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Bankes's New System of Geography
(A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography
Antient (sic) and Modern...
)
by the Reverend Thomas Bankes, Vicar of Dixton in Monmouthshire
Edward Warren Blake, Esq. and Alexander Cook, A.M.

printed for J. Cooke, No. 17 Pater-noster-Row, London, 1787-1790

Original copperplate engravings over 220 years old • Chain-laid paper • Approx. 14½" wide x 9" high (some variation due to trimming)

(Click thumbnails for enlarged view and to assess the condition of each engraving.)

The Egyptian Pyramids
The Egyptian Pyramids
With a View of part of the Nile, etc.

(note: very soft vertical fold in center of sheet)

$175

 

Egyptian Mummies and Sepulchre
The inside of an Egyptian Sepulchre
Egyptian Mummies

(note: very soft horizontal fold in center of sheet)

$125

View of the City of Tunis, the Capital of that Kingdom on the Coast of Barbary  View of the City of Algiers, the Capital of that Kingdom on the Coast of Barbary
View of the City of Tunis, the Capital of that Kingdom
on the Coast of Barbary

View of the City of Algiers, the Capital of that Kingdom
on the Coast of Barbary

(note: very soft horizontal fold in center of sheet)

$125

 

City of Morocco, Barbary
View of the City of Morocco,
Habit of a Horseman in Barbary

(note: very soft horizontal fold in center of sheet)

$75

 

Chinese Pagoda and Sepulchre
A Chinese Pagoda,
A Chinese Sepulchre



$125

 

Pillar of Antonine, Trajan's Pillar in Rome
The Pillar of Antonine at Rome,
Trajan's Pillar at Rome

(note: light text offsetting, crease in lower left corner,
not affecting image)

$95

 

St. Mark's to Damatian Wharf, Venice
A View from the Column of St. Mark to
the Damatian Wharf in the City of Venice,
A View from the Column of St. Theodore to
the entrance of the great Canal in the City of Venice

(note: moderate text offsetting)

$85

 

Palaces at Naples
The Palace of Mont Alto at Naples,
The Palace of the Vice-Roy at Naples

(note: light text offsetting)

$95

 

Bastille, Paris
View of the Bastile, St. Anthony's Gate
and part of the Suburbs of Paris

(note: very light text offsetting)

$125

 

Bordeaux and Brest, France
Port of Bourdeaux, Capital of the Province
of Guienne, in the Kingdom of France,
View of Brest Harbour, in the Province
of Brittany, in the Kingdom of France

(note: light text offsetting)

$95

 

Marseilles and Nantz, France
The Port of Marseilles, in the Province
of Brittany, in the Kingdom of France,
The Port of Nantz, in the Province
of Brittany, in the Kingdom of France

(note: very light text offsetting)

$95

 

Zug and Glaris Switzerland
View of the city of Zug,
Capital of the Canton of the same name,
View of the Town of Glaris,
Capital of the Canton of the same name

(note: soft horizontal crease in center of sheet)

$95

 

Bale and Zurich Switzerland
View of Bale, principal City of Bale,
one of the Cantons of Switzerland,
View of Zurich, principal City of Zurich,
one of the Cantons of Switzerland

(note: soft horizontal crease in center of sheet)

$95

 

Herring Packer's Tower, Old Fort, Mount Albans Tower Amsterdam
View of the Herring Packers' Tower,
in the City of Amsterdam,
The Old Fort & Mount Alban's Tower,
in the City of Amsterdam

(note: multiple soft creases throughout print,
giving it a somewhat rumpled look, probably not
terribly noticeable once framed)

$65

 

New Chapel, Exchange, Arsenal in Amsterdam
View of the New Chapel and the Exchange
in the City of Amsterdam,
View of the Arsenal at Amsterdam
and landing of Ordnance Stores

(note: light text offsetting, paper loss to lower right corner)

$85

 

Admiralty Office Amsterdam
A perspective View of the Admiralty Office,
Dock Yard, Storehouses, etc.
at Amsterdam

(note: light text offsetting)

$100

 

Port of Flushing, the Netherlands
View of the entrance into
the Port of Flushing (Netherlands)

(note: foxing, mostly in margin but also to left of building in image)

$65

 

Procession of the People of Widah, to present offerings to the Grand Snake   Ceremonies used at the Coronation of the King of Widah, onthe Slave Coast

Procession of the People of Widah,
to present offerings to the Grand Snake

Ceremonies used at the Coronation of the King of Widah,
on the Slave Coast

 
$85
 
View of Scio anciently called Chios, one of the most celebrated Cities in the Archipelago  Vestiages of the Temple of Juno at Samos, an Asiatic Island under the Dominion of the Turks

View of Scio anciently called Chios,
one of the most celebrated Cities in the Archipelago

Vestiages of the Temple of Juno at Samos,
an Asiatic Island under the Dominion of the Turks

Note: unobtrusive diagonal paper flaw (light wrinkle)
$85
 
A View of the Commodore's Tent at the Island of Juan Fernandes

A View of the Commodore's Tent at the Island of Juan Fernandes

Note: engraving is backed with archival linen.
Vertical folds, as originally issued.
A couple of brown spots in image area.
$85
 
A View of the Commodore's Tent at the Island of Juan Fernandes

View of the Port & Magazine of Rochefort,
in the Province of Aunis, in the Kingdom of France

The Town & Harbour of Rochelle,
Capital of the Province of Aunis, in the Kingdom of France

Text offsetting/transfer and light brown spots
$65
 
A View of the Commodore's Tent at the Island of Juan Fernandes

The Port of Dieppe,
in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France

The Port of Havre de Grace,
in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France

Text offsetting/transfer and light brown spots
$65
 
View of Port L'Orient, in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France  The Harbour of St. Malo, in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France

View of Port L'Orient,
in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France

The Harbour of St. Malo,
in the Province of Normandy, in the Kingdom of France

Text offsetting/transfer and light brown spots
$65
 
Interview between Commodore (now Lord) Byron and the Natives of Patagonia  People of Terra del Fuego, with their Habitations

Interview between Commodore (now Lord) Byron
and the Natives of Patagonia

People of Terra del Fuego, with their Habitations

mild occasional brown spots
$85
 
Algerine method of Executing a Christian for attempting to escape from Slavery  Algerine method of Punishing a Criminal, found guilty of committing Burglary

Algerine method of Executing a Christian
for attempting to escape from Slavery

Algerine method of Punishing a Criminal,
found guilty of committing Burglary

mild occasional brown spots
$85
 
Thomas Kouli Kan, Emperor of Persia, Assassinated in his Tent by five of his Officers, two of whom he Killed, before they could dispatch him

Thomas Kouli Kan, Emperor of Persia,
Assassinated in his Tent by five of his Officers,
two of whom he Killed, before they could dispatch him

mild occasional brown spots
$85
 
Mahomet, the Turkish Emperor, murdering the beautiful Irene

Mahomet, the Turkish Emperor,
murdering the beautiful Irene

mild occasional brown spots
$85
 
The burning Valley called Vulcan's Cave near Naples  View of Mount Vesuvius in the Kingdom of Naples

The burning Valley called Vulcan's Cave
near Naples

View of Mount Vesuvius
in the Kingdom of Naples

Text offsetting/transfer and light brown spots
$95
 
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For similar scenes, please see "A New System of Geography" (1760) by Fenning


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