Art

Map of Virginia by Smith

A rare, map of Virginia by Captain John Smith. Yes, this is “the Captain John Smith” who landed here in 1607. This fine map was published in a 2 volume set about his exploits in Virginia and a 2nd, and uneventful, return trip to New England. (more…)

Catesby Engravings

Catesby Engravings

A nice trio of Mark Catesby’s engravings from Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. He published these and other images between 1729-1747. (more…)

Map of the Journey to the Promised Land

A map of the wandering and routes taken by the Israelites after their departure from Egypt and arrival at Jericho. This French map was made around 1730. (more…)

“Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack”

“Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack” by Kurz and Allison, Circa 1889

A great engraving of “Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack” by Kurz and Allison.  This world famous battle represented major innovations in civil and military technologies.

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1910 Engraving of UNC

1910 Engraving of UNC

A wonderful engraving of the University of North Carolina. This piece was made by Richard Rummell (1848-1924). He was a well known artist and was commissioned to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American. Painted from a “bird’s eye view” it has often been speculated that he used a hot air balloon.

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Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

A fantastic engraving by Richard Rummell of the University of Virginia.  This piece was originally painted by Richard Rummell(1848-1924). He was a well-known artist and was commissions to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American.

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UVA Engraving, C. 1838

UVA Engraving, C. 1838

A wonderful, steel engraving of the “University de Virginia”, or better known as the University of Virginia. Published by Hermann Meyer’s in “Universium” in 1838.

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UVA Engraving, C. 1845

UVA Engraving, C. 1845

An early and rare, wood engraving of the “College at Charlottesville”, better known as University of Virginia today. This is one of the earliest engravings made available to the public. 

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