Maps, House Plans, Land Plots
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The West Prospect of His Majesties Dock-Yard, Near Plymouth
Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Copper Plate Engraving, 1736
A beautiful engraved view from a series of town prospects by brothers Samuel (1696 - 1779) and Nathaniel Buck (1727 - 1753). The Buck brothers are the most important topographical artists of the18th century, creating a record of over 500 ancient monuments & towns in England and Wales. The series was published between 1724-c.1750. The plates were later reissued in 1774 by Robert Sayer. (Very good condition, archival mounting, not examined out of frame; Frame: 40.25 x 20.5"; view: 31 x 11.75")
Map, Three Cartouches, A New Plan, City of London, From a Survey, 1720
A New Plan of the City of London, Westminster and Southwark
From A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster
London, 1720, Author: John Strype
A highly detailed plan of London, showing points of interest; Hyde Park Corner, Sadler's Wells, Mile End Road and Lambeth. Three large cartouches contain the title, the City Arms, and a dedication to George Thorold, the Lord Mayor, 1719-1720.
(Sir George Thorold, 1st Baronet (circa 1666 – 29 October 1722) of Harmstrom, Lincolnshire, was a leading London merchant- ironmonger)
The map's title is at top center in ornamental cartouche, surrounded by cherubs, fruits and mythological figures. A dedication to Sir George Thorold, Lord Mayor of London appears at top right, facing the city arms at top left. A compass star is depicted at middle right and a scale bar at bottom right.
(Recent paper conservation; very good condition. 27" by 19 3/4";
Centimeters: 69.23 by 50.64; Frame: 29 by 22.5")
Academy or Schoolgirl Maps
Ink on Paper; Circa 1826
Hand drawn miniature maps of Eastern U.S.
10 states 4" by 6.5" in blue paper wraps (disbound)
6 smaller of various countries 4" by 5"
Drawn by Sarah H. Higginson, eventually becoming Sarah H Bowditch, born 1819 and lived 100 years until dying at her home in Brookline, Mass. Active in the anti-slavery movement and suffrage movements, and purported to have housed a number of slaves.