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The four BOAZIO plans and map in gorgeous original coloring

The four BOAZIO plans and map in gorgeous original coloring, heightened in GOLD and SILVER.

Theodore de Bry 1. Expugnato civitatis S. Augustini in America sitae. / The conquest of St. Augustine in America. 2. Franciscus Draco Carthagenam civitatem expugnat. / The town of Cartagena is won by Francis Drake. 3. Quomodo Franciscus Draco, civitatem S. Dominico in Insula Hispaniola sitam expugnauerit. / How Captain Francis Drake conquered the town of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. 4. Quomodo Dn. Franciscus Draco civitatem et insulam S. Iacobi expugnatam obtinuerit. / How Francis Drake occupied the town and island of St. Iago. 5. (map Atlantic Ocean) To illustrate the eighth part of the Grand Voyages, Theodore de Bry used the Baptista Boazio plans of 1588. These depicted the raids of Sir Francis Drake during his famous West Indian voyage of 1585-86. GORGEOUS ORIGINAL COLORING. HEIGHTENED IN GOLD AND SILVER. De Bry, Theodore, Grand Voyages. - [Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish and Sir Walter Raleigh.] Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken, qui peragrato primum universo terrarum orbe, postea cum nobilissimo equite Iohanne Hauckens, ad expug-nandum civitatem Panama, in Indiam navigavit, ubi vitam suam ambo finierunt. . . . Frankfurt am Main, 1599. Size sheet: ca. 31 x 22 cm (each). Size engraving: ca. 15,5 x 21 cm (each) (map:9 x 14 cm). Some small wormholes, else excellent.
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The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist

Set of four original colour aquatints, flowers, by John Robert Thornton. Engravings: aquatint, stipple and line. Sheet Size (not including margins): 58 x 44.5cm (22.6 x 17.4 inches) From: Temple of Flora. London, 1799-1807. The Temple of Flora is the third and final part of Robert John Thornton s New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus, considered by many to be the greatest of all flower books. It consists of a series of sumptuous depictions of flowers notable for their epic and unusual settings. The first plates were engraved by Thomas Medland in May 1798 from paintings by Philip Reinagle. Between 1798 and 1807 they produced a total of thirty-three coloured plates, engraved in aquatint, stipple and line. Others engravers included Joseph Constantine Stadler working from the painting of Peter Charles Henderson. When he planned the project, Thornton had decided to publish seventy folio-size plates. Lack of interest from the general public spelled disaster for the scheme, and the holding of a lottery could not save it from financial ruin, neither did a page in the work dedicated to the spouse of George III, Queen Charlotte, patroness of botany and the fine arts. The four plates: - Tulips. Engraved by Earlom, after Reinagle. 1798. - The Superb Lily. Engraved by Earlom, after Reinagle. 1799. - Hyacinths. Engraved by Warne r, after S. Edwards. 1801. - A Group of Carnations. Engraved by Caldwall after Henderson. 1803.