All four margins have some rubbing. In general this large spectacular half bird's eye view of New York City is in better than good condition. Type of print: Chromolithograph Artist: Anonymous Publisher / Printer: Unknown Time of printing: Ca. 1885 1890 Measurements: 60,3 x 82 cm (ca. 23.7 x 32.3")

Sachgebiete: Landkarten, Nordamerika

25.03.2023 - 06:29

5550,- EUR

PHILOGRAPHIKON - Galerie Rauhut

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"Travels in Central America, Particularly in Nicaragua: With a Description of Its Aboriginal Monuments, Scenery and People, Their Languages, Institutions, Religion, & c., illustrated by numerous maps and coloured illustrations, by E. G. Squier, Late Charg

"Travels in Central America, Particularly in Nicaragua: With a Description of Its Aboriginal Monuments, Scenery and People, Their Languages, Institutions, Religion, & c., illustrated by numerous maps and coloured illustrations, by E. G. Squier, Late Charge-D'Affaires of the United States to the Republics of Central America" Volumes I and II. Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1853. Volume I - 424 pages. Volume II - 452 pages Size. 8vo. There is an Ex Libris (see photo) inside the cover from William H. Bartlett. It was William H. Bartlett (1850-1918), a wealthy American business man purchased, in 1902, 205 000 acres of land near Vermejo in New Mexico from the Maxwell Land Grant Company.There he built three residences, one for himself and his wife, the Casa Grande, the other two for their two sons. Later he expanded this property to 300 000 acres. He named his vast possession The Vermejo Club, where, the most important business men regularly met and former US-presidents were guests as well as celebrities from Hollywood. Bartlett owned an important and valuable library. For his "Ex Libris" sticker he used the fire place of his mansion, Casa Grande, for background decoration. Ted Turner bought the property in 1996. The Casa Grande is still standing, and as far as we know, Ted Turner is using it as his residence in Vermejo. The set of two books we offer here were once part of Bartlett's library, which was dissolved after his death. Both volumes have Bartlett's original ãEx Libris". Please see photos. Hardcover, partially leather. Both books are in good, solid condition with signs of age and use on the covers. No loose pages. Texts and illustratons are in good, clean condition. On the page before or after each illustration is a light brown imprint from the colored lithograph. See photos.

Sachgebiete: Archäologie, Indigene Kulturen

25.03.2023 - 06:14

555,- EUR

PHILOGRAPHIKON - Galerie Rauhut

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By Dr Matthew Stewart, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh.

Tracts, Physical and Mathematical. Containing, An Explication of several important points in Physical Astronomy; and, A new method of ascertaining the Sun’s distance from the Earth, by the Theory of Gravity. By Dr Matthew Stewart, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh. Printed for A. Millar, and J. Nourse, London, and W. Sands, and A. Kincaid & J. Bell. Edinburgh MDCCLXI [1761]. [VIII] (darunter Titelblatt, Widmung, Vorrede), [412] S., nebst 19 ausfaltbaren gestochenen Tafeln [= vollständig]. Braunes, poliertes Ganzkalbsleder der Zeit auf 5 Bünden. Rundrücken mit Titel auf Schildchen in Goldprägedruck. Rückenfelder eingefasst mit doppelten Goldlinien. Vorder- und Hinterdeckel mit doppelter Goldlinie gerahmt. Marmorierter Schnitt. Hochwertiges, dickeres Papier. Oktav. Zustand: Der Einband leicht berieben. Vorsätze im Randbereich leimschattig. Papier vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig. Die Tafel X ist statt auf S. 224 auf S. 204 eingebunden worden. Ein schönes, sammelwürdiges und seltenes Exemplar in einem bibliophilen Einband. – [VIII] (including title page, dedication, preface), [412] p., together with 19 fold-out engraved plates [= complete]. Brown, polished full calf of the time on 5 frets. Round spine with title on small label in gold embossing. Spine panels bordered with double gold lines. Front and back covers framed with double gilt lines. Marbled edges. High quality, thicker paper. Octavo. Condition: Binding slightly rubbed. Endpapers shaded with glue in the margins. Paper sporadically faintly brown-stained. Plate X has been bound in on p. 204 instead of p. 224. A fine, collectible and rare copy in a bibliophile binding. – Hier können Sie ein Video zu dem Angebot anschauen: https://youtu.be/WnLQWKWZ1Sg

Sachgebiete: Astronomie, Bibliophilie, Mathematik, Physik, Wissenschaftsgeschichte

23.03.2023 - 09:03

2800,- EUR

Antiquariat Bibliakos

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By Richard Pulteney (1730-1801). With additions; and a brief memoir of the author [by Thomas Rackett (1757-1841)].

Catalogues of the birds, shells, and some of the more rare plants of Dorsetshire. With additions; and a brief memoir of the author. Illustrated with plates. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley. London 1813. Collation: pp. I-II, 1 leaf (1 engraved portrait: "Portrait of Richard Pulteney, M. D."), pp. III-IV, pp. 1-106, 1 leaf (1 engraved plate: "Melbury Fossils"), pp. 107-110, 12 leaves (with 23 engraved plates: "Twenty-three Plates of Shells"). The text pages are printed in double columns. Recent black half leather with leather corners and recent marbled endpapers. Gold embossed title on spine. Contemporary gilt edges on three sides. Folio (400 mm x 250 mm). Condition: In the second edition there were errors in the pagination of some copies, namely on pp. 53-68, which were corrected with printed overstickers. As a result, the leaves in question were occasionally glued together. Later, small holes appeared when these adhesions were removed. In the present work, this happened to 4 leaves (pp. 53/54, 57/58, 59/60 and 61/62). Apart from this defect, the volume, printed on high quality paper produced in 1810, is in very good condition. The portrait, usually mostly brown-stained, is of very fine condition in this copy. The plate leaves are also predominantly in very good condition - only two plates have been slightly touched up in places. Overall still a fine copy. – Kollation: S. I-II, 1 Blatt (1 gestochenes Porträt: "Portrait of Richard Pulteney, M. D."), S. III-IV, S. 1-106, 1 Blatt (1 gestochene Tafel: "Melbury Fossils"), S. 107-110, 12 Blätter (mit 23 gestochenen Tafeln: "Twenty-three Plates of Shells"). Die Textseiten sind in Doppelspalte gedruckt. Neueres, schwarzes Halbleder mit Leder-Ecken sowie neueren marmorierten Vorsätzen. Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Dreiseitiger zeitgenössischer Goldschnitt. Folio (400 mm x 250 mm). Zustand: Es gab in der zweiten Auflage bei einigen Exemplaren Fehler in der Paginierung, und zwar auf den S. 53-68, die mit gedruckten Überklebern korrigiert wurden. Dabei kam es in der Folge vereinzelt zu Verklebungen der betreffenden Blätter. Späterhin sind beim Lösen dieser Verklebungen kleine Löchlein entstanden. Bei dem vorliegenden Werk geschah dies bei 4 Blättern (S. 53/54, 57/58, 59/60 und 61/62). Von diesem Mangel abgesehen ist der auf hochwertigem Papier, das im Jahre 1810 hergestellt wurde, gedruckte Band von sehr guter Erhaltung. Das Porträt, das üblicherweise zumeist braunfleckig ist, ist in diesem Exemplar von sehr schöner Erhaltung. Auch die Tafelblätter sind überwiegend von sehr guter Erhaltung – lediglich bei zwei Tafeln sind stellenweise leichte Ausbesserungen vorgenommen worden. Insgesamt immer noch ein schönes Exemplar. – Hier können Sie ein Video zu dem Angebot anschauen: https://youtu.be/IS76mXjYJWk

Sachgebiete: Großbritannien, Illustrierte Bücher, Kupferstich, Zoologie

23.03.2023 - 08:48

2200,- EUR

Antiquariat Bibliakos