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Scarce Birds-eye view of Rethymnon from " La Galerie Agreable du Monde".

Rethymnon. Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Rethymnon. "Vesting de Retimo:Retimo Ville de l'isle de Candie" " LugduniBatavorum"[Leiden] "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved plan and view of Iraklion of from volume 47 of Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Black & white; verso blank.
This scarce plate from van der Aa's monumental work is after the town plan of Olfert Dapper which appeared in 1688; with title in French added and engravers details to lower left corner.
The plate appears to have been re-engraved in some parts to bring out the deatils of the town which are often faded in the Dapper Clean & bright, dark impression with wide margins; centre fold; old ink number to lower right corner just outside printed area; Spot to upper left edge just touching plate mark.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.47; pl.18 ; Not in Zacharakis. 275 by 365mm (10¾ by 14¼ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 2859 - Greece full description

Scarce Plan of Iraklion from " La Galerie Agreable du Monde".

Iraklion Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Iraklion "Candia: Plan de ville de Candie." " LugduniBatavorum"[Leiden] "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved plan and view of Iraklion of from volume 47 of Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Black & white; verso blank.
This scarce plate from van der Aa's monumental work is after the town plan of Olfert Dapper which appeared in 1688; with title added to lower plan and engravers details to lower left corner Clean & bright, dark impression with wide margins; centre fold; old ink number to lower right corner just outside printed area.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.47; pl.16 ; 267 by 353mm (10½ by 14 inches);[page:363x470mm.]    €800
Stock No. 2858 - Greece full description

Scarce Map of Greece in Original Old Colour.

Greece. Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Greece. " Ελλαs. Graecia Sophiani per Abrahamum Ortelium descripta ac denuno aucta et amendata, Lugduni Batavorum, cura et sumptibus Petri Vander AA." " LugduniBatavorum" /Leiden "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved map of Greece after Ortelius from Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Original old colour; folded; verso blank.
This scarce map from van der Aa's monumental work is even more rare with original colour. The area of Greece is with full wash colour whilst the surrounding countries have outline colour.
Decorative title cartouche on blank pedestal, with ornamented scale [ both black and white as issued].
A version of the map also appears in the " Thesaurus Graecarum Antiquitatum" of J.Gronovius published by van der Aa between 1697 & 1702 [ Zacharakis Map 49] but with a different title, therefor sole edition thus. Dark impression; general toning ; bright original old colour; folded with short split on fold [10mm] below scale.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.46 map1; Zacharakis:3. 350 by 482mm (13¾ by 19 inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2485 - Greece full description

Scarce Plate of Zakynthos/Zante from " La Galerie Agreable du Monde".

Island of Zante/ Zakynthos. Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Island of Zante/ Zakynthos. " Isle de Zante; L'Ile de Zante sur lesCôtes Occidentales de la Morée." " L'Ile de Zante, Avec sa villes Ports et Bayes." " LugduniBatavorum" /Leiden "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved Maps of Zante/ Zakynthos of from Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Black & white; verso blank.
This scarce plate from van der Aa's monumental work shows 2 maps on 1 plate within an engraved frame. The island of Zante after Coronelli; & after Dapper. Dark impression; old ink number to lower right corner just inside plate mark; horizontal fold in upper and lower blank margins to fit binding.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.47; pl.35 ; Zacharakis:40. 240 by 405mm (9½ by 16 inches).    €700
Stock No. 2761 - Greece full description

Scarce Plate of Kefalonia from " La Galerie Agreable du Monde".

Plan of the Fort of Zante/ Zakynthos; Kefalonia Map; Kefalonia View; Plan of Assos. Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Plan of the Fort of Zante/ Zakynthos; Kefalonia Map; Kefalonia View; Plan of Assos. " Fortresse de Zante; plan de Chateau de Zante, dans l'Isle de même nom.; lIsle Cepalonie ou Cephalonia; Cefalonie; La Ville de Cefalonia dans l'Isle du même nom, dans le Mediterranée; Forteresse d'Assso :dans l'Isle de Cephalonie" " LugduniBatavorum" /Leiden "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved plate showing Kefalonia map views and plans of from Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Black & white; verso blank.
This scarce plate from van der Aa's monumental work shows 4 vignettes on 1 plate within an engraved frame. The plates are: plan of the fort Zante after Coronelli; map of Isle de Kefalonie after Dapper; view of Kefalonie after Coronelli plan of the Fortress of Assos after Coronelli. Dark impression; old ink number to lower right corner just inside plate mark.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.47; pl.37 ; Zacharakis:41. 345 by 420mm (13½ by 16½ inches).    €600
Stock No. 2758 - Greece full description

Semiramis Receiving the news of the Revolt of Babylon.

Semiramis Receiving the news of the  Revolt ofthe Persians, by Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino da Cento After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri [Guercino,] by Fr Hanfstaengl. Semiramis Receiving the news of the Revolt ofthe Persians, by Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino da Cento "Der Konnigen Tomiris erhalt die Nachrucht von der veiloren Schlacht gegen die Perser, von Francesco Barbieri, gen Guercino da Cento." Dresden Harausgeber. 1838.
Black and white lithograph after the painting by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri [Guercino,] formerly in the Staatliche Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.

The story of Semiramis is recounted by the Roman historian and moralist Valerius Maximus in his De Factis Dictisque Memorabilibus Libri (vol. IX, p.3, ext.4), a collection of short stories illustrating examples of good and bad conduct from the lives of important figures. Semiramis, a woman of unrivalled beauty, was the daughter of the fish-goddess Derceto, and became one of the founders of the Assyrian empire of Nineveh. Interrupted at her toilette by news of a revolt, Semiramis, the legendary queen of Assyria, demonstrated her determination as a ruler by refusing to finish combing her hair until she had led her army to crush the rebels. This depiction of the story is made lively and dramatic by the emphatic gestures and by such bold compositional devices as the off-center placement of Semiramis and the radically cropped figure of her maid at right.

The subject clearly appealed to Guercino, for he painted no fewer than three treatments of the theme, all of half-length format. The first is a this painting in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which he executed in 1624 for Daniele Ricci. In around 1627-28 he returned to the subject, with a painting formerly in the Staatliche Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, destroyed in 1945. The third and final treatment was commissioned in 1645 by Cardinal Cornaro, and is now in a private collection. Bright and clean, printed on india paper laid down.
415 by 530mm (16¼ by 20¾ inches).    €200
Stock No. 2692 - Mythological full description

The Rape of Lucretia.

Tarquin & Lucretia After A de Pieters, engraved by Ch. le Vaßeur Tarquin & Lucretia "Tarquin et Lucrece." Paris Ch. le Vaßeur c1765
Copper engraving of the rape of Lucrece, after the painting by A de Pieters, Pienter de Roi de Danemarck . Engraved by Ch. le Vasseur. Title in French, quotation from Titus Livy in Latin and French. Modern hand colour.
The image shows Tarquin surprising a naked Lucretia and warnig her to remain silent.
The story is found in the Roman historian Livy's History of Rome, According to the story, Lucretia's rape by the Etruscan king's son and consequent suicide were the immediate cause of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic. Good impression with later modern hand colour ; margins trimmed to plate mark; minor chips and tears to uppe & lower margins.
470 by 520mm (18½ by 20½ inches).    €750
Stock No. 2690 - Mythological full description

Hebe with Zeus as an Eagle.

Hebe. After François Huet Villiers, by H. Meyer. Hebe. "Hebe." London Engraved by H. Meyer, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury. // Pub.d with permission Aug.t 17, 1814 by S. Knight, Sweeting's Alley, Royal Exchange.' 1814
Sepia mezzotint after the drawing of François Huet Villiers, of Hebe with Zeus in the form of an eagle.
The goddess shown as a young woman, half-length in clouds, directed to left wearing a gauzy veil and a necklace, one arm around the neck of Jupiter in the guise of an eagle with a thunderbolt, holding out a cup for him; within a border of etched lines.
The print appears to have first been printed by Colnagi in 1811, but was so popular that Villiers allowed other editions. Our copy lacks the publishers imprint but appears to be a version published by S Knight in 1814. [ see the British Museum number:2010,7081.7222 where the lettering states: 'From the Original Drawing in the possession of J,, Harper Esq.r // Drawn by Huet Villiers, Miniature Painter to their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of York. // Engraved by H. Meyer, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury. // Pub.d with permission Aug.t 17, 1814 by S. Knight, Sweeting's Alley, Royal Exchange.']

Hebe was the goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. She served nectar and ambrosia to the Olympians. Clean and bright; margins approx. 8 mm outside plate mark.
British Museum no:2010,7081.7222. 520 by 380mm (20½ by 15 inches).    €850
Stock No. 2675 - Mythological full description

Learning Resisting the Passage of Time.

Learning Resisting the Passage of Time After François-Guillaume Ménageot by Jean-Jacques Avril. Learning Resisting the Passage of Time "L'Étude qui veut Arrêter le Temps." Gravé par Avril, d'après le Tableau, Original, Pient par Mangeot, pour sa Récéption àL'Académie Royale. Paris "chez Avril, Graveur, Rue de Petit Bourbon, no 23 , près St Suplice" c1781
Copper engraving by Avril of Ménageot's painting "L'Étude qui veut Arrêter le Temps." Title and text in French; later hand colour.
The image shows Learning , in a room surrounded by a globe , books and manuscripts engaged, in reading a book pushing away the figure of Time, a winged aged man holding his Scythe aloft; two putti plead with him at his feet. Dark impression; light spotting to blank margins; tiny hole on Time's torso, just below Learning's hand; small lack of engraved area in upper engraved border.
510 by 377mm (20 by 14¾ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2678 - Decorative & Genre full description

Apollo Flays Marsyas.

The Flaying of Marsyas. After Giovanni Battista Langetti by Lorenzo Zucchi. The Flaying of Marsyas. "The Flaying of Marsyas." Dresden: C.H.von Heineken 1750-1757
Black & white copper engraving of Apollo flaying Marsyas, from the Recueil d'estampes d'après les plus célèbres tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Dresde. Engraved by Lorenzo Zucchi and Anto. Kern after the painting of Giovanni Battista Langetti.
Lettered below image with production detail: 'Ant. Kern del. - L. Zucchi Scul.' and 'Quadro di Giovambattista Langetti..', 'Tableau de Jean Baptiste Langetti..', and size and provenance of painting in Italian and French. Numbered 47 on plate.

The image show Apollo at the centre tying the satyr's legs to a tree trunk; on the right, an old satyr with his arms folded; on the left, three more satyrs witnessing the scene.

Maryas is mythological personage, connected with the earliest period of Greek music. He is variously called the son of Hyagnis, or of Oeagrus, or of Olympus. Some make him a satyr, others a peasant. All agree in placing him in Phrygia. The following is the outline of his story, according to the mythographers. Athena having, while playing the flute, seen the reflection of herself in water, and observed the distortion of her features, threw away the instrument in disgust. It was picked up by Marsyas, who no sooner began to blow through it than the flute, having once been inspired by the breath of a goddess, emitted of its own accord the most beautiful strains. Elated by his success, Marsyas was rash enough to challenge Apollo to a musical contest, the conditions of which were that the victor should do what he pleased with the vanquished. The Muses, or, according to others, the Nysaeans, were the umpires. Apollo played upon the cithara, and Marsyas upon the flute; and it was not till the former added his voice to the music of his lyre that the contest was decided in his favour. As a just punishment for the presumption of Marsyas, Apollo bound him to a tree, and flayed him alive. His blood was the source of the river Marsyas, and Apollo hung up his skin in the cave out of which that river flows. Dark impression; light toning and dampstain to left and lower blank margins; soft crease to upper right corner,
British Museum no:1855,0609.1267. 435 by 565mm (17¼ by 22¼ inches).    €350
Stock No. 2683 - Mythological full description


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