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21.02 La Rarete de Prague - De Praagsche Rarirkiek , ca 1741, by Jam ‘T Lam Published by T. Cooper, London

 

A depiction of European heads of state and other politicians, their alliances and claims to various territories just prior to their invasion of Prague.  Shows a room full of figures with comments noted by many and a map of Europe as a center piece of conversation on the table.  At the left side of the table is Cardinal Fleury, behind him is Louis XV of France.  In both French and Dutch, the text includes the comments, with “Explanation” , and two textual columns, footnotes, etc.  The print is in Excellent condition (see our rating criteria on the Home Page) with only normal age toning and measures approximately (20.5" x 15.5" - 50 x 38.7 cm).   $210.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. -foreign postage addnl.)         Sale Price:  $120.

21.03 De wind koopers met wind betaald, of de laaste zal blyven hangen, ca 1720, Anonymous Publisher, Amsterdam

 

The print was published in Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid: vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der actie, bubbel en windnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland .....MDCCXX.  By 'the wind-buyers paid in wind, or those who are last will remain hanging on'.  The print depicts the interior of the Amsterdam stock exchange or 'Oude Beurs', filled with traders desperately offering their stocks.  In the center is a list of 21 securities as : Assurance, Cacao, Coffee, Salt, Fish, etc.  At the bottom of the print is a poem by I. Bombario.  A caricature in prose and verse satirizing the first truly international speculative crises in the history of financial capitalism. ....... the 'Mississippi Scheme' (1718-1720) by John Law.  The impression is rated Excellent [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with a dark and clear impression laid on heavy vellum with wide margins and measures approximately (16.5" x 11.7"  - 41.3 x 30.0 cm ) excluding the vellum extension.  $210.   ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)Sale Price:  $120.

21.04- d        Political Map in a Garibaldi Like Figure, Prussia, by William Harvey, c1869, London

 

Arthur and journalist , Dr.  William Harvey complied cartoon maps and rhymes in his publication Geographical Fun Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries.  The chromolithography print depicts the political geography of Europe in human form.  Harvey's publication first appeared in 1869, published by Hodder & Stoughton.  The firm of Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son printed the maps and introduction.  The descriptive lines (rhymes) were written by Aleph, the pseudonym of William Harvey.  The idea behind the maps was taken from sketches drawn by Lillian Lancaster a 15-year old girl born in 1852 in London and who was trying to amuse her sick brother confined to bed.  She became an accomplished comic actress and singer.  Lillian married and in later life lived in Brighton, England.  She died in 1939 at the age of 87.  The print is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] in original color on heavy paper it measures approximately (7.8" x 9.4") verso is blank.      $230.   ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)       Sale Price: $110.
 

21.06 De Nieuwe Amsterdammer' # 149, ca 1917, by Jan Sluijters, Amsterdam

 

Political satirical map from the periodical De Nieuwe Amsterdammer', published November 3, 1917.  The artiest Sluijters (1881-1957) in addition to his painting and modern art, produced covers for several European journals including this publication. The map shows a cat (Austria) attempting to push his right foot into a boot (Italy), a reference to the Battle of Capretto which began on October 24, 1917.  The Italians suffered a heavy defeat by the Austro-German offensive in Venetia during WW I.  The drive was eventually thwarted on a line from the River Piave.  The colored lithograph is printed on heavy paper and is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with normal age toning and measures approximately (12.5" x 18.7"  - 32 x 45.6 cm).         $385.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)  Sale Price  $90.

21.07 De Nieuwe Amsterdammer' # 102, ca 1916, by Jan Sluijters, Amsterdam

 

Political satirical cartoon from the periodical De Nieuwe Amsterdammer', published December  9, 1916.   The artiest Sluijters (1881-1957) in addition to his painting and modern art, produced covers for several European journals including this publication.  The print shows the British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George in large form blowing winds of war as English interests hold on blown by the wind and the Dutch War Minister Bosboom awakening to a nightmare of World War I.  The colored lithograph is printed on heavy paper and is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with normal age toning and measures approximately (12.5" x 18.7"  - 32 x 45.6 cm).        $385.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)   Sale Price  $110.

21.08 De Nieuwe Amsterdammer' # 151, ca 1917, by Jan Sluijters, Amsterdam

 

Political satirical cartoon from the periodical De Nieuwe  Amsterdammer',  published December  9, 1916.  The artiest Sluijters (1881-1957) in addition to his painting and modern art, produced covers for several European journals including this publication.  The print shows the German high command with a tailor looking at a map of Europe;  the tailor - 'gentlemen all English control, do you see we cut -Prima- out' and the other countries for the Empire.    The colored lithograph is printed on heavy paper and is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with normal age toning and measures approximately (12.5" x 18.7"  - 32 x 45.6 cm).       $385.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)   Sale Price  $90.

21.09 'Afbeeldinge van't Zeer Vermaarde Eiland Geks-Kop.....', ca 1720, Publisher - Anonymous

 

This famous cartographic satirical engraving, the 'fools cap', relates to the collapse of the French Compagnie de la Louisiane d'Occident and other companies of Europe.  The text portion of the page concerns the 'Mississippi Scheme' conceived by John Law a Scottish financier in 1717.  The map measures approximately (11.5" x 9.5"  - 29 x 23 cm) with wide margins.  Printed on heavy paper b/ w, the maps condition is rated a Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page].    ***SOLD***

21.11   A Justice Meeting, c1817, by Isaac Cruikshank, London

 

This print is plate # 31 from the book entitled Eccentric Excursions or Literary and Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character, and Country in Different Parts of England and South Wales, by G. M. Woodward.  The publication was published by R. S. Kirby of London.  Rated Very Good, the print measures approximately (7.3" x 8.0" - 25.5 x 20.0 cm).      $128.   ($9. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)

21.18            Iustitia  et Pietate [inuen et delineavit],  ca 1677, by Bohuslav Balbinus, Prague

 

An exquisitely engraved map of Bohemia depicted as a flowering rose.  The copperplate engraving on laid paper portrays the stem of the rose that begins at Vienna and blossoms into a flower with Prague as its center and with Austria, Moravia, Bavaria, Silesia, and Messina on its leaves.  At the head of the map, which is in color; is a crown, an heraldic lion (the arms of the Emperor Leopold I), a distance scale, and a compass.  The numbers seen of the petals of the rose refer to different regions of Bohemia.  The text, in part, at the bottom of the map reads 'The Rose of Bohemia, bloody for all centuries, where more than 80 great battles have been fought'.  The cartographer, Balbinus was a Jesuit scientist devoted to Bohemia.  The map is rated Excellent with no apparent flaws noted and measures approximately ( 10.8" x 15.4"  - 30 x 41.2 cm).     ***SOLD***

21.19      Moral and Political Chart of the Inhabited World Exhibiting the Prevailing Religion, form of Government, Degree of Civilization and Population, 1821 (1970's) by W. C. Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA

 

One of the most interesting political world maps of the early 19th century  showing very detailed information regarding world demographics, and cultural expression.  In original color this 1970's reproduction of the map is rated Excellent with no apparent flaws.   It measures approximately  (19 3/4" x 16.0" - 50 x 40.9 cm).  ***SOLD***

21.23     De  Inventour der Windnegotie, Op zyn Zegekar ( Mississippi Bubble), ca 1720, publisher, anonymous

 

This satirical engraving depicts one of the most infamous financial meltdown in history, that swept through Europe in 1719- 20.  John Law, a Scottish financier established the Banque Generale in France.  He was then granted control of Louisiana d' Occident in 1717.  Law developed an elaborate plan to exploit the resources of this new region of French control in North America.  Europeans rushed to invest in this new land. This resulted in the creation of several other companies such as the English South Sea Company and other smaller firms in the Dutch Republic.  The share price of the Compagnie de la Louisiane d'Occident rose dramatically in 1720.  By the end of that year the 'bubble' burst; speculators cashed in, thus causing a panic on the shares and the company went bankrupt.  The resultant action caused thousands of investors across Europe to be ruined.  The term bubble was thereafter a phrase that was applied to all such schemes.   The image shows John Law towed by a pair of Gallic roosters.  Law is also pictured in a tower 'guarding the Mississippi' and as a beggar hawking share certificates.  The print is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page) with no apparent flaws and the image measures approximately ( 7.1" x 8.5" - 18 x 21.5 cm) within a textual page of wider dimensions.     $310.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)   Sale Price  $200.

22.24 De Eklips der Zuider Zon ...., ca 1720, publisher anonymous

 

This satirical French engraving depicts one of the most infamous financial meltdown in history, that swept through Europe in 1719- 20.  John Law, a Scottish financier established the Banque Generale in France.  He was then granted control of Louisiana d' Occident in 1717.  Law developed an elaborate pan to exploit the resources of this new region of French control in North America.  Europeans rushed to invest in this new land. This resulted in the creation of several other companies such as the English South Sea Company and other smaller firms in the Dutch Republic.  The share price of the Compagnie de la Louisiane d'Occident rose dramatically in 1720.  By the end of that year the 'bubble' burst; speculators cashed in, thus causing a panic on the shares and the company went bankrupt.  The resultant action caused thousands of investors across Europe were ruined.  The term bubble was thereafter a phrase that was applied to all such schemes.   The image shows an obelisk decorated with the Arms of Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Leiden on the sea shore with several figures which are numbered in accordance with the text below.  On the right is Fraud with a mouse-trap on her head, blowing into the back of John Law's head.  In the center section is Erasmus, in the habit of a pilgrim, and Mercury exchanging money bags, while a cherub representing Fame holds a wreath to the obelisk and blows his trumpet.  The print is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page) with no apparent flaws and the image measures approximately ( 9.5" x 8.5" -  24.3 x 21.5 cm) within a textual page of wider dimensions.     $310.  ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)    Sale Price  $200.

22.25     Ogden’s “Guinea - Gold” Cigarettes, Have Turned England Upside Down Through Pure Enjoyment, 1899 (dated), by The Illustrated London News, London

 

An outline map of England as a cigarette advertisement at the turn of the century.  The map is rated Excellent with no apparent flaws and measures approximately, at the neatline (10.0" x 13.7" - 25.0 x 34.7 cm).   $150   ($12. shipping / handling / ins. - foreign postage addnl.)   Sale Price  $40.

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