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New Acquisitions are posted periodically on our What’s New web page. Take a look, and visit often to see items that have been added to stock between newsletters.

Shop hours will change September 1, when we will close at 5 pm. New hours will be 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday, and as always By Appointment.

Our next antiques show will be at Deerfield, Massachusetts in October.

The Shop’s complete show schedule is available

Braun & Hogenberg’s Paris
View of Paris
“Lutetia vulgari nomine Paris.” Vol. I, 1572. 13 3/8 x 19 (image) plus full margins. Engraving (hand colored). French text. Bright colors. Fine condition. Ref.: Fussel and Althoff.Catalogue of the City Views. Pp. 61-63.$4,200
Braun and Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum is one of the most important works from the early days of modern cartography and topographical illustration. Georg Braun, the editor, and Frans Hogenberg, the engraver, worked for over twenty years to produce their “towns of the world,” the first systematic depiction of views of cities throughout the world.

Lutetia (Lutece), commonly known as Paris, the largest city in France, has the navigable Seine flowing around and through it. With the nobility, merchants, an excellent university, the stupendous church of Notre Dame, the royal palace and other outstanding buildings, it is pictured as a flourishing city.

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View of Paris
Gould “Sharp Billed Toucan.”
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Gould Toucan
Gould Toucan
John Gould.
Ramphastos Carinatus
(Sharp Billed Toucan).
From “A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans.” London: 1822-35 (First Edition); and/or 1852-54 (Second edition). Lithograph. Full original hand color. Very good condition.
John Gould (1804-1881) was one of the most respected and prolific ornithologists of all time. Such is his fame that he is often referred to as the “Bird Man;” as a traveler and accomplished artist he created life-like and detailed images of birds from all over the world. Gould published more than forty large folio volumes in a number of sets on different subjects. The first set appeared in 1831 and the last in 1888, seven years after his death; in all, 2,999 different prints show birds from every continent.

Along with Gould, several other excellent artists worked on his prints, including H.C. Richter, J. Wolf, William Hart, and Gould’s wife Elizabeth. For their realism and vibrant hand-coloring, Gould’s are some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced. The series of prints he produced on toucans are considered his most stunning and desirable.

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