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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF SUTHERLAND

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CAPE WRATH. (NORTH HIGHLANDS.)

BARTLETT, William Henry, 1809-1854 : CAPE WRATH. (NORTH HIGHLANDS.)

[London : George Virtue, 1837]. A dramatic antique print – swelling seas and the stark outline of the cape under heavy skies. Engraved by James Tibbetts Willmore A.R.A. (1800-1863) from an original study by the much-admired William Henry Bartlett. Originally produced for the part-work series “Scotland Illustrated” (London : 1835-1838).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 137 x 176mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 6-7/8”). A few very faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DUNROBIN CASTLE. (SUTHERLANDSHIRE.)

BARTLETT, William Henry, 1809-1854 : DUNROBIN CASTLE. (SUTHERLANDSHIRE.)

[London : George Virtue, 1837]. An attractive antique print – the famous castle as it stood before Charles Barry’s Victorian additions. Engraved by John Charles Varrall (1794-1855) from a study by William Henry Bartlett, based on a sketch by the Countess of Sutherland. Originally produced for the part-work series “Scotland Illustrated” (London : 1835-1838).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 137 x 176mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 6-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LOCH ASSYNT & ARDVRAICK CASTLE.

FLEMING, John, 1792-1845 : LOCH ASSYNT & ARDVRAICK CASTLE.

London & Edinburgh : A. Fullarton & Co., [1853]. A handsome antique print – the picturesque ruin of Ardvreck Castle on Loch Assynt – Highlanders afoot and mounted on the road. Engraved by Andrew Thom (fl.1845-1860) from an original study by the Greenock artist John Fleming. Originally produced for “Scotland Illustrated” (1845) and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 138 x 186mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A NEW MAP OF SUTHERLAND SHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : A NEW MAP OF SUTHERLAND SHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

[London] : for the London Magazine, [1764]. A charming antique map of the most remote corner of mainland Scotland as it was known in the eighteenth century – one of a series originally produced by Kitchin for the “London Magazine : or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer”. The present map first appeared with the August 1764 issue of magazine.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 172 x 219mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DUNROBIN CASTLE.

[LYDON, Frank (Alexander Francis), 1836-1917] : DUNROBIN CASTLE.

[London : 1880]. An attractive antique print – the famous castle with Charles Barry’s Victorian additions. A technically highly accomplished production, colour printed in eight or more overlays from separate wooden blocks by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) from original draughts (drawn on the wood) by Frank Lydon. Originally produced for the Francis Orpen Morris part-work “County Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland” (1864-1880).
Multiple wood block engraving in colours (chromoxylograph). Engraved surface 130 x 192mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 7-5/8”). A few very small and faint spots to outer margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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