Chicago: Temple Litho. Poster. Offset lithograph. Page measures 26.5" x 40.5". Circus poster from the 1920s with lively elephants. The Haag Brothers were circus organizers in the Midwest during the first decades of the 20th century. Their "Haag Railroad Show" ran from 1894 to 1938. Repairs to edges but otherwise bright and clean.
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New York: Viking, 1965. Text and photos by Beard. Illustrated with many handsomely printed photogravure plates and figures, along with some others in color. 256 pages. 4to, gilt-lettered gray cloth, pictorial d.w. (price-clipped, and with one chip at foot and several tiny tears at edges. New York: Viking Press, (1965). First American edition of the author's first photo book. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
1760. Town plan. Uncolored engraving. Page measures 9" x 13". Lovely town plan of Goa that also includes a panorama view. Both views include mountains, trees, buildings, elephants, ships in the harbor, boats resting on the shore, and religious buildings. Key with a list of 30 places is on the left side corresponding to the town plan. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Inginieur de.....
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. Map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Decorative title cartouche. Published in Amsterdam, 1634. Image measures 15 1/4" x 19 3/4". Sheet measures 20 3/4 x 24 7/8". Beautiful 17th century map of west Africa extending from Sierra Leone to present-day Gabon. The map is extensively illustrated with wildlife, including elephants, monkeys, lions, cheetah, and crocodiles. Title cartouche features two figures holding jewels, a spear, and a parrot, surrounded by more monkeys. In the lower right there.....
View. Uncolored etching. Signed with yellow stamp with artist's initials. Image measures 8" x 5.75". Beautiful and lush tropical scene with elephants and four figures walking on a trail. Circa 1927-1929. Minor crease to lower right edge. Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877-1942), born in Zeleznice, Czechoslovakia, traveled widely and visited the United States in the 1920s. His art represented impressions of where he'd been.