Thursday, 20 December 2012

Mapping Britain's Coastline - Captain Greenville Collins

Our latest acquisition is this fascinating map of the Dartmouth estuary from Captain Greenville Collins' Great Britain's Coasting Pilot.

Dartmouth To the Right Honorable George Lord Dartmouth, Mr Generall of his Majesty's Ordnance &c. This Map humbly Dedicated, and Presented, by G. Collins Hydrographer to the King.
F. Lamb after Captain Greenville Collins
Copper engraved with hand colouring
c. 1750
472 x 567 mm

Captain Greenville Collins (1669-1696) began his career as an Officer in the Royal Navy. He is first recognised for an expedition to the coasts of South America with Sir John Narborough, later he commanded the frigate "Charles" and went on to be appointed as Hydrographer to the King.

In 1676 he was commissioned by Charles II and appointed by Samuel Pepys to survey the coastline of Britain. His Great Britain's Coasting Pilot was the first work of this kind to survey the British coastline. A significant achievement, taking about eight years, Collins' charts replaced the out of date Dutch charts on which Britain had been previously reliant. In the century to follow Collins' charts were re-issued over twenty times without revision.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Oxford Rose

This curious looking object, known as "The Oxford Rose" was printed by C. Adler in Hamburg as part of a series for Joseph Myers in London. One of many "Roses" of important world cities, this example shows 32 steel engraved vignettes of Oxford printed on both sides of a delicate folding sheet.  The die cut sheet folds neatly into a fan shape where the views are concealed and only the outer covers of a chromolithographed rose are visible.

A rare ephemeral item, "The Oxford Rose" forms part of our collection of weird and wonderful curiousities relating to Oxford and beyond.

The Oxford Rose
C. Adler
Steel engraving and chromolithograph
From C. Adler's Printing Establishment, Hamburg for London Joseph Myers & Co. 144 Leadenhall Street c. 1860
230 x 230 mm

Monday, 17 December 2012

Headline News!

With the festive shopping season in full swing Sanders were delighted to be featured in The Oxford Mail last week. 

Our Christmas window display was highlighted alongside the Shop at the Old Fire Station and Bridget Wheatley Jewellery as the pick of the City's Christmas displays.

To read the full article please click here

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Market this weekend

With Christmas just around the corner we will be exhibiting a small selection of prints and maps this weekend at the Rosendale Parade Christmas Market. If you are struggling for that unique gift idea head down to see our fantastic 18th and 19th Century London maps, beautiful Japanese woodblock prints and much more.

Alongside the market stalls, the All Saints Church choir and local singers will be providing music & Carols, so get in the festive spirit and help raise some money for two great Charities, Norwood Foodbank and L'Arche.

Rosendale Parade Christmas Market in front of the parade of shops, 92 -114 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8EZ.

Saturday, 15 December

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Mediaeval Oxford

This lithograph, published as a supplement to "The Builder" in 1891 depicts the city in the middle ages as imagined by the artist H. W. Brewer.

The image show Oxford from the west and includes the magnificent, and long since demolished, Osney Abbey. Other features that now cease to exist are the castle and the legendary Friar Bacon's Study.

Mediaeval Oxford A.D. XX
H. W. Brewer
Lithograph with tint stone
Image 330 x 850 mm 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Joseph Winkelman - Contemporary Prints

If you are looking for an Oxford view with a difference then look no further than this fantastic woodcut by contemporary artist Joseph Winkelman.

Primarily an etcher, Winkelman's work is both evocative and technically brilliant. Currently interested in "imagery based on the natural and man-made environment" his renderings of both architectural and natural subjects can not help but impress.

Please feel free to browse our website to view a range of Winkelman prints including views of Oxford, London and much more.

The High
Joseph Winkelman
Image 380 x 505 mm, Sheet 490 x 610 mm
Artists proof

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Japanese Woodblock Prints - New Acquisitions

Just incase you missed it the first time there are still some fine woodblock prints available as part of our catalogue of Japanese woodblock prints released last month.  

Please click here to download a copy of the catalogue.

Koume hikibune-bori yuki geshiki: Snow at Hikibune
Image 206 x 320 mm
Series: Views of Japan
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Print du Jour

This delightful caricature seemed an apt choice as temperatures plunge, the mornings frost over and we see snow fall across Britain.  Lets hope we all manage to keep our balance!

In addition to this seasonal etching we have a range of satirical prints for sale in the gallery. Caricatures offer an interesting and humorous insight into the socio-historical trends of the day and can depict subjects ranging from current political opinion to the latest fashions.

Skaiting - Dandies, Shewing Off
Charles Williams
Etching with hand colouring
Pub.d by Tho.s Tegg, 111 Cheapside London. c.1818
Image 220 x 329 mm

Plate numbered 332 in top right corner.

Ladies stand on a snow-covered bank in the middle distance watching the skaters. In the foreground are four skaters in absurd positions. A dandy lies on his back, trying to ward off with one leg another who reels backward striking him on the chin with the point of his skate; the former says: "What are you at there! you'll put my wig out of Buckle." The other exclaims: "O Lord! how they are laughing at us!" A third dandy has collided with a fat man whom he clasps round the waist; both are about to fall heavily on the prostrate skater. He says: "Pon honor Sir I beg pardon! you must thank the Ladies!" Men in the distance skate with ease; some play (?) hockey with sticks and a cork.
(Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)

BM Satires 13074