September 2017 eNewsletter
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Kicking Off the Fall Season

Our September specials kick off with vintage fall football artwork: a limited edition lithograph by Dong Kingman and an ink drawing for the Harvard Lampoon from the early 20th century. We also offer two 16th-century maps of European countries new to our inventory from the great Dutch cartographer Abraham Ortelius. For the bird lover, decorate the home with colorful early-19th-century toucan prints by Jacques Barraband for the walls, or a turn-of-the-century cast iron parrot doorstop for the floor or shelf.

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Sale prices in effect through October 15, 2017.

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Kickoff to Football Season

Dong Kingman Football Print Harvard Lampoon Football

Colorful lithograph of a football game depicting a field goal kicked in The Last Five Seconds (above left), drawn on stone by the prolific artist Dong Kingman and commissioned by American Express in 1971 as a limited edition print. Kingman was a prolific Chinese-American artist whose work ranged from watercolors to murals to artwork for major motion pictures. He also designed the Hong Kong pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Regularly $675, sale price $600.
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Original satirical pen and ink illustration art of football players created in the early 20th century for the Harvard Lampoon, Harvard University's renowned humor magazine (above right). The players are posed as figures of a classical frieze grasping to catch not a football, but a bag of money emblazoned with a large dollar sign.
Regularly $575, sale price $525.
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Seeing Zeeland & Roaming Romania

Ortelius Zeeland Map Ortelius Romania Map

This 16th-century map of Zeeland, a Dutch province, is one of the more sought after maps by Abraham Ortelius, largely for its ornate illustrations including Triton riding a sea monster and carrying the coat of arms of the province (shown above in masthead). It comes from Ortelius's groundbreaking project, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, a compendium of maps of countries of the world and the first modern atlas.
Regularly $1,500, sale price $1,350.
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Also from Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is this map of Romania and contiguous regions west of the Black Sea and north of the Adriatic Coast, decorated with an elaborate Mannerist strapwork cartouche with distance scale and birds perched on either side, and a spouting whale and sailing ships in the ocean.
Regularly $775, sale price $700.
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Tropical Birds

Toucan Aracari Toucan Piganacoin Parrot Doorstop

Choose from two colorful early-19th-century toucan prints by Jacques Barraband, the foremost ornithological artist in Napoleonic France, admired for his ability to bring his subjects to life through conveying the texture and vivid colors of the birds' feathers.
L'Aracari a Ceinture Rouge (above left), regularly $1,300, sale price $1,200. More information.
Channel-billed toucan (above center), regularly $1,800, sale price $1,600. More information.

A whimsical painted cast iron Victorian parrot doorstop (above right) stands about seven inches high.
Regularly $375, sale price $325. More information.

Beach House (from our August eNewsletter)

Fish and Shells painting

The gouache painting of fish and shells (left) is by Harriet Lord, an artist closely associated with Nantucket in the first half of the 20th century. Here she skillfully captures the iridescence of the fish and shells.
Regularly $2,100, sale price $1,600.
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Long Island map
Navigator sign

The 1947 pictorial map of Long Island (above) is decorated with illustrations of people enjoying recreational activities and outdoor sports. There are also pictures representing other facets of Long Island life and history. The artist, Hank Schneider, was a prolific illustrator and celebrity photographer based in New York City and Long Island.
Regularly $1,750, sale price $1,500. More information.

For the boating enthusiast or collector of maps and globes, here is an unusual cast iron trade sign (above) spelling out "Navigator" in continuous script letters. It measures 39 inches wide and has screw holes for mounting, as originally fabricated.
Regularly $1,650, sale price $1,350. More information.

Garden Club 1 (from our August eNewsletter)

Cast iron rabbit

The vintage cast iron sculpture of a rabbit (left) makes a charming addition to the garden or sunroom.
Regularly $350, the pair; sale price $300.
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Art Deco pictorial map including Rye and Bedford, NY, as well as Greenwich, New Canaan and Ridgefield, CT (right). It was produced by the Garden Club of America in 1927. Drawings of houses are numbered to correspond to a key listing names of members. These include the wives of prominent men of that era, such as the architect Cass Gilbert and Texaco founder Lewis Lapham. It is illustrated with whimsical touches such as a train, a horse-drawn coach and golfers.
Regularly $1,400, the pair; sale price $1,200.
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Pictorial Garden Club Map

Garden Club 2 (from our August eNewsletter)

Gardening Print Gardening Print

The pair of allegorical gardening prints showing spring planting and summer blooming (left) are by the 18th-century artist and engraver Martin Engelbrecht. The garden and its flowers and fruits are analogized to hard work and its rewards.
Regularly $1,800, the pair; sale price $1,600.
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For the Rustic Lodge (from our August eNewsletter)

McKenney and Hall set of six prints McKenney and Hall print of Seneca chief

Decorate the rustic lodge or rural retreat with this set of six framed lithographs from the octavo edition of McKenney & Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America (above left). Together with the original folio edition, this is the most extensive and accurate 19th century series of Native American portraits, and the only recorded likeness of many of these tribal leaders. Regularly $1,500, sale price $1,200.
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We also offer a portrait of Cornplanter, a Seneca chief, from the folio edition of McKenney & Hall's lithographs (above right). Cornplanter led his tribe during the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. In the 1790s, he signed a treaty with the government giving him a tract along the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania for the Seneca tribe, which became known as Cornplanter's Grant. Regularly $1,900, sale price $1,700.
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Take Me In (the Parlor) to the Ball Game (from our July eNews)

Parlor Baseball Game

A Parlor Baseball board game from the turn of the century is made of wood with holes drilled in the board for red and blue pegs, which represent the opposing teams. It was patented by American Play Games Co. of Rutherford, New Jersey in 1903. The pegs appear to all be present, though there are no dice.

Regularly $1,100, sale price $1,000.

Birds of Prey (from our July eNews)

Horned Owl Little Hawk Owl Carved Wooden Eagle

Above far left and center are a pair of owl prints by George Edwards, one of the foremost naturalists of the Age of Enlightenment, from one of the most important and comprehensive of all English 18th century natural history works.
The hand-colored engravings are regularly $650, the pair; sale price $550.

A large eagle sculpture (above right) carved in wood with a brass beak and talons. The eagle is posed boldly standing with its wings folded. Its strong feet firmly grip a contiguously carved tree stump base.
Regularly $1,250, sale price $1,100.

Brave Man

This portrait bust of a Native American brave in cast plaster covered with a terra-cotta slip was sculpted by New York artist Olympio Brindesi in 1920. The man gazes over his shoulder with an alert expression. In this early work, Brindesi demonstrates his gift for figure sculpture that led to numerous exhibitions in the following four decades, including the Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Regularly $2,700, sale price $2,400.

Native American Portrait Bust