J. N. Bellin map Carte du Katay Ou Empire de Kin circa 1760. J. N. Bellin was cartographer to Louis XVI and the most prolific of French cartographers. of North East Cina and Korea. This map is a hand colored copper plate engraving, with an unusually modest title cartouche. It shows northeast China and Korea, including the Great Wall, and was used as part of a study of the life of Genghis Khan. The view area measures 8 x 12 inches; the print itself measures 10 x 15 inches. The print is hinged, not laid down, has three fold marks and is in very good original condition. A label from the Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong circa 1970 is affixed to the back of the mat.
Civil War document. Recruiting officers bill to Middletown, CT, dated October 6th, 1862. Amount of expenses for recruiting company by William Addis, David B. Buck, and J. C. Camp. Printing costs $4, garrisons $.75, office rent $1, board for men $2, expenses for horse $10.75, paid to recruits $14.50, sundries (flag rope etc) $1.33. Signed by William Addis, Daniel Buck and L. E. Camp. Measures 7.5 x 6.5 inches. Excellent condition.
Vintage Magnolia Balm for a lovely complexion, advertising circa 1900. The copy reads: "How Shall a face upon which nature has not set the seal of beauty be made by art to seem beautiful? A lovely complexion and fair skin for all. Radiant purity of the skin........" The product was made by Lyon Manufacturing Co, 144 Duane Street, New York. A note to the buyer reads: "This is a specimen of Japanese paper and ornamental printing done in the city of Yeddo Japan and used as a napkin by those wonderful people." The frame measures 10.5 x 12.5 inches and the print measures 6.5 x 8 inches. Excellent condition, newly framed.
Fannie C Burr Christmas painting for Youths Companion magazine 1900. This oil on artist board painting was one of Fannie Burr's entries for the Cover of The Youth's Companion Magazine for Christmas 1900. The one that was picked shows a young woman seated writing a Christmas letter. This painting measures 7 x 12 inches. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc. Acquired directly from the estate. Probate # 320 is on the reverse.
Josha A Beal was an American photographer, born in 1831. This is a rare large format outdoor photograph of a well-to-do family their home in NYC circa 1870. The original American black walnut frame with gold insert measures 23 x 28 x 3 inches. The viewing area of the photograph is 12 x 19 inches. The insert (which is original) states J A Beal Photographer 587 and 603 Broadway and 16 Beekman St N.Y. Good condition with slight fading under original glass. The family is enjoying a game of croquet. There is a courting bench next to the house. Included in the image are gardeners, a maid, a governess, little girls with croquet mallets, and a driver waiting in a 2-horse carriage. A Photographic "View of New York" monumental 5-part panorama of lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Tower was shot by by Beal in 1876. The albumen prints, total size 10.5 x 87 inches (26.7x221 cm.), flush mounted, sold on 10/4/2012 at Swann Galleries in NY for $96,000. See New York, An Illustrated History, 170-171. Beal's view of New York City was shot in January 1876, after the photographer wrestled his heavy camera equipment, glass plate negatives, and tripod up the tower's thirty flights of stairs. Beal exposed five negatives to create a composite photograph nearly seven feet long. The images provided a never-before-seen sweeping panorama of lower Manhattan's landmarks and commercial activity along the East River. In the distance, landmarks such as Trinity Church, the Western Union Building, St. Paul's Chapel, the new Post Office, and the Tribune Building are also depicted. Dominating the scene is the massive New York Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.