Printed & Manuscript Americana

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Date of the auction: 15.04.2021

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John Raphael Smith, engraver; after Joseph Wright. The Widow of an Indian Chief Watching the Arms of Her Deceas'd Husband. Mezzotint, 20 x 26 1/2 inches; moderate edge wear, light creasing. London: J.R. Smith, 29 January 1789

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) David Edwin, engraver; after Edward Savage. The Landing of Christopher Columbus. Engraving, 31 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches, with large margins; moderate foxing, 4-inch closed tear and other minor wear in margin, laid down on modern foam board. Philadelphia: Edward Savage, 1 January 1800

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) John Hall, engraver; after West. William Penn's Treaty with the Indians, when he Founded the Province of Pensylvania. Hand-colored etching, 19 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches; light wear and conservation in margins, image area clean, laid down on modern stiff paper. London: John Boydell, 12 June

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) James Moore, engraver; after Giacomo Amiconi. America! of Wealth thou Modern Mine. Mezzotint, 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches; dampstaining in caption area, moderate edge soiling, 4 pinholes (one in image), small repair in lower left corner. London: Robert Sayer, circa 1760-65

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) [After George Heap.] The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania. Hand-colored engraving, 7 1/2 x 21 inches; vertical folds as issued, light toning, repaired diagonal tear, laid down on modern board. [London, October 1761

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) Pierre Canot, engraver; after Thomas Howdell. A South West View of the City of New York, in North America. Engraving, 16 3/4 x 23 inches, on laid paper, with caption in English and French; minimal wear. London: John Bowles, circa 1768

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(COLONIAL ERA.) Pierre Canot, engraver; after Thomas Howdell. A South East View of the City of New York. Engraving, 16 3/4 x 23 inches, on laid paper, with caption in English and French; minimal wear. London: John Bowles, circa 1768

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) Pierre Canot, engraver; after Ince. A View of Louisburg in North America . . . when that City was Besieged. Engraving, 16 1/2 x 22 inches; minimal foxing in lower margin, manuscript "8" in upper corner. London: John Bowles, et al., circa 1768

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) Purcell, engraver; after Reynolds. Sir Jeffrey Amherst . . . Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America. Mezzotint, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; tightly trimmed within platemark, mount remnants on verso, minor dampstaining, 1/4-inch of fill in upper left corner

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) William Elliot, engraver; after Smith. A View of the Fall of Montmorenci and the Attack made by General Wolfe (caption in English and French). Hand-colored etching, 15 x 21 3/4 inches; moderate wear including 1 1/2-inch repaired closed tear, other short tears in margin, light

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) William Woollett, engraver; after West. The Death of General Wolfe. Hand-colored engraving, 19 x 24 inches; minor edge wear, a few minor repairs in image area. With original engraved key sheet, 5 1/2 x 7 inches, minor wear. London: Wollett, Boydell, & Ryland, 1 January 1776

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) Juste Chevillet, engraver; after Watteau Mort du Marquis de Montcalm Gozon. Engraving, 22 1/2 x 28 1/4 inches; mat staining, wear and conservation in margins, image area largely clean, backed with modern paper. Paris: Fournisseur, circa 1770s

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) James McArdell, engraver; after Hudson. The Hon'ble Robert Monckton, Major General, Governor of New York. Mezzotint, 15 3/4 x 11 inches; trimmed to plate mark, laid down on board. [London?], circa 1762-65

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [After Benjamin Wilson.] The Repeal, or The Funeral of Miss Ame-stamp. Etching, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches; minimal wear and light toning, mount remnants on verso. [London: Carington Bowles, circa March 1766

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston. Frontispiece plate. 166 pages. 8vo, attractive modern gilt 1/2 morocco, minimal wear; frontispiece trimmed touching three letters in caption only, with faint offsetting to title page; bookplate on front pastedown. London: E

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [Stratton], engraver; after Revere. The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King-Street, Boston. Hand-colored engraving, 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, on heavy wove paper; 3 short repaired tears, toning. Boston, 1832

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Bufford, lithographer; after Champney. Boston Massacre, March 5th 1770. Chromolithograph, 22 x 27 3/4 inches; skillfully repaired 4-inch closed tear in margin and sky, minor edge wear, light mat toning, laid down on modern paper. Boston: Henry Q. Smith, 1856

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught. Engraving, 5 x 7 1/2 inches; minor creasing and soiling, pencil memoranda on verso. [London, May 1774

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [Carl Guttenberg, artist.] The Tea-Tax-Tempest, or The Anglo-American Revolution. Engraving, 16 1/4 x 19 inches, with title in English, German, and French; minor foxing and minimal wear. [Nuremberg or Paris, 1778

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) His Most Excellent Majesty George the IIId, King of Great Britain / Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain. Pair of hand-colored mezzotints, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches; toned, moderate wear, George spot-mounted to modern mat board. London: Carington Bowles, 4 June

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) Cornelius Tiebout, engraver; after Tisdale. Battle of Lexington. Hand-colored engraving, 18 x 21 3/4 inches, on laid paper with Van Gelder watermark; mat toning, moderate foxing, tape mount remnants on top edge. New York: C. & A. Tiebout, 1 January 1798

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) Bernard Romans, artist. An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775. Engraving, 14 x 20 inches; pinholes in corners, mount remnants on verso, early manuscript "29" in corner; a clean and strong impression. London: Wallis & Stonehouse, 4 June 1776

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) J.G. Müller, engraver; after John Trumbull. The Battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. Engraving, 22 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches to sight; toned, 2 small punctures in image area, laid down on board, not examined out of mat. London: A.C. de Poggi, 1798

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) J.T. Clemens, engraver; after John Trumbull. The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack of Quebec. Hand-colored engraving, 23 x 31 1/2 inches; 6-inch closed tear in lower left, light wear and soiling and some conservation in margins, laid down on stiff modern paper. London: A. C. de

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) [Thomas Anburey.] Travels through the Interior Parts of America. Folding map with hand-colored routes, 6 plates. xii, 414; [4], 492 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary tree calf, moderate wear, joints starting; with half-titles; foxing and 3-inch repaired closed tear to map; 1815

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) [Edmund Burke?] An Impartial History of the War in America. Folding map, 13 portrait plates. xi, [1], 608, 44 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, minor wear including rubbing to front joint and light wear to ends of backstrip; offsetting from plates and occasional toning, minimal wear

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) [A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation for 1778.] Engraving, 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches; moderate toning; moderate wear and repairs to corners. [France, circa 1780

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) Fittler & Lerpinière, engravers; after Paton. Pair of naval views, including the great victory of John Paul Jones. Hand-colored engravings, 19 1/2 x 23 inches, with titles and captions in English and French, restrikes on 1830 Whatman paper; minimal wear except for a 4-inch repaired

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) J. Peltro, engraver; after Robert Dodd. . . . Gallant Defence of Captn. Pearson . . . against Paul Jones's Squadron. Engraving, 13 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches; cropped and worn along lower edge with partial loss of caption. [London: John Harris, 1 December 1781

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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(REVOLUTION.) J. Caldwall, engraver; after George Carter. The Engagement between the Quebec Frigate . . . and the Surveillante Frigate. Engraving, 20 x 25 inches to sight; foxing and toning, early conservation at edges, 9-inch repaired closed tear in image, backed by linen and laid into an overmat

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021