Lot 37    

1776 German Engraving of Fictitious British Troops Entering New York,
2005, Furniture and Decorative Arts / Oct 7 - 8
from a series called Collection des Prospects popularly known as Vues d' Optique published by engraver Francois Xavier Habermann in Augsburg in 1776. Reverse text above image reads, L'Entre Triumphale De Troupes Royales a Nouvelle Yorck. Subtext reads both German and French Der Einzug der Koniglichen Volker in Neu Yorck/ L'Entre Triumphale de Troupes royales a Nouvelle Yorck. In a gilt frame; 11.5" 16.5" (w/o frame); 14.5" x 19.5" (w/ frame).

Many of the Vues d' Optique were imaginative, crude and inaccurate, although some were very well-done. The letters above the text were deliberately reversed since these prints were designed for viewing in optical machines with a magnifying glass and a reflective mirror that gave an illusion of depth and reversed the image. Accompanying the lot is a 1943 letter from a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York describing the series of Vues d'Optique with New York subjects. Habermann also produced views of Boston and Salem.

Minor creases top right, slight foxing, not removed from frame.
Sold: $450.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Pair of Landscapes by Cimiotti,
Lot # 260 - Pair of Landscapes by Cimiotti,
both oils on board, the first signed lower right, the second signed lower left. Both scenes are of the craggy Maine coastline being battered by waves. In matching gilt frames; 13" x 15.5" (w/o frame); 23" x 25" (w/ frame). Verso of first image retains original label Salmagundi Club Thumb-Box Exhibi... > Item Details
Signed Lithograph by Salvador Dali,
Lot # 61 - Signed Lithograph by Salvador Dali,
artist's flourished signature bottom right, bottom left edition 204/300. Religious and allegorical images of crusading young warriors with sailing vessels and a myriad of crosses. 33.5" x 24" (w/o frame); 44.5" x 34" (w/ frame). Salvador Dali (1904-1989), a Spanish surrealist artist who often blende... > Item Details
Set of Four Cincinnati Coin Silver Goblets,
Lot # 740 - Set of Four Cincinnati Coin Silver Goblets,
all bearing the mark KINSEY for David and/or Edward Kinsey (Cincinnati, Ohio, working mid-19th century). A fine, matched set, all with flaring rims and stepped feet with applied foliate decoration. Each 5.25" high, total weight approx. 19.2 ozt (600 g). Brothers Edward and David Kinsey (1810-1865 ... > Item Details
English Shell-Form Silver Ladle,
Lot # 684 - English Shell-Form Silver Ladle,
bearing the hallmark of William Tweedie. With a shell-form bowl and engraved handle. 13.25" long, approx. 4.9 ozt (155 g). This ladle is a "duty-dodger" as it is marked with Tweedie's touch 4 times, 3 of which were intentionally blurred to mimic the assay marks. > Item Details
Signed Satsuma Incense Burner,
Lot # 366 - Signed Satsuma Incense Burner,
late 19th or early 20th century, three-legged censu form with lid; the base decorated with finely executed floral decoration, and the pierced inset lid with three irregular reserves depicting different interior scenes; marked below with maker's mark and circular gold crest of the Viceroy of Kyushu; ... > Item Details
<i>The Works of Samuel Johnson</i> Six Volumes, Leather-Bound,
Lot # 549 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Six Volumes, Leather-Bound,
edited by Robert Lyman, London 1825, printed for George Cowie & Co., J.F. Dove printer. 8vo in green half Moroccan leather with gilt lettering on spines and marbled boards, 715pp with engraved portrait of Johnson on frontis. > Item Details
Important Teddy Bear Sketches by C.K. Berryman,
Lot # 352 - Important Teddy Bear Sketches by C.K. Berryman,
includes 2, the first being a self portrait of Berryman saying, YES THE TEDDY BEAR IS MY CHILD!; the second is a seated teddy bear saying, WHY SHOULDN'T I BE IN THIS BOOK IT'S CLIFF'S WORK!. Both are signed, the second is inscribed to the National Cathedral School for Girls Class of 1933. The sket... > Item Details
Lot of Three Iron Fat Lamps,
Lot # 918 - Lot of Three Iron Fat Lamps,
all early "Betty" lamps with wrought iron hangers. Includes two scarce double-cup-form with ratchet, one 12.5" overall height x 2" wide x 4.50" deep; the other 13.75" overall height x 2" wide x 4.5" deep; AND 1 covered lamp 8" overall height x 2.75" wide x 3.25" deep. See Hayward, Colonial Lighti... > Item Details
Miniature American Nineteenth-Century Stoneware Churn,
Lot # 652 - Miniature American Nineteenth-Century Stoneware Churn,
stoneware churn having applied lunate handles, an incised line near rim and covered in a mottled brown exterior glaze with Albany slip interior. Likely third quarter 19th century; 4.75" high x 2.75" diameter. > Item Details
Diminutive English Silver Taper Candlestick,
Lot # 716 - Diminutive English Silver Taper Candlestick,
bearing the marks for London, 1899-1900, and the hallmark of Thomas Bradbury, who worked in Sheffield, but had his silver assayed in London. 4.75" high, weighted. > Item Details
Group of Hopi Bowls,
Lot # 191 - Group of Hopi Bowls,
lot of 4, all black and red-on-creamy orange. Includes a squat bowl with a sensual, abstract design on inside, black rim, height 2.25" x diameter 6"; PLUS another globular bowl with simple, yet elegant geometric band wrapped around rim, From the Hopi Villages tag at base, signed EL, height 2.25" x ... > Item Details
Hand-Colored French Engraved Map of Tennessee,
Lot # 41 - Hand-Colored French Engraved Map of Tennessee,
Parisian map colored in pink, light green, dark green and yellow. Mileage scale presented with French notations. Bottom left of map reads Grave par E. Collin bottom right reads Ecrit par Arnoul Rue de Petit-Pont No. 26 a Paris. 11.5" x 18.5" (w/o frame); 17" x 24" (w/ frame). > Item Details
Gould <i>Lophornus Adorabilis</i> Hummingbird on Peyote Cactus,
Lot # 592 - Gould Lophornus Adorabilis Hummingbird on Peyote Cactus,
Plate 35, of Lophornus Adorabilis/White Crested Coquette hummingbird, pictured on Lophophora Williamsiia, or Peyote Cactus, well known for its hallucinogenic properties. Original lithograph from A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Hummingbirds, London: Sotheran, 1887, supplement completed af... > Item Details
Riverside Village Scene by Lucien Dasselborne,
Lot # 256 - Riverside Village Scene by Lucien Dasselborne,
oil on canvas, signed lower right L. Dasselborne. Image of a canal with brightly colored homes in the background. In a gilt frame; 24" x 29.5" (w/o frame); 29" x 34.5" (w/ frame). Lucien Dasselborne (1873-1952), French, noted for his work in watercolor as well as oil, was born in Louvroil, France.... > Item Details
George III Mahogany Tray Top Butler's Serving Table,
Lot # 151 - George III Mahogany Tray Top Butler's Serving Table,
dovetailed serving tray with pierced handles supported by a separate folding stand having turned legs, English origin; 35" high x 27.5" wide x 17" deep. > Item Details
Four Figural Netsuke,
Lot # 390 - Four Figural Netsuke,
includes 2 fighting cocks (1.75" high), turtles on a lily pad (signed, 1.75" long), a stork catching a fish (signed, 1.5" high), and a laughing old man with rats (lacking himotoshi, signed, 1.75" high). > Item Details
American Hepplewhite Stand in Old Paint,
Lot # 985 - American Hepplewhite Stand in Old Paint,
mixed woods having a rectangular top with slight overhang and square tapered legs; retaining an old worn red paint. American, first quarter 19th century; 27" high x 20.5" wide x 18" deep. > Item Details
Reverse Painting on Glass <i>Frederike</i>,
Lot # 117 - Reverse Painting on Glass Frederike,
portrait of a young woman, ca 1850, has been reset in a period, possibly original, frame; 12.75" x 9.25" (w/o frame), 15" x 11.75" (w/ frame). > Item Details
Large American Buttocks Basket,
Lot # 215 - Large American Buttocks Basket,
constructed of wide oak splint, bentwood handle, double wrapped rim, late 19th-early 20th century; 17" high (to handle) x 23" wide x 19" deep. > Item Details
Geneva Clock Company Miniature Silver Enameled Carriage Clock,
Lot # 80 - Geneva Clock Company Miniature Silver Enameled Carriage Clock,
in original leather silk-lined, fitted Tiffany-type box. Sky blue enameled engine turned hallmarked silver case (Argent 0.985) with 4 bun feet and folding top mounted silver handle, white enameled dial with black Roman numerals and Becket & Barclay. Rear hinged door with gold-washed interior, movem... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20