01548 830872

Antique Maps by Isaac and James Basire

Antique maps of various places by James and Isaac Basire.
Click on the picture or link ... to view a larger image..... Free UK Delivery Free delivery in the UK

Rome - Historical, Isaac Basire, circa 1765, 181 x 303mm, SOLD Rome
North East Africa (Roman Empire) - A Map of Africa Propria and Numidia,
I. Basire c.1750, 207 x 277, £40.00
North East Africa - Roman Empire
Newport Flanders, Basire Rapkin, circa 1745, 380 x 475mm, £55.00 Newport Flanders

Isaac Basire (1704-68) worked as an engraver in London. His son (John) James Basire (i) (born London, 6 Oct 1730; d London, 6 Sept 1802) became known as an engraver of architecture and was employed on the first volume of James Stuart's and Nicholas Revett's The Antiquities of Athens (1762). In 1763 he travelled in Italy; around that time he succeeded George Vertue as Engraver to the Society of Antiquaries, and he became Engraver to the Royal Society in 1770.

He contributed fine prints to Vetusta monumenta, produced for the Antiquaries, and other publications; he also engraved many individually issued prints, notably one after Benjamin West's Pylades and Orestes (1766), one of the first prints of a contemporary painting published by John Boydell. This was shown in London in 1770 at the Free Society of Artists exhibition; between 1761 and 1783 Basire exhibited 85 prints at these exhibitions. One, the Champ d'or, 1520, executed for the Antiquaries, was exhibited in 1775 as 'the largest plate engraved in England'. William Blake served as one of his apprentices from 1772 to 1779.

Basire's eldest son, James Basire (ii) (b ?London, 12 Nov 1769; d Chigwell Wells, Essex, 13 May 1822), succeeded his father as Engraver to the Royal Society and to the Antiquaries, for whom he engraved plates of English cathedrals after John Carter; in 1819-23 he made 17 plates after the Bayeux Tapestry for them. He also engraved the annual Oxford Almanacks for the periods 1797-1809 and 1811-14. His son James Basire (iii) (1796-1869) was also a line engraver; his work includes engravings of Sussex country houses.

 

Can't find what you want ? Click here to complete a request form and receive FREE newsletters.

The Home of Antique Maps for Sale Online

Buy online using our secure shopping cart Secure online ordering or if you prefer to telephone use this number Picture Framing Service Maps can be framed to your own requirements, call 01548 830872 or click here

 

About Us    Site Map    Contact Us    Front Page    Map Making Techniques     Links    Reference Books    Terms    Privacy