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Americus Vesputius

Americus Vesputius by John Ogilby, 1671.  Rare  and magnificent.
Portrait of the Italian explorer and cartographer and America's namesake.   He's depicted holding an atlas, compass, globe and calipers. 
16 x 10 in. $125

Millard Tilmore

Hand colored Steel engraving of Millard Tilmore. Smaller picture under portrait titled, "Washing for Gold in California:. Engraved by W.J. Edwards from a Drawing by Brady in 1856.
10x7 in. $40

Captain Bartlett

Front page of The Graphic dated May 7, 1910. Title reads, "Welcome to the Conqueror of the Pole! Rear-Admiral Peary and his Party". Additional copy below title. Half tone picture shows Captain Bartlett, Commander of the Roosevelt (shown in the background), Miss Marie Ahnighto Peary, Rear-Admiral Peary, Mrs. Peary and
Master Robert Peary.
 11x16 in. $30

Samuel J. Tilden

1886 Yonkers colored engraving. Picture titled, The Funeral of Samuel J. Tilden, Saturday, August 7. From Photographs by Artotype Company, and Sketches by W.P. Snyder and L. Joutel. Top picture shows a crowd of people watching the casket "Leaving Greystone". Small round picture in the middle shows, "Mr. Tilden's Birthplace". Bottom picture is of the the burial and is captioned, "At the Grave."
11x16 in. $40

George Dewey

1898 lithograph from Leslie's Weekly. "The Three Great Naval Heroes of the War With Spain." Picture showing "Rear-Admiral George Dewey, who Sunk the Spanish Fleet at Manila; Rear-Admiral W.T. Sampson, who Planned the Capture of Cervera's Fleet at Santiago; and Rear-Admiral W.S. Schley, who Superbly Executed that Plan."
21x16 in. $40

John C. Calhoun

1856 Rare hand colored Steel engraving of Vice President John C. Calhoun. Smaller picture under portrait shows the "Outrage on the Chesapeake, 1807." Engraved by Edwards from a
drawing by Brady..
10x7 in. $30

Daniel Webster

Cover of Harper's Weekly dated January 21, 1882. Engraving of Daniel Webster. Drawn by John W. Alexander. 10.5x16 in. $30

Benjamin Franklin

January 21, 1854 cover of Gleason's Pictorial. Hand colored engraving of Benjamin Franklin surrounded by an emblematical design. Immediately beneath the portrait is a kite, the old fashioned "dabber" or ink ball, and, among other books, a copy of Poor Richard's Almanac. On the left is a view of the house where he was born. At the base is a view of Franklin's grave. On the right is a view of the "Birthplace of Franklin," which in 1854 had become an extensive wholesale dry goods establishment.
11x15 in. $30

Winfield Scott

1856 Hand colored Steel engraving of U.S. Army Officer Winfield Scott. Smaller picture under portrait shows a scene from a battle at Niagara. Engraved by Charles Holl from a Daguerreotype by Brady.
10x7 in. $30

Rear Admiral Peary

"The Man Who Reached the Top of the Earth". From the February 26, 1910 issue of The Graphic. Half tone of a portrait-bust of Rear Admiral Peary, U.S.N., Discoverer of the North Pole. With aditional caption under picture. 11.5x16 in. $20

Jessie James

Extremely rare wood engraved cover of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated April 22, 1882. The feature story of this issue was news of the death of Jessie James in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3rd.
16x11 in. $150

Robert Cavelier De La Salle

Portrait of Robert Cavelier De La Salle. From The Mentor Association dated 1920.
9.5x7 in. $20

Thomas H Benton

1956 Hand colored Steel engraving of Thomas H Benton, who served as a democratic Senator for the state of Missouri from 1821-1851. Benton served on the staff of President Andrew Jackson. Smaller picture under portrait shows a train rolling along the railroad tracks. Engraved by J. Rogers.
10x7 in. $30

George Bancroft

 1866 page of Harper's Weekly. Engraving shows Historian George Bancroft, from a photograph by Brady.
11x16 in. $30

John Sherman

 Cover of Harper's Weekly dated November 3, 1900. Half tone of John Sherman. Born May, 10 1823 - Died October 22, 1900.
11x16 in. $30

Orator Henry Clay

 Hand colored Steel engraving of U.S. Statesman and Orator Henry Clay. He was active of bringing on the war of 1812 with Britain and was one of the commissioners who arranged the treaty of Ghent which ended the war. In 1824,1831, and 1844 he was an unsuccesful candidate for the U.S. Presidency. Clay served in the US Sentate from 1831 to 1842. Smaller picture under portrait shows the "Peace Negotiations at Ghent". Engraved by W.J. Edwards from a drawing by Brady in 1856. Includes 16-page article on Henry Clay.
10x7 in. $30

Corneilius Vanderbilt

 Hand colored engraving of U.S. shipping and railroad magnate Corneilius Vanderbilt. From the cover of Harper's Weekly dated January 20, 1877. Photographed by Howell, Broadway, New York.
11x16 in. $40

Susan B. Anthony

 Hand colored engravings from Harper's Weekly dated July 5, 1873. Shows Susan B. Anthony and an article about her trial for voting illegally.
7x7 in. $30

John Hancock

1862 Steel engraving of John Hancock, an American Revolutionary Leader in his repose. Taken from the Original Picture by Chappel in the Possession of the Publishers; Johnson, Fry & Company, New York.
11 x 8 in. $40


Nathan Hale

  Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War Hero - "Last Words" as he is about to be hung by the British. 1858 Hand color steel engraving in very good condition.
11-1/2 x 9 in. $60

General John C. Fremont

Cover of Harper's Weekly dated July 26, 1890. Hand colored engraving of "The Late General John C. Fremont." Fremont explored much of the area between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Picture engraved from a
photograph by Doremus.
11x16 in. $35

Vice President Edward Everett

Hand colored Steel engraving of Vice President Edward Everett. Everett's political carreer included being the Govenor of Massachusetts, a US Senator, the US minister to Great Britain an well as the US Secretary of State. Smaller picture under portrait shows the "Oration in presence of Lafayette 1824". Engraved by J. Rogers from the Prize Daguerreotype by Cutting and Bowdoin in 1856.
10x7 in. $30

Admiral Porter

Harper's Weekly dated October 19, 1889. Engraving of Admiral Porter in 1865. Drawn by T. De Thulstrup.
16x11 in. $30

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Cover of Harper's Weekly dated June 5, 1886. Engraving of U.S. physician, poet, and humorist Oliver Wendell Holmes. Photographed by Notman, Boston.
16x11 in. $30

Henry Clay

Hand colored Steel engraving of U.S. Politician Henry Clay. "Likeness from a Portrait in the possession of his family." Engraved by Johnson, Fry and Co. Publishers in 1861.
11x7.5 in. $30

General Lew Wallace

Cover from Harper's Weekly dated March 6, 1886. Engraving of General Lew Wallace. Photographed by Sarony.
16x11 in. $30

John Birch Society

15 page advertising supplement for the John Birch Society, from the October 17, 1965 issue of the San Francisco Examiner. It includes endorsements from prominent legislators and citizens, lists of the society's programs and goals, and an invitation to join. It is in excellent condition.
11x13 in. $30

William Penn

The Statue of William Penn for the Tower of the New City Hall, Philadelphia. Very nice hand colored wood engraving from the February 25, 1888 issue of Harper's Weekly. Center image of the statue with additional images surrounding of the sculptor, his shop, Penn's statue in the making, and statues of an Indian Group and a Swedish Group.
 16x11 in. $35


Hand colored lithograph by Wehrlin published in 1840. Portrait of Guttenberg framed by branches with text in German on ribbon banner at bottom. This print would look excellent in a frame.
14x12 in. $60

Christopher Columbus

Excellent hand colored copper engraving published c1790. Image titled, Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain. Engraved for Middletons Complete System of Geography.
9x14 in. $60

Edward V King

18th century copper engraving of Edward V titled "Edward V King of England and France From a Linning in a Manuscript book now in the library at Lambeth" Engraving is in
excellent condition
11.5x7.5 in. $40

John Jacob Astor

Hand colored steel engraving of John Jacob Astor from 1862. John Jacob Astor, the richest man in the country who made his money first in fur trading (Macinaw Island and Oregon) and eventually became the biggest landlord in NYC. Includes a short biography.
 8x10.5 in. $30

Duke of Wellington

1869 Duke of Wellington -- Impresive hand colored steel engraving with facsimile autograph. Published by Johnson, Wilson &
Company,  New York.
11 x 8 in. $50

Will Rogers

1935 Will Rogers half-tone engraving copyrighted by Chicago American in very good condition.
17 x 14 in. $35

Thomas A. Edison

1891 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraved image of Thomas A. Edison in his Laboratory.
Drawn by T. De Thulstrup.
21-1/2 x 15 in. $45

Andrew Carnegie

 1909 Judge chromolithograph showing Andrew Carnegie, the sheriff of Free Trade delivering $300,000,000 of Steel Bonds.
13-1/2 x 10 in. $60

Jay Gould

  1884 Hand colored half-tone from Puck by F. Opper titled, "Yesterday An Infuriated Mob Almost Lynched A Man Who Looked
Like Jay Gould."
13-1/2 x 10 in. $60

Ferinand Magellanus

1671 Magellan Portrait (Ferinand Magellanus) by John Ogilby. Island explorer to circummarginate the globe. Beautifully decorative copper engraving. He is holding a globe and calipers.
11 x 6 1/2 in. Image Size

P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum of the Great American Show. Charming portrait of this showman, politician, and businessman. Sepia toned, chromolithograph.
9 x 13 in. $50


Napoleon at Waterloo. Kurz & Allison lithograph. c.1900.
12 3/8 x 18 in. $60
b/w: $40

Sherlock Holmes

Handsome 1903 Colliers cover by F.D. Steele. Whole issue includes Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Mystery of the Norwood Builder.” 38pp magazine plus color covers. This is the first publication of this story. -Small mended tear on right side.
11 x 15 5/8 in. $125

Hernando Cortez

1724 Hernando Cortez (Hernan Cortes) Copper engraving of the well-known Spanish Conquistador (1485-1547) conquered Mexico from the Aztecs for Spain.
6 x 11 in. $45

The Rockefeller's

1905 Life chromolithograph showing "Old John and
Young John."
10 x 8-1/2 in. $50

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1902 Harper's Weekly half-tone image of a young Cornelius Vanderbilt in an edition titled, "Americans of To-Morrow."
13-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. $30

J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr.

1902 Harper's Weekly half-tone image of J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr. in an edition titled, "Americans
of To-Morrow."
13 x 9 in. $30

J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr.

1901 Leslie's Weekly color half-tone showing J. Pierpont Morgan, the Master of Finance, To Whom 100,000 Striking Steel and Iron Workers Appeal.
16 x 11 in. $40

JP Morgan

1913 JP Morgan cartoon depiction by CJ Budd. Hand colored half-tone titled, "Our
Angel  of Peace."
16 x 11 in. $50

Joseph H. Choate

1890 Half-tone featured in Harper's Weekly showing Joseph H. Choate of New York Bar. Drawn from Life by T. De Thulstrup. Article page included with image.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $30

Andrew Carnegie

1908 Half-tone featured in The Illustrated London News showing Andrew Carnegie, the Philanthropist and Founder of the Fund for the Heroes of Civilization.
16 x 11 in. $30

J. Pierpont Morgan

1910 Half-tone image of J. Pierpont Morgan, which is titled, "Mr. Morgan Gives Hartford
An Art Gallery."
15 x 10 in. $30

George Barr McCutcheon

1914 Half-tone sketch of George Barr McCutcheon by James
Montgomery Flagg.
13 x 8 in. $30

Alfred Tennyson

1865 Wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly showing Alfred Tennyson, the English
Poet Laureate.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $30

Count Lyof N. Tolstol

1887 Harper's Weekly wood engraved image of Count Lyof  N. Tolstol.
10-1/2 x 9 in. $30

Charles Dickens

1870 Wood engraved image of Charles Dickens featured in Every Saturday, An Illustrated
Journal of Choice Reading.
14-1/2 x 10 in. $30

Buffalo Bill / John L. Sullivan

1887 Buffalo Bill in England -- Color lithograph showing the Prince of Wales bowing to John L. Sullivan and Buffalo Bill. "Yankee-Mania in England." Published by Judge. Lithograph by Sackett & Wilhelms Lithograph Co.
20-1/2 x 13-1/2 in. $125

Jefferson Davis

fpeo: 1866 Hand colored lithograph portrait of Jefferson Davis, taken originally from a photograph. Entered according to Act of Congress by Virtue & Yorston in the Clerk's Office of the District Court
of the United States.
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $95

John C. Fremont

fpeo: C.1870 Hand colored steel engraving showing a portrait of John C. Fremont, with a small image of the Encampment in the Sacramento Valley below his portrait.
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $50

Duke of Wellington

fpeo: C.1870 Hand colored steel engraving showing the Duke of Wellington. Published in London.
11 x 8 in. $80

P.G.T. Beauregard

fpeo: C.1870 Hand colored steel engraving showing P.G.T. Beauregard, with a small image below his portrait showing the battle in action.
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $60

Charles Lindbergh

fpeo:  C.1930 Half-tone photo engraving showing Charles Lindbergh or "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle" as a young man just after his transatlantic flight. Featured in the Times Wide World.
18 x 12 in. $40

Alexander Hamilton

fpeo: 1861 Hand colored steel engraving showing a seated Alexander Hamilton, from the Original Painting by Chappel in the posession of the publishers. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., NY. Entered according
 to Act of Congress.
8-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. $30

Theodore Roosevelt

fpeo: 1901 McKinley Funeral Number - Rare Frank Leslie's complete issue, 20pp, devoted to the life and death of President McKinley. Cover with new President, Theodore Roosevelt.
16-1/2 x 11-1/4 in. $60

General Winfield S. Hancock

fpeo: General Winfield S. Hancock by W. Smith. Lithograph of the former Civil War general when he ran for President in 1880.
30 x 23 1/2 in. $80



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