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Antique Prints & Maps From Alexander Books (ABAC/ILAB)


Shakespeare Sacrificed ; or the Offering to Avarice...

By Gillray, James

1851. Map/Print. Very Good. No Binding. Etching. James Gillray (1757-1815). From the original plate. BOHN EDITION 1851. Gillray, James (1757-1815), English Caricaturist, one of the fathers of political cartooning. His satirical caricatures followed in the tradition of William Hogarth but were more overtly political than Hogarth's generalized social commentary. His cartoons-which lampooned the court, the government, and in particular the royal family-were biting, witty, and often outrageous. Characterized by pitiless exaggeration of the personalities and physical features of their subjects, they set the style for later English political cartooning..



By Tallis, John

London & New York: John Tallis & Company, 1851. Map/Print. Very Good. No Binding. Antique Map. 11" x 14". Map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, Illustrations by J. Marchant & engraved by J.B. Allen. Vignettes hand coloured later..


Plate 5. The North-West Coast of America. Being Results of Recent Ethnological Researches From the Collections of the Royal Museums at Berlin Published By the Directors of the Ethnological Department

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885. Map/Print. Fine. No Binding. First published in Germany in 1884, the English translation followed in 1885. The folio represented a small sample of the thousands of West-Coast Native artifacts shipped to the Berlin Museum commencing in 1882. The full colour original lithographs were produced in Berlin by the Museum. The productions were considered the ultimate in reproduction colour and the folio itself became very sought after. Unfortunately for the collector, it was a limited edition and therefore, very expensive for the period. The prints from this folio are considered to be extremely rare. A total of only 13 plates were issued, 5 of which are in original full colour. Acid free matboard, ready for framing..


Italy. Thomson's New General Atlas

By Thomson, John (& Co.)

Edinburgh: John Thomson and Co. Map/Print. Near Fine. No Binding. Italy. Thomson's New General Atlas. Edinburgh 1814-1828. Original hand colour. This map has been completely restored to museum standards. Cleaned and de acidified. John Thomson (& Co.), (fl 1814-69). John Thomson and Co. were one of the leading nineteenth century British map publishers. The firm published "A New General Atlas of the World" and continued to issue periodic updated maps for this general atlas until 1828 (editions dated 1814, 1817, 1819 and 1828)..


Description des Castors & Le Leur Industrie, Des Canots, Habitations, Habilemens, Maniere De Vivre Des Sauvages Du Canada

By Chatelain, Henri Abraham

Amsterdan, 1719. Map/Print. Fine. No Binding. c. 1719. Engraved leaf of text with illustrations 38 x 52 cm., from Chatelain's Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a l'Histoire a la Chronoligie & a la Geographie Ancienne & Modern...1705-1720, Vol. VI..