Antique Map East Indies by Kitchin titled ‘EAST INDIES, from the best authorities, By Tho.s Kitchin Geo.r’.
A small copper engraved map of India, Southeast Asia and the East Indies in modern hand colour by Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784), mapmaker, engraver and hydrographer to King George III who was originally apprenticed to Emanuel Bowen the great 18th century English cartographer and engraver, and possibly published in The Small English Atlas around 1780. English maps of this period (late 18th century) were superior to their continental counterparts because of the accuracy with which longitude was depicted using Harrison‚Äôs marine chronometer.
Artist: T. Kitchin
Condition: Very good.
Medium: Copperplate engraving
Color: Outline color, modern.
Measures: 191 x 282 mm.
Description: Antique print titled 'Chinese Punishment of the Rack'.¬†Print of Chinese punishment of the rack. The¬†rack¬†is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame.¬†This print originates from 'The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the manners and customs of the Chinese,in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches' by T. Allom
Artists and Engravers:¬†Thomas Allom¬†(1804‚Äď1872) was an English architect, artist, and illustrator, who published books on his travels from Europe to the Middle East and throughout Asia.
- Date: 1859
- Overall size: 27 x 19.5 cm.
- Image size: 23 x 16 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled ‚ÄėFringilla, Spinus'. This print depicts the Eurasian Siskin with nest and eggs (Dutch: Sijs).¬†The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European siskin, common siskin or just siskin. Other (archaic) names include black-headed goldfinch, barley bird and aberdevine.It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers.
This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven', Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.
Original text page included.¬†
Artists and engravers: This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.5 x 41.3 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
Description:¬†Antique world map titled 'De Werelt Caart'. Double hemisphere world map showing Australia as¬†Niew Hollandt¬†and according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages in 1642-44. California as an island and the north west coast of America is named¬†Terra Esonis.¬†In Asia, Korea is a elongated peninsula. The two main hemispheres are surrounded by six smaller spherical sections, two covering the polar surfaces of the earth, two showing astronomical measurements relative to the earth, one featuring a geocentric view of the solar system and the other representing the Sun and its relationship with both the Earth and the Moon showing how eclipses are produced. Originates from a Dutch bible.¬†
Artists and Engravers:¬†Made by or after C. Danckerts.¬†
- Date: c.1720
- Overall size: 54.5 x 41 cm.
- Image size: 51.5 x 36.5 cm.
- Condition: Very good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'S√ľd-Asiatische Thiere'. Engraving of various animals of Southeast Asia including the tailor bird, cockatoo, a goose, hornbill, bird of paradise, a bengal tiger and a leopard species. Source unknown, to be determined.¬†
Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.
- Date: c.1860
- Overall size: 19 x 25 cm.
- Image size: 18 x 23 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Some wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.