ALKEN Henry (1785-1851) who drew the finest HUNTING
& SPORTING PRINTS of his generation.
ALLOM Thomas. (1804-1872). He was a founder member
of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He travelled extensively
in Europe & Asia and produced a large array of fine topographical views.
BAEDEKER Karl: A series of fascinating old maps,
which shows many towns, villages, landmarks, railroads (railways) and
other features and early City Plans, with many streets individually
named. Karl BAEDEKER was born in Essen, Germany. He lived from 1801 to
1859. He established a publishing and printing business in Coblenz. His
son Fritz, who continued the business, moved it to Leipzig. The
guidebooks produced provided a wealth of detailed information and were
to run to many editions, covering not only Europe, but also the United
States, Canada and parts of the Middle East, Egypt etc. The information
gathered over many years was destroyed during World War II. The business
was re-established after the war by his great-grandson, and began to
incorporate details of use to Motorists.
BARBER Thomas: Picturesque Illustration of the Isle
of Wight comprising views of every bobject of interest on the island.
Engraved from original drawings, accompanied by Historical and
Topographical Descriptions. Published by Simkin & Marshall, Stationers
Court. London. Circa 1834. Barber flourished between about 1820 & 1840.
An edition of this was published in New York 1850.
BARTLETT William Henry. (1809-1854) was perhaps the
foremost & most widely travelled topographical illustrator of his
generation. He went to the US, Canada, Europe & Middle East.
BEATTIE William. A 19th century doctor who
commissioned the publication of many books of a topographical nature. He
was very well traveled and employed illustrators of a very high caliber.
For example: William Henry Bartlett, Thomas Allom and James Duffield
Harding. He was a graduate of the University if Edinburgh; He was also a
member of the Royal College of Phys. London and the History. Institute
if France. His work was relevant to a time when people were only
minimally aware of the world and world travel was becoming more
commonplace. Therefore it was extremely fashionable to have books of a
topographical nature, which showed the places of the world that the
inartistic traveler was unable to bring back to show to friends. These
books also served as an advert for places to travel to, giving people a
much broader idea of where they were going. The relevant text was
usually comprehensive and explained the culture of the peoples of the
world to some extent. All of this made the places depicted all the more
intriguing to the 19th century traveler.
BENTLEY C. Topographical artist. 19th century.
BLAKSTON W.A., W. SWAYSLAND AND AUGUST F. WIENER
FZS. Published by Cassell & Company Limited of London, Paris, New York &
Melbourne. The illustrated book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and
Foreign. Very attractive colored CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS (chromo lithographs)
which includes parakeets, canary species, song and wild birds.
BUEK GH & Co. NEW YORK. DATE PRINTED: 1894. Flowers
of every State in the American Union by a Corps of special artists and
Botanists. Approved by the leading artists of America and Europe and
endorsed by University Botanists of both continents. As can be seen from
the illustrations, there are 2 chromolithograph prints on the page.
There is fascinating text printed on the back, with details of each
flower. A fine series of botanical lithographs originally published in
weekly parts. The Subscription price was $ 30.00 per annum, a
considerable sum in the 19th century.
CATTERMOLE George. (1800-1868) was an English
Artist, the youngest son of a Norfolk squire. He was related by marriage
to Charles Dickens and they were firm friends.
CRAM George Franklin (Born May 20, 1842. Died March
24, 1928). Publisher. Based in Chicago & Indianapolis.
FIELDING Anthony Vandyke Copley (1787 - 1855).
FUERTES Louis Agassiz (1874 – 1927) An American
artist, specialising in birds and animals.
GREENAWAY Kate (1846-1901). A very famous English
illustrator of children's books.
HARDING James Duffield (1798-1863). English
JARDINE Sir William. (1800-1874) the eminent
Naturalist commissioned experts to enable him to produce THE
NATURALIST'S LIBRARY - some 40 volumes contained 1300 highly attractive
small individually hand coloured prints of mammals, birds, fish &
LEECH John: 1817-1864. Son of a London Coffee House
owner. Apart from the SURTEES novels he also did work for 'Punch', 'The
Illustrated London News', Etc
LEITCH William Leighton. (1803-1883). He taught the
art of painting in watercolours to Queen Victoria.
MAY Philip William: Born in poverty in Leeds,
England on 22nd April, 1864. He was to become a leading illustrator and
cartoonist of his generation, dying in 1903.
MORLAND George(1763-1804) Drew delightful studies of
children and fashionably dressed ladies. Quite scarce & sought after.
MORRIS Rev Francis Orpen (1810-1893). Although
titled The History of British
Birds, the series, which ultimately included some
400 different species, ducks, geese, garden species, birds of prey,
eagles, falcons, song and sea birds, etc, due to migration, it depicts
many species found across the world.
MOULE Thomas (1774-1851) Originally a writer on
Heraldry and general antiquities, Moule was born in Marylebone, London.
From around 1816 to 1823 he was a Bookseller, his shop was in Grosvenor
Square, London. He then became an inspector of letters in the General
Post Office, where his responsibilities included trying to 'read'
illegible hand writing ! His highly decorative series of county maps
were first published in separate issues for each county between 1830 and
1832. In 1836 these were brought together in one work, by George Virtue
& Co. They continued to appear in Rev. James Barclay's Dictionary, A
COMPLETE & UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, into the 1840's
& indeed in some other publications.
PROUT John Skinner (1806-1876) was an architectural
illustrator and painter. Born in Plymouth and nephew of Samuel Prout
(Topographical illustrator, drawing master and water colourist). John
specialised in similar subjects to his uncle but was practically
self-taught. He was elected a member of the New Watercolour Society
(NWS) on his return from Australia in 1849, where he visited Sydney and
Hobart. He had already forfeited his membership of the NWS in 1838 by
being overseas. John settled in Bristol after 1849 where he became a
good friend of W. J. Muller (artist). He later moved to London where he
died, at Camden Town on 29th August 1876. The artists covered not only
the major Cities and smaller towns, but provided a good insight into
farming, agriculture, farm animals, horses, cattle, sheep, and mining of
gold and other natural resources, along with fascinating portraits of
aborigines, towards the end of the 19th century. Australia Illustrated
by Edwin Carlton Booth, was one of the last books to included steel
SALMON. J. Cartographer
SHEPHERD Thomas Hosmer: (c.1817-c.1842) was a
topographical illustrator who was extremely talented and was able to
produce works of outstanding beauty and skill. Frederick Crace employed
him to illustrate views of London in c.1829. He also draughted views of
Edinburgh, Bath and Bristol which were published in the mid-nineteenth
century. Shepherd's work can be found in the following: Excursions in
the County of Kent - 1822; Metropolitan Improvements - 1827; London and
it's Environs in the Nineteenth Century - 1829; Modern Athens Displayed
(or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century) - 1829; Bath and Bristol -
1829-30 and London Interiors - 1841.
SPEED John: Born In Cheshire in 1552, John Speed
followed in his father's footsteps and became a tailor. He was to become
the foremost English Map Maker of the 17th century. He died in 1629,
leaving 12 sons and 6 daughters.
STANFIELD Clarkson Frederick: (1793-1867). Born in
Sunderland, England. Member of the Royal Academy.
TOMBLESON William: c.1795-1835. English
Topographical Artist. Thames. Rhine and other publications.
TURNER Joseph Mallord William: (1775-1851) was born
in London, England on April 23rd 1775.
WESTALL William: (1781-1850) was born in Hertford,
he was the younger brother of Richard, who also became a Member of the
Royal Academy. Although he traveled extensively to Australia, China and
India, his principal work appeared in Great Britain Illustrated
published by Thos. Moule in c.1830. This contained some 121 fine views,
which were engraved on steel. A shortened version was also published
under the title The Landscape Album, in 1832. It contained 60 views of
the original views. Westall contributed to such as Ackermann's
Repository and Picturesque Tour of the River Thames. Some detailed
BIBLIOGRAPHY appeared in Early English Watercolours published by Iolo
Williams in 1850 - if you can find a copy !
WRIGHT Thomas. Well known 19th century Writer.