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A wonderful naval rarity

A spectacular and very rare textile featuring naval flags of the early 19th century. The border comprises large standards of (clockwise from top left) the United States, England, France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Portugal and Holland. These are interspersed with portraits of warships under sail, including at lower left an unnamed American frigate. The border elements surround a […]

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Spectacular chart of maritime flags

By the 19th century, books and broadsides providing mariners with a ready reference to the hundreds of flags they might encounter at sea were an established genre. This example by Copley is however most unusual for its size, very fine coloring and extreme rarity. The chart includes 187 smaller flags and pennants arranged in 11 rows, with […]

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[Lieutenant George Walker Dyall Jones?], A View and Plan of Mud Island on the Delaware. NP, [but Philadelphia late 1777-early 1778?]

Revolutionary-war manuscript plan of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware River

Finely-executed Revolutionary War manuscript plan and view of Fort Mifflin on Mud Island on the Delaware River, with one of the earliest-known images of an American flag. Almost certainly produced by an engineer serving in William Howe’s army during the 1777 Philadelphia campaign, which ended with the reduction of Fort Mifflin after a terrible six-week siege. […]

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Early American color printing

A handsome, early and very rare example of American color printing. This unusual production features a line-engraved tablet bearing a title cartouche with two eagles and a draped swag in a laurel pattern, below which are a calendar grid and the motto “Mortal! Do you know a moment’s value?” The table rests on a plinth, […]

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A rare allegory of Columbia as the symbol of the young Republic

In “From Indian Princess to Greek Goddess. The American Image, 1783-1815,” McClurg Fleming argues that after the Treaty of Paris “there was continuous need to refer to the new nation as a living entity with a palpable spirit. Following an ancient impulse, Americans personified their country for a hundred purposes and occasions-[including as] a noble, […]

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Joseph G. Bruff / Lith. of P.S. Duval, ARMY MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA, SHOWING THE BATTLE FIELDS FORTIFICATIONS etc. on & near the POTOMAC RIVER. New York: J. Disturnell and Washington, D.C.: Hudson Taylor, 1862.

A rare and patriotic 1862 map of the Seat of War in Virginia

A rare and patriotic 1862 map showing the progress—or lack thereof–of the Union war effort in the border region around Washington D.C. and the Potomac River. The map provides a beautiful and detailed depiction of the contested Potomac River border region during the first year of Civil War. It emphasizes the topographical and man-made features […]

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GREENHAM WOMEN AGAINST CRUISE [:] CRUISE THREATENS PEACE AND BREAKS THE LAW [:] 9th Nov ’83 take President Reagan to Court in the USA. NP, ND, but England, ca. Oct. 1983.

The Greenham Women protest the deployment of cruise missiles in England

A rare 1983 persuasive map by the English anti-nuclear group Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, highlighting the deployment of American ground-launched cruise missiles around Great Britain. In 1979 the Carter Administration agreed with its NATO allies to deploy several dozen ground-launched cruise missiles to the RAF air bases at Greenham Common and Molesworth, Great Britain, […]

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