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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF CANTON BASEL

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BASLE.

MANESSON-MALLET, Allain, 1630-1706 : BASLE.

[Frankfurt : Johann David Zunners, 1685]. A striking antique print offering a pleasant panoramic image of seventeenth-century Basle – from the French mathematician, engineer and surveyor Allain Manesson-Mallet. Originally produced for Mallet’s "Description de l'Univers" (Paris : 1683) and here in a slightly later impression produced for the German edition, published as "Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses" (Frankfurt : 1684-1685).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 145 x 102mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. From the personal collection of the late Dr. Helen Wallis (1924-1995), Map Librarian of the British Library. Pastoureau : Manesson-Mallet 1A[1B]/570.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BASLE, – ON THE RHINE. SWITZERLAND.

PROUT, Samuel, 1783-1852 : BASLE, – ON THE RHINE. SWITZERLAND.

London : Fisher, Son & Co., 1845. A fine antique print – a lively quayside scene at Basel. Engraved by James Sands (1803-1882) from an original study by Samuel Prout. Originally produced for George Newenham Wright’s partwork “The Gallery of Engravings” (London : 1844-1846).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 120 x 152mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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