Artistic prints carry a special role in the broader course of history, sparking an active dialogue between the past and the present. This discussion is not one in words, however, but rather in the everyday images that transcend the page. In the upcoming Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper auction offered by Trillium, a major collection of these prints will cross the auction block.
Multiple categories like botanical sketches to detailed maps and careful studies of culture are included. Two of the leading lots are passionflower portraits by Dr. Robert John Thornton. His theatrical and elaborate engravings lend considerable insight into historical flora and fauna. Another key lot is a decorative map of North and South America, created by one of the most innovative and sought-after cartographers of the 17th century: Willem Janszoon Blaeu.
Also included in this auction are idyllic views from Currier & Ives, detailed scenes from David Roberts’ study of the Middle East, and several sets of colorful engravings. View all of these items and many more by visiting Invaluable and registering to bid.
# of Lots:194
Price Range:$150 - $8,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Thornton - The Blue Passion Flower|| Estimate: |
|Bleau - 1631 - Map of North & South America; Americae nova Tabula|| Estimate: |
|Currier & Ives - On the Coast of California|| Estimate: |
|Sepp - Volume 4 with 51 Entomology Engravings|| Estimate: |
|Rothschild, Extinct Birds - Jamaican Red Macaw; Ara Gossei. 11|| Estimate: |
|David Roberts - The Coffee-Shop of Cairo|| Estimate: |