Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

More of an older Australia, illustrations by George French Angas’ for “South Australia Illustrated” which was published in London in 1847 . Collections of the State Library of South Australia.

“Port Lincoln, looking across the Boston Bay towards Spencers Gulf, Stanford Hill and Thistle Island in the Distance.” Page 42. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18569
“Mount Cambier, and one of its volcanic lakes (after sunset). Page 50. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18577
“Waungerri Lake and the Marble Range westward of Port Lincoln.” Page 59. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18586
“Lower Falls of Glen Stuart, on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide.” Page 65. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18592

Fish. Fish a little while ago, that is, plates taken from Jonathan Couch’s work “A history of the fishes of the British islands.” Volume I. Published in London by Groombridge in 1868-1869.

“Surmullet.” Plate XLVII, Page 209. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/316/mode/1up
“Red Mullet.” Plate XLVIII. Page 217. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/326/mode/1up
“Bogue.” Plate L. Page 224. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/338/mode/1up
“Becker. Plate LI. Page 229. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/343/mode/1up
“Couch’s Sea Bream.” Plate LII. Page 230. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/348/mode/1up

Dinosaurs with nice smiles looking happy. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Pareiasaurus. Total length about nine feet (Remains found in Cape Colony, South Africa).” Page 104. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=104&size=125
“A triassic labyrnthodont (about 1/6 natural size): A Belemnite: under view showing funnel by the aid of which it moved backwards.” Page 99. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=99&size=125
“Plesiosaurus.” Page 108. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=108&size=125
“Ceratosaurus (Total length about 20 feet). Remains found in Jurassic strata of Colorado, U.S.A.” Page 118. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=118&size=300
“Megalosaurus. Total length about 25 feet (Remains found in England, France, South Africa, and India)”. Page 130. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=130&size=400

More plates with more dinosaurs coming.

Plates from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These images from Volume I.

“1. Crutch and part of Staff of Maharája Mán Singh of Jeypore (Died AD 1615). Jade set with gems, and gold enamel. 2. Ornamentation of the Staff shewn (sic) in detail. Page 76. Plate I. Drawn by Rákhi Shand, Múrli. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/76/mode/2up
“Designs for Modern Enamel. 1. Three plaques of Pertabgarh quasi-enamel. 2. A salver of Jeypore gold enamel. 3. Three plaques of Múltán silver enamel. The remaining illustrations are of Jeypore enamel.” Page 78. Plate II. Drawn by Rám Buksh, School of Art, Jeypore. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/78/mode/2up
“1. Portion of a Sword and Scabbard, 30 years old Hilt, steel inlaid with gold wire; Scabbard, wood covered with green velvet. Mounts, Gold enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Ulwar, Rājputāna.” Page 80. Plate III. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/80/mode/2up
“1. Knife “Chhuri”; Hilt, silver enameled; probably Turkish. 2 and 3. Dagger “Peshkbaz”; Handle, bone; Sheath, wood covered with red velvet; Mounts, silver enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore.” Page 84. Plate V. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/84/mode/2up

More plates of fishing flies in fun feather colors. Taken from William Blacker’s 1855 work “Blacker’s Art of Fly Making” which was published in London.

“An easy method of tying a salmon fly: 1. Wing and head tied on first. 2. The hackle and tinsel tied into the shoulder ready to rolled to the tail. 3. The hackle and tinsel rolled over the body and the fly finished at the tail.” Page 38. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n38/mode/2up
Various figures. Page 45. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n45/mode/2up
“On salmon hooks. Figures one to seven. Page 59. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/blackersartoffly00blacrich/page/n59/mode/2up

Plates from W. H. Pyne’s work “The history of the royal residences of Windsor Castle, Saint James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore” which was published between 1816 and 1819. These being from Volume I of three.

“Ancient Kitchen, Windsor Castle.” Image 29. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=31
“Ancient Bell Tower, Windsor Castle.” Image 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=52
“Staircase, Windsor Castle.” Image 108. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=108

Dreamy images from “Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra,” Volume 1. A collaboration of Owen Jones, Jules Goury, and Pascual de Gayangos. Published between 1842 and 1845.

“Divan – Patio de la Alberca.” Page 90. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, Sala de la Barca. Details des Grande Arcs dans le salle de la Barque.Plan de Pendentis. Page 96. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, fentre dans alcove, salle des Soeurs.” Page 156. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0

I wish I could say I found this one. I know of many Owen Jones folios with wonderful imagery but this one about the Alhambra I had no idea it existed. I found it through my good friend who posts Islamic art who is on Twitter at @ReemK10 and on Instagram at @paperpills10 who I thank very much. If you enjoy Islamic art, please check out her posts which are wonderful. This is only three images and there are two volumes of them.

Plates from Gkukas Injijian’s 1815 work “Eghanak Biwzandian Bazmavep” (The Byzantine Season Almanac). Gkukas Injijian was the father of modern Armenian geography.

Man with shield. Number 99. Image © SPL Hand Colored Rare Book Collection. Fair use license. via https://www.splrarebooks.com/collection/view/eghanak-biwzandian-bazmavep-the-byzantine-season-almanack.bound-with-drasha
Man with bow and arrow. Number 107. Image © SPL Hand Colored Rare Book Collection. Fair use license. via https://www.splrarebooks.com/collection/view/eghanak-biwzandian-bazmavep-the-byzantine-season-almanack.bound-with-drasha
Man in red coat. Number 127. Image © SPL Hand Colored Rare Book Collection. Fair use license. via https://www.splrarebooks.com/collection/view/eghanak-biwzandian-bazmavep-the-byzantine-season-almanack.bound-with-drasha
Man on horseback. Number 131. Image © SPL Hand Colored Rare Book Collection. Fair use license. via https://www.splrarebooks.com/collection/view/eghanak-biwzandian-bazmavep-the-byzantine-season-almanack.bound-with-drasha