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[Engraved copper plate ] The Dresses, of the High Priests. [Prob. Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, ca. 1817.]

Engraved copper plate executed for Mathew Carey

A rare American line- and stipple-engraved copper plate depicting the High Priest of Israel, likely produced for an 1817 Mathew Carey edition of The Holy Bible. NB: The plate itself is difficult to photograph, and the main image accompanying this listing is of a modern impression pulled from the plate. The engraving is divided into […]

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Rare printing plate for a chart of Wickford Harbor, RI

The original copperplate for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey chart of Wickford Harbor, Rhode Island. The United States Coast Survey The early history of chart making in the United States was dominated by private publishers. The need for an organized, well-conceived and integrated coastal survey was obvious, however, and in 1807 the U.S. Coast […]

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Engraved copper printing plate, probably executed for Mathew Carey

An early American copper printing plate, probably made for publisher Mathew Carey ca. 1815. Images are rendered in engraving and etching on both sides, the recto probably by Joseph Yeager and the verso by an unidentified engraver. NB: The plate itself is difficult to photograph, and the images accompanying this listing are recent impressions taken […]

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Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co, Sc., AMERICAN GENERALS [on plate with:] Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co, Sc., FRENCH MARSHALS. [Philadelphia, 1819.]

Engraved copper printing plate by Tanner, Vallance and Kearney

A rare engraved copper printing plate by the important Philadelphia partnership of Tanner, Vallance and Kearney, featuring portraits of six American generals from the War of 1812 facing portraits of six of Napoleon’s marshals. The plate bears two separate images engraved in line and stipple, each signed by Tanner, Vallance and Kearney and separated by […]

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