Europe grand tour c.1830-40 gorgeous gem prints with old hand color

Europe grand tour c.1830-40 gorgeous gem prints with old hand color

 This week we share a short video which shows a beautiful assortment of c.1835-45 European view prints which all display superior early hand color. The artist who colored these long ago was clearly a talented colorist with an eye for nuance and shadow. The gum arabic they carefully applied shortly...

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New October Arrivals 2018 - antiquarian maps

New October Arrivals 2018 - antiquarian maps

Here is our weekly video showing some of the highlights of what we've catalogued during the past week. This group is limited to some of the maps, no prints or books, but we've made videos for these other items and also created many individual listings for them. Everything you see...

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New Arrivals-Late-July 2018 - antiquarian maps

New Arrivals-Late-July 2018 - antiquarian maps

Here is our weekly glimpse into a few of our New Arrivals which will be cataloged soon. As you can see, it is a wide range of material covering all parts of the world from different eras and makers. If you see anything that interests you just let us know,...

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Cartographic Curiosities: 1661 North America Map

Cartographic Curiosities: 1661 North America Map

Historic maps of North America often display a range of fascinating curiosities captured in different combinations. In this video we take a brief look at a 1630/61 map of the Americas which displays sea monsters, tall ships, erroneous geographical features, and a mostly unknown interior. Perhaps most interesting to modern...

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