Series: #46 from Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces (Rokujuyoshu Meisho Zue) Medium: Woodblock Dimensions: Oban Artist details: Japanese, 1797 - 1858 Date of plate: 1853/1812 Condition: Very good early color. Margins skillfully restored.
Series: Views Of Rome Medium: Etching Dimensions: 15 7/8 x 26 7/8 inches (plate) Signature: Fleur-de-Lis in double oval watermark Artist details: Italian, 1720 - 1778 Date of plate: 1751 Edition: Lifetime Roman Impression Reference: Hind 20 ii/v, F. 735 Condition: Centerfold as issued. Slight foxing.
Medium: Etching Dimensions: 10 x 13 1/8 inches Artist details: Dutch, 1660 - 1704 Date of plate: 1685 Reference: Bartsch and Hollstein 16. Probably third state of three. Condition: Unidentified watermark. Good, clear impression. Thread margins.
Maps, Views, and Charts
A New Mape of Ye XVII Provinces of Low Germanie Mended a New in Manie Places
Medium: Engraving Dimensions: 16 1/4" x 20 3/4" Artist details: John Speed (English, 1552 - 1629) Date of plate: 1627 Condition: Some marginal losses, faint discoloration along centerfold. Text verso.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Veduta degli Avanzi di alcune Camere Sepolcrali, esistenti sull’antica Via Appia... (View of the Remains of Several Tomb Chambers on the Ancient Appian Way outside Porta San Sebastiano)
Series: The Antiquities of Rome (Le Antichità Romane) Medium: Etching on laid paper Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches Signature: Signed in the plate Piranesi Architetto Artist details: Italian, 1720 - 1778 Date of plate: 1756 Edition: Vol. II, Plate XLVII Reference: Wilton-Ely 404 Condition: Some skillfully repaired tears confined to bottom edge.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Avanzi di una Sala Appartenente al Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana in Tivoli (Hadrian's Villa: The Apse of the So-Called Hall of Philosophers)
Series: For Views of Rome (Vedute di Roma) Medium: Etching on thick laid paper Dimensions: 17 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches Signature: Bottom left, Cavalier Piranesi F. Artist details: Italian, 1720 - 1778 Date of plate: 1774 Date of impression: 1774-1790 Reference: Hind 112i/iii Condition: Usual centerfold.
Series: Plate 33 for Los Caprichos Medium: Etching and aquatint Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 inches (image) 12 x 7 5/8 inches (sheet) Artist details: Spanish, 1746 - 1828 Reference: Collector's stamp, verso E. De T. Bechtel Condition: Beautiful, rich, early impression on laid paper.
Series: The Birds of America Medium: Hand-colored lithograph Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (sheet) Artist details: American, 1785 - 1851 Date finished: 1840-1844 Edition: First Royal Octavo Printer: J.T. Bowen Publisher: J.J. Audubon Condition: Original pages with text accompanies the work.
Recommended by Nikki(Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): Herons are solitary creatures who are always watching and observing. They have a dinosaur-like appearance that I feel hints of an ancient wisdom. But when they are disrupted or startled, they become rather clumsy creatures. From the clumsiness of the elegant heron, I am reminded even the wisest have blind spots and things to learn.